Richardson Electronics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: RELL) and Powerex, Inc., announce off-the-shelf availability of Powerex’s breakthrough 6 th generation IGBT family. Richardson Electronics carries a substantial inventory of Powerex IGBT devices to support its customers in the Americas. The 6 th generation technology includes ultra-low-loss performance (20% lower than the 5 th generation IGBT family), while maintaining popular packaging options which are backwards compatible with the 5 th generation devices.

“This state-of-the-art IGBT technology paves the way for industry-leading efficiency in new inverter designs,” said Kevin Connor, Vice President of the Energy, Power & Interconnect Group at Richardson. “In addition, reduced losses within the device means a lower operating junction temperature and this will lead to reduced space, less weight, and lower overall cost for the thermal management sub-system required to properly cool a given inverter design.”

NX-S Series IGBTs in stock at Richardson and available for same-day shipment include:
Device   Configuration   Voltage (V)   Current (A)   Package Type *
CM75RX-24S   7-pack (Three phase bridge) + Brake   1200   75   NX-M (122 x 62 mm)
CM100RX-24S   7-pack (Three phase bridge) + Brake   1200   100   NX-M (122 x 62 mm)
CM150RX-24S   7-pack (Three phase bridge) + Brake   1200   150   NX-M (122 x 62 mm)
CM150TX-24S   Six pack (Three phase bridge)   1200   150   NX-M (122 x 62 mm)
CM200DX-24S   Dual (Half-Bridge)   1200   200   NX-M (122 x 62 mm)
CM300DX-24S   Dual (Half-Bridge)   1200   300   NX-M (122 x 62 mm)
CM450DX-24S   Dual (Half-Bridge)   1200   450   NX-M (122 x 62 mm)

* excluding terminals

Richardson Electronics’ global field sales engineering team can help to identify the best Powerex IGBT for your inverter design project. Richardson also has the engineering capabilities to design and build custom gate drivers, power inverters, and other IGBT assemblies. To download NX-S Series datasheets or to buy Powerex NX-S Series IGBTs, please visit the Richardson Electronics website.

About the RF, Wireless & Power Division (RFPD) of Richardson Electronics, Ltd.

RFPD, a division of Richardson Electronics, LTD. (NASDAQ: RELL), is a global provider of engineered solutions and a global distributor of electronic components to the RF and wireless communications market and the industrial power conversion market. RFPD designs, manufactures, and distributes discrete devices, components, and assemblies used in RF and wireless infrastructure communications networks, digital broadcasting, defense, and power conversion. More information is available online at www.rell.com.

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