The new devices have been optimized specifically for under-the-hood applications. The 40V devices are made for EPS and the 75V devices are made for ISA. Additionally, highly efficient 55V devices have been developed for ABS, allowing the designer to use small-die devices in the circuit, helping to reduce size and cost. The products also feature the new avalanche rating technique. These new stripe planar devices are now so rugged that avalanche capability can be rated as a purely thermal phenomenon. Designers can now choose a safe operation area for circuits depending on the power MOSFET junction temperature.
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