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Case 2: Selection of a MOSFET to increase the withstand voltage margin: Power supply product
Keywords: 45-V MOSFET, latest MOSFET, low RDS(ON), low Qoss, power supply development

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Voltage surge transients exceeded the available margin.
There seemed no alternative but to place an order for a MOSFET with custom specifications...
45-V devices in the U-MOSIX-H series that meet your requirements for “a little more voltage margin”

Product Overview

U-MOSIX-H series available with five VDSS points: 30 V, 40 V, 45 V, 60 V and 100 V

Features

  • Industry’s best trade-off between on-resistance and output charge*1
  • Low output loss due to low QOSS*2
  • Extensive product lineup

*1  As of November 2017 for MOSEFTs with equivalent ratings (as surveyed by Toshiba)
*2  QOSS: Output charge

Problem-Solving Examples

Solution for Company F, an industrial equipment manufacturer (Employee population: 1,500)

Company F was developing a new power supply product, applying a 20% derating factor to the in-house specification requirements. At first, its design team used typical 40-V MOSFETs for the power supply unit with a 12-V output. The 20% derating means that the maximum allowable voltage for the 40-V MOSFETs is 32 V . An evaluation indicated, however, that the power supply unit could generate voltage surge transients as high as 34 V, i.e., 2 V higher than the maximum allowable voltage.
The design could not be modified in such a manner as to keep surge voltage below 32 V because doing so caused the circuit’s switching speed to become too slow. In contrast, using 60-V MOSFETs, for example, was inconceivable because of high on-resistance. Another alternative was to place an order for a customized MOSFET rated at 43 V, but it was unjustifiable in terms of cost.
Company F faced a tough decision of whether to use standard MOSFETs or order customized MOSFETs.

Solving the dilemma with Toshiba’s latest U-MOSIX-H series

It was just at that time when F’s engineer heard about Toshiba’s MOSFET from an agent. In addition to 30-V and 40-V MOSFETs, 45-V MOSFETs are available in Toshiba’ latest U-MOSIX-H series.

Latest U-MOSVIX-H Series

Latest U-MOSVIX-H Series
Features of U-MOSIX-H (VDSS = 40 V)

  • Industry’s lowest-class RDS(ON):
    RDS(ON)*3=0.65mΩ typical (VGS=10V)
    *TPWR8004PL

  • Low output loss due to low QQSS:
    RDS(ON) × QOSS = 56mΩ・nC(VDS=20V)
    *TPWR8004PL

  • Guaranteed up to a channel temperature (Tch) of 175°C

*3 RDS(ON): Drain-source on-resistance

Toshiba’s 45-V MOSFETs of the U-MOSIX-H series, which have the same size and footprint as 40-V MOSFETs, serve as an easy replacement for 40-V MOSFETs. In addition, the 45-V MOSFETs have an on-resistance, RDS(ON), close to that of the 40-V MOSFETs. Therefore, when derated by 20%, the 45-V MOSFETs tolerate surge transients of up to 36 V.
By using Toshiba’s 45-V MOSFETs of the U-MOSIX-H series, Company F met the customer requirements and managed to deliver a power supply unit to the customer.

List of Problem-Solving Examples

Case 1: Selection of a MOSFET to meet power supply specifications: DC-DC converter


Low-voltage MOSFET, Qoss reduction, low on-resistance, double-sided-cooling package, reducing the size of a DC-DC converter

Case 3: Selection of a MOSFET to improve the efficiency of a server power supply

High-voltage MOSFET, super-junction MOSFET, standard switching speed, high switching speed, high-speed diode

Case 4: EMI noise solutions based on the results of simulation


EMI noise problem, documents on the resolution of EMI problems, causes of gate oscillation, maintaining high efficiency, development of a new product 

Case 5: Using a photocoupler to solve a problem of an industrial robot caused by overcurrent



Photocoupler for IGBT/MOSFET drive, optical isolation, alleviating an overcurrent problem, design support by specialized engineers

Case 6: Using a solid-state relay to reduce the size and prolong the service life of power supply units for Programmable Logic Controller
(PLC)


Reducing the size of a control relay unit, semiconductor, long service life, board size reduction, countermeasure for the effects of magnetic fields 

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