- Posted by doEEEt Media Group
- On March 17, 2020
1. Original heat dissipation structure achieves the industry’s highest rated power along with improved durability under overcurrent loads
To increase rated power while reducing size, it is necessary to ensure long-term reliability against self-heating. In response, ROHM improved heat dissipation by revising the electrode structure and optimizing device design. For example, when using a 5mΩ product at 2W, ROHM succeeded in reducing surface temperature rise by 57% compared with conventional 5025 size resistors.
a) High rated power contributes to greater space savings
The GMR50 series delivers superior heat dissipation, guaranteeing the industry’s highest rated power (4W) in the 5.0mm×2.5mm (2010 type package) size at a terminal temperature of TK=90°C (and 3W at TK=110°C). Improving rated power makes it possible to use shunt resistors one size smaller in the 4W class, reducing mounting area by 39% and contributing to greater space savings.
b) Excellent durability enables stable current detection
Shunt resistors are used in current detection circuits, but stable current detection is required even when large current flows through the resistor due to failure of the detection target or ground faults/short-circuits. This latest series provides greater durability against overcurrent loads than conventional products, resulting in minimal resistance change even when overcurrent above the rating flows for stable current detection accuracy.
c) ROHM can provide unique solutions (as a comprehensive semiconductor manufacturer)
In addition to shunt resistors, ROHM can provide a broad portfolio ranging from ICs to power devices as well as advanced technical support such as thermal simulation. For example, with the newly developed GMR50 series mounted on PCB, it is possible to simulate surface temperature rise in comparison with ROHM’s conventional products. The simulation result suggests that it is able to suppress temperature rise over circuits that use two conventional 5025 size resistors in parallel, even when mounting just one unit.
2. Excellent temperature coefficient of resistance even in the low resistance region
This new series utilizes a high performance metal alloy as the resistive element to provide superior Temperature Coefficient of Resistance (TCR) even in the low resistance region. As an example, 0 to +25ppm/°C is ensured for 5mΩ resistance. This enables high accuracy current detection that is less affected by changes in ambient temperature, contributing to improved application reliability.
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