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Vishay's New 250-mA LDO Voltage Regulator Offers Low 35-μA Ground Current To Extend Battery Run Times in Portable Electronics
Cost-Effective Device Provides Adjustable Output and High 1.0 % Output Voltage Accuracy in Space-Saving Thin SOT23-5L Package
MALVERN, PENNSYLVANIA — Oct. 8, 2008 — Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) today extended its LDO product family portfolio with the release of the new SiP21110 250-mA LDO voltage regulator. The cost-effective device features a low 35-μA typical ground current at a 1-mA load in the space-saving Thin SOT23-5L package.
The SiP21110’s ultra-low ground current helps to extend battery run times between charges in battery-operated power systems and portable electronics, such as cell phones and wireless handsets, PDAs, digital cameras, pagers, wireless modems, and medical handheld devices.
The SiP21110 features adjustable output from 1.3 V to 5 V with an external resistor network, and a high 1.0 % output voltage accuracy at +25 °C. Its advanced design architecture allows stable operation with very small, low-ESR ceramic output capacitors, reducing board space and component cost. Additional SiP21110 features include excellent transient response, low peak-to-peak transient output voltage with fast recovery time, as well as high PSRR, while consuming a minimum of current.
The device is designed to maintain regulation while delivering 330-mA typical peak current for systems with a high surge current upon turn-on. During start-up, an active pull-down circuit improves the output transient response and regulation. In shutdown mode, the output automatically discharges by connecting the output to ground through a 100-Ω n-channel MOSFET.
For safe operation, the device offers thermal overload (+160 °C typical) and built-in short circuit protection (500 mA typical), with a 1-μA maximum shutdown current at +85 °C. The SiP21110 operates over a junction temperature range of −40 °C to +125 °C.
Samples and production quantities of the new SiP21110 LDO voltage regulator are available now, with lead times of eight weeks for larger orders.
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.