Power Electronics

Common-Drain MICRO FOOT Power MOSFETs

Siliconix Inc., an 80.4%-owned subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology Inc., recently introduced two new common-drain, chip-scale power MOSFETs, which are the industry's first such p-channel and 30-V n-channel devices. Available in the compact 1.6-mm × 2.4-mm chip-scale format with a 0.65-mm height profile, the new bidirectional Vishay Siliconix MICRO FOOT power MOSFETs are 81% smaller than TSSOP-8 devices, yet provide similar on-resistance values and better thermal performance.

The 20-V Si8901EDB offers ultralow effective on-resistance of 0.030 µ enabled by Vishay Siliconix's TrenchFET MOSFET technology. Providing a significant size reduction for lithium-ion and lithium-polymer smart battery packs in portable devices that presently use dual p-channel SO-8 or TSSOP-8 MOSFETs, the Si8901EDB can be used to shrink the battery pack circuit considerably or to increase cell volume and hence prolong battery life.

The 30-V Si8904EDB is a compact solution for battery packs used in portable devices with a traditional common-drain n-channel configuration. The Si8904EDB extends Vishay's family of chipscale packaging to include the 30-V value requested by many battery-pack manufacturers today. The new device offers ultralow on-resistance of 0.0225 Ω, a value similar to that provided by existing TSSOP-8 or SO-8 devices, but in a significantly smaller footprint.

The 20-V Si8901EDB and 30-V Si8904EDB both will be used for battery-protection modules for single-cell LiB and LiP battery packs in cell phones, PDAs, MP3 players, and digital cameras. With their small dimensions, the new MICRO FOOT devices help to prolong standby and talk times by freeing up space that can be used for a larger battery.

Vishay Siliconix MICRO FOOT devices use a solder bump process along with proprietary techniques developed at Siliconix to eliminate the need for an outer package to encase the power MOSFET die, greatly reducing the size of the devices required to switch power and analog signals in cell phones and other handheld systems while also providing a significant reduction in parasitic inductance.

ESD protection is 6 kV for the Si8901EDB and 4 kV for the Si8904EDB. Both devices are fully tested electrically and delivered in tape-and-reel packaging. Samples and production quantities of the Si8901EDB and Si8904EDB are available now. Pricing for U.S. delivery is $0.65 in 100,000-piece quantities.

For more information, visit www.vishay.com.

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