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New Vishay Siliconix 20-V TrenchFET® Gen III Power MOSFET Features Industry-Best Maximum 2.0-mΩ On-Resistance at 4.5 V and 1.55 mΩ at 10 V
Device Offers Industry-Best On-Resistance Times Gate Charge FOM in PowerPAK® SO-8 Package of 87 nC
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Nov. 19, 2008 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today expanded its family of Gen III TrenchFET® power MOSFETs with the release of a new 20-V n-channel device offering the industry’s lowest on-resistance and on-resistance times gate charge for a device with this voltage rating in the PowerPAK® SO-8 package type.
The SiR440DP features a maximum on-resistance of 2.0 mΩ at a 4.5-V gate drive and 1.55 mΩ at a 10-V gate drive. On-resistance times gate charge, a key figure of merit (FOM) for MOSFETs in dc-to-dc converter applications, is 87 at 4.5 V.
Compared to the closest competing devices optimized for low conduction losses and low switching losses, these specifications represent an improvement for on-resistance of 23 % at 4.5 V and 22.5 % at 10 V, and a 27 % lower FOM. Lower on-resistance and gate charge translate into lower conduction and switching losses.
The Vishay Siliconix SiR440DP will be used as the low-side MOSFET in synchronous buck converters and in secondary synchronous rectification and OR-ing applications. Its low conduction and switching losses will enable more power-efficient and space-efficient designs for voltage regulator modules (VRMs), servers, and a wide range of systems using point-of-load (POL) power conversion.
Vishay has also released the new 20-V SiR866DP and SiR890DP n-channel power MOSFETs. Respectively, the devices offer on-resistance at 4.5 V of 2.5 mΩ and 4 mΩ, on resistance at 10 V of 1.9 mΩ and 2.9 mΩ, with typical gate charges of 35.3 nC and 20 nC. All three new power MOSFETs are offered in the PowerPAK SO-8 package type. The devices are lead (Pb)-free, halogen-free, and RoHS-compliant, meeting the demands of international legislation for elimination of hazardous substances.
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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