- MOSFET cross-references tool
MOSFET cross-references tool
How the new MOSFET cross-reference from Sourcingbot helps to make my BOM more robust?
MOSFETs are three-terminal semiconductor components. They are mainly used for signal amplification and filtering. In today's electronic applications I design easily from a handful to a dozen MOSFETs in combination with different topologies into a single board design.
I have to pick and choose from a vast array of types and over 60 manufacturers. In some designs I can use standard, well-known types - in others special MOSFETs are required. This makes my BOM robustness more difficult and it costs me more time to find sufficient 2nd or 3rd sources. Usually I use lists from past designs, Excel sheets, in-house databases or simple 2nd source tools but those solutions break when a new MOSFET or MOSFET type is used which is not listed yet.
Key to cross referencing of mosfets is datasheet normalized data, mapping manufacturers data correctly mapping
At this moment Sourcingbot stepped-in and helped me a big time with their new and recently rolled-out MOSFET cross-reference tool. So far I found out 2 usage options. First, an easy and simple one and Second, an advanced for different usage/perspective cases. The simple version gives me the Top 5 MOSFET matches in a simple table and I can see the main parameters and their difference with a single view. The actual product match is shown in a simple-score, the matching score. Filters are pre-adjusted to give me the best balance between the number of similar/exact product matches and a reasonable number of matches to choose from.
An expert system thats does not require electronic components engineering expertise, focusing ons sales instead of BOM analysis
Second, If I need more technical options Sourcingbot also offers me an expert mode. I can adjust the cross-search for more application specific requirements like exact footprint match, tighter tolerances, smaller footprint or even Automotive requirements. All this help is available on their website and via API. Their service is free-of-charge, easy to use and helps me to save a lot of research time to make my BOM designs robust.