IXYS Integrated Circuits Division Introduces
High Current, Optically Isolated AC Power Relay
with Zero-Cross Circuitry and Highest Isolation Voltage Rating
The CPC1966B AC Power Switch is ideal for saving energy in power systems
for Industrial, IT, Consumer and Medical Products
Beverly, Massachusetts, USA – October 25, 2012 – IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (“ICD” formerly Clare, Inc.), a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), announced the immediate availability of the CPC1966B, 3A (rms) AC Power Relay. The CPC1966B is an AC Solid State Switch utilizing dual power SCRs as an integrated alternative to discrete optocoupler and triac circuits. This device includes zero-cross turn-on circuitry to minimize the generation of transients, and has a blocking voltage of 800V.
The new 8-Pin Power SOIC package provides 5000V (rms) of isolation between the input control and the output while optically coupled circuitry provides exceptional noise immunity. Additionally, the 30Amp surge rating enables the CPC1966B to handle a variety of resistive and reactive loads. As a result, the robust CPC1966B is well suited for industrial environments where electromagnetic interference would disrupt the operation of plant facility communications and control systems.
Input control current to the infrared LED for switching is 5mA. Applications include: Motor controls, AC power control, valve and solenoid controls, security door and gate latches, lighting, AC power generation and distribution, home automation and HVAC controls. “This product expands the power range of our SSR’s, and with our Zilog MCU’s, provides a total system solution for digital power and load management, that is desirable for our customers to save energy and automate their equipment. Thus it’s ideal for robotics, IT and server power supplies, medical equipment, railroad and traffic controls, consumer electronics, fitness equipment, industrial controls, and, test and measurement equipment”, commented Dr. Nathan Zommer CEO of IXYS.
The CPC1966B, available in the 8-pin Power SOIC package, is pending certification to the UL 508 Standard for industrial control equipment.
CPC1966B Data Sheet
Pricing and Availability
The CPC1966B AC Power Relays are available in production quantities. Pricing for OEM quantities of 25KU is $1.70.
About IXYS ICD and IXYS, Inc.
IIXYS Integrated Circuits Division, 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 and IXYS may be found at www.ixysic.com and www.ixys.com.
Any statements contained in this press release that are not statements of historical fact 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 Annual Report on Form 10K for the year ended March 31, 2012 and 2011, and our other filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly release the results of any revisions to these forward looking statements. Additional information about IXYS ICD and IXYS may be found at www.ixysic.com and www.ixys.com.
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