ROHM Unveils Dual MOSFETS that are Ideal for Factory Automation and Base Stations

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ROHM Semiconductor has developed dual-MOSFET products (Nch+Pch) featuring ±40 V/±60 V withstand voltages - the QH8Mx5/SH8Mx5 series. These devices are ideal for driving motors in base stations (cooling fans) and industrial applications such as factory automation equipment requiring 24 V input.

In recent years, MOSFETs are increasingly required to ensure sufficient margin against voltage fluctuations by providing 40 V and 60 V withstand voltages to support 24V input required for motors used in industrial equipment and base stations. Furthermore, MOSFETs are expected to deliver higher speed switching together with lower ON resistance to further improve the efficiency and miniaturization of motors.

In response, ROHM has developed its 6th generation 40V/60V MOSFETs utilizing the latest precision processes for the Nch MOSFETs, following the release of the latest generation Pch MOSFETs announced at the end of 2020. This combination allows ROHM to provide dual Nch+Pch MOSFETs that deliver the ±40V/±60V withstand voltage required for 24V input. Moreover, the company also developed the +40V/+60V QH8Kxx/SH8Kxx (Nch+Nch) series to support a wider range of needs (12 models in total of Nch+Pch and Nch+Nch).

The QH8Mx5/SH8Mx5 series utilizes original latest processes to achieve lower ON resistance - 61% lower than the Pch MOSFETs in dual MOSFETs products in the ±40V class. This contributes to significantly lower power consumption in a variety of applications. Furthermore, integrating 2 devices into a single package contributes to miniaturizing applications by reducing mounting area and decreasing the workload required for component selection (combining Nch and Pch).

ROHM will further continue to expand the lineup to include 100V and 150V products for industrial equipment that demands higher voltages, contributing to the market requirements for lower power consumption and size reduction of a wide variety of applications.

Key Features:

  1. Achieves class-leading low ON resistance: Utilizing the latest processes allows the development of best-in-class dual MOSFETs that reduce ON resistance by up to 61% and 39% in the Pch and Nch MOSFETs, respectively, compared with competitor ±40V products. This contributes to significantly lower power consumption in a variety of applications.
  2. Dual-product configuration contributes to greater miniaturization while reducing design load: Integrating two MOSFETs in a single package reduces application size along with the design load required for device selection. In terms of miniaturization, replacing existing dual Nch+Pch SOP8 products with these new TSMT8 models decreases mounting area by up to 75%.

Combine with a pre-driver IC to achieve the optimal motor drive solution

Combining these new products with ROHM’s market-proven pre-driver ICs for single-/three-phase brushless motors makes it possible to consider even smaller motors with lower consumption and quieter drives. By providing total support for peripheral circuit design that marries our dual-MOSFET series with pre-driver ICs, ROHM is able to offer the best motor drive solution for customer needs.

Applications:

  •     Fan motors for base stations and industrial equipment (i.e. factory automation, robots)
  •     Fan motors for large-scale consumer devices

Click here to learn more about the QH8Mx5/SH8Mx5 series.