Electronic Design

Power Block Trims Package Size

The CSD86330Q3D NexFET Power Block comes in a 3 mm x 3 mm SON package and achieves greater than 90 percent efficiency at 15A in half the area of comparable devices requiring two discrete power MOSFETs. As per the company, the chip improves efficiency with only a +35°C rise in temperature at 15A with no airflow and the SON package with an exposed grounded pad simplifies layout and improves thermal performance. Pricing for the CSD86330Q3D is $0.95 each/1,000. Samples and evaluation modules are available. TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INC., Dallas, TX. (800) 477-8924.

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