Nexperia claims package advance accommodates more logic in small form factor

Claimed to be the world’s smallest and thinnest packages for standard logic devices, the DHXQFN packages save PCB area, says Nexperia. The company has introduced 14-, 16-, 20- and 24-pin DHXQFN packages, and claims they enable large logic functions to be included in small form factor systems.

For example, the 16-pin DHXQFN package is 45 per cent smaller than the industry-standard DQFN16 leadless device, says Nexperia. In addition to a smaller footprint compared to competitors, the DHXQFN new package also offers a 25 per cent saving in PCB area.

The package measures just 2.0 x 2.0mm for the 14-pin device, 2.0 x 2.4mm (16-pin), 2.0 x 3.2mm (20-pin) and 2.0 x 4.0mm (24-pin). The 0.4mm pitch are only 0.45mm high. The parts include hex inverting Schmitt-triggers, 8-bit SIPO shift registers with output latches, 4-bit dual supply translating transceivers, octal buffer/line drivers, octal bus transceivers and 8-bit dual supply translating transceivers.

Ashish Jha, Nexperia’s product manager said the new packages are an example of Nexperia’s drive for innovation. “Previously, incorporating large logic functions into a system with a small form factor was unthinkable. However, our new DHXQFN package enables complex functions such as 74HC595 shift registers to fit into space-sensitive applications like smartwatches, mobile devices and internet connected industrial devices.”

The small footprint also enables devices to be placed closer to the bypass capacitor. This can be a significant advantage in designs with limited board space for glue logic parts, reports Nexperia. It also results in increased performance in high frequency applications since the traces between logic device and capacitor are shorter.

Nexperia specialises in high volume production of semiconductors. Its portfolio includes diodes, bipolar transistors, ESD protection devices, MOSFETs, GaN FETs and analogue and logic ICs.

The company is headquartered in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and ships products which it says are recognised as benchmarks in efficiency – in process, size, power and performance — with small packages that save valuable energy and space.

Nexperia has employees across Asia, Europe and the USA. The company is a subsidiary of Wingtech Technology, has an extensive IP portfolio and is certified to IATF 16949, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

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