NPN general purpose transistors

NPN transistor in a SOT23 plastic package.

PNP complements: BC859 and BC860.

Orderable parts

Type number Orderable part number Ordering code (12NC) Package Buy from distributors
BC850C BC850C,235 933589700235 SOT23 Order product
BC850C BC850C,215 933589700215 SOT23 Order product
BC850C/A2 BC850C/A2,215 934062971215 SOT23 Order product
BC850C/AU BC850C/AU,235 934067117235 SOT23 Order product
BC850C/AU BC850C/AU,215 934067117215 SOT23 Order product


  • Low current (max. 100 mA)
  • Low voltage (max. 45 V).
  • AEC-Q101 qualified

Target applications

  • General purpose switching and amplification.


Type numberPackage versionPackage nameSize (mm)hFE [min]hFE [max]fT [min] (MHz)ComplementIC [max] (mA)Noise figure [max] (dB)VCEO [max] (V)Ptot [max] (mW)Polarity
BC850CSOT23SOT232.9 x 1.3 x 1420800100BC860C100445250NPN


Type numberOrderable part number, (Ordering code (12NC))StatusMarkingPackageOutline versionReflow-/Wave solderingPacking
( 9335 897 00235 )

SOT23Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePack
( 9335 897 00215 )
Active2G%Reel 7" Q3/T4

Quality, reliability & chemical content

Type numberOrderable part numberChemical contentRoHS / RHFEFRIFRMTBF (hour)MSLMSL leadfree
Quality and reliability disclaimer

Documentation (8)

File nameTitleTypeDate
BC849_BC850NPN general purpose transistorsData sheet2004-01-15
LSYMTRALetter Symbols - Transistors; GeneralDesign support1999-05-06
BC850C_Nexperia_Product_QualityBC850C Nexperia Product QualityQuality document2019-05-20
BC850C_Nexperia_Product_ReliabilityBC850C Nexperia Product ReliabilityQuality document2019-04-29
BC850CBC850C SPICE modelSPICE model2012-07-22
SOT23_235Tape reel SMD; standard product orientation 12NC ending 235Packing2013-02-05
SOT23_215Tape reel SMD; standard product orientation 12NC ending 215Packing2012-11-16
SOT23plastic, surface-mounted package; 3 terminals; 1.9 mm pitch; 2.9 mm x 1.3 mm x 1 mm bodyOutline drawing2019-01-09


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File nameTitleTypeDate
LSYMTRALetter Symbols - Transistors; GeneralDesign support1999-05-06
BC850CBC850C SPICE modelSPICE model2012-07-22

Ordering, pricing & availability

Type numberOrderable part numberOrdering code (12NC)PackingBuy online
BC850CBC850C,235933589700235Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePackOrder product
BC850CBC850C,215933589700215Reel 7" Q3/T4Order product
BC850C/A2BC850C/A2,215934062971215Reel 7" Q3/T4Order product
BC850C/AUBC850C/AU,235934067117235Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePackOrder product
BC850C/AUBC850C/AU,215934067117215Reel 7" Q3/T4Order product


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