Photo Release -- Alpha And Omega Semiconductor Sets A New Standard With XS Series MOSFET Packaging Technology

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Oct. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOS) (Nasdaq:AOSL), a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, today set a new standard in power density and technology innovation for discrete power MOSFETs with exposed-source XSFET™, a new patent-pending packaging technology. XSFET incorporates the packaging technology where the bottom of the package is the "source," which enables power designers to remove heat more effectively to PCB ground plane. It features a large top heat slug which can be "top-exposed" or "non top-exposed" depending upon design criteria. The top-exposed version delivers a significant increase in heat transfer, which helps to reduce power losses in a system by keeping the die cooler.

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Different from some of the existing double-sided cooling packaging options in the market today, AOS's new exposed-source packaging solution offers standard lead-frame based board mounting in a fully encapsulated DFN molded package, minimizing the thermal discrepancy between the device and the PCB while offering near zero parasitic inductance with its layout friendly footprint.

Utilizing AOS's new 30V AlphaMOS™ silicon technology together with exposed-source packaging, AOE6580 and AOE6580T (with top-exposed option) are the best-in-class 30V N-channel devices in the market today. Both devices are optimized for high performance demanding motor control, OR'ing, and E-fuse applications. Their very low on-resistance (R DS(ON) = 0.95mΩ max @10V GS) in exposed-source DFN 5x6 package also make these devices very attractive for power supplies in computing, telecom, and high power density point-of-load sockets. Optimized for ultra-low conduction and switching losses, AOE6580 and AOE6580T minimize power losses in applications, thus providing power designers the flexibility in optimizing losses, performance, space, and cost.

AOE6770T and AOE6772T offer very high efficiency in server and high-end notebook applications by utilizing the combination of 25V AlphaMOS silicon technology and exposed-source packaging technology with the top-exposed option in industry standard DFN5x6 footprint. AOE7770T completes the solution as high-side MOSFET by combining exposed-source technology in compact DFN3x3 footprint with top-exposed option.

"AOS's new XSFET packaging technology sets a new Industry standard for higher power density and performance. Our new devices with both "top-exposed" and "non top-exposed" versions enable power designers to reduce power losses and increase performance significantly," said Yalcin Bulut, Vice President of Discrete Product Lines at AOS. "The exposed-source technology allows electronic designs to achieve higher current density while keeping components operating cooler. AOS tailored its technology to lead in innovation for solutions which make a difference in today's demanding application requirements."

AOE6770T, AOE6772T, AOE7770T, AOE6580, and AOE6580T are in halogen-free DFN packages and are MSL1 rated. They are all 100% UIS and Rg tested. For pricing and availability, please contact your local AOS sales representative.

Device Specification Table
  Package Top Exposed V DS V GS Typ R DS(ON) @ 10V Typ R DS(ON) @ 4.5V Typ Q g @ 4.5V I D @ T A = 25°C I D @ T A = 100°C
AOE6770T XS-5x6 Yes 25 V ±20 V 1.25 mOhm 1.95 mOhm 40 nC 145 A 90 A
AOE6772T XS-5x6 Yes 25 V ±16 V 1.15 mOhm 1.6 mOhm 50 nC 145 A 90 A
AOE7770T XS-3x3 Yes 30 V ±20 V 2.4 mOhm 3.4 mOhm 14 nC 76 A 48 A
AOE6580 XS-5x6 No 30 V ±20 V 0.78 mOhm 1.4 mOhm 34 nC 150 A 95 A
AOE6580T XS-5x6 Yes 30 V ±20 V 0.78 mOhm 1.4 mOhm 34 nC 178 A 112 A

  About AOS

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited, or AOS is a designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of power semiconductors, including a wide portfolio of Power MOSFET and Power IC products. AOS seeks to differentiate itself by integrating its expertise in device physics, process technology, design and advanced packaging to optimize product performance and cost, and its product portfolio is designed to meet the ever increasing power efficiency requirements in high volume applications, including portable computers, flat panel TVs, battery packs, smart phones, portable media players, UPS, motor control and power supplies. For more information, please visit .

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