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Motorola Small–Signal Transistors, FETs and Diodes Device Data

Low  Noise  Transistors

PNP Silicon

MAXIMUM RATINGS

Rating

Symbol

BC559x

BC560C

Unit

Collector – Emitter Voltage

VCEO

–30

–45

Vdc

Collector – Base Voltage

VCBO

–30

–50

Vdc

Emitter – Base Voltage

VEBO

–5.0

Vdc

Collector Current — Continuous

IC

–100

mAdc

Total Device Dissipation @ TA = 25

°

C

Derate above 25

°

C

PD

625

5.0

mW

mW/

°

C

Total Device Dissipation @ TC = 25

°

C

Derate above 25

°

C

PD

1.5

12

Watt

mW/

°

C

Operating and Storage Junction

Temperature Range

TJ, Tstg

– 55 to +150

°

C

THERMAL CHARACTERISTICS

Characteristic

Symbol

Max

Unit

Thermal Resistance, Junction to Ambient

R

q

JA

200

°

C/W

Thermal Resistance, Junction to Case

R

q

JC

83.3

°

C/W

ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 

(TA = 25

°

C unless otherwise noted)

Characteristic

Symbol

Min

Typ

Max

Unit

OFF CHARACTERISTICS

Collector – Emitter Breakdown Voltage

(IC = –10 mAdc, IB = 0)

BC559B, C

BC560C

V(BR)CEO

–30

–45

Vdc

Collector – Base Breakdown Voltage

(IC = –10 

µ

Adc, IE = 0)

BC559B, C

BC560C

V(BR)CBO

–30

–50

Vdc

Emitter – Base Breakdown Voltage

(IE = –10 

m

Adc, IC = 0)

V(BR)EBO

–5.0

Vdc

Collector Cutoff Current

(VCB = –30 Vdc, IE = 0)

(VCB = –30 Vdc, IE = 0, TA = +125

°

C)

ICBO

–15

–5.0

nAdc

µ

Adc

Emitter Cutoff Current

(VEB = –4.0 Vdc, IC = 0)

IEBO

–15

nAdc

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SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNICAL DATA

BC559B

BC559C

BC560C

CASE 29–04, STYLE 17

TO–92 (TO–226AA)

1

2

3

©

 Motorola, Inc. 1997

COLLECTOR

1

2

BASE

3

EMITTER

replaces BC559/D

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BC559B  BC559C  BC560C

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Motorola Small–Signal Transistors, FETs and Diodes Device Data

ELECTRICAL CHARACTERISTICS 

(TA = 25

°

C unless otherwise noted) (Continued)

Characteristic

Symbol

Min

Typ

Max

Unit

ON CHARACTERISTICS

DC Current Gain

(IC = –10 

µ

Adc, VCE = –5.0 Vdc)

BC559B

BC559C/560C

(IC = –2.0 mAdc, VCE = –5.0 Vdc)

BC559B

BC559C/560C

hFE

100

100

180

380

150

270

290

500

460

800

Collector – Emitter Saturation Voltage

(IC = –10 mAdc, IB = –0.5 mAdc)

(IC = –10 mAdc, IB = see note 1)

(IC = –100 mAdc, IB = –5.0 mAdc, see note 2)

VCE(sat)

–0.075

–0.3

–0.25

–0.25

–0.6

Vdc

Base–Emitter Saturation Voltage

(IC = –100 mAdc, IB = –5.0 mAdc)

VBE(sat)

–1.1

Vdc

Base–Emitter On Voltage

(IC = –10 

µ

Adc, VCE = –5.0 Vdc)

(IC = –100 

µ

Adc, VCE = –5.0 Vdc)

(IC = –2.0 mAdc, VCE = –5.0 Vdc)

VBE(on)

–0.55

–0.52

–0.55

–0.62

–0.7

Vdc

SMALL–SIGNAL CHARACTERISTICS

Current – Gain — Bandwidth Product

(IC = –10 mAdc, VCE = –5.0 Vdc, f = 100 MHz)

fT

250

MHz

Collector–Base Capacitance

(VCB = –10 Vdc, IE = 0, f = 1.0 MHz)

Ccbo

2.5

pF

Small–Signal Current Gain

(IC = –2.0 mAdc, VCE = –5.0 V, f = 1.0 kHz)

BC559B

BC559C/BC560C

hfe

240

450

330

600

500

900

Noise Figure

(IC = –200 

µ

Adc, VCE = –5.0 Vdc, RS = 2.0 k

, f = 1.0 kHz)

(IC = –200 

µ

Adc, VCE = –5.0 Vdc, RS = 100 k

, f = 1.0 kHz, 

f = 200 kHz)

NF1

NF2

0.5

2.0

10

dB

NOTES:

1. IB is value for which IC = –11 mA at VCE = –1.0 V.

2. Pulse test = 300 

µ

s – Duty cycle = 2%.

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Motorola Small–Signal Transistors, FETs and Diodes Device Data

2.0

1.5

1.0

0.2

0.3

0.4

0.6

0.8

–0.2

IC, COLLECTOR CURRENT (mAdc)

Figure 1. Normalized DC Current Gain

h

FE

, NORMALIZED DC CURRENT

 GAIN

VCE = –10 V

TA = 25

°

C

–1.0

–0.9

–0.8

–0.7

–0.6

–0.5

–0.4

–0.3

–0.2

–0.1

0

–0.2

–0.1

–0.5

–1.0

–2.0

–5.0

–10

–20

–50

–100

IC, COLLECTOR CURRENT (mAdc)

Figure 2. “Saturation” and “On” Voltages

V

, VOL

TAGE 

(VOL

TS)

TA = 25

°

C

VBE(sat) @ IC/IB = 10

VBE(on) @ VCE = –10 V

VCE(sat) @ IC/IB = 10

400

20

30

40

60

80

100

200

300

–0.5

IC, COLLECTOR CURRENT (mAdc)

Figure 3. Current–Gain — Bandwidth Product

f T

, CURRENT–GAIN — BANDWIDTH PRODUCT

 (MHz)

C, CAP

ACIT

ANCE 

(pF)

10

1.0

2.0

3.0

5.0

7.0

–0.4 –0.6

–1.0

–2.0

–4.0

–10

–20

–40

VR, REVERSE VOLTAGE (VOLTS)

Figure 4. Capacitance

TA = 25

°

C

Cib

Cob

r b

, BASE SPREADING RESIST

ANCE 

(OHMS)

170

160

150

140

130

120

–10

–0.1

–0.2

–0.5

–1.0

–2.0

–5.0

IC, COLLECTOR CURRENT (mAdc)

Figure 5. Base Spreading Resistance

VCE = –10 V

f = 1.0 kHz

TA = 25

°

C

–0.5

–1.0 –2.0

–5.0

–10

–20

–50

–100 –200

VCE = –10 V

TA = 25

°

C

–0.7 –1.0

–2.0

–5.0

–10

–7.0

–20

–50

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Motorola Small–Signal Transistors, FETs and Diodes Device Data

PACKAGE DIMENSIONS

NOTES:

1. DIMENSIONING AND TOLERANCING PER ANSI

Y14.5M, 1982.

2. CONTROLLING DIMENSION: INCH.

3. CONTOUR OF PACKAGE BEYOND DIMENSION R

IS UNCONTROLLED.

4. DIMENSION F APPLIES BETWEEN P AND L.

DIMENSION D AND J APPLY BETWEEN L AND K

MINIMUM. LEAD DIMENSION IS UNCONTROLLED

IN P AND BEYOND DIMENSION K MINIMUM.

R

A

P

J

L

F

B

K

G

H

SECTION X–X

C

V

D

N

N

X X

SEATING

PLANE

DIM

MIN

MAX

MIN

MAX

MILLIMETERS

INCHES

A

0.175

0.205

4.45

5.20

B

0.170

0.210

4.32

5.33

C

0.125

0.165

3.18

4.19

D

0.016

0.022

0.41

0.55

F

0.016

0.019

0.41

0.48

G

0.045

0.055

1.15

1.39

H

0.095

0.105

2.42

2.66

J

0.015

0.020

0.39

0.50

K

0.500

–––

12.70

–––

L

0.250

–––

6.35

–––

N

0.080

0.105

2.04

2.66

P

–––

0.100

–––

2.54

R

0.115

–––

2.93

–––

V

0.135

–––

3.43

–––

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CASE 029–04

(TO–226AA)

ISSUE AD

STYLE 17:

PIN 1. COLLECTOR

2. BASE

3. EMITTER

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