Understanding MOSFET datasheets

When it comes to MOSFET datasheets, you have to know what you’re looking for. While certain parameters are obvious and explicit (BVDSS, RDS(ON), gate

When it comes to MOSFET datasheets, you have to know what you’re looking for. While certain parameters are obvious and explicit (BVDSS, RDS(ON), gate charge), others can be ambiguous at best (ID, SOA curves), while others can be downright useless at times (see: switching times). In this upcoming series of blog posts, we will attempt to demystify the FET datasheet, so that a reader can easily locate and discern the most usual data for their application, without getting bogged down by superfluous information or worse yet tricked by the games different vendors play to make their devices look more appealing on paper. Read the blogs or watch the videos below!

Blogs

-Part 1: Avalanche ratings

-Part 2: Safe Operating Area (SOA)

-Part 3: Continuous Current Ratings

-Part 4: Pulsed Current Ratings

-Part 5: Switching Parameters

-Part 6: Thermal Impedance

Videos

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