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Power management applications get latest 1700V and 2500V XPT™ IGBTs launched by IXYS

IXYS Corporation, a leading maker of power semiconductors and ICs for power management, energy efficiency and motor control applications announced the 1700V and 2500V XPT™ IGBTs for power management applications. The current ratings of the new devices range from 26A to 178A and these are perfect for high-voltage (“HV”), high-speed power conversion applications. Devices which are packed together with anti-parallel fast diodes are also available. IXYS has an enriched history of presenting cutting edge, state-of-the-art IGBTs and had introduced the HV IGBT outline and applications in power management particularly in the transportation, medical and manufacturing markets. Designed by utilizing the patented IXYS Extreme-Light Punch-Through (XPT™) technology and the leading edge IGBT processes, these latest devices characteristics such as lessened thermal resistance, little tail current, little energy loss, and fast switching capacity. Also, the positive temperature coefficient of their on-state voltage gets credit, the latest high-voltage IGBTs can be used in parallel, which provides cost-efficient solutions compared to series-connected, lower-voltage device ones. This therefore results in diminishing in the related gate drive circuitry, simplicity in design, and advancement in the reliableness of the overall system. The non-compulsory co-packed fast recovery diodes have less reverse recovery time and are designed to generate smooth switching waveforms and notably lower electromagnetic interference (EMI). A significant number of high-voltage (“HV”), high-speed power management applications that can get advantage from using these IGBTs. Among them are HV converters, inverters, power pulse circuits, laser and X-ray generators, HV power supplies, HV test equipment, capacitor discharge circuits, medical switching applications, HV circuit protection, and HV AC switches. The new XPT™ IGBTs are found in the following international standard size packages: SOT-227, TO-247, PLUS247, ISOPLUS i5-Pak™, TO-247HV, TO-247PLUS-HV, and TO-268HV. The latter three have increased creepage distances between leads, making them sturdy against provoked voltages. Some example part numbers include IXYH24N170C, IXYN30N170CV1, IXYH30N170C, and IXYH25N250CHV, with collector current ratings of 58A, 88A, 108A, and 95A, respectively.