SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

March 25, 2014 11:00 ET

Vishay Intertechnology Launches Wide-Body IGBT/MOSFET Driver for Motor Control, Solar Inverter, and Other High-Voltage Applications

New Device Features Minimum 10 mm External Creepage Distance

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwired - Mar 25, 2014) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the VOW3120-X017T, a new IGBT and MOSFET driver for motor drives, alternative energy, welding equipment, and other high working voltage applications. The VOW3120-X017T features a minimum 10 mm clearance and external creepage distance. In addition to its high isolation distance, it provides high isolation voltage ratings of VIORM = 1414 V and VIOTM = 8000 V, ideal for applications operating at higher working voltages and/or with higher pollution degree environments.

In addition to providing superior isolation, employing reliable and time-tested optoelectronic technology, the VOW3120-X017T also incorporates state-of-the-art electrical performance. The noise isolation capabilities of the VOW3120 components are well demonstrated by the device's typical high common-mode noise-rejection values of 50 kV/microsecond.

The VOW3120-X017T's low current consumption of 2.5 mA makes it a practical choice in power design applications where high-efficiency operation is required. The VOW3120-X017T boasts typical delays of less than 250 ns and rise and fall times of less than 100 ns, making the device ideal for applications where fast switching of IGBTs is required.

Samples and production quantities of the VOW3120-X017T are available now, with lead times of four to six weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay's product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

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