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The BoostPak family (Figure 1) uses a single package to house two devices: a 100 V MOSFET and a 150 V NP diode.
The basic sensor is normally just a diode, and you could stick with just that if it suits your purposes.
More tutorial nuggets courtesy of Greg Waterfall of Texas Instruments, one of our experts for Planet Analog’s Ask the Experts session on Wednesday, April 23 at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Over time in the semiconductor industry, several technology shifts have required EDA tool vendors to develop new solutions. We are once again at such a shifting point in the traditional methods of design.