FRED Pt® Rectifiers offer recovery time down to 25 ns.

Press Release Summary:

FRED Pt® Rectifiers are offered in commercial / industrial (VS-6DKH02-M3 and VS-8DKH02-M3) and Automotive Grade (VS-6DKH02HM3 and VS-8DKH02HM3). Units are housed in FlatPAK 5x6 QFN packages with separate cathode connections. These rectifiers minimize power loss and offer an operating temperature range of -55°C to +175°C. Suitable for automotive engine control units (ECU), anti-lock braking systems (ABS), and HID and LED lighting applications, units are halogen-free and RoHS-compliant.


Original Press Release:

Vishay Intertechnology's FRED Pt® Ultrafast Rectifiers in FlatPAK™ 5x6 Package Increase Power Density, Performance Efficiency, and Device Reliability

Available in Automotive Grade and Commercial / Industrial Versions, 200 V Devices Feature Low < 1 mm Profile, up to 8 A Separate Cathode Configuration

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced new 200 V FRED Pt® Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the thermally efficient FlatPAK™ 5x6 package with a low profile of < 1 mm. With long term reliability assured through 2000 hours of high temperature reverse bias (HTRB) testing, the commercial / industrial VS-6DKH02-M3 and VS-8DKH02-M3 and Automotive Grade VS-6DKH02HM3 and VS-8DKH02HM3 deliver high power density and efficiency for automotive and telecom applications.

The rectifiers released today combine their low profiles with high forward current ratings of 6 A (2 x 3 A) for the VS-6DKH02-M3 and VS-6DKH02HM3 and 8 A (2 x 4 A) for the VS-8DKH02-M3 and VS-8DKH02HM3. Configured as dual-die rectifiers with separate cathode connections, the devices allow designers to simplify PCB layouts by utilizing one package instead of two smaller ones. Vishay's FlatPAK features the standard footprint of 5x6 QFN (quad flat no lead) packages widely used already by other technologies, such as MOSFETs, and allows for different circuit topologies.

The rectifiers' FRED Pt technology enables ultrafast recovery times down to 25 ns, low reverse recovery charge, and soft recovery features over the entire working temperature range of -55 °C to +175 °C. The devices' low forward voltage drop down to 0.7 V reduces power losses and improves efficiency. Typical applications for the AEC-Q101 qualified VS-6DKH02HM3 and VS-8DKH02HM3 include DC/DC converters in automotive engine control units (ECU), anti-lock braking systems (ABS), and HID and LED lighting, while the commercial / industrial VS-6DKH02-M3 and VS-8DKH02-M3 are optimized for telecom power supplies.

The new rectifiers feature an MSL moisture sensitivity level of 1, per J-STD-020, LF maximum peak of +260 °C. RoHS-compliant and halogen-free, the devices are ideal for automated placement and allow for automated optical inspection (AOI) in automotive systems.

Device Specification Table:

Part number                        VS-6DKH02-M3             VS-6DKH02HM3                  VS-8DKH02-M3                   VS-8DKH02HM3

Forward current                       2 x 3 A                            2 x 3 A                                  2 x 4 A                                   2 x 4 A

Forward voltage                       0.71 V                             0.71 V                                   0.7 V                                      0.7 V

trr                                              25 ns                               25 ns                                    25 ns                                     25 ns

AEC-Q101                                 No                                 Yes                                        No                                         Yes

Samples and production quantities of the VS-6DKH02-M3, VS-6DKH02HM3, VS-8DKH02-M3, and VS-8DKH02HM3 are available now, with lead times of 12 to 14 weeks for large orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $0.20 per piece.

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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