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BC856B ECAD models PCB Symbol, Footprint & ECAD Model

PNP general purpose transistors

PNP transistor in a SOT23 plastic package.

NPN complements: BC846, BC847 and BC848.

Orderable parts

Type number Orderable part number Ordering code (12NC) Package Buy from distributors
BC856B BC856B,215 933589730215 SOT23 Order product
BC856B BC856B,235 933589730235 SOT23 Order product
BC856B BC856B,185 933589730185 SOT23 Order product
BC856B/A2 BC856B/A2,215 934062973215 SOT23 Order product
BC856B/AU BC856B/AU,235 934067118235 SOT23 Order product
BC856B/AU BC856B/AU,215 934067118215 SOT23 Order product


  • Low current (max. 100 mA)
  • Low voltage (max. 65 V).
  • AEC-Q101 qualified

Target applications

  • General purpose switching and amplification.


Type numberPackage versionPackage nameSize (mm)PolarityConfigurationPtot (mW)VCEO [max] (V)IC [max] (mA)hFE [min]hFE [max]
BC856BSOT23SOT232.9 x 1.3 x 1PNP1250-65-100220475


Type numberOrderable part number, (Ordering code (12NC))StatusMarkingPackageOutline versionReflow-/Wave solderingPacking
( 9335 897 30215 )

SOT23Reel 7" Q3/T4
( 9335 897 30235 )
Active3B%Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePack

Quality, reliability & chemical content

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

Documentation (10)

File nameTitleTypeDate
BC856_BC857_BC858PNP general purpose transistorsData sheet2018-04-16
LSYMTRALetter Symbols - Transistors; GeneralDesign support1999-05-06
BC856B_Nexperia_Product_QualityBC856B Nexperia Product QualityQuality document2019-05-20
BC856B_Nexperia_Product_ReliabilityBC856B Nexperia Product ReliabilityQuality document2019-04-29
BC856BBC856B SPICE modelSPICE model2019-11-21
SOT23_235Tape reel SMD; standard product orientation 12NC ending 235Packing2013-02-05
SOT23_185Tape reel SMD; standard product orientation 12NC ending 185Packing2012-11-16
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
BC856BBC856B SPICE modelSPICE model2019-11-21

Ordering, pricing & availability

Type numberOrderable part numberOrdering code (12NC)PackingBuy online
BC856BBC856B,215933589730215Reel 7" Q3/T4Order product
BC856BBC856B,235933589730235Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePackOrder product
BC856BBC856B,185933589730185Reel 7" Q3/T4 Pitch 4mm in Multi reel packOrder product
BC856B/A2BC856B/A2,215934062973215Reel 7" Q3/T4Order product
BC856B/AUBC856B/AU,235934067118235Reel 11" Q3/T4, LargePackOrder product
BC856B/AUBC856B/AU,215934067118215Reel 7" Q3/T4Order product


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