Vishay Intertechnology's New AEC-Q101-Qualified FRED Pt(R) Ultrafast Recovery Rectifiers Save Space, Increase Power Density in Automotive and Telecom Applications

MALVERN, Pa., July 07, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE:VSH) today introduced four new 1 A and 2 A FRED Pt® Ultrafast recovery rectifiers in the compact low-profile SMF (DO-219AB) eSMP® series package. Combining extremely fast and soft recovery characteristics with low leakage current and low forward voltage drop, the AEC-Q101-qualified devices reduce switching losses and power dissipation in automotive and telecom applications.

The Vishay Semiconductors VS-1EFH01HM3, VS-1EFH01-M3, VS-2EFH01HM3, and VS-2EFH01-M3 offer reverse voltages of 100 V. The VS-1EFH02-M3 and VS-2EFH02-M3 provide reverse voltages of 200 V, joining the previously released VS-1EFH02HM3 and VS-2EFH02HM3. The FRED Pt rectifiers feature reverse recovery times of 16 ns and typical forward voltage drop of 0.74 V at 1 A and 0.75 V at 2 A. With compact footprints and low profiles of < 1 mm, the SMF saves significant PCB space compared with standard SMA, SMB, and SMC packages while increasing power density to lower overall costs.

The FRED Pt rectifiers are optimized for DC/DC converters in automotive engine control units (ECU), anti-lock braking systems (ABS), and LED lighting, in addition to telecom DC/DC bricks. The devices feature a planar structure and platinum doped lifetime control to guarantee high overall performance, ruggedness, and reliability characteristics in these applications. The components offer an operating junction temperature to +175 °C for a more robust design.

The devices released today provide an MSL moisture level of 1 per J-STD-020, LF maximum peak of +260 °C, meet the JESD 201 class 2 whisker test, and are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free. The rectifiers are ideal for automated placement and allow for automated optical inspection (AOI) in automotive systems.

Samples and production quantities of the new FRED Pt rectifiers are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors, and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial, computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can be found on the Internet at

eSMP and FRED Pt are registered trademarks of Vishay Intertechnology.

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Link to product datasheets: (VS-1EFH02-M3/I) (VS-1EFH02HM3/I) (VS-1EFH01-M3/I) (VS-1EFH01HM3/I) (VS-2EFH02-M3/I) (VS-2EFH02HM3/I) (VS-2EFH01-M3/I) (VS-2EFH01HM3/I)

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For more information please contact: Vishay Intertechnology Peter Henrici, +1 408 567-8400 or Redpines Bob Decker, +1 415 409-0233

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