ROHM presents new 200V Ultra-low IR Schottky Barrier Diodes
Ensures stable operation under high temperature environments and contributes to lower power consumption and space savings in automotive systems
Willich-Münchheide, Germany, November 19, 2019 ROHM today announced the availability of 200V ultra-low IR Schottky Barrier Diodes (SBD) optimized for automotive applications including powertrains and xEVs. The RBxx8BM/NS200 expands on the RBxx8 lineup of SBDs enabling high temperature operation that have already been proven in the automotive market in Japan. This new series offers ultra-low leakage current (IR) characteristics to achieve high withstand voltage of 200V. Replacing Fast Recovery Diodes (FRD) and rectifier diodes typically used in vehicle systems with ROHM's new SBDs make it possible to improve forward voltage (VF) characteristics significantly (11% lower than conventional FRDs). This reduces application power losses and allows smaller package designs by reducing heat generation, contributing to greater space savings.
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In recent years, the technological trend in Drive Systems for 48V mild hybrids is mechanical integration, in which the motor and peripheral circuits are combined into a single module. This demands high efficiency and high voltage SBDs capable of stable operation at high temperatures. At the same time, higher voltage SBDs are required in systems utilizing conventional 150V components to increase functionality and reliability.

ROHM has been offering the RBxx8 lineup of ultra-low IR SBDs that withstand up to 150V compatible with high temperature automotive environments. This latest series adds 200V models to meet the new automotive requirements. ROHM will continue to enhance its lineup and contribute to lower power consumption and greater space savings in a wide range of applications in the industrial and automotive fields.
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Key Features
SBDs featuring superior efficiency are expected to replace conventional rectifier diodes and FRDs in automotive power supply exposed to high temperature. However, one drawback of SBDs is degraded IR characteristics at higher operating temperatures that can lead to thermal runaway, requiring products that provide stable operation at higher temperatures.
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The RBxx8 series utilizes a barrier metal optimized for high temperature that significantly improves the IR characteristics (which is perhaps the most important challenge when using SBDs in automotive power supply). This ensures safe operation at high temperatures in automotive and industrial applications, eliminating the possibility of thermal runaway.

1. Replacing FRDs decreases application power consumption
Ultra-low IR allows ROHM to achieve high withstand voltage of 200V. This enables replacing 200V FRDs used in automotive systems with high efficiency SBDs. Therefore, the RBxx8BM/NS200 series reduces VF characteristics by 11% over conventional FRDs, contributing to lower application power losses.

2. Low heat generation reduces package size, contributing to greater space savings in a variety of applications
Reducing VF minimizes heat generation, enables users to adopt one smaller package size vs conventional solutions. ROHM is currently developing medium power packages, with plans to decrease mounting area by as much as 71% by replacing 5.9mm × 6.9mm FRDs with compact 2.5mm × 4.7mm products.
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Lineup
The addition of these eight new 200V models brings the total number of products in the RBxx8 lineup to 212.
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Availability: Now

Applications
Automotive applications (i.e. xEVs) such as powertrain, industrial inverters, and various types of power supplies
About ROHM Semiconductor

ROHM Semiconductor is a global company of 398,989 million yen (3,652 billion US$) revenue per March 31th, 2019 with 22,899 employees. ROHM Semiconductor develops and manufactures a very large product range from the Ultra Low Power Microcontroller, Power Management, Standard ICs, SiC Diodes, MOSFETs and Modules, Power Transistors and Diodes, LEDs to passives components such as Resistors, Tantalum Capacitors and LED display units, thermal Printheads in state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, China and Europe.
LAPIS Semiconductor (former OKI Semiconductor), SiCrystal GmbH, Kionix are companies of ROHM Semiconductor Group.
ROHM Semiconductor Europe has its head office near Dusseldorf serving the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa).
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