Do You Love Your FETs?
May 5, 2016

Fairchild was an early pioneer of trench MOSFETs in the 1990s. Since then, we have been perfecting MOSFET technology and manufacturing to develop a la…

Ouch! That Voltage Overshoot
Mar 22, 2016

It seems every time a new MOSFET is introduced, the supplier focuses almost exclusively on its RDS(on) and gate charge (Qg) as if they’re the only thi…

Separate Pain from Gain: How to Select Power Discretes
Jul 17, 2014

With so many power discretes to choose from, how can you be sure you’re using the right one? The following suggestions can help you realize the “gain”…

Up In Smoke: The Gnarliest And Most Effective Ways To Destroy A MOSFET
Oct 17, 2012

Dear Dr. Engleberry:
This might seem like an odd request, but I am trying to duplicate a field failure and I need to destroy a MOSFET in the harshest…

How Reliable Is Your LED Driver Topology? A Look At Failure Rates Yields Some Clear Winners And Losers
Jul 16, 2012 and

The mean time between failures (MTBF) is a quick way to gauge the reliability of an individual part. If, for example, one MOSFET has a much higher MTB…

Upgrade To Voltage Mode: Why Using A New CRM PFC Controller Can Improve LED Lighting
Jul 13, 2012

LED designs that use a critical conduction mode (CRM) power factor corrected (PFC) controller may benefit from an upgrade. The control method used by…