Taiwan Semiconductor, a global supplier of discrete power electronics devices, LED drivers, analog ICs, and ESD protection devices, announces its new ThinDPAK® family of ultra-fast-recovery Schottky rectifiers. ThinDPAK devices have the same footprint as standard DPAKs, but come in a thinner (1.33mm) package and offer superior power density and thermal performance. Fully AEC-Q qualified with a maximum operating temperature (Tj, max) of  175°C and typical reverse-recovery time of 25ns, ThinDPAKs assure reliability in automotive power electronics, high-frequency inverters, steering diodes in HV applications, DC/DC converters, as freewheeling diodes, reverse battery protection, lighting, and many other applications.

The planar Schottky topology of advanced ThinDPAK devices provides industry-leading rectification efficiency that dissipates less heat than alternatives. For the heat that is dissipated, the new ThinDPAK devices’ thermal resistance (Rj∅A) is 21.9% lower. Moreover, the devices save both weight and headroom compared to standard DPAKs.

“Our new ThinDPAKs are an excellent choice for optimizing new designs; and also for upgrading the performance of existing designs,” said Sam Wang, vice president, TSC Products. “Although ThinDPAKs are thinner, their footprint is identical to standard DPAKs, allowing simple drop-in replacement and easy trial.”

The ThinDPAK series comprises a selection of 34 devices with reverse voltage ratings from 45 Vdc to 200 Vdc with current ratings up to 150 A. Devices are available in single and dual (common cathode) configurations.