Six New Rectifiers Designed to Increase Efficiency of High Frequency Converters

Press Release Summary:

  • FRED Pt® Gen 5 1200 V components offer high-temperature operation to +175 °C
  • 30 A and 60 A rectifiers available in the TO-247L package and in X-type hyperfast and H-type ultrafast speed classes
  • X-type rectifiers offer the advantage of lower QRR, while H-type devices feature lower forward voltage

Original Press Release:

Vishay Intertechnology's New FRED Pt® Gen 5 1200 V Hyperfast and Ultrafast Rectifiers Reduce Conduction and Switching Losses

30 A and 60 A Devices Cut the Efficiency Gap With SiC Diodes in Half

Malvern, Pa. — April 17, 2019 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today introduced six new FRED Pt® Gen 5 1200 V Hyperfast and Ultrafast rectifiers. Offering the best conduction and switching loss trade-off for devices in their class, the 30 A and 60 A Vishay rectifiers are designed to increase the efficiency of high frequency converters and of hard- and soft-switched or resonant designs.

Matched to operate with MOSFETs or high speed IGBTs, the devices released today are optimized for PFC and output rectification stages for EV / HEV battery charging stations, booster stages for solar inverters, and UPS and welding applications. The rectifiers offer up to 10 % lower losses than do competing silicon solutions, cutting the efficiency gap with SiC diodes in half and providing a cost-effective alternative for applications with frequencies in the range of 50 kHz.

Both 30 A and 60 A rectifiers are available in the TO-247L package and in X-type Hyperfast and H-type Ultrafast speed classes. 30 A devices are also offered in the TO-220AC. X-type rectifiers offer the advantage of lower QRR, while H-type devices feature lower forward voltage. Both offer the same forward voltage as competing solutions while delivering up to 40 % lower switching losses and QRR, respectively. The components offer high temperature operation to +175 °C.

To access the product datasheets on the Vishay Website, go to (VS-E5PH3012L-N3) (VS-E5PH6012L-N3) (VS-E5PX3012L-N3) (VS-E5PX6012L-N3) (VS-E5TH3012-N3) (VS-E5TX3012-N3)

Samples and production quantities of the new FRED Pt rectifiers are available now, with lead times of 18 weeks for larger orders. Pricing for U.S. delivery only starts at $1.33 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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