PROFET™+: Highest Design Flexibility in the Market
Infineon launches its next generation of discrete smart high-side switches – PROFET™+. The family is designed to drive light bulbs and LEDs in the harsh automotive environment but can also be used for industrial applications.
The devices provide state-of-the-art diagnostics and protection features. Their high current sense accuracy (kILIS) is able to diagnose even the smallest loads, such as LEDs. The very high short-circuit robustness across the whole family sets the market benchmark. Infineon is the first company to specify the short-circuit robustness of a device in the datasheet. 100k cycles SC robustness (PROFET™+ 12V) is a factor 200 improvement towards today’s smart high-side drivers in the market.
Based on the identical footprint of its packages, maximum design flexibility is provided, allowing loads and devices to be changed without major modification of the board layout.