Gate Driver ICs drive power MOSFETs and IGBTs.

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Suited for high-frequency and high-power applications, IXD_602 Series features 2 outputs, each capable of sourcing and sinking 2 A of peak current while producing rise and fall times of less than 10 ns. To drive higher current power MOSFETs and IGBTs, Series IXD_614 can source and sink 14 A of peak current. Both families operate from 4.5-35 V supply and are specified over automotive temperature range of -40 to +125°C. Proprietary circuitry eliminates cross-conduction and current shoot-through.



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IXYS Clare Introduces 2 NEW Gate Driver Families



IXD_602 and IXD_ 614 Gate Driver ICs are ideal for driving IXYS power MOSFETs and IGBTs

Beverly, MA and Biel, Switzerland. - IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ:IXYS) and Clare, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS, announces the immediate availability of the IXD_602 family and the IXD_614 family, the two latest additions to the IXD_600 series of high current, ultrafast low-side gate driver ICs. Each of the two IXD_602 outputs are capable of sourcing and sinking 2A of peak current while producing rise and fall times of less than 10ns. To drive higher current IXYS power MOSFETs and IGBTs, the IXD_614 output is capable of sourcing and sinking 14A of peak current.

"We have updated and expanded our driver ICs family, as a natural extension to the wide range of our power MOSFETs and IGBTs that we offer. Power MOSFETs and IGBT's need to be driven by robust and smart drivers ICs, to improve power systems efficiency, reliability and performance. The input side of these drivers are designed to be controlled by our Zilog line of microcontrollers, for digital power management applications, in power conversion and motor control products", commented Dr. Nathan Zommer IXYS CEO. "Some of these drivers can operate light power loads as stand alone drivers, like for solenoids, solid state relays, actuators and amplifiers".

Both the IXD_602 and IXD_614 can operate with supply voltages from 4.5V to 35V, and are specified over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range. The logic inputs are CMOS compatible, and are virtually immune to latch up. Proprietary circuitry eliminates cross-conduction and current "shoot-through." Low propagation delay times, and fast, matched rise and fall times make the IXD_602 and IXD_614 families ideal for high-frequency and high-power applications.

The IXD_602 is available with two inverting drivers (IXDI602), with two non-inverting drivers (IXDN602), and with one inverting driver and one non-inverting driver (IXDF602). The IXD_602 is offered in 8-lead DFN, SOIC, power SOIC, and DIP packages.

The IXD_614 is available as an inverting driver with an output enable (IXDD614), and inverting driver (IXDI614), and non-inverting driver (IXDN614). The IXD_614 is offered in an 8-lead power SOIC and DIP packages, and 5-lead TO-220 and TO-263 packages.

Pricing and Availability

Both the IXD_602 family and IXD_614 family are currently available in production quantities.

For OEM quantities of 10K units, pricing for the IXD_602 is $0.52 to $0.82 depending on the package type, and the IXD_614 is $1.82 to $2.31 depending on the package type. Standard lead-time is eight weeks ARO.

About Clare and IXYS Corporation

Clare, Inc., 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 internet infrastructure, motor drives, medical systems, solar energy, wind energy, electrical generators and transportation. IXYS also serves its markets with a combination of digital and analog integrated circuits, RF power products and power subsystems including application-specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets manufactured by its wholly owned subsidiary, Zilog, Inc. Additional information about Clare, IXYS and Zilog may be found at www.clare.com, www.ixys.com and www.zilog.com.

http://clare.com/home/pdfs.nsf/www/IXD_602_R00D.pdf/$file/IXD_602_R00D.pdf

http://clare.com/home/pdfs.nsf/www/IXD_614_R00H.pdf/$file/IXD_614_R00H.pdf

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