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IR's AUIR3200S Offers Enhanced Protection and Diagnostics for Automotive Relay Replacements and Battery Switches

Thursday, February 21, 2013

IR's AUIR3200S Offers Enhanced Protection and Diagnostics for Automotive Relay Replacements and Battery Switches09:00 EST Thursday, February 21, 2013 EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (Business Wire) -- International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE:IRF), a world leader in power management technology, today introduced the automotive-qualified AUIR3200S MOSFET driver IC with comprehensive protection and diagnostic features offering enhanced reliability for relay replacements and battery switch applications. Available in an SO8 package, the AUIR3200S features over-current protection and over-temperature protection in addition to a diagnostic feature to report a short on the load. When designed with two AUIRLS3034-7P power MOSFETs, an on-state resistance (Rds(on)) as low as 0.75mohm can be achieved. “The AUIR3200S not only offers protection and diagnostic features to enhance system reliability but also delivers a high-side protected switch with lowest Rds(on) in the market when designed in conjunction with high performance automotive power MOSFETS,” said Olivier Burazer, Application Engineer, IR's Automotive Products Business Unit. The new device is qualified according to AEC-Q100 standards, features an environmentally friendly, lead-free and RoHS compliant bill of materials, and is part of IR's automotive quality initiative targeting zero defects. More information is available on the International Rectifier website at Availability and Pricing Pricing for the AUIR3200S begins at US $0.65 each in 100,000-unit quantities. Production orders are available immediately. Prices are subject to changes. About International Rectifier International Rectifier (NYSE:IRF) is a world leader in power management technology. IR's analog and mixed signal ICs, advanced circuit devices, integrated power systems and components enable high performance computing and reduce energy waste from motors, the world's single largest consumer of electricity. Leading manufacturers of computers, energy efficient appliances, lighting, automobiles, satellites, aircraft and defense systems rely on IR's power management benchmarks to power their next generation products. For more information, go to Patent and Trademark Notice IR® is a registered trademark of International Rectifier Corporation. All other product names noted herein may be trademarks of their respective holders. International RectifierSian Cummins,