MALVERN, Pa., Dec. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced three new series of three-phase-bridge power modules designed to increase efficiency and reliability for heavy-duty industrial-level applications. The Vishay Semiconductors VS-130MT...C, VS-160MT...C, and VS-300MT...C series deliver higher output current, blocking voltage, and surge current than previous-generation solutions while offering improved thermal resistance in the 5-terminal MTC package.

The devices released today feature high output current from 130 A to 300 A and blocking voltage to 1800 V. For high efficiency, the power modules offer surge current to 2,512 A and an electrically insulated case for excellent junction-to-case thermal resistance down to 0.23 °C/W. The devices' robust MTC plastic package provides high reliability, while its screw terminals allow for compatibility with competing solutions.

The VS-130MT...C, VS-160MT...C, and VS-300MT...C series provide three-phase rectification for industrial power supplies, high-frequency welding, plasma cutting, and industrial battery chargers, in addition to input rectification for AC/DC motor controls. The RoHS-compliant devices offer 3600 VRMS insulation voltage and are pending UL approval.

Device Specification Table:
Part number VS-130MT...C VS-160MT...C VS-300MT...C
Output current (A) 130 @ 120 °C   160 @ 118 °C   300 @ 100 °C
Reverse voltage (V) 1600 to 1800 1600 to 1800 1600 to 1800
Surge current @ 60 Hz (A) 1330 1610 2512
Thermal resistance, junction-to-case (°C/W)   0.41 0.35 0.23

Samples and production quantities of the new power modules are available now, with lead times of eight to 10 weeks for large orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 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 www.vishay.com.

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Link to product datasheet: http://www.vishay.com/ppg?95887 (VS-130MT...C Series) http://www.vishay.com/ppg?96004 (VS-160MT...C Series) http://www.vishay.com/ppg?95682 (VS-300MT...C Series)

Link to product photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/vishay/30573546723/sizes/l
For more information please contact:Vishay IntertechnologyPeter Henrici, +1 408 567-8400peter.henrici@vishay.com  orRedpinesBob Decker, +1 415 409-0233bob.decker@redpinesgroup.com 

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