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January 11, 2013 - With reverse recovery times down to 14 ns, FRED Pt® and HEXFRED® Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers and soft recovery diodes suit high-frequency full and mild hybrid vehicle systems and HID lighting. Devices in DPAK offer 200 and 600 V reverse voltages and include 6 A and 8 A FRED Pt rectifiers as well as 4 A HEXFRED diode. Components in TO-220, D²PAK, TO-262, TO-247, and modified TO-247 packages offer 600 and 1,200 V reverse voltages and include 15–60 A FRED Pt devices and HEXFRED diodes.

Vishay Intertechnology Releases 19 Automotive-Grade FRED Pt® and HEXFRED® Hyperfast and Ultrafast Rectifiers and Soft Recovery Diodes in Six Package Options

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63 Lincoln Hwy., P.O. Box 4004
Malvern, PA, 19355

Press release date: January 10, 2013

4 A to 60 A Devices Feature Wide Range of Reverse Currents From 200 V to 1200 V and Reverse Recovery Times Down to 14 ns

MALVERN, Pa. – Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced 19 new automotive-grade FRED Pt® and HEXFRED® Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers and soft recovery diodes in DPAK, TO-220, D²PAK, TO-262, TO-247, and modified TO-247 packages. Combining extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics with low forward voltage drop and low leakage current, the new devices reduce switching losses and EMI/RFI in high-frequency full hybrid and mild hybrid vehicle systems and HID lighting.

The AEC-Q101-qualified devices released today in the DPAK offer reverse voltages of 200 V and 600 V, and include 6 A and 8 A FRED Pt rectifiers and a 4 A HEXFRED diode. Components in the TO-220, D²PAK, TO-262, TO-247, and modified TO-247 packages offer reverse voltages of 600 V and 1200 V and include 15 A to 60 A FRED Pt devices and HEXFRED diodes.

The FRED Pt and HEXFRED rectifiers and recovery diodes are optimized for AC/DC, DC/DC, and auxiliary and traction inverters in full hybrid and mild hybrid vehicle systems. Devices in the DPAK package are ideal for HID lighting and ABS systems while components in the TO-220, D²PAK, TO-262, TO-247, and modified TO-247 power packages are optimized for fast battery charging systems and main inverter applications up to 20 kW.

The FRED Pt rectifiers feature a planar structure and platinum doped lifetime control to guarantee high overall performance, ruggedness, and reliability characteristics. The components offer an operating junction temperature to + 175 °C for a more robust design. Employing the latest in epitaxial construction and advanced processing techniques, Vishay's HEXFRED recovery diodes help designers to significantly reduce snubbing, component count, and heatsink sizes.

Devices in the DPAK, D²PAK, and TO-262 packages offer an MSL moisture level of 1 per J-STD-020, LF maximum peak of + 260 °C. All devices released today are RoHS-compliant (the TO-220 and TO-247 packages are totally lead (Pb)-free) and halogen-free. The devices additionally meet the JESD 201 Class 1A / 2 whisker test.

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Samples and production quantities of the new FRED Pt and HEXFRED rectifiers and diodes are available now, with lead times of 8 to 12 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $0.18 per piece. Follow diodes and rectifiers from Vishay at

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1,000 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

FRED Pt and HEXFRED are registered trademarks of Vishay Intertechnology.

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Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

Links to datasheets:
To access the product datasheets on the Vishay Web site, go to (VS-6CWH02FNxHM3) (VS-MURD620CTxHM3) (VS-8CWH02FNxHM3) (VS-6EWH06FNxHM3) (VS-6EWX06FNxHM3) (VS-8EWH06FNxHM3) (VS-HFA04SD60SxHM3) (VS-ETH1506SxHM3) (VS-ETU3006SxHM3) (VS-ETH3006SxHM3) (VS-ETH1506-1HM3) (VS-ETU3006-1HM3) (VS-ETH3006-1HM3) (VS-HFA25TB60HN3) (VS-HFA30TA60CHN3) (VS-60APU06HN3) (VS-60EPU06HN3) (VS-HFA30PB120HN3) (VS-30EPH06HN3)
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