Current-Limit Switches protect devices from faulty loads.

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Offering ±10% accurate current limit that can be programmed from 250-1,500 mA with external resistor, MAX14523A/MAX14523B/MAX14523C protect host devices against damage caused by faulty load conditions, and provide reverse-current blocking to prevent current from being dumped back into source. Low shutdown current of 0.5 µA makes devices suited for cell phones, MP3 players, and other battery-powered applications. Housed in 3 x 3 mm TDFN package, units operate from -40 to +125°C.



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Programmable Current-Limit Switches Protect Host Devices from Faulty Loads



Protect host devices from damage caused by faulty load conditions.

Ideal for Cell Phones, MP3 Players, and Other Battery-Powered Applications

SUNNYVALE, CA-November 19, 2009-Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) introduces the MAX14523A/MAX14523B/MAX14523C, a family of adjustable current-limit switches. These overcurrent limiters offer a ±10% accurate current limit that can be programmed from 250mA to 1500mA with an external resistor. The MAX14523A/B/C protect host devices against damage caused by faulty load conditions, and provide reverse-current blocking to prevent current from being dumped back into the source. These tiny devices have a very low shutdown current (0.5µA), making them ideal for cell phones, MP3 players, and other battery-powered applications.

Packaged in a lead-free, 3mm x 3mm, 8-pin TDFN, the MAX14523A/B/C are fully specified over the -40°C to +125°C automotive temperature range. Prices start at $1.26 (1000-up, FOB USA).

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells high-performance semiconductor products. The Company was founded over 25 years ago with the mission to deliver innovative analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions that add value to its customers' products. To date, it has developed over 6100 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

Maxim reported revenue in excess of $1.6 billion for fiscal 2009. A Fortune 1000 company, Maxim is included in the Nasdaq 100, the Russell 1000, and the MSCI USA indices. For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com.

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