IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Offers New Dual IGBT Gate Driver

The IX2204 is also well suited for driving SiC MOSFETs

BEVERLY, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — March 25, 2014 — IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), announced the availability of the IX2204 Dual IGBT Gate Driver. The IX2204 features two high current outputs, each capable of sourcing 2A and sinking 4A. Manufactured on IXYS ICD's advanced BCDMOS Silicon on Insulator (SOI) process, the IX2204 outputs have a wide operation voltage range of -10V to +26V. The negative gate drive capability can be used to insure the turn-off of high power IGBTs. The outputs can be paralleled for IGBT gates that require higher drive current. The IX2204 is extremely robust and virtually immune to the voltage transients that are common in high power applications.

The IX2204 is readily able to provide the +18 to +20V turn-on and the -2V to -5V turn-off drive voltages required by many SiC power MOSFETs.

A desaturation detection circuit protects the power IGBT during an over-current or short circuit condition. If desaturation is detected, the IX2204 turns off the power IGBT in a controlled two-level manner that prevents excessive di/dt induced voltage transients. Under voltage lockout (UVLO) circuitry protects the IGBT from insufficient gate voltage. A Fault output signals a desaturation or UVLO event.

The IX2204 has TTL compatible inputs and is rated for an extended operating temperature range of -40 degrees C to +125 degrees C. Applications include IGBT switching, motor controls and switch mode power supplies. The IX2204 is available in a 16-lead thermally enhanced SOIC package. The IX2204 is available in production quantities.

About IXYS Integrated Circuits Division and IXYS Corporation

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division, (ICD), a leader in the design and manufacture of solid state relays and high voltage integrated circuits, is a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation. IXYS Corporation develops and markets primarily high performance power semiconductor devices that are used in controlling and converting electrical power efficiently in power systems for the telecommunication and internet infrastructure, motor drives, medical systems and transportation. IXYS also serves its markets with a combination of digital and analog integrated circuits, power systems and RF GaAs and GaN based products. Additional information about IXYS Integrated Circuits Division, Zilog and IXYS may be found at www.ixysic.com, www.zilog.com and www.ixys.com.

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Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, rating, availability, reliability, operation 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 reports, including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.



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