International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has expanded their MBR series of Schottky diodes, offering new 45V devices rated at 30A and 40A in TO-220 and TO-247 packages. These new devices are claimed to allow engineers to make a trade in efficiency for much lower component cost, enabling them to build more cost-effective supplies. All the devices are center tapped for common cathode configuration. All new MBR products have a lead-time of four weeks or less. Pricing based on 10,000-piece quantities starts at $1.00 each.