Schottky diodes utilize 66 percent less space

October 04, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Diodes Incorporated has unveiled the first Schottky diode to be offered in the miniature leadless DFN0603 package.

Handling switching, reverse-blocking and rectification functions, the 30 V, 0.1 A-rated SDM02U30LP3 meets the higher density design requirements of ultra portables, including smart phones and tablets.

Measuring 0.62 mm x 0.32 mm x 0.30 mm, the DFN0603 packaged Schottky uses around 66% less board space than the industry-standard DFN1006 and SOD923 alternatives. Additionally, the DFN0603 has an off-board profile advantage compared with the DFN1006 and SOD923, as it is 25% thinner.

To ensure that power losses are minimized and portable battery lifetime is maximized, the SDM02U30LPS is characterized by a low forward voltage of 0.37 V and a maximum leakage current of 7 μA.

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