USA: IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corp., announced the availability of the IX4423/4/5 low cost, dual low side gate driver ICs.
Each one 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.