Schottky diodes shrink footprints by 80%, operate 40% cooler

International Rectifier (IR) claims four new FlipKY Schottky diodes that are smaller and more efficient than industry-standard Schottky devices. Available in chip-scale packages (CSP), these new 0.5-A and 1.0-A devices are designed for applications such as current steering, ORing, boost and freewheeling circuits in handheld, portable equipment such as cell phones, MP3 players, PDAs and miniature hard disk drives where space is at a premium.