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Vishay's New Dual High-Voltage, High-Current Schottky Rectifier Reduces Power Loss With 100-V Reverse Voltage, 60 A Forward Current Ratings
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — July 23, 2004 — A dual high-voltage, high-current Schottky rectifier that combines 100-V reverse voltage and 60-A forward current capabilities in the TO 220AB package was announced today by Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH).
Offering twice the current handling of typical 100-V Schottky rectifiers in the TO-220AB, the new Vishay Semiconductors MBR60100CT is intended for secondary rectification of ac-to-dc and dc-to-dc converters and for freewheeling and polarity protection in power supplies for desktop and notebook PCs, servers, telecommunications exchanges, HDTV equipment, and other systems incorporating high-power switchmode power supplies.
With 60 A forward current capability and a high 100 V reverse voltage, the new Schottky rectifier is optimized for 100 W to 300 W power supply applications. The new device also features a very low typical forward voltage of 0.64 V, low maximum reverse leakage current of 20 mA, and typical leakage current of just 8.5 mA - much lower than the 11 mA offered by the next-best competing device. Together, these very low industry-leading values combine to reduce power loss in end systems.
Other key electrical specifications for the MBR60100CT Schottky rectifier include a high forward surge current of 350 A, a large peak non-repetitive reverse surge energy per leg of 25 mJ (8/20 μs), high avalanche energy capability of 20 mJ per leg (minimum at 40 mH), and a high-voltage rate of change of 10,000 V/μs. The maximum operating junction temperature is 175 ░C.
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.