SILICONIX, a subsidiary of Vishay Intertechnology, has announced the introduction of seven new temperature and current sensing TrenchFETs -- including the industry's first 75V current sensing MOSFET -- in a thermally enhanced D2PAK package.
Vishay Intertechnology is represented in Australia by Braemac .
The new 30 to 75V TrenchFETs are designed for any application requiring temperature or current sensing, such as motor drives and valve drives, as well as industrial and automotive applications including door modules, EPS, and 12V or 42V Powernet systems in cars.
The temperature sensing function of the new SUM Series devices can be used to allow the MOSFET to shut down circuitry before extreme temperature causes circuit malfunction or damage.
Likewise, the current sensing diode allows the MOSFET to shut down circuitry when it detects excessive current, as in the case of a stalled motor or short circuit.