RoHS-Compliant IGBT serves high-power semiconductor industry.

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Suited for all types of power inverter applications, Powerex 6th Generation NX-S Series is optimized for high current density and wide RBSOA (Reverse Biased Safe Operating Area). Aluminum Nitride ceramic substrate, with optimal coefficient of thermal expansion, reduces thermal stress and promotes reliability as well as module life. Along with more than 10 µsec short circuit capability, 1,200 V parts feature paralleling characteristics and reduced EMI.

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Richardson Electronics Delivers Unrivaled Technology: The Powerex 6th Generation NX-S Series IGBT

Richardson Electronics is pleased to announce the availability of the newest IGBT technology enhancement, Powerex's 6th Generation NX-S Series, for the rapidly growing high-power semiconductor industry. These new IGBTs are ideally suited for all types of power inverter applications as they offer the industry's highest efficiency while also offering the expanded capabilities listed below:

Advantages of the Powerex 6th Generation NX-S Series IGBT
  • Ultra-low-loss performance (20% lower than the 5th Generation IGBTs).
  • Backwards-compatible packaging with the 5th Generation NX Series (no re-design needed).
  • Lower junction temperatures can lead to reduced space, weight and cost for the thermal management sub-system required for a given inverter.
  • Aluminum Nitride (AlN) ceramic substrate (preferred coefficient of thermal expansion when compared to alumina substrate) reduces thermal stress and increases reliability and module life.
  • More than 10 µs short circuit capability and excellent paralleling characteristics.
  • Reduced EMI (easier to earn CE mark for medical inverter systems, etc.).
  • Comprehensive line-up of 1200V parts.
  • Optimized for high current density and wide RBSOA (Reverse Biased Safe Operating Area).
  • RoHS Compliant.

    To order these products and/or to download datasheets, please visit the Richardson Electronics website, or call 1-800-737-6937 (North America); or find your local sales engineer worldwide at

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