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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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2010-08-03 Automotive MOSFETs feature low on-state resistance
International Rectifier announces the expansion of its family of automotive-qualified power MOSFETs for applications requiring low on-state resistance (RDS(on)), including on-board power supplies and heavy loads on ICE/micro/full hybrid platforms.
2010-02-05 Automotive MOSFETs deliver dual-sided cooling
International Rectifier has released the AUIRF7739L2 and AUIRF7665S2 automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver exceptional power density, dual-sided cooling and low parasitic inductance.
2010-04-22 Automotive MOSFETs come in compact LFPAK
NXP Semiconductors has launched a full range of automotive power MOSFETs housed in the compact, thermally-enhanced Loss Free PAcKage (LFPAK).
2003-05-30 AnalogicTech releases power MOSFETs for portable apps
Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. has introduced a new family of n- and p-channel power MOSFETs for portable systems.
2005-01-04 Advanced MOSFETs boost dc-dc performance
TAEC added eight new single n-channel devices to its SOP Advance MOSFET family to improve the performance of medium-power dc-dc converters.
2010-08-24 Active ORing controller IC supports N-channel MOSFETs
Geared towards 12V and 48V high-side redundant bus applications, Picor's latest two additions to its Cool-ORing Active ORing product family include the PI2127, a full-function Active ORing solution and the PI2007, a universal high-speed discrete Active ORing controller.
2000-12-13 Active inrush current limiting using MOSFETs
This application note is intended to present a review of various active and passive methods of inrush limiting techniques for the design of power supplies. One technique discussed in this note is by using a single MOSFET and a minimal number of components that both limit high current spikes.
2001-04-20 A new generation of power MOSFETs offers improved performance at reduced cost
This application note covers the use of high-voltage power MOSFETs in a phase-shifted control mode, full-bridge dc/dc converter featuring zero-voltage switching.
1999-12-27 A new generation of power MOSFETs offers improved performance at reduced cost
This application note covers the use of the high voltage power MOSFET devices in a phase shifted control mode full bridge dc/dc converter featuring zero voltage switching. A comparison is made in this paper between the performance of an older generation device to the new generation device.
2009-05-13 950V MOSFETs deliver improved reliability
STMicroelectronics has launched a new family of power MOSFETs combining higher voltage capability, greater ruggedness, and lower losses than previous devices, which are well-suited for high-efficiency power supplies for products such as LCD monitors, TVs and energy-saving lamp ballasts.
2014-11-17 75V MOSFETs boast ultra-low on-state resistance
Aimed at industrial applications, the StrongIRFET MOSFETs feature very high-current carrying capability, soft body diode and 3V typical threshold voltage to improve noise immunity.
2010-07-02 650V MOSFETs deliver fast, controlled switching
Infineon's 650V CoolMOS C6/E6 MOSFETs combine low on-resistance and reduced capacitive switching losses with easy control of switching behavior.
2015-08-28 600V power MOSFETs promise low switching loss
The MDmesh M2 EP devices are tailored for very-high-frequency converters (f> 150kHz), making them ideal for the most demanding power supply unit (PSU) applications.
2009-09-09 600V MOSFETs trims switching, conduction losses
Fairchild touts that the low RDS(ON) and total gate charge of its new 600V Super-Junction MOSFETs bring 40 percent lower Figure of Merit compared to the 600V SuperFET MOSFETs.
2007-01-05 500V MOSFETs claim 'lowest' on-resistance
Infineon's CoolMOS CP 500V series MOSFETs claim the industry's lowest on-resistance and the fastest switching speed for its type.
2009-08-10 500V MOSFETs boast 0.270? on-resistance
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has launched three new 500V MOSFETs that extend its Gen 6.2 n-channel planar FET technology to the TO-220, TO-220F and TO-247 packages.
2013-07-05 4500V power MOSFETs prepped for high voltage apps
IXYS's latest 4500V MOSFETs boasts 200mA to 2A current ratings and are designed to address demanding, fast-switching power conversion applications requiring very high blocking voltages up to 4.5kV.
2015-03-18 40V MOSFETs flaunt industry's lowest ON-resistance
The U-MOS IX-H series from Toshiba boasts low Qoss for increased efficiency in switching-mode power supplies including servers and telecom base stations and DC-DC converters.
2010-04-16 30V n-channel MOSFETs pack Schottky diodes
ON Semiconductor has extended its range of n-channel power MOSFET devices with the introduction of new 30V products with integrated Schottky diodes.
2012-02-21 30V MOSFETs in 1.6 x 1.6mm form factor
Vishay's Si8497DB and Si8487DB can be used for load, battery and charger switching in handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets, POS devices and mobile computing.
2007-12-04 300V IGBTs can replace power MOSFETs
A family of 300V insulated IGBTs that can replace power MOSFETs have been introduced by IXYS Corp.
2015-06-25 20V MOSFETs slash space, power in mobile devices
Vishay unleashed a TrenchFET 20V n-channel MOSFET in the chipscale MICRO FOOT 0.8mm x 0.8mm package with an ultra-thin 0.357mm profile, aimed at smartphones, tablets and wearables.
2010-01-18 200/250V MOSFETs claim lowest figure of merit
Infineon has launched a family of 200V and 250V power MOSFETs for synchronous rectification in 48V systems, DC/DC converters, UPS and inverters for DC motor drives.
2011-08-15 100V power-efficient MOSFETs boast low on-resistance
Two new MOSFETsAOT290L and AOT2918Ltarget medium voltage primary-side power applications such as telecom, datacom and power supply devices.
2012-01-30 100V buck regulator features integrated MOSFETs
The 600mA LM5017 enables direct point-of-load voltage regulation from input voltages and operates at switching frequencies up to 1MHz.
2006-06-07 Cool power MOSFETs target portable apps
ON Semi's Cool family of power MOSFETs promises to deliver high performance and design flexibility for portable applications.
2016-02-19 Voltage regulators support up to 1.5MHz switching frequency
Infineon Technologies rolled out its SupIRBuck voltage regulators that feature an integrated PWM controller, MOSFETs and bootstrap diode, as well as PMBus control.
2006-06-02 VFA, CFA, Bipolar or CMOS - Which high-speed amplifier is best for your low-noise application?
Both current- and voltage-feedback amplifier topologies are popular choices for high-speed applications. An understanding of the differences in circuit topology along with basic noise and distortion characteristics is crucial for optimal product selection.
2014-10-06 Understanding digital level shifting
In this article, we will talk about shifting real-world voltages and some of the oddball techniques for doing so. We will kick off with a 3V3 to 5V interface.
2007-06-25 Toshiba launches GaAs FETs, RF devices
TAEC featured an array of C-, X- and Ku-band gallium arsenide (GaAs) FETs developed by Toshiba Corp. as well as a broad line-up of RF and small signal devices at this year's IEEE MTT-S event.
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