Stealthy diodes

Fairchild Semiconductor International has introduced a new series of 1200V fast/soft recovery diodes.

Fairchild Semiconductor International has extended its line of Stealth fast/soft recovery diodes with the introduction of a new series of 1200V, avalanche energy rated parts designed for switch mode power supplies and other high power/high frequency applications.

Stealth technology combines fast/soft recovery switching with low reverse recovery current (IRRM) to reduce switching transistor turn-on losses in hard-switched applications.

Soft recovery minimises ringing to expand the range of conditions under which the diode may be operated without using additional snubber circuitry.

Stealth diodes are available in single and dual packaged (common cathode) configurations in TO-220 and TO-247 packages, as well as in a surface mount TO-263 (D2PAK) package, for saving board space and simplifying assembly.