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MOSFETs + Extras (2) || BTS432E2

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MOSFETs + Extras (2) || BTS432E2
In last month’s column I discussed a MOSFET that allows the current through the FET to be measured efficiently. This time I will deal with an intelligent switch, that is, a MOSFET with built in logic and diodes. Such a component often offers functionalities such as safeguards against reverse-polarity, switching of inductive loads and protection against high currents and high temperatures, and ESD protection. Such features are particularly relevant in industrial and automotive environments. The clever switch below has all these features and even a few more.
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