15 June 2011 Rectifiers increase reliability in automotive applications Diodes Incorporated has announced the first devices in a family of Super Barrier Rectifiers (SBR) designed for automotive applications. The company claims the devices have a lower forward voltage drop, improved avalanche rating and higher safe operating area than alternative Schottky or ultrafast diode alternatives. The rugged rectifiers are designed to enable automotive designers to increase the reliability of motor control, display panel and LED lighting circuits. Utilising Diodes' patented SBR technology, the AECQ101 qualified SBR20A60CTBQ, SBR30A45CTBQ and SBR3045CTBQ rectifiers handle output currents of 20 and 30A and are provided in an industry standard TO-263 package, while the SBR1045D1Q is rated for 10A and comes in a slightly smaller TO-252 package. The SBRs' low VF means circuit power efficiency can be improved and cooler operation achieved. The resulting improvement in reliability is further increased by the devices' higher reverse avalanche rating, said to provide greater protection against transient voltage spikes. Its lower reverse leakage provides a higher SOA and guards against thermal runaway in high temperature operating conditions. Author Diodes Incorporated Comment on this article Websites http://www.diodes.com Companies Diodes Incorporated This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.