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Cool bypass switch for photovoltaic applications
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The SPV1512 is a high performance (low forward voltage drop and low reverse leakage current) bypass diode specifically developed in ST’s innovative patented technology for photovoltaic applications. The lower forward voltage drop of this device versus standard Schottky diodes allow a drastic reduction of the power dissipation in bypass mode, which can be translated into a longer MTBF and lifetime. Another strong point of this device is the very low leakage current which allows operation at extreme high temperature without risking the well known thermal runaway phenomenon, normally affecting Schottky diodes. Furthermore, SPV1512 shows high robustness to surge and SD tests.

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Key Features

  • Very low forward voltage drop: VF=120 mV @ IF=10 A, TA=125 °C
  • Very low reverse leakage current: IR=100 uA @ VR=12 V, TA=125 °C ƒ
  • Very high robustness: ESD HBM level (JESD22-A114) > 30 KV Surge test level (IEC61000-4-5) > 2 KV
  • Junction temperature operating range - 40 °C to 175 °C

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DS9238: Cool bypass switch for photovoltaic applications
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