New High Voltage Thyristors and Diodes Provide up to 1000 V/micro seconds Immunity

Press Release Summary:

Vishay’s High Voltage Thyristors and Diodes are available in surface-mount TO-252AA and TO-263AB and TO-247AD package. Thyristors offer a continuous RMS current from 12 A to 79 A and the diodes provide forward current from 8 A to 65 A. Suitable for applications battery chargers in electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles, the thyristor enables soft start functionality in inrush current limiting.

Original Press Release:

Vishay Intertechnology Launches New AEC-Q101 Qualified High Voltage Thyristors and Diodes

For On-Board Battery Chargers, Devices Provide Wide Voltage and Current Ranges in Three Package Options

MALVERN, Pa. — May 7, 2018 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced 37 new high voltage thyristors and diodes for automotive applications. Qualified to AEC-Q101, the Vishay Semiconductors devices offer repetitive voltages from 600 V to 1600 V and wide current ranges in three package options.

The devices released today are available in surface-mount DPAK (TO-252AA) and D²PAK (TO-263AB) packages and in the through-hole TO-247AD. The nine new thyristors deliver continuous RMS on-state current from 12 A to 79 A, while the 28 standard and fast recovery diodes offer forward current from 8 A to 65 A. All devices provide up to 1000 V/µs immunity.

The thyristors and diodes are designed for use in the 50 Hz / 60 Hz AC line rectification stage for on-board battery chargers in electric vehicles (EV) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), where they supply a full range of charging power from 3 kW to over 30 kW. For inrush current limiting, the thyristors enable soft start functionality without the use of resistors and bulky mechanical relays.

Device Specification Table:

                                            Package                               IRMS (A)                             VRRM/VDRM (V)                       Configuration

Thyristors                       D²PAK (TO-263AB)                  12 to 25                                 800 to 1600                                 Single

                                         TO-247AD                                30 to 79                               1200 to 1600                      

                                         Package                                 IF(AV) (A)                              VRRM (V)                             Configuration

Diodes                          DPAK (TO-252AA)                         8                                       600 to 1600                Single; Fast recovery; standard recovery

                                      D²PAK (TO0263AB)                   10 to 25                                600 to 1200   

                                      TO-247AD                                  35 to 65                                600 to 1600

Samples and production quantities of the new thyristors and diodes are available now, with lead times of 12 to 14 weeks. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $0.35 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

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