Ideal Diode Bridge

Analog Devices' ideal diode bridge controllers replace the four diodes in a full-wave bridge rectifier with a low loss MOSFET to drastically reduce power dissipation, heat generation, and voltage drop. The Schottky diode bridge rectifier is a classic circuit used for full-wave ac-to-dc rectification and dc polarity correction. Due to the ~0.6 V drop of each diode, the two diodes in the I/O path dissipate power (1.2 W per ampere), radiate heat, raise the ambient temperature, and complicate thermal design. At low input voltages, the two diode drops significantly reduce the voltage available to the downstream dc-to-dc converter. Ideal diode bridges eliminate or reduce heat sinking requirements, which helps shrink the overall footprint and provides significant cost savings.
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Ideal Diode Bridge

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SortOrderPart#Number of OutputsOutput Current RangeVin
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Frequency RangeIdeal DiodeUS Price 1000 to 4999
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1LT4321 2 0.1A to 100A 20 80 500µ DC Dual Bridges with External N-Channel $2.95 (LT4321IUF#PBF)
2LT4320-1 1 0.1A to 100A 9 72 1.5m DC to 600Hz Single Bridge with External N-Channel $3.25 (LT4320IMSE-1#PBF)
3LT4320 1 0.1A to 100A 9 72 1.5m DC to 60Hz Single Bridge with External N-Channel $2.95 (LT4320IMSE#PBF)