For more information:
Media contact - Bob Decker, Redpines
New Vishay Siliconix ThunderFET™ Power MOSFET is Industry’s First 80-V MOSFET with On-Resistance Specified at 4.5-V Gate Drive, with Value of 8.5 mΩ
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — July 1, 2010 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today unveiled the first TrenchFET® power MOSFET built on a new low-on-resistance technology optimized for higher-voltage devices. The new ThunderFET™ SiR880DP is the first 80-V power MOSFET with an on-resistance rating at a 4.5-V gate drive. Packaged in the thermally enhanced PowerPAK® SO-8, the new 80-V SiR880DP offers ultra-low on-resistances of 8.5 mΩ at 4.5 V, 6.7 mΩ at 7.5 V, and 5.9 mΩ at 10 V. Typical on-resistance times gate charge, a key figure of merit (FOM, expressed in nC-mΩ) for MOSFETs in dc-to-dc converter applications, is 161 at 4.5 V.
The SiR880DP is optimized for primary side switching in isolated do-to-dc converters for telecom point-of-load applications. Its very low on-resistance translates into reduced power consumption and greener solutions, especially at light loads such as stand-by mode.
The device’s 4.5-V rating is conducive to higher-frequency designs, enabling significantly lower gate drive losses in POL applications while allowing lower-voltage/lower-cost 5-V PWM ICs to be utilized. Until now, 80-V power MOSFETs were only available with on-resistance ratings at a 6-V gate drive or higher.
The SiR880DP is 100 % Rg- and UIS-tested. The PowerPAK SO-8 MOSFET is halogen-free according to the IEC 61249-2-21 definition and compliant to RoHS Directive 2002/95/EC.
Samples of the SiR880DP are available now. Production quantities are available now, with lead times of 16 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.
TrenchFET and PowerPAK are registered trademarks and ThunderFET is a trademark of Siliconix incorporated.