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Anybody has an idea of what the GE3 and RE3 stand for on Vishay mosfets order code?, for example the SIR870ADP can be ordered as either SIR870ADP-T1-GE3 or SIR870ADP-T1-RE3

The datasheet only mentions SiR870ADP-T1-GE3 to be "Lead (Pb)-free and Halogen-free" and I cannot find anywhere what the T1-RE3 ordering code means

Product page: http://www.vishay.com/product?docid=63657&tab=quality

Datasheet: http://www.vishay.com/docs/63657/sir870adp.pdf

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    \$\begingroup\$ Contact page: vishay.com/company/contacts \$\endgroup\$ Apr 26, 2018 at 11:38
  • \$\begingroup\$ I've already contacted them but I am in need of a an answer for a purchase order, and of course the part described in the datasheet is out of stock... \$\endgroup\$
    – LuisF
    Apr 26, 2018 at 11:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ouch. Good luck. :| \$\endgroup\$ Apr 26, 2018 at 11:47
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    \$\begingroup\$ Given that the RE3 is marked as "New" on mouser, and the datasheet link goes back to the GE3 one, it's potentially a case of where it was manufactured. Vishay seem to be having supply issues (I've been waiting on some PMOS for 3 months, with lead times growing), but are increasing their manufacturing capacity. \$\endgroup\$ Apr 26, 2018 at 11:52
  • \$\begingroup\$ I believe both of the mosfets are both Lead free and halogen free. In an excel sheet i found of Vishay products about markings it says: "How to Order Lead Free Part (Web)" Add "-E3" or"-Ge3" suffix. Perhaps it has something to do with Re-reeling, cut tape or anything similiar \$\endgroup\$
    – Remco Vink
    Apr 26, 2018 at 12:20

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Vishay PPAKSO8 products having “-RE3” suffix means that they use a mold compound that is best suited for thick-board (greater than 12-layer) applications where Board-Level Reliability per IPC-9592 is important.

Plus

both parts perform exactly the same and have the same datasheet specifications.

Plus the datasheet should be updated soon:)

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