MOSFET data sheet
I’ve got a basic question about how to read a MOSFET data sheet.
Consider the two curves below. On the vertical axis, one uses integer notation, the other uses an exponent notation. Today, while talking to a friend I was floored when he stated that you read the curves differently. He stated that when you see the integer notation format you simply interpret the unlabeled values as integers. For example if you see labels of “10” and “100”, that suggests that each division is an INTEGER number (ie, 10, 20, 30…90, 100). I have no quibble with this, and it is how I have always read them.
But here is the rub: he emphatically states that when you see labels of “10^1” and “10^2”, this means EACH DIVISION CORRESPONDS TO AN INCREASE IN THE EXPONENT, for example 10^1.0, 10^1.1, 10^1.2…. 10^1.9, 10^2.0
Can one of the hardware guys weigh-in here? Which way is right? The data sheets silent on this issue.