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Nexperia looks to enable large logic functions in small form factor systems

Nexperia has announced what it claims are the world’s smallest and lowest profile 14,16, 20 and 24 pin packages for standard logic devices.

The 16 pin DHXQFN package, for example, is 45% smaller than the industry-standard DQFN16 leadless device. Not only has it gor a significantly smaller footprint compared to oher devices, but the new package also offers a 25% saving in PCB area.

Measuring 2mm x 2mm (14 pin), 2mm x 2.4mm (16 pin), 2mm x 3.2mm (20 pin) and 2mm x 4mm (24 pin), the 0.4mm pitch DHXQFN packages are only 0.45mm high. The parts include: hex inverting Schmitt-triggers; 8-bit SIPO shift registers with output latches; 4-bit dual supply translating transceivers; octal buffer/line drivers; octal bus transceivers; and 8-bit dual supply translating transceivers.

Commenting Ashish Jha, Nexperia’s product manager said, “Nexperia has a history of over 50 years developing standard logic parts, and we aspire to become the undisputed market leader during the next three years. These new packages are an example of the innovation we are bringing. Previously, incorporating large logic functions into a system with a small form factor was unthinkable. However, our new DHXQFN package enables complex functions such as 74HC595 shift registers to fit into space-sensitive applications like smartwatches, mobile devices and internet connected industrial devices.”

Due to the small footprint of DHXQFN package it is possible for devices to be placed closer to the bypass capacitor. This can be a significant advantage in designs with limited board space for glue logic parts, and also results in increased performance in high frequency applications since the traces between logic device and capacitor are shorter.

Neil Tyler

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