Our Power Schottky & FERD eTool is the first solution in the industry to offer a simple and straightforward way to perform power losses calculations to help engineers choose the best Schottky or Field Effect Rectifier Diodes (FERD) for their design. The eTool lives in the Smart Selectors section of eDesignSuite, and it primarily targets engineers working on Switched-Mode Power Supplies (SMPS), as well as decision makers trying to understand the rationale behind the selection of various components.
The tool’s ultimate goal is to present the user with a graph of the losses of a diode over a wide range of temperatures, with the possibility of exporting it as a picture or extracting all its data points to manipulate them. It’s also the only tool on the market today capable of quickly computing the evolution of power losses according to the junction temperatures of specific components. This feature is essential because it enables users to track how the leakage current of Schottky and FERD devices influences their thermal behavior. As a result, this approach has the merit of substantially reducing the risk of a human error while offering instantaneous feedback.