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What is a transistor?
An active semiconductor device with three or more terminals. A device used to amplify voltage, current or function as an ON/OFF switch. Transistor is the fundamental building block of computer circuitry.
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2004-07-20 Zetex transistor has switch-load power handling capability
Zetex Semiconductor released one of the first batches of products from its Generation 5 bipolar process.
2005-07-28 Zetex PNP transistor based on Generation 5 bipolar process
The ZXTP2006E6 PNP transistor from Zetex provides designers with a high efficiency solution for battery charging, dc-dc converter and general power management tasks.
2015-03-02 Unsolderable no more: Liquid-process transistor does the trick
The "miracle solder" creates new materials by joining their powdered forms into a continuous single-crystal-like material, and can even be used in 3D printers to join formerly incompatible materials.
2000-12-07 Understanding power transistor breakdown parameters
This application note gives a definition of the breakdown parameters and the associated physics of semiconductor devices.
1999-11-02 Ultra miniature surface mount transistor packages: Concerns for design engineers
This paper talks about surface mount technology and its design concerns that engineers should not overlook.
2011-02-04 Tyndall scientists create n-type junctionless transistor
With a 50nm channel length and a cross-section of about 8nm x 12nm, the new junctionless transistor is 30 percent more energy-efficient and could represent simpler manufacturing processes for transistors.
2005-07-06 Transistor's gate stack structure uses Hf-based, high-k dielectric
NEC Corp. has announced the development of a transistor featuring a new gate stack structure using a Hf-based, high-k dielectric and a metal gate electrode
2005-01-20 Transistor's gate stack structure uses Hf-based high-k dielectric
NEC and NEC Electronics announced the development of a transistor that features a new gate stack structure using a Hf-based high-k dielectric and a metal gate electrode.
2014-06-05 Transistor squeezing approach improves power efficiency
The approach involves the application of a piezoelectric material, which expands upon voltage contact and compresses the silicon in the transistor with a pressure of about 10,000 atmospheres.
2008-05-07 Transistor photocouplers suit general-purpose apps
TAEC has rolled the TLP781, a general purpose photocoupler with transistor output that features high isolation voltage of up to 5,000Vrms.
2007-06-01 Transistor manages 300W over full UHF band
NXP's BLF878, said to be the first true 300W UHF transistor in high voltage generation 6 LDMOS, promises to deliver 300W over the full UHF band with high linearity and ruggedness.
2008-04-21 Transistor assures peak power for UHF broadcasts
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has introduced a 50V laterally diffused MOS (LDMOS) RF power transistor, which the company says is designed to deliver 50 percent higher output power than competing UHF TV broadcast solutions.
2016-05-16 Transistor arrays pack 1.5A sink-output driver
The TBD62064A and TBD62308A from Toshiba are geared for driving constant-voltage unipolar stepping motors and relays, and for multi-channel, general-purpose, low-side driver power applications.
2013-10-29 Toshiba's transistor photocouplers reduce power usage
TLP182, TLP183, TLP292, TLP293 support operation in temperatures of up to 125C, allowing reliable use in compact switching power supplies.
2003-06-12 Toshiba transistor made from HfSiON
Toshiba Corp. has developed a CMOS transistor that reduces gate leakage current to 1/1,000 that of conventional CMOS devices.
2009-01-19 Tiny SD/MMC voltage transistor targets portable apps
Texas Instruments has introduced a highly integrated SD/MMC card level shifter that allows engineers to bridge gap between two disparate voltage nodes while maintaining digital switching compatibility.
2003-01-07 The "new transistor"
The challenges the global electronics industry is presently experiencing have no equal in the past 50 years.
2002-09-13 Tachyonics develops low noise RF transistor
Tachyonics Co. Ltd has announced that it has developed an RF transistor that features a NF <1dB at 2GHz, 2V.
2005-10-21 ST offers the best of BJT and MOSFET in one single transistor
ST introduced a family of hybrid EBST designed for industrial three-phase auxiliary power supplies and Single-Ended Primary Inductance Converters (SEPIC) used as power factor pre-regulators in industrial lighting apps.
2007-11-09 Spice simulator aims at 1M transistor circuits
Berkeley Design Automation Inc. has introduced a 64bit version of its Analog FastSpice circuit simulator, which the company says delivers true SPICE accuracy on greater than 1M transistor circuits.
2007-04-23 Small signal RF-transistor: S-Parameters, Noise-Figure and Intermodulation
With the increasing need to reduce development time, RF designers are increasingly employing simulation tools which need accurate device data. This note is intended to help understand the origin of the values required and to reconstruct a similar setup for own analysis and verification.
2006-08-01 Sirenza unveils 'first' SOF 26-packaged LDMOS transistor
Sirenza has released its first plastic encapsulated, surface mount packaged LDMOS transistor exclusively housed in the company's low thermal resistant SOF-26 package.
2005-06-13 Sematech subsidiary tapped to manufacture transistor technology
Acorn Technologies Inc. has selected ATDF, a subsidiary of Sematech, to fabricate its XMOS proprietary metal source drain transistor technology for advanced ICs, Sematech said Thursday (June 9).
2008-12-23 Rugged RF power transistor released
HVVi Semiconductors Inc. has released the company's first product for radar applications in the UHF band that uses its High Voltage Vertical Field Effect Transistor architecture. Operating across the 420-470MHz band, the HVV0405-175 is a fully qualified 175W RF power transistor optimized for gain and ruggedness.
2007-05-22 RF transistor suits WiMAX applications
Nitronex Corp. has developed a 28V, 100W GaN high electron mobility transistor (HEMT) for WiMAX applications.
2012-09-04 RF transistor aimed at secondary surveillance radar aviation apps
Microsemi's 1011GN-700ELM is based on GaN on SiC technologies, and operates at 1030MHz and supports short- and long-pulsed extended length message.
2011-06-14 RF power transistor delivers 60MHz
NXP has launched Gen8 RF power transistors that are designed for wireless base stations and can deliver signal bandwidths of up to 60MHz.
2004-06-14 RF LDMOS transistor family just right for 2.5G, 3G wireless infrastructure
Freescale Semiconductor added sixth-generation RF products to its line of LDMOS power transistors for 2.5G and 3G wireless infrastructure apps.
2009-05-26 Researchers alert of transistor model glitch
Researchers at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology have warned of a fundamental flaw in the understanding of transistor noise, and suggest that unless it is solved, it could stand in the way of developing more efficient, lower powered devices.
2013-06-11 Research combines LED, power transistor in GaN chip
Engineers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute said the innovation could open the door to a new generation of LED technology that is less expensive to manufacture and significantly more efficient.
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