Dual-Anode MOSFET Thyristor
Inherent to their elementary design, thyristors and triacs acting as load switches are characterized by high cathode-anode voltage drop in the ‘open’ state, and “much left to desire” in terms their switching performance. Consequently these ‘SCR’ devices are prone to high power dissipation, occasionally causing overheating and eventual failure of the complete semiconductor device. At the same time, the very heating of a traditional thyristor equals electric power wasted, leading to considerable losses when scaled up to mass industrial and household use across the globe. High time for a ‘greener’ device, and here it is.