An American semiconductor company has unveiled two new silicon diode modules for high voltage blocking.
Powerex is releasing devices for high voltage blocking applications which include DC power supplies, chopper diodes and laser power supplies.
The products' innovative "corona resistant" design is constructed to provide 11 KV/650 A single configuration and 6.5 KV/650 A half-bridge configuration. The new model also offers 12 KV insulation to its baseplate.
According to a company press release, "11 KV is achieved by connecting matched diodes in series".
"All components and interconnects are isolated from the heat sinking baseplate, offering simplified system assembly and thermal management," it said.
Powerex is a manufacturer of discrete and integrated high-power semiconductor solutions. The customers include companies in the aerospace, healthcare and transport sector as well as firms in the alternative energy industry.
The company's conception more than 20 years ago owes much to the combination of divisions of two of America biggest companies, General Electric and Westinghouse. It currently counts amongst its shareholders Asian electronics giant Mitsubishi.