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Nexperia leads with industry’s first 80 V RETs for 48 V automotive and other higher voltage bus circuits

Nexperia, the expert in essential semiconductors, today announced industry’s
first 80 V RET (Resistor-Equipped Transistor) family. These new RETs or
‘digital transistors’ provide enough headroom for use in 48 V automotive
board net (e.g. mild hybrid and EV cars) and other higher voltage circuits
which are often subject to large spikes and pulses that previous 50 V parts
cannot handle.

RETs save space and reduce manufacturing costs by combining the bias
resistor and bias-emitter resistor in the same SOT23 (250 mW Ptot) or SOT323
(235 mW Ptot) package as the transistor. Double RETs (two transistors and
two matching bias resistors and bias-emitter resistors) are also available
in the SOT363 package with a Ptot of 350 mW for even greater integration and

The new series (NHDTx and NHUMx) includes 42 parts with PNP / NPN
combinations. These come with the same bias resistor combinations as
Nexperia’s 50 V parts. Devices have a 100 mA current capability and are

Frank Matschullat, product group manager at Nexperia comments: “Design
engineers working on new EV applications can future-proof their systems with
confidence by using Nexperia’s new RETs to simplify circuit design, save PCB
space, reduce pick and place time and increase reliability. As well as 48 V
automotive circuit driver applications, general-purpose switching and
amplification and other digital systems will benefit from these new high
voltage devices.”

80 V RETs in SOT23, SOT323 and SOT363 are available now. More information
including product specs and datasheets is available at

About Nexperia
Nexperia is a leading expert in the high-volume production of essential
semiconductors, components that are required by every electronic design in
the world. The company’s extensive portfolio includes diodes, bipolar
transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analog & logic
ICs. Headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Nexperia annually ships
more than 90 billion products, meeting the stringent standards set by the
automotive industry. These products are recognized as benchmarks in
efficiency – in process, size, power and performance – with industry-leading
small packages that save valuable energy and space.
With decades of experience in supplying to the world’s leading companies,
Nexperia has over 12,000 employees across Asia, Europe and the US. Nexperia,
a subsidiary of Wingtech Technology Co., Ltd. (600745.SS), has an extensive
IP portfolio and is certified to IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS

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