Diodes unveils ultra-miniature diodes for use in lightweight portable products

March 13, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Diodes Incorporated has unveiled the company's first products to be housed in the ultra-miniature X3-DFN0603-2 package. The company's first 6.0 V Zener and switching diodes to be provided in the 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm x 0.3 mm format take 70% less PCB space than DFN1006-2 packaged alternatives and have an off-board height 40% lower.

Meeting increasing demand for component miniaturization in lightweight portable products such as tablets and mobile handsets, the X3-DFN0603-2 package will also help increase efficiency, with its thermally efficient design achieving 250 mW power dissipation and improve electrical performance, through reduced lead inductance.

Diodes has initially introduced a series of seven low-leakage Zeners in the miniature package, suitable for voltage referencing, regulation, over-voltage protection and voltage-limiting applications. The 'GDZ' Zeners offer nominal voltages from 5.1 V through to 8.2 V with a commendable ±5% Vz tolerance.

Also introduced in the miniature package at this time are two low capacitance (CT≤3pF) 85 V rated switching diodes. The 1SS361LP3 is characterized by fast-switching performance (tRR≤4ns), while the BSA116LP3's low-leakage current (IR≤10 nA) helps extend battery life.

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