SWITZERLAND: IXYS Corp. announced that its subsidiary, IXYS UK Westcode Ltd., has launched a new higher voltage rectifier diode in a dual isolated base module.
The diodes, rated at up to 3600 volt, are encapsulated in the industry standard 5.87 inch (149mm) x 2.36 inch (60mm) base plate housing. The diodes have an average current rating of 632 Amperes for a case temperature of 85 degrees centigrade and have a peak surge rating of 13 kilo Amperes.
Junction to case thermal resistance for each diode is 0.062 kelvins per watt. The diode dice are fused to a metal disc for optimum thermal performance with a copper base plate and an all pressure contact construction for maximum reliability and ruggedness.
The diode is available in two voltage classes, 3kV and 3.6kV, and three different configurations: MDD (half bridge), MDA (common anode) and MDK (common cathode). Nomenclature is as standard for this product group from IXYS UK: Half bridge 3kV MDD630-30N2 and 3.6kV MDD630-36N2, Common anode 3kV MDA630-30N2 and 3.6kV MDA630-36N2 and Common cathode 3kV MDK630-30N2 and 3.6kV MDK630-36N2.
Devices are suitable for all rectifier diode applications requiring this current and voltage rating.