Fairchild Semiconductor’s EcoSPARK® 2 Ignition Coil Driver Reduces Power Dissipation, Enhances Perf
06/02/2012

Device Minimizes Heat Sink Requirements, Lowers Operating Temperatures

Online PR News – 02-June-2012 – San Jose, CA – Fairchild Semiconductor’s EcoSPARK® 2 Ignition Coil Driver Reduces Power Dissipation, Enhances Performance of Ignition IGBTs

Device Minimizes Heat Sink Requirements, Lowers Operating Temperatures

SAN JOSE, Calif. – May 30, 2012– In order to meet demanding emissions and high fuel efficiency requirements in present and emerging ignition systems, automotive designers need higher performance ignition coil driver technology. To help designers meet these requirements, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) has introduced the latest generation of ignition IGBTs that provide reduced power dissipation in a smaller footprint. The EcoSPARK® 2, FGD3040G2 and FDG3440G2 ignition coil drivers, deliver up to 20 percent reduction VSAT performance without a significant reduction of Self Clamping Inductive Switching (SCIS) energy. This optimized feature reduces power dissipation, lowers heat sink requirements and operating junction temperatures.

The EcoSPARK 2 ignition coil driver is also available in a DPAK, allowing for a D2PAK replacement solution that reduces form factor while achieving the same VSAT. Both devices support advanced multi-spark high-current ignition systems with lean burn requirements. For more information or to order samples, visit: http://www.fairchildsemi.com/pf/FG/FGD3040G2.html
http://www.fairchildsemi.com/pf/FG/FGD3440G2.html

Features and Benefits:

• SCIS Energy: FGD3440G2 = 335mJ at TJ = 25oC, FGD3040G2 = 300mJ at TJ = 25oC
• Logic Level Gate Drive
• Qualified to AEC Q101
• RoHS Compliant

Fairchild’s expertise in power semiconductor devices and packaging of modules, combined with extensive testing, simulation and high quality manufacturing, allows us to provide products that perform reliably in the most demanding automotive environments. With our own design, fabrication, assembly and testing facilities worldwide, Fairchild Semiconductor is well equipped to meet the quality, reliability and availability needs of automotive manufacturers, unlike other suppliers that depend on foundries and other third-party manufacturing sources.

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Price: US $ in 1,000 quantity pieces

FGD3040G2: $1.10

FDG3440G2: $1.25

Availability: Samples available upon request.

Delivery: 8-12 weeks ARO

Contact Information:

To contact Fairchild Semiconductor about this product, please go to: http://www.fairchildsemi.com/cf/sales_contacts/

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Note to Editor: For a datasheet in PDF format, please go to:
http://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/FG/FGD3040G2.pdf

http://www.fairchildsemi.com/ds/FG/FGD3440G2.pdf

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