International Rectifier Introduces Bi-Directional Dual MOSFET in the FlipFET Package: 80% Smaller than TSSOP-8.
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International Rectifier International Rectifier Corp. (NYSE: IRF) is a manufacturer of power semiconductors (MOSFET, IGBT, diodes and thyristors), located in El Segundo, California, USA. It has a market capitalization of 2.48 billion USD and is listed on the S&P Midcap 400. , IR(r) (NYSE NYSE
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IRF Inherited Rights Filter ), introduces the IRF6156, a dual bi-directional HEXFET HEXFET Hexagonal Field Effect Transistor (r) power MOSFET A Power MOSFET is a specific type of Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistor (MOSFET) designed to handle large powers. Compared to the other power semiconductor devices (IGBT, Thyristor... in a common drain configuration that is 80% smaller than devices in the TSSOP-8 package, with a profile less than 0.8mm. The IRF6156 is housed in the International Rectifier proprietary FlipFET(tm) package. The small size makes the IRF6156 ideal for Li-ion battery pack safety and protection circuits for cell phones, notebook computers, PDAs and digital cameras.
Li-ion battery packs are flammable, and require protection circuits to prevent damage from over-charging. A protection circuit is also required to detect a short circuit condition, and disconnect the battery from the load.
The proprietary FlipFET package uses no lead frame or mold compound. In essence, the die is the package, and reduces thermal resistance from junction-to-PCB to 35 degrees Celsius/ per watt compared to more than 60 degrees Celsius per watt for SO-8 package devices. In addition, thermal resistance junction-to-ambient is 50 degrees Celsius per watt maximum. All of the IRF6156 terminals are on a single side of the die, so stray inductance and other device packaging losses are minimized or eliminated.
Shawn O'Grady, Marketing Manager for Portable Products at International Rectifier, said, "IR's FlipFET MOSFETs accommodate the ever-shrinking form factors of handheld applications without sacrificing current carrying capability. As a bonus for manufacturers, standard surface mount equipment and techniques can be used to mount the new device on a PCB PCB: see polychlorinated biphenyl.
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A data sheet is posted: http://www.irf.com/product-info/datasheets/data/irf6156.pdf
Availability and Pricing
The new IRF6156 MOSFET (Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor) The most popular and widely used type of field effect transistor (see FET). MOSFETs are either NMOS (n-channel) or PMOS (p-channel) transistors, which are fabricated as individually packaged in the FlipFET package is available immediately. Pricing begins at US $0.80 each in 10,000-unit quantities.
About International Rectifier
International Rectifier is recognized as a leading supplier of power semiconductors and systems solutions. IR's patented HEXFET(r) power MOSFETs, IGBTs and high-voltage ICs make electricity work smarter in industrial automation and controls, automotive electrical systems, consumer electronics, computers and peripherals, telecommunications, lighting and satellite/launch vehicle applications. Visit the International Rectifier Web site at www.irf.com.
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