IXYS Announces New 1200V Half-Bridge Gate Driver

IX2120B Drives Both High Side and Low Side IGBTs or MOSFETs

BEVERLY, Mass. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 23, 2016 — IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), announced the immediate availability of the IX2120B 1200V Half Bridge Gate Driver IC. The IX2120B is a high voltage IC that can drive discrete power MOSFETs and IGBTs that operate up to 1200V. Both the high side and low side outputs feature integrated power DMOS transistors that are capable of sourcing and sinking 2A of gate drive current.

High voltage level-shift circuitry allows low voltage logic signals to drive IGBTs in a high side configuration operating up to 1200V. The IX2120B's 1400V absolute maximum rating provides additional margin for high voltage applications.

“This product complements the full selection of power driver ICs that we have developed and introduced to the power management market in the last 3 years. It is designed and produced in our internal wafer fabrication facility on the proven advanced SOI process,” commented Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO and CTO of IXYS Corporation.

With the IXYS power MOSFET and IGBT products, the ICD drivers offer IXYS’ customers the whole system solution in a one-stop shop which includes the Zilog line of MCUs.

The IX2120B is manufactured on IXYS ICD's advanced HVIC Silicon on Insulator (SOI) process, making the IX2120B extremely robust and virtually immune to negative transients and high dV/dt noise.

The inputs are 3.3V and 5V logic compatible. Internal under voltage lockout circuitry for both the high side and low side outputs prevents the IX2120B from turning on the discrete power IGBTs until there is sufficient gate voltage. The output propagation delays are matched for use in high frequency applications.

The IX2120B can drive power discrete MOSFETs and IGBTs in half-bridge, full-bridge, and 3-phase configurations. Typical applications include motor drives, high voltage inverters, uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), and DC/DC converters. The IX2120B complements IXYS ICD's extensive portfolio of high voltage gate drivers, low side gate drivers, optically isolated gate drivers and the full range of IXYS power semiconductors.

This IX2120B is available in 24-pin SOIC package.

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.

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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, 2015. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.



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