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Vishay Releases New DG469 and DG470 High-Voltage, Single- and Dual-Supply SPDT Analog Switches With Low 3.6-Ω On-Resistance and 0.4-Ω Flatness

DG470 Switch Offers Enable Pin to Maintain “Safe State” at Power Up and Prevent Accidental Signal or Power Shorts


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Products mentioned:

DG469
DG470
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MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Jan. 10, 2008 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today released two new high-voltage, single- and dual-supply single-pole double-throw (SPDT) analog switches.

The DG469 and DG470 devices are identical, except the DG470 provides an enable pin, which puts all of the switches in a high-impedance state, maintaining a “safe state” at power up and preventing accidental signal or power shorts.

The new switches are optimized for audio and video signal switching, sample and hold systems, precision data acquisition, relay replacement, and power routing in audio equipment, automatic test equipment, industrial equipment, communications systems, xDSL modems, automotive and avionic systems, and medical equipment.

For instrumentation and power routing, the DG470’s enable pin disconnects both inputs and outputs, guaranteeing that signals and power are not connected until the enable pin is activated, and can be used as a quick “disconnect” function in the event of a fault condition. For audio switching, the enable pin also provides a “mute” function.

The DG469 and DG470 offer a very low 3.6-Ω typical and 4.2-Ω maximum on-resistance with flatness of 0.4 Ω typical. Both devices are rated for 120 mA of continuous current, key for relays replacement and power routing. The devices offer a 44-V maximum supply voltage rating, and 57-dB isolation at 1 MHz.

The high-voltage devices are fully specified to operate with dual supplies at 5 V and 15 V or a 12-V single supply, and offer an up to 15-V analog signal range on the outputs and inputs. The switches operate with low power dissipation of 66 μW. They feature fast typical switching speeds of 129 ns tON and 80 ns tOFF.

All digital inputs have 0.8-V and 2.4-V logic thresholds, ensuring low-voltage CMOS/TTL logic compatibility. Each switch conducts equally well in both directions when on, and can handle an input signal range that extends to the supply voltage rails. The devices are offered in a choice of MSOP-8 and SOIC-8 packages.

The DG469 is an improved upgrade for the Vishay Siliconix Industry-standard DG419, reducing the on-resistance (of 4.2 Ω instead of 35 Ω) and eliminating the need for a separate VL logic supply voltage. The DG469 likewise serves as a pin-for-pin upgrade for the MAX4659 by offering much lower on resistance, dramatically lower power consumption, a higher switch current rating (120 mA vs. 30 mA), and a wider temperature range.

Samples of the DG469 and DG470 SPDT analog switches are available now. Production quantities are available now, with lead times of six to eight weeks for larger orders.

Both devices are available in the standard and extended temperature ranges of -40 C to +85 C and -40 C to +125 C.

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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