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How RTPs Help To Save Expensive PCBs from Thermal Runaway PowerFETs

Although powerFETs or power Field Effect Transistors are very robust devices used in the automotive industry - they have their limitations. In the automotive environment, powerFETs go through the tortures of extreme temperature variations together with severe thermo-mechanical stresses. They face noisy short circuits, high arcing, intermittent shorts as well as inductive loads. These shocks can fatigue the device over time, and it can fail in a short, an open or resistive mode. For example, if Read more [...]