TMCNet:  IXYS Introduces 800V Half Bridge Rectifier in a Very Small SMD Package

[December 06, 2012]

IXYS Introduces 800V Half Bridge Rectifier in a Very Small SMD Package

BIEL, Switzerland --(Business Wire)--

IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), a leader in power semiconductors and integrated circuit technologies for power management, announced today the availability of a new diode phase-leg in a DPak housing (TO-252) for high efficiency AC to DC rectification application with proven ruggedness and high surge current capabilities.

"Our proven rectifier integration technology enables us to create this 800V phase-leg in a small SMD DPak with 60A of surge current rating at 175C. This DPak as a phase-leg, is a standard building block in power supplies, UPSs and inverters to create single phase, three phase or other multiphase rectifying bridges. For example, it enables designers of a 1kW electronic inverter to develop a very compact and competitive SMD rectification circuit with low profile, with full flexibility with standard PCB manufacturing processes," commented Jeroen van Zeeland, Head of Marketing of IXYS Semiconductor, GmbH in Germany.

The DLA5P800UC is an example of such standard rectifier with an average forward current of 5 Amperes and a Voltage of 800V. The maximum forward surge current is specified on 76 Amperes. This product family will be expanded nd will have a Voltage range up to 1200 Volts in the near future.


IXYS targets to reduce the energy consumption and to contribute to the inverterization of electrical motor drives. The Micro Inverter Segment in the Industrial and Renewable Markets is demanding power semiconductor solutions which supply more productivity. The DLA5P800UC shows the needed design simplifications.

The delivery form is in Tape and Reel. The Tape and Reel option enables automated Pick and Place mounting of these Surface Mountable Device (SMD) Rectifier Bridge.

More product information is available on the IXYS website http://ixapps.ixys.com/DataSheet/DLA5P800UC.pdf or contact your nearest IXYS sales office.

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.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the benefits, savings, efficiency, performance, features and suitability of products for various applications, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the results of IXYS to differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements, including, among others, risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC (News - Alert) reports, including its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.


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