SOURCE: Vishay Intertechnology, Inc.

December 12, 2008 11:00 ET

Vishay Siliconix Releases New 20-V N-Channel Power MOSFET Plus Schottky Diode With Industry's Smallest Footprint of 1.6 mm by 1.6 mm

SiB800EDK Combines Schottky With Low Forward Voltage of 0.32 V and MOSFET With Low 0.960 ohms On-Resistance at 1.5-V VGS in PowerPAK® SC-75 Package

MALVERN, PA--(Marketwire - December 12, 2008) - Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today announced the industry's smallest 20-V n-channel power MOSFET plus Schottky diode. Featuring the 1.6-mm by 1.6-mm thermally enhanced PowerPAK® SC-75 package, the SiB800EDK combines a Schottky diode with a low forward voltage of 0.32 V at 100 mA and a MOSFET with on-resistance ratings specified at gate drives down to 1.5 V.

As portable electronics become more compact, the size of components becomes critical. With its ultra-compact footprint, the SiB800EDK is 36 % smaller than devices in 2-mm by 2-mm packages, while offering an ultra-thin 0.75-mm profile. The integration of two components into one package not only saves space, but the inclusion of a trench Schottky keeps the forward voltage low, reducing voltage drop in level shift applications.

The SiB800EDK offers low on-resistance values from 0.960 ohms at 1.5-V VGS to 0.225 ohms at 4.5-V VGS. The low on-resistance rating at 1.5 V allows the MOSFET to be used with signals at low levels.

Link to product datasheet: http://www.vishay.com/doc?68860 (SiB800EDK)

Typical applications for the new device will include level shift switching in I2C interface and boost converters in portable devices such as cell phones, PDAs, digital cameras, MP3 players, and smart phones.

The SiB800EDK features ESD protection, and is 100 % lead (Pb)-free, halogen-free, and RoHS-compliant, meeting the demands of international legislation for elimination of hazardous substances.

Samples and production quantities of the new SiB800EDK are available now, with lead times of 10 to 12 weeks for larger orders.

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, rectifiers, transistors, and optoelectronics and selected ICs) and passive electronic components (resistors, capacitors, inductors, sensors, and transducers). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, and medical markets. Its product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and ability to provide "one-stop shop" service have made Vishay a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at http://www.vishay.com.

PowerPAK is a registered trademark of Siliconix incorporated.