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What is the usage of Safe operation area (SOA)?

Latest Updated:08/01/2005

Question:

Safe operation area (SOA)

Answer:

This specification is designed to ensure that the operation loci when performing switching in a bipolar transistor or MOS FET are within the rated voltage, current, and power range. There are two types of safe operation area, forwaed bias SOA (FBSOA) and reverse bias SOA (RBSOA) .

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