IXYS UK, IXYS Corporation’s (Chippenham, England), high power subsidiary, announced the launch of a new 6.5kV press-pack IGBT. The new 6.5kV device is asymmetrical blocking with a fully rated anti-parallel diode included within the package. DC collector current rating is 258A with a repetitive peak current rating of over 500A, further extending the power range of IGBT power switches.
The device is housed in a fully hermetic press-pack package with 66mm diameter copper electrodes and an overall package diameter of 100mm. The internal construction is based on the same high reliability construction as IXYS UK’s well established 4.5kV product lines, but with a larger individual die size to optimise die active area and the overall efficiency of rating within the package. As with all IXYS UK’s press-pack IGBT products, the new device is inherently robust with phenomenal thermal cycling endurance, double sided cooling and ruggedness in failures without package rupture.
For more information on the IGBT, visit www.ixysuk.com.