Automotive MOSFETs in reduced-outline packages

November 13, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
Toshiba Electronics has added power N-channel and P-channel MOSFETs for automotive applications in three new miniature package formats that will help designers make significant PCB space savings without compromising performance.

TPCA8xxx, TPCC8xxx and TPCP8xxx series MOSFETs offer N-channel and P-channel variants and are provided in SOP Advance, TSON Advance and PS-8 package formats respectively. Respective dimensions are 5 x 6 x 0.95 mm; 3.3 x 3.3 x 0.85 mm and 2.8 x 2.9 x 0.8 mm. All of the new devices are 175°C rated and feature low on-resistance and low input capacitance leading to low conduction and switching power loss. SOP Advance and TSON Advance packages have bottom-side metal heat slugs to conduct heat better than conventional miniature packages, such as SOP-8.

Use them for mid-power applications where DPAK devices are conventionally used. TSON advance and PS-8 devices can replace SOP-8 devices and save board space.

The TPCA8xxx SOP-Advance MOSFETs offer voltage and current ratings up to +60V and 40A for N-channel devices and -60V and -35A for P-channel devices. The TPCC8xxx TSON Advance series features voltages and currents to +60V/-60V and +30/-30A. TPCP8xxx N-channel PS-8 MOSFETs can be supplied as single-channel devices with ratings to +60V and 10A or in a dual-channel version rated to 40V and 5A. P-channel TPCP8xxx MOSFETs are available for voltages and currents up to -60V and -8A. Toshiba can also supply a PS-8 packaged device that combines a 40V, 5A N-channel MOSFET and a -40V, -4A P-channel MOSFET in the same ultra-miniature package.

Toshiba Electronics Europe; www.toshiba-components.com