Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) announced the AONA66916, a 100V MOSFET packaged in the company’s innovatively designed top and bottom side cooling DFN 5 x 6 package. Designers have long trusted AOS power semiconductors as essential components that help them meet a wide variety of high performance application requirements.
Now, in delivering a state-of-the-art package that keeps its semiconductor products cooler, AOS is taking a huge step in enabling engineers to develop more efficient designs in telecommunications and industrial applications that must frequently operate in harsh conditions.
Typically, when using the standard DFN 5×6 package, the bottom contact is the main contributor for cooling, and most of the heat generated by the Power MOSFETs will be transferred to the PCB. This increases the PCB thermal management design considerations to meet system requirements. AOS’ new top and bottom cooling DFN 5×6 package is designed to achieve the highest heat transfer between the exposed top contact and heat sink due to its large surface contact area construction.
This allows the device to achieve a low thermal resistance (Rthc-top max) of 0.5°C / W with results being transferred to the PCB board, enabling significant thermal performance improvements. The top exposed DFN 5×6 package of the AONA66916 shares the same 5mm x 6mm footprint as AOS’ standard DFN 5×6 package, eliminating the need to modify existing PCB layouts.
Another benefit of the AONA66916 is that it utilizes AOS’ 100V AlphaSGT™ technology, providing excellent FOM for balanced performance in hard switching applications. AONA66916 has a maximum RDS(on) rating of 3.4mOhms and has a 175°C junction temperature rating.
“Cooling the power MOSFET in high power design can be challenging, and AOS has successfully addressed this essential issue with our advanced top exposed package design. It not only enables better thermal transfer from its top side exposed contact to heat sink due to large exposed surface area, our new package delivers a much cooler device that contributes to a more efficient and robust final design,” said Peter H. Wilson, Marketing Sr. Director of the MOSFET product line at AOS.
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