Nexperia has released what is claimed to be the industry’s widest portfolio of automotive-qualified discretes in space-saving, thermally-efficient, AOI-compatible DFN packages. The AEC-Q101 range of devices offered cuts across all the company's product groups and comprises switching, Schottky, Zener and protection diodes, bipolar junction transistors (BJTs), N and P-channel MOSFETs, resistor-equipped transistors and LED drivers.
Automotive qualified discrete leadless packages provided by the company range from the small form factor DFN1006BD-2 (1mm x 0.6mm x 0.5mm) up to DFN2020D-3 (2mm x 2mm x 0.65mm), including the recently-released DFN1110D-3 and DFN1412D-3 styles. DFN devices can measure as small as 0.6mm2 providing a PCB space-saving of up to 90% when compared to current SOT23 devices. The superior thermal performance (Rth(j-sp)) provides an equal or better Ptot on the smaller DFN footprint. At the same time, these packages remain cooler and enhance overall system reliability. The company's DFN package technology supports a Tj capability of up to 175C.
Mark Roeloffzen, vice president and general manager of Nexperia’s Bipolar Discretes Business Group comments: “With the automotive DFN package family Nexperia gives engineers the choice: either to develop their application with current leaded SMD packages or in the space-saving DFN technology. We are dedicated to lead the market with package innovation serving customer needs and offering the broadest discrete portfolio in DFN technology.”