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IXYS UK Westcode outs 500A, 2.5KV GTO thyristor

Posted: 12 Jul 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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IXYS Corporation recently announced that its UK subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode has launched a 500A, 2.5KV GTO thyristor in a new smaller package.

The new gate turn-off (GTO) thyristor rated at 500A and 2.5kV is based on the S500KC device. Although the die design has the same active area and performance, it boasts an improved termination design that allows the device to be encapsulated in a smaller 25mm pole face package.

As with all IXYS UK's small area devices the die uses IXYS' proven and reliable long finger pattern emitter technology, which offers unrivalled thermal cycling and mechanical durability. The device uses an all diffused process and is part of IXYS UK's extensive symmetrical structured portfolio, using life-time control techniques to give optimum switching and on-state losses. The die is encapsulated in a fully hermetic package.

The device is available in two different voltage grades. Designations are S0500YC20Y (Vdrm 2000V and Vrrm 100V) and S0500YC20Y (Vdrm 2500V and V 100V). Typical applications include traction auxiliaries, plus main drives for light rail, trams and trolleybuses.

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