Automotive-qualified n-channel MOSFETs can boost fuel efficiency, says Toshiba

N-channel MOSFETs for automotive applications are based on Toshiba’s U-MOSVIII-H process technology and are claimed to both reduce the size of a vehicles electronic control units (ECUs) and curb fuel consumption.

The XPN3R804NC and XPN7R104NC both have 40V voltage ratings, while the XPN6R706NC and XPN12006NC support 60V operation. They all exhibit low on-resistance values, reaching down to 3.8mOhm for the XPN3R804NC at 10V. Another characteristic is minimal leakage current, adds Toshiba.

The MOSFETs are housed in surface-mount TSON Advance (WF) packages to minimise the amount of board space required. The MOSFETs have a typical footprint of 3.3 x 3.6mm and can replace devices that have dimensions up to 5.0 x 6.0mm. The use of wettable flank terminals benefits board mounting procedures and automated optical inspection (AOI) activities, Toshiba claims.

Complying to AEC-Q101, the MOSFET devices are compact for automotive environments such as ECUs, where they can contribute “significantly” to reducing size. Other application include switching regulators, DC/DC converters and motor drivers.

Toshiba Electronics Europe is the European electronic components business of Toshiba Electronic Devices and Storage (Toshiba). TEE offers European consumers and businesses a variety of hard disk drive (HDD) products plus semiconductor products for automotive, industrial, IoT, motion control, telecomms, networking, consumer and white goods applications.

The company’s broad portfolio encompasses integrated wireless ICs, power semiconductors, microcontrollers, optical semiconductors, ASSPs and discrete devices ranging from diodes to logic ICs.

TEE has headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, with branch offices in France, Italy, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom providing design, manufacturing, marketing and sales.

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