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Rectifier Package Development


Since the introduction date of the SMA/SMB/SMC rectifiers in 1990 designers have complained about their height. The SMA/B/C packages were initially Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) packages and their thermal design was not optimized. The rectifier industry just started using them because they were available at the time and customers wanted to avoid soldering MELFs.

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