Rohm Semiconductor has expanded its Schottky barrier diode (SBD) portfolio with 24 new compact, high efficiency models. These devices, 178 in total, suit protection and rectification circuits in automotive, industrial equipment and consumer applications.

The RBR and RBQ series have been expanded to include compact, high current, high voltage products for rectification and protection in a range of applications.

A new process let Rohm improve the chip performance of both series by 25 per cent (VF of the RBR series in particular) over conventional products. Furthermore, the RBR series features low VF characteristics—key to improving efficiency and reducing loss. Twelve of the products adopt a compact package (PMDE) that reduces mounting area by 42 per cent compared to existing products (PMDU package).