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Vishay’s New P-Channel Load Switches With Integrated Slew-Rate Control in SC-75 and SOT-23 Packages Enable Design of Smaller, More Efficient Portable Electronics
MALVERN, Pa. — Oct. 24, 2006 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released two new families of p-channel load switches optimized for high-side operation in 1.5 V to 5 V load-switching applications.
The SiP4280A and SiP4282 devices will be used to turn on and turn off the power for the display, speakerphone, memory cards, and other such functions in portable electronic systems such as cell phones, digital still cameras, hot-swap power supplies, notebook computers, and PDAs.
For maximum space savings, the SiP4282 offers typical on-resistance of 140 mΩ at 5 V and 175 mΩ at 3 V in the tiny SC-75 package. For applications requiring lower on-resistance but allowing more board space, the SiP4280A offers typical on-resistance of 80 mΩ at 5 V and 100 mΩ at 3 V in the 6-pin SOT-23 package. Both new load switches offer robust power-handling capacity while ensuring efficient use of battery power. Integrated slew-rate control allows the devices’ output voltage to be ramped up more or less gradually, so designers of handheld products can conserve space by using smaller power-supply capacitors to handle the current sags and surges encountered in the load-switching application.
The load switches released today are available in distinct versions featuring flexible turn-on and turn-off characteristics. The SiP4282-1 and SiP4280A-1 offer a slew-rate-limited turn-on time (typical) of 1 ms, which reduces in-rush current when the device is turned on and thereby allows for the use of a small input capacitor – or no capacitor at all. The SiP4282-3 and SiP4280A-3 feature a slew-rate-limited turn-on time (typical) of 100 μs, along with a shutdown load discharge circuit that enables rapid turn-off of a load circuit when the switch is disabled.
SiP4280A devices operate with input voltages from 1.5 V to 5.5 V, while the SiP4282 devices operate down to 1.8 V. Typical quiescent current is 2.5 μA for the SiP4282 and 0.025 μA for the SiP4280A. These extremely low current levels allow for longer on-times in battery-powered equipment. The SiP4282 also provides an under-voltage lock-out (UVLO) feature that turns the switch off when an input under-voltage condition exists. Because the UVLO value is a low 1.4 V, the end system can be operated using lower-voltage batteries. The ON/OFF control pin for each device is TTL-compatible and will also function with 2.5 V to 5 V CMOS logic systems. The devices’ ESD rating is 4 kV.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., a Fortune 1000 Company listed on the NYSE (VSH), is one of the world's largest manufacturers
of discrete semiconductors (diodes, MOSFETs, and infrared optoelectronics) and passive electronic components (resistors, inductors,
and capacitors). These components are used in virtually all types of electronic devices and equipment, in the industrial,
computing, automotive, consumer, telecommunications, military, aerospace, power supplies, and medical markets. Vishay’s product
innovations, successful acquisition strategy, and "one-stop shop" service have made it a global industry leader. Vishay can
be found on the Internet at www.vishay.com.
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