Posted by John McHaleEL SEGUNDO, Calif., 9 July 2011. Officials at International Rectifier (IR) (NYSE: IRF) announced new a family of automotive qualified MOSFETs for applications that require low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) including heavy load applications used in internal combustion engine (ICE) platforms, micro, and hybrid vehicle platforms. The new planar devices feature low RDS(on) and are available from 40 to 75 volts in different Surface Mount Device (SMD) and through-hole packages. The AUIRL1404S is a logic level gate drive MOSFET offered at 40 volts and other devices included in the new family are standard gate drive MOSFETs offered at 40, 55, and 75 volts.IR's automotive MOSFETs are subject to dynamic and static part average testing combined with 100 percent automated wafer level visual inspection as part of the company's automotive quality initiative targeting zero defects. For more information, visit www.irf.com.