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IR’s Family of Battery Protection MOSFETs Offers Cost-Effective, Flexible Solution for Mobile Applications

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International Rectifier, IR(R) (NYSE:IRF) , a world leader in power management technology, today announced the introduction of an extensive portfolio of devices featuring IR’s latest low-voltage MOSFET silicon for lithium-ion battery protection applications including the IRL6297SD dual N-channel DirectFET(R) MOSFET.

Featuring very low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) to significantly cut conduction losses, the new power MOSFETs are available as 20V and 30V devices in N- and P-Channel configurations. Designed with a maximum gate drive from 12Vgs, these devices are ideal for battery protection circuits with two cells in series. The IRL6297SD offers two 20V N-Channel MOSFETs in a common drain configuration packaged in a compact, thermally efficient DirectFET(R) Small Can package.

“IR’s broad portfolio of MOSFETs for battery management is available in industry standard packages as well as the dual Small Can DirectFET(R) for compact designs. As a result of the low Rds(on) of this platform, these devices can be used to replace MOSFETs in larger packages to save both board space and reduce system cost,” said St’ephane Ernoux, Director, IR’s Power Management Devices Business Unit.

All of the new devices are MSL1 and RoHS compliant containing no lead, bromide or halogen.

Datasheets and a MOSFET product selection tool are available on the International Rectifier website at http://www.irf.com.

More information is available on the International Rectifier website at www.irf.com.

Availability and Pricing

Pricing for the IRL6297SD begins at US $0.45 each in 10,000 unit quantities. Production orders are available immediately. Prices are subject to change.

About International Rectifier

International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management technology. IR’s analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components enable high performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world’s single largest consumer of electricity. Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR’s power management benchmarks to power their next generation products. For more information, go to www.irf.com.

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