Vishay Expands Offering of FRED Pt Recovery Rectifiers

March 6, 2020 Perry Cohen

Vishay has expanded its offering of FRED Pt Ultrafast recovery rectifiers with eight new 100 V and 200 V devices in the eSMP series SlimSMAW (DO-221AD) package with a low 0.9 mm profile.

The 2 A and 3 A rectifiers offer high current density, while its wide leads provide stronger adhesion to the PCB and improve automated optical inspection (AOI) in automotive systems, according to the company. FRED Pt Ultrafast technology allows for recovery times down to 16 ns at TJ = 25 °C, reduced Qrr to 20 nC, and soft recovery features over the entire working temperature range of 55 °C to +175 °C.

Available in AEC-Q101 qualified versions, the rectifiers feature low forward voltage drop down to 0.69 V, which reduces power losses and improves efficiency in high frequency inverters, DC/DC converters, freewheeling diodes, and power factor correction in automotive engine control units (ECU), anti-lock braking systems (ABS), and HID and LED lighting, and telecom and industrial power supplies.

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