Opto-Isolated Fast Gate Driver IC works with power MOSFETs, IGBTs.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in 8-lead DIP and 8-lead SOIC package options, IX3180 serves applications requiring isolated drivers for fast switching power MOSFETs and IGBTs. Optocoupler input consists of LED optically coupled to IC containing photodiode and push-pull power output, and output is capable of providing 2.5 A peak drive current. Specified from -40 to +100°C, product has 10–20 V supply range, 100 nS typ propagation delay, and 20 nS typ pulse width distortion. UVLO with hysteresis is also included.

Original Press Release:

IXYS Introduces an Opto-Isolated Fast Gate Driver for Power MOSFETs and IGBTs

The IX3180 is a 2.5A Fast Driver IC  with a Wide Voltage Range of 10V to 20V

Beverly, Massachusetts, USA — IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), (NASDAQ: IXYS), announces the immediate availability of the IX3180 2.5A Gate Drive Optocoupler.  The IX3180 combines IXYS ICD’s optocoupler expertise from its OptoMOS product line with its popular 600-Series of high current gate drivers.  The optocoupler input is a  light emitting diode which is then optically coupled to an integrated circuit containing a photo diode and high-speed, high current, push-pull power output.

The IX3180 output is capable of providing 2.5A of peak drive current, has a supply voltage range of 10V to 20V, and is specified over a wide -40°C to +100°C temperature range.  The IX3180 has a high speed response time (100nS typical propagation delay) and a 20nS typical pulse width distortion.  Under voltage lockout with hysteresis is provided for additional protection.

The IX3180 is well suited for applications that need isolated drivers for fast switching power MOSFETs and IGBTs, such as DC/DC converters, industrial inverters, AC and brushless motor drives, inverters for solar cells, and uninterruptible power supplies.

The IX3180 is the latest addition to IXYS ICD’s growing family of high current gate drive optocouplers.  The IX3180 high current gate drive optocoupler augments IXYS ICD’s extensive family of high current low side gate drivers (from 1.5A to 30A) and high voltage gate drivers (up to 700V). “This driver complements our large range of driver IC’s, that can be directly controlled by our family of MCU’s to control the power MOSFETs and IGBTs in the whole spectrum of power conversion, motor control and medical application, where input to output galvanic isolation is needed. It fits perfectly in our ‘World of IXYS’ total solution initiative for our worldwide customers”, commented Mark Heisig General Manager of IXYS ICD.

The IX3180 is available in an 8-lead DIP package and an 8-lead SOIC package.

Price and Availability

The IX3180 is in volume production, and samples are available.  Pricing for the IX3180 is $0.77 in OEM quantities of 10K units.

About IXYS ICD 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.


Catherine Austin
Product Marketing Manager
IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (formerly Clare)

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