Zilog Announces New ZAURA Wireless Controlled Power SSR for AC Power with a Remote Control

High-Performance Reference Design Solutions Offering Wireless Digital Power Management and Connectivity

MILPITAS, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 15, 2013 — Zilog, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS) and a pioneer supplier of microcontrollers (MCUs) providing solutions for the industrial, telecommunication, automotive and consumer markets, today introduced its new ZAURA™ Reference Design to expand its portfolio of digital wireless solutions that target the industry need for wireless connectivity in control, sensing, eliminate standby power consumption and for power metering applications.

This reference design integrates Zilog’s ZAURA™ RF 868 MHz Wireless Module onto a Current-Sensing Power SSR. The product is designed, to showcase wireless control of an AC power SSR. The IXYS ICD power SSR is part number CPC1966, with an AC zero-crossing detection to minimize surge currents and sine wave distortions. This reference design can be used as a basis for developing systems that can control different power products.

On its own, without the ZAURA RF Wireless 868 MHz Module attached, this design’s Base Power Board functions as a development board to provide current to power the Module and the switch. This Base Power Board, with the Module attached and controlled by a hand-held remote control device, enables RF communication to turn a load on and off. To demonstrate RF control, a hand-held ZAURA RF remote control device is also included with this reference design. Documentation supplied with this reference design provides specifications and schematics, describes its software commands, and also provides a procedure for quickly getting started with development.

“The Current-Sensing Power Switch SSR can be used to develop a number of applications, including remote-operated commercial or architectural lighting, private lighting with remote control convenience features and remote-operated household or industrial equipment. This new RF platform helps to shorten the time-to-market scenario across a wide range of wireless power management applications. Customers can remotely control their connection to a power grid, or machines can control their grid connectivity automatically based on load conditions,” remarked Steve Darrough, Zilog VP of Marketing.

Zilog’s ZAURA™ Current Sensing Power Switch SSR Reference Design is now available for customers that place orders through the Zilog Store. For more information, visit www.zilog.com.

About Zilog, Inc.

Zilog is a trusted supplier of application-specific, embedded system-on-chip (SoC) solutions for the industrial and consumer markets. From its roots as an award-winning architect in the microprocessor and microcontroller industry, Zilog has evolved its expertise beyond core silicon to include SoCs, single board computers, application specific software stacks and development tools that allow embedded designers quick time to market in areas such as energy management, monitoring and metering, motor control and motion detection. Zilog is an IXYS company. For more information, visit www.ixys.com, and www.zilog.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact, including the performance, features 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 quarter ended June 30, 2013. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

Zilog® and ZAURA™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zilog, Inc. in the United States and in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners in the United States and other countries.



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