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What is a MOSFET?
Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor, or simply MOSFET, is the most commonly used field effect transistor for both analog and digital circuits. It is composed of two channels: n-type or p-type semiconductor materials, accordingly referred to as NMOSFET and PMOSFET.
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2009-03-03 Toshiba expands MOSFET lines
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has expanded its lineup of MOSFETs with a selection of higher power 40V, 60V and 80V devices well suited for use in the primary side switch of an isolated DC/DC bus converter in mobile communications applications.
2008-07-14 Tip of the Week: Simple power supply for FPGAs (Part 1)
Linear Technology recently provided power management support to one designer, who asked for upwards of 40A at 1.5V to power four FPGAs in the smallest board area possible and the highest efficiency to minimize component overheating.
2007-06-26 Tiny buck regulator ups system thermal performance
Fairchild Semiconductor's FAN2106 is the first product in a new family of TinyBuck DC/DC buck regulators that integrate an advanced analog IC, MOSFETs and a boot diode into an ultracompact MLP housing.
2012-10-03 TI's latest gate driver 40 per cent faster than peers
Texas Instruments' 2.5-A isolated gate driver capable of doubling device lifetime and extending temperature range.
2006-06-02 Techniques to improve ZVS full-bridge performance
This design guide provides techniques for improving the zero voltage range on the ZVS full-bridge converter.
2012-06-01 Synchronous buck converter tips 90% efficiency
Linear Technology's 65V LTC3630 synchronous buck converter delivers up to 500mA of continuous output current from a 16-lead thermally enhanced 3 x 5mm DFN or MSOP package.
2012-12-26 SuperFET II boasts low on-resistance, lower gate charge
Fairchild semiconductors' SuperFET II and SuperFET II Easy Drive MOSFETs offers a smaller stored energy in output capacitance for higher efficiency in light-load conditions.
2013-03-14 Step-down converter targets car, industrial apps
TI's 650mA LM25017, 300mA LM25018 and 100mA LM25019 Fly-Buck converters feature constant on-time control architecture that claim to cut PCB space.
2005-12-14 Step-down controller ICs enable flexible voltage conversion
Vishay released two new synchronous buck step-down controller ICs designed to operate with external MOSFETs and a minimum of external components in DC/DC converter circuits that require output currents upwards of 10A.
2006-04-17 SmartRectifier IC tailored for digital computing systems
International Rectifier introduced the IR1167 SmartRectifier IC for AC/DC power converters for digital computing and home entertainment systems.
2013-04-12 Slow but steady climb for power transistors
Power transistors on sales growth curve following an eight per cent drop in 2012 primarily due to weak economic growth.
2004-06-23 SI Semiconductor IC wafer park to open soon
SI Semiconductor Co. Ltd's 5-inch power IC wafer production park, located in the Baolong Industrial Park in Shanghai China, will open soon.
2013-11-07 Richardson reveals 1.7kV SiC MOSFET from Cree
The C2M1000170D is geared for power supplies to 200W operating from DC inputs from 200V to 1kV, and it replaces silicon MOSFETs in auxiliary power supplies.
2014-09-22 Reverse polarity protection methods (Part 2)
In this second instalment, we will continue to examine the advantages and disadvantages of five more methods for protecting against reverse polarity.
2011-05-13 Renesas releases automotive IPDs
Renesas Electronics has introduced three new IPDs for automotive turn signals and brake light applications designed specifically for protection and self-diagnostic functions.
2007-07-24 Regulators up power efficiency in DDR apps by 93%
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a series of single- and dual-power regulator ICs that provide efficient power management for DDR applications.
2007-12-04 Regulators simplify embedded power designs
International Rectifier has introduced the SupIRBuck family of synchronous buck voltage regulators for high density, high performance data center applications.
2008-02-28 Rectification module helps designers comply with Energy Star
Fairchild Semiconductor is offering power supply designers a Power-SPM module that promises to increase efficiency in power supplies to meet Energy Star requirements.
2012-01-17 Realize four switch conversion in buck-boost controller
Find out how to implement a four switch version of the LM5118 buck-boost controller.
2006-12-20 PowerPath controllers drive large PFETs
Linear Technology has introduced dual-diode PowerPath controllers for driving small and large gate capacitance p-channel MOSFETs in power switchover circuits.
2016-04-27 Powering precision successive approximation register ADC
In this article, we present a means of achieving a higher efficiency power solution for your precision successive approximation register ADC.
2006-11-06 Power MOSFET promises 95 percent efficiency
The IRF6641TRPBF power MOSFET from International Rectifier is a 200V HEXFET that uses DirectFET package technology and promises an efficiency of up to 95 percent.
2008-02-25 Power MOSFET package slims down
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc.'s (TAEC) second-generation Smart Thin Package (STP2) surface-mount packaging for power MOSFETs, which is 20 percent smaller than the original, is now available.
2012-05-15 Power module designed to operate at higher switching frequencies
Designed to operate at higher switching frequencies, Fairchild's FDPC8011S dual power clip asymmetric N-channel module delivers 25A output current and doubles output current capacity of conventional 3mm x 3mm dual MOSFETs.
2014-10-02 Optimise power designs with IGBT thermal calculations
Evaluating the temperature of the semiconductor dice in a multi-die package requires additional analytical techniques compared to those applicable for single die. This article shows how to do it properly.
2011-07-13 Next generation of NXP low VCEsat transistors
Here's a document that contains detailed information about the NXP Semiconductors' generation of low VCEsat transistors touted to provide improvement in performance.
2013-07-17 Motor drive IC supports 4A currents
The TMC2660 from TRINAMIC integrates both a pre-driver for real-time calculation of motor coil current values, and power MOSFETS for amplification of coil outputs to directly drive an external motor.
2013-07-03 MOSFET load switch PCB with temp measurement
Read about a demo PCB with identical load switch MOSFET crystals in a DFN2020, DFN3333 and an SO-8 package which can be compared depending on their thermal performance.
2007-02-12 MOSFET gate drivers target industrial apps
Fairchild Semiconductor released the first in a new family of high-frequency optically isolated MOSFET gate drivers capable of driving up to 30A/1,200V in industrial applications.
2008-05-15 MOSFET devices come in robust TO-247 package
International Rectifier has expanded its portfolio of 60V, 75V and 100V MOSFETs for SMPS, UPS and industrial applications such as power tools, forklifts and other high power DC drives.
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