ALISO VIEJO, Calif., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading provider of semiconductor solutions differentiated by power, security, reliability and performance, today strengthened its RF power product line with the introduction of the DRF1400 power MOSFET. It is well-suited for use in RF generators for a wide range of industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) applications including plasma generation for semiconductors, LCD and solar cell manufacturing, and CO2 lasers operating up to 30 megahertz (MHz.)
Microsemi's DRF family of products integrates RF gate drivers, power MOSFETs and associated bypass capacitors in a single highly thermal performance package. The DRF1400 is a half-bridge topology and it is the first device of its type in the company's DRF family to deliver efficiency of greater than 92 percent at 1 kilowatt (kW). In addition, the low parasitic capacitance and inductance, coupled with the Schmitt trigger input, Kelvin signal ground, anti-ring function, invert and non-invert select pin, provide improved stability and control in kW to multi-kilowatt, high frequency ISM applications. The high level of integration also allows the product to reduce bill-of-material component counts and costs. Additional features include:
- Integrated RF drivers for simplified driver stage design, allowing simple logic signals at input;
- Internal bypass capacitors for reduced parasitic inductance and most stable supply voltages;
- High breakdown voltage (500V) MOSFETs, enabling higher power output per half-bridge; and
- High thermal performance proprietary package capable of delivering up to 1.4 kW of power.
Engineering samples of the DRF1400 are available now. An associated DRF1400 reference design kit (13.56 MHz, Class-D half bridge) is also available for purchase from Microsemi. This reference design includes all of the necessary hardware to quickly launch > 1kW of RF power. A design guide is also available (http://www.microsemi.com/en/sites/default/files/datasheets/1817%20B.pdf) which covers the basics of operation and design consideration for RF system designers.
For more information, view the DRF1400 data sheet at http://www.microsemi.com/en/fulltext-search/drf1400 or contact Microsemi via email at email@example.com.
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