Nexperia launches interactive datasheets for MOSFET behaviour analysis
Nexperia has developed the next generation of interactive datasheets for its power MOSFETs.
By manipulating interactive sliders within the datasheets, users can manually adjust the voltage, current, temperature and other conditions for circuit application and see how the operating point of a device dynamically responds to these changes.
These interactive datasheets use Nexperia’s electrothermal models to calculate the operating point of a device, essentially providing a graphical interface to a cloud-based circuit simulator.
The interface also allow engineers to visualize immediately the interaction between parameters such as gate voltage, drain current, RDS(on) and temperature, with the device behaviour displayed dynamically in tables or graphs.
This can eliminate the time needed for an engineer to perform manual calculations or set up and debug a circuit simulation.
While datasheets contain a wealth of information, including the minimum, maximum and typical specifications across dozens of device parameters, it is often difficult to determine how these are interrelated. This means engineers, especially with less experience in power designs, often have to perform time-consuming manual calculations or set up a circuit simulator using models provided by the manufacturer.
Even then, many manufacturers’ simulation models do not show the effect of temperature changes on device behaviour. The interactive datasheets show real-time interaction across different parameters as they are manually changed with the sliders.
The new interactive datasheets are offered in addition to the traditional static datasheets and operate in any standard web browser without the requirement of additional software for device simulation.
With the initial version currently under patent application, Nexperia will be working with engineers to evaluate how interactive datasheets are used in real-time in order to broaden the functionality of future versions.
“Whether you are a Design Engineer looking to see how a device will perform at elevated temperature, or a Component Engineer trying to compare devices under different test conditions, our new interactive datasheets are designed to make your life easier,” said Chris Boyce, Senior Director of Nexperia’s Power MOSFET business.
More than 200 interactive datasheets are already available, covering the devices in Nexperia’s latest generations of Automotive and Industrial Power MOSFETs. Over time, the Company plans to make them available for its entire portfolio of discrete MOSFETs and other devices.