LDO Regulator offers 0.5 V minimum output voltage.
January 25, 2007 -
Suited for supporting voltage supply requirements of FPGAs, microcontrollers, and other logic ICs, Model MIC69502 features single supply input range of 1.65-5.5 V in support of 5 A output current. Low voltage single supply LDO regulator features minimal component count and 500 mV maximum dropout at 5 A over temperature. IC comes in SPAK-7 package option and is stable with 10 µF ceramic output capacitor.
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Micrel Semiconductor Inc.
1849 Fortune Dr.
San Jose, CA, 95131
Micrel Addresses Growing Communications and Base Station Markets with Introduction of New 5A Low Voltage Single Supply LDO Regulator
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 20 / -- Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCRL), an industry leader in analog, high bandwidth communications and Ethernet IC solutions, today announced the immediate availability of the MIC69502, a 5A Low Voltage Single Supply LDO regulator. The IC is ideal for supporting the voltage supply requirements of current and future FPGAs, microcontrollers and other logic ICs in applications such as optical networks, communication switches, storage networks, wireless base stations and home entertainment systems. The MIC69502 is currently available in volume and pricing starts at $3.55 for 1K quantities.
"As next generation DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs migrate from 90nm to 65nm processes, supply voltage requirements decrease while current requirements increase," noted Ralf Muenster, Micrel's director of marketing for power products. "Micrel's new MIC69502 fulfills the need for a single input regulator that can support these newer lower voltage requirements. With a 0.5V reference and an output voltage accuracy over line load and temperature of 2 percent, Micrel's MIC69502 also anticipates designers' needs for output voltages of less than 0.8V in the future."
Micrel's MIC69502 features a single supply input range of 1.65 to 5.5V in support of a 5A output current. The compact IC offers very low minimum output voltage of just 0.5V and comes in a SPAK-7 package option. The IC provides excellent transient response and is stable with a 10µF ceramic output capacitor. With minimal component count, 500mV maximum dropout at 5A over temperature, and a low minimum input voltage, the device gives designers increased flexibility due to the small amount of real estate required and reduced power dissipation.
About Micrel, Inc.
Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide analog, Ethernet and high bandwidth markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors; high performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: http://www.micrel.com/ .
Source: Micrel Inc.
CONTACT: Julieanne DiBene, Marketing Communications of Micrel, Inc.,
+1-408-474-1276, or Julie.DiBene@Micrel.com
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