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

  • 1
    \$\begingroup\$ Contact page: vishay.com/company/contacts \$\endgroup\$ Commented 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
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 11:43
  • \$\begingroup\$ Ouch. Good luck. :| \$\endgroup\$ Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 11:47
  • 2
    \$\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\$ Commented 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
    Commented Apr 26, 2018 at 12:20

1 Answer 1


Got an answer

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.


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

Plus the datasheet should be updated soon:)


Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.