IXYS Develops New Family Of Solar-Application Diodes


IXYS Corp. has introduced proprietary diodes, the DFP32-005 device family, that are optimized for solar cell panels. This family of devices is a result of IXYS' focused R&D in developing power semiconductors for solar photovoltaic panels in standard systems, concentrated solar cell applications and outer-space installations.

The diodes feature low forward voltage drop (Vf) and typical low leakage current of only 0.01nA. This prevents energy stored in the batteries from leaking back out of the solar panel when in the dark. IXYS' device performs optimally in tough conditions through the use of silicon starting material and special passivation layers.

‘These diodes complement our power MOSFETs and IGBTs, and power modules that are used in inverters for solar panels and converters for wind generators,’ says Dr. Nathan Zommer, CEO of IXYS.

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