IXYS UK, IXYS Corporation's high power subsidiary, announced today the launch of a new 6.5 kV press-pack IGBT. The new 6.5 kV device is asymmetrical blocking with a fully rated anti-parallel diode included within the package. DC collector current rating is 258 A with a repetitive peak current rating of over 500 A, 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 100 mm. The internal construction is based on the same high reliability construction as IXYS UK's well established 4.5 kV 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.
The part number for the new device is T0258HF65G and a full data sheet is available on IXYS UK's web site, www.ixysuk.com.
Typical applications include medium voltage drives for industrial, marine and renewable energy infrastructure applications, including wind generation; traction applications including light rail and auxiliary power supplies; as well as HVDC and infrastructure applications such as grid interconnects.