App note: P-channel power MOSFETs and applications

Another app note from IXYS on P-Channel power MOSFET application. Link here (PDF) IXYS P-Channel Power MOSFETs retain all the features of comparable N-Channel Power MOSFETs such as very fast switching, voltage control, ease of paralleling and excellent temperature stability. These are designed for applications that require the convenience of reverse polarity operation. They have […]

App note: Parallel operation of IGBT discrete devices

Guidelines for parallel operation of IGBT devices discuss in this app note from IXYS. Link here (PDF) As applications for IGBT components have continued to expand rapidly, semiconductor manufacturers have responded by providing IGBTs in both discrete and modular packages to meet the needs of their customers. Discrete IGBTs span the voltage range of 250V […]

App note: Characteristics and applications of fast recovery epitaxial diodes (FRED)

All about ultrafast diodes app note from IXYS. Link here (PDF) During the last 10 years, power supply topology has undergone a basic change. Power supplies of all kinds are now constructed so that heavy and bulky 50/60 Hz mains transformers are no longer necessary. These transformers represented the major part of volume and weight […]

App note: Optimized diodes for switching applications

An app note from IXYS about choosing the right diode for efficiency and cost. Link here (PDF) Great efforts have been made to improve power switches – MOSFETs and IGBTs – to decrease forward voltage drop and as well as to decrease turn-off energy. In switching inductive loads, the turn-on losses depend strongly of the […]

App note: Linear power MOSFETS basic and applications

Some examples of power MOSFETS application from this app note from IXYS Corporation. Link here (PDF) Applications like electronic loads, linear regulators or Class A amplifiers operate in the linear region of the Power MOSFET, which requires high power dissipation capability and extended Forward Bias Safe Operating Area (FBSOA) characteristics. Such mode of operation differs […]

App note: Depletion-Mode power MOSFETs and applications

IXYS Corporation’s N-Channel power MOSFET selection and application. Link here (PDF) Applications like constant current sources, solid-state relays, telecom switches and high voltage DC lines in power systems require N-channel Depletion-mode power MOSFET that operates as a normally β€œon” switch when the gate-to-source voltage is zero (VGS=0V). This paper will describe IXYS latest N-Channel Depletion […]

App note: Choosing the appropriate component from data sheet ratings & characteristics.

Chossing the right power semiconductor for an application, a technical note from IXYS. Link here This application note is intended to show how to choose the appropriate rating of a power semiconductor component for a known application using the specifications given in the datasheet. The explanations have been kept sufficiently general to be applicable to […]