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IXYS has gained a worldwide reputation as a premier power semiconductor manufacturer. Its diversified product base of specialized power semiconductors, integrated circuits and RF power is utilized by more than 2500 customers worldwide, ranging across industrial, transportation, telecommunications, computer, medical, consumer and clean tech markets. Learn more about IXYS’ 28-year history, its founder Dr. Nathan Zommer, its divisions and current growth.

10A/4000 V Isolated Integrated Driver Module

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

This document presents the IXIDM1401_O module capabilities and operations on its interface. This device features two isolated gate drivers for half bridge switching modules and +15V/-5V isolated gate driver output voltage to drive IGBTs with up to 10A pulse current. It is applicable in AC and DC motor drives for EV and industrial, and also to inverters for solar and wind

Migration from the S3F84YB MCU to the S3F8S7B MCU

Thursday, July 27, 2017

This article presents a brief introduction for the application note on S3F84YB microcontroller migration to S3F8S7B microcontroller. The application note highlights the differences of the two microcontrollers, which resulted to the transition. The transition presented is also implemented in a manner that facilitates a smooth conversion process.

AC Power Monitor with eZ80F91 Webserver Module

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This reference design integrates a Z8F2480-based AC power monitor with Ziilog's eZ80F91 Webserver Module to showcase the capability of an optically-isolated Z8F2480 MCU-based power monitor to measure AC input voltage, AC load current, voltage/current phase shift, the power factor of the load, and to communicate via a standard Ethernet interface and webserver.

1600 V BIMOSFET Transistors Open Up New Applications

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This application note presents the new 1600 V BIMOSFET transistor giving way to new applications. It presents the many applications of BIMOSFET and its DC electrical performance.

Intelligent Li-Ion Battery Charger Using the F082A

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This application brief presents a concept for an intelligent Li-Ion battery charger using the Zilog Z8 Encore! XP® F082A with 8 kB Flash memory. The target battery for our application is a typical Li-Ion battery pack rated at 7.2 V and 2400 mAh capacity.

Zilog Motor Control Technologies

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

This article presents the control technologies of Zilog Motor Control that is optimized to provide control strategies and solutions that is relevant to today’s industry requirements. This article also discusses the control strategy by motor type, regenerative braking control, as well as the characteristics and applications of different types of motor controls.

Web Page - EEPROM Interface Using eZ80F91 Web Server

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

This application note describes how to develop a web page interface to transfer data from/to a peripheral hardware device (an I2C EEPROM in this application) using the web server capabilities offered by the eZ80F91 in conjunction with Zilog (TCP) software.

SVM of a 3-Phase AC Induction Motor

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

This application note presents the space vector modulation (SVM) of a 3-phase AC induction motors (ACIM), permanent magnet synchronous motors, and BLDC motors with the Z16FMC ZNEO microcontroller. The document demonstrates how the microcontroller can implement an efficient and cost-conscious V/F vector modulation of an AC induction motor.

ZMOTION Detection Lens and Pyro Sensor Configuration

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Zilog’ ZMOTION Product Family is a series of high-performance microcontrollers with integrated PIR motion detection software. This motion detection software comprises the PIR engine and runs in the background while control and status of the Engine is accessed through software Application Programming Interface (API).

Technique for Measuring System Temperature

Thursday, March 17, 2016

This technical note discusses a technique to measure the system temperature using the ITS.