Low-voltage MOSFET, Qoss reduction, low on-resistance, double-sided-cooling package, reducing the size of a DC-DC converter
A new power supply unit with reduced size failed the final test.
Its design was so complicated, finding a solution seemed a hopeless task. And time ticked away...
U-MOSIX-H low-voltage MOSFET series with the industry’s best-in-class trade-off between on-resistance and capacitance*1
Toshiba offers a high-efficiency, low-voltage MOSFET series for DC-DC converter applications with improved Qoss characteristics. Fabricated with the latest Gen-9 process, this MOSFET series helps improve the power supply efficiency.
Company B started to develop a new power supply unit, aiming to reduce the size and improve the efficiency of a DC-DC converter. However, the final pre-production test of the new power supply unit revealed that it did not meet the target specifications.
The design team tried to identify the causes, but was having difficulty due to the complexity of its design. Since the power supply unit consists of many parts from different sources, the design team only managed to acquire information about individual parts from their manufacturers. Therefore, the design team did not have the slightest clue as to the matching between devices. After production was put on hold, time just passed away as the design team was unable to find a solution.
One day, an engineer of Company B asked a distributor for advice. The distributor referred him to an engineer of Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation, saying, “Toshiba is good at finding solutions for problems concerning power supply circuits.” Toshiba’s engineer visited Company B to analyze the circuit board in question. As a result, it was found that characteristic matching between devices from different manufacturers and heat dissipation were not working well, causing a decrease in conversion efficiency.
In order to improve conversion efficiency, Toshiba’s engineer recommended using the U-MOSIX-H low-voltage MOSFET series. Designed specifically to improve the Qoss characteristics, the U-MOSIX-H series provides the industry’s best-in-class trade-off between on-resistance and capacitance and therefore delivers high conversion efficiency.
The U-MOSVIII-H and U-MOSIX-H series are available with a wide range of VDSS from 30 V to 250 V. They are also available in double-sided-cooling packages to aid in heat dissipation. Because of their extensive product lineups, there was a device in the U-MOSIX-H series that provides optimal matching with the converter circuit concerned.
Consequently, a prototype of a new power supply unit met the specifications, enabling Company B to proceed with its production.
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