IXYS Expands Discrete Product Portfolio for AC Power Control with Two New 1600V SCRs

Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) are often the product of choice for OFF AC line input power rectification and control.

LEIDEN, Netherlands--IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and IC technologies for energy efficient products used in power conversion and motor control applications, announced today the expansion of its product offering for AC power control. Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) are often the product of choice for OFF AC line input power rectification and control. Thus IXYS now offers the CMA50E1600HB packaged in TO247 and the CMA50E1600QB packaged in TO3P. Both new devices are single SCR discrete solutions and offer an average forward current of 50A at a case temperature of 110 degrees C and a 1600V reverse blocking capability. Further features are a 50mA max gate trigger current and a 1000 V/us critical rate of rise of voltage.

"With these latest additions to our discrete SCR portfolio, IXYS follows market demands to make die technology available in a variety of packages; thereby giving the customer the ability to select SCR solutions in the most suitable package for optimizing the design in performance and price," states Dr. Elmar Wisotzki, General Manager of IXYS GmbH. "These selected SCRs perform control functions that neither a MOSFET nor an IGBT can perform. Thus they complement our Power MOSFETs and IGBTs in power supply and motor control applications."

The two new discrete packages are complemented by the already released CMA50E1600TZ, a single SCR packaged in D3-HV Pak which offers increased creepage distance.

Typical applications, among others, are AC controllers, soft starters, power supplies, UPSs, medical equipment, battery chargers, controlled rectifiers and temperature controlled heating systems.

For more detailed information, data sheets, etc., visit our website under www.ixys.com or contact your local sales representative.

About IXYS Corporation

Since its founding, IXYS Corporation has been developing power semiconductors and mixed signal ICs to improve power conversion efficiency, generate solar and wind power and provide efficient motor control for industrial applications. IXYS and its subsidiary companies offer a diversified product base that addresses worldwide needs for power control in the growing cleantech industries, renewable energy markets, telecommunications, medical devices, transportation applications, flexible displays and RF power.

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