International Rectifier, IR, has introduced the AUIRF8736M2  DirectFET®2 power MOSFET for heavy load automotive applications including electric power steering, braking systems and pumps that require superior power density in a compact footprint.

Leveraging IR's benchmark COOLiRFET™ silicon technology, the 40V AUIRF8736M2 offers a 40% improvement in on-state resistance (RDS(ON)) compared to previous generation devices to help minimize conduction losses. The dual-side cooling Medium Can DirectFET®2 power package delivers excellent thermal performance and low parasitic inductance.

The COOLiRFET™ silicon with the DirectFET®2 package, the AUIRF8736M2 delivers a 40% Rds(on) improvement in the same footprint, or equivalent performance to a Large Can device in a 50% smaller package reducing overall system size and cost for automotive applications,.

The device is qualified according to AEC-Q101 standards, features an environmentally-friendly 100% lead-free package and RoHS compliant bill of materials, and is part of IR's automotive quality initiative targeting zero defects.

Pricing begins at US $0.82 each for the AUIRF8736M2 in 10,000-unit quantities. Production orders are available immediately. Prices are subject to change.