MOSFETs are desiged for ballast applications.

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SuperFET(TM) MOSFETs withstand high-speed voltage (dv/dt)- and current (di/dt)-switching transients necessary for ballasts to operate at high frequencies. With on-resistance of 0.6-1.2 W and 600 V breakdown voltage, units minimize switching and conduction losses. DPAK-packaged devices meet requirements of joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020C and are compliant with European Union regulations.

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Fairchild Semiconductor's DPAK SuperFET(TM) Devices for Ballasts Feature One-Third the On-Resistance of Traditional Planar MOSFETs

New family of 600V / 0.6 ~ 1.2 Ohm SuperFET devices in DPAK increase efficiency while reducing space to enable slim, low-profile lighting designs South Portland, Maine--August 30, 2006--Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) has developed a family of low on-resistance 600V SuperFET(TM) MOSFETs specifically to address the DPAK (TO-252) device requirements of the latest ultra-slim, low-profile ballast applications. To minimize switching and conduction losses and meet system efficiency needs of these fast-switching lighting designs, Fairchild's DPAK SuperFETs offer as little as one-third the on-resistance (0.6 ~ 1.2 Ohms) of traditional planar MOSFETs. They also have the ability to withstand both high-speed voltage (dv/dt)- and current (di/dt)-switching transients necessary for ballasts to operate reliably at very high frequencies. Typically, as the breakdown voltage of a standard MOSFET rises, its RDS(on) also goes up exponentially and leads to increased die size. Fairchild's proprietary SuperFET technology changes this RDS(on)-to-die size relationship from an exponential to a linear one. This approach allows SuperFET devices to achieve a very impressive RDS(on) and small die size, even at a 600V breakdown voltage. Fairchild's SuperFET in DPAK is the latest evolution of this packaging innovation. "We've added DPAK devices to our SuperFET product portfolio specifically to meet the energy efficiency and the space-reduction demands of lighting manufacturers," said Taehoon Kim, vice president of Fairchild Semiconductor's Functional Power Group. "Our proprietary SuperFET technology results in the extremely low on-resistance needed to decrease MOSFET die-size and make 600V/0.6 Ohm DPAK-packaged product possible. In comparison, typical 600V/0.6 Ohm planar MOSFET devices for lighting applications come in larger TO-220- or D2PAK (TO-263) packages. Fairchild's DPAK SuperFET technology offers our customers low on-resistance devices in more compact packaging, therefore addressing the growing market trend calling for slimmer electronic ballasts." In addition to DPAK-packaged devices for ballasts, Fairchild offers a full portfolio of SuperFET products for lighting, active Power Factor Correction (PFC) and AC/DC power-supply systems. For more information about the SuperFET portfolio, please go to Fairchild offers an array of products for a total lighting solution. In addition to SuperFET devices, these products include PFC controllers, ballast control ICs and high-voltage gate drivers. For more information about products targeting lighting applications, please go to SuperFET MOSFETs are available in a lead (Pb)-free DPAK package that meets or exceeds the requirements of the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020C and is compliant with European Union regulations now in effect. Price (each): US$ 1.54--FCD7N60 (RDS(on), Max = 0.6 Ohm) US$ 1.26--FCD5N60 (RDS(on), Max = 0.95 Ohm) US$ 1.14--FCD4N60 (RDS(on), Max = 1.2 Ohm) Availability: Now Delivery: 12 weeks ARO Contact Information: To contact Fairchild Semiconductor about this product, please go to For more information about these products, go to,, For information on other Fairchild products, design tools, and sales contacts, please visit For datasheets in PDF format, go to:, and . About Fairchild Semiconductor: Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is the leading global supplier of high-performance power products critical to today's leading electronic applications in the computing, communications, consumer, industrial and automotive segments. As The Power Franchise®, Fairchild offers the industry's broadest portfolio of components that optimize system power. Fairchild's 9,000 employees design, manufacture and market power, analog & mixed signal, interface, logic, and optoelectronics products. Please contact us on the web at

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