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May 8th, 2012
 
Toshiba announces next-generation Superjunction, deep trench process power MOSFETs
 
New process to be deployed in latest 600V MOSFETs delivers ultra-low Rdson reduced switching losses and lower tendency to ‘ringing’.
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Toshiba Electronics Europe (TEE) has announced a  new-generation of superjunction (SJ) technology for power MOSFETs. Products based on  the DTMOS-IV technology will make ideal switching devices in switch mode power supplies,  lighting ballasts and other power applications that demand a combination of high-speed  operation, high-efficiency, and low EMI noise.   Because SJ MOSFETs offer ultra-low on resistance below the silicon limit they allow device  miniaturisation and PCB space saving without power loss penalties. As a result, Toshiba’s  new DTMOS-IV process – which is being deployed in the company’s latest family of highspeed, high-efficiency 600V power MOSFETs - offers on resistance ratings that are up to  40% lower than first-generation DTMOS products for the same die size. This means that  designers can now choose a 600V MOSFET in TO-220SIS package with an RDS(ON)  of just  0.065Ω, or a similar device in a TO-3P(N) package with an RDS(ON)  down to 0.04Ω.

 In addition to driving down on resistance, DTMOS-IV has also allowed Toshiba to minimise  MOSFET output capacitance (Coss) for optimised SPS operation at light load. Furthermore,  an optimised gate-drain capacitance (Cgd) delivers improved dv/dt switching control, while an  optimised RDS(ON) *Qg  figure of merit supports high-efficiency switching.

Finally, by supporting    lower dv/dt ratings, DTMOS-IV also reduces the tendency to ringing in high-speed switching  circuitry.  The DTMOS-IV technology uses a deep-trench filling process that results in a narrowing of  the lateral superjunction pitch, leading to optimised overall performance.  The first MOSFETs to be based on DTMOS-IV are available now in an expanded line-up that  comprises DPAK, IPAK, D2PAK, I2PAK, TO-220, TO-220SIS, TO-247, TO-3P(N) and TO- 3P(L) packages.


 
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