Nexperia has released its latest product additions to a growing range of discrete devices, which it offers in leadless DFN packages with side-wettable flanks. These space-saving and rugged components help fulfil the demands of next-generation applications in smart and electric vehicles. The AEC-Q101 range of devices offered cuts across all of the company's product groups and includes the BC817QBH-Q and BC807QBH-Q series 45V, 500mA NPN/PNP general-purpose transistors in DFN1110D-3; BAT32LS-Q and BAT42LS-Q general-purpose Schottky diode in DFN1006BD-2; BAS21LS-Q high-speed switching diode in DFN1006BD-2 package; PDTA143/114/124/144EQB-Q series 50V 100mA PNP Resistor-Equipped Transistor family in DFN1110D-3 package; and 2N7002KQB – 60V N-channel Trench MOSFET and BSS84AKQB – 50V, P-channel Trench MOSFET in DFN1110D-3 package.
Leadless DFN packages are up to 90% smaller than SOT23 packages, and this assists in lowering the amount of board space needed for the growing number of electronic components being employed in the latest vehicles. The side-wettable flank feature provides a very reliable AOI of solder joint quality. Its DFN packages provide exceptional thermal performance with high Ptot and are also the most rugged in the industry, passing extended lifetime and reliability tests.
"Nexperia pioneered side-wettable DFN and now offers the widest range of AEC-Q101 qualified discrete components in these miniature leadless packages", states Mark Roeloffzen, senior vice president and general manager of Nexperia's Bipolar Discretes Business Group. "More than 460 different high-volume devices are available in the recently released DFN1412D-3, DFN1110D-3, and DFN1006BD-2 packages. By offering even more devices in these miniature packages, Nexperia provides design engineers with greater opportunities to make their designs future-proof, having an impact on the mobility of the future. The new technology has already seen success with design-in and commitment from major Tier 1 automotive suppliers."