IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Offers 3 New 3A Gate Drivers For Power MOSFETs and IGBTs

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IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Offers 3 New 3A Gate Drivers For Power MOSFETs and IGBTs

IX4423, 4424 and 4425 Expands IXYS Gate Driver Portfolio with a Wide Operating Voltage Range of 4.5V to 35V

BEVERLY, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NAS: IXYS) , announced the availability of the IX4423/4/5 low cost, dual low side gate driver ICs. Each of the IX4423/4/5 outputs is capable of sourcing and sinking 3A, and have a wide operating voltage range of 4.5V to 35V, which is much higher than competitive parts. The inputs of each driver are CMOS compatible, and are virtually immune to latch-up. The IX4423/4/5 are specified with an operating temperature range of -40C to +125C.

The IX4423 is configured as a dual inverting driver; the IX4424 is configured as a dual non-inverting driver; and the IX4425 is configured with one inverting and one non-inverting driver. The IX4423N, IX4424N and IX4425N devices are drop in replacements for the MIC4423YM, MIC4424YM and MIC4425YM respectively, but offer operating voltages of up to 35V versus a maximum operating voltage of 18V.

The low cost IX4423/4/5 are well suited for driving power MOSFETs, IGBTs and even thyristors in switching power supplies, motor controls, and DC to DC converters. All versions have an industry standard pinout and are available in an 8-lead SOIC package. The IX4423/4/5 are added to IXYS ICD's extensive gate driver IC portfolio, which includes its popular IXD_600 series of low side gate driver ICs. The IXD_600 series offers gate drivers rated from 2A up to 30A.

These gate drivers are compatible with IXYS' Zilog MCUs for digital power control and with IXYS' rugged power MOSFETs and IGBTs. The IX4423/4/5 devices are available in production quantities.

For additional information, please contact your local sales representative: http://www.ixysic.com/home/pages.nsf/locate.rep or visit http://www.ixysic.com/home/pdfs.nsf/www/IX4423-24-25.pdf/$file/IX4423-24-25.pdf for the datasheet.

About IXYS Integrated Circuits Division and IXYS Corporation

IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (formerly 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 and internet infrastructure, motor drives, medical systems and transportation. IXYS also serves its markets with a combination of digital and analog integrated circuits. Additional information about IXYS Integrated Circuits Division and IXYS may be found at www.ixysic.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, 2012. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements.

for IXYS Integrated Circuits Division, Inc.
Catherine Austin, 978-524-6823
Fax: 978-524-4900

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