Nexperia Leads with 80V RETs for 48V Automotive and Other Higher Voltage Bus CircuitsFebruary 13, 2021 by Hailey Stewart
The new series (NHDTx and NHUMx) includes 42 parts with PNP / NPN combinations.
Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced industry’s first 80 V RET (Resistor-Equipped Transistor) family. These new RETs or ‘digital transistors’ provide enough headroom for use in 48 V automotive board net (e.g. mild hybrid and EV cars) and other higher voltage circuits which are often subject to large spikes and pulses that previous 50 V parts cannot handle.
Image courtesy of Nexperia
RETs save space and reduce manufacturing costs by combining the bias resistor and bias-emitter resistor in the same SOT23 (250 mW Ptot) or SOT323 (235 mW Ptot) package as the transistor. Double RETs (two transistors and two matching bias resistors and bias-emitter resistors) are also available in the SOT363 package with a Ptot of 350 mW for even greater integration and savings.
The new series (NHDTx and NHUMx) includes 42 parts with PNP / NPN combinations. These come with the same bias resistor combinations as Nexperia’s 50 V parts. Devices have a 100 mA current capability and are AEC-Q101-approved.
Frank Matschullat, product group manager at Nexperia comments: “Design engineers working on new EV applications can future-proof their systems with confidence by using Nexperia’s new RETs to simplify circuit design, save PCB space, reduce pick and place time and increase reliability. As well as 48 V automotive circuit driver applications, general-purpose switching and amplification and other digital systems will benefit from these new high voltage devices.”
80 V RETs in SOT23, SOT323 and SOT363 are available now. More information including product specs and datasheets is available at this link.
Nexperia is the expert in high-volume production of discrete and MOSFET components and analog & logic ICs that meet the stringent standards set by the Automotive industry. With an absolute focus on efficiency, Nexperia consistently produces the essential semiconductors required by every electronic design in the world: more than 90 billion annually. Products that are benchmarks in efficiency - in process, size, power and performance - with industry-leading small packages that save valuable energy and space. With decades of experience, supplying to the world’s biggest companies, Nexperia has over 11,000 employees across Asia, Europe and the U.S., offering global support. The company has an extensive IP portfolio and is certified to IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.