March 10, 2016 - IXYS Integrated Circuits Division (ICD), Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of IXYS Corporation (NASDAQ: IXYS), announced the immediate availability of the PLB171P,800V, single-pole, normally closed (1-Form-B) Solid State Relay (SSR) with an 80mA load current rating. The PLB171P is specially designed to provide 7mm of separation between the two output pins and uses optically coupled MOSFET technology to provide an enhanced input-to-output isolation of 5000Vrms. Its optically coupled outputs, which use the patented OptoMOS architecture, are controlled by a highly efficient infrared LED.The PLB171P is designed to replace, and offers superior reliability over, electromechanical relays. This device provides bounce-free switching in a compact surface mount package. The device features a low 2mA input LED current to activate the bidirectional relay, composed of two MOSFETs in an ‘AC switch’ configuration.