Hot-Plug Switch suits 12 V powered backplane applications.

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Fully integrated, self-protected, resettable hot-plug switch DS4560 integrates 25 mW n-channel power MOSFET capable of powering load from 9-13.2 V source with up to 4.0 A continuous current. Adjustable power-up timer causes device to wait for predetermined delay time before starting to apply power to load. Available in lead-free, 8-pin SO package, unit also features temperature sensor with hysteresis.



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Hot-Plug Switch Provides a Fully Integrated Solution for 12V Backplane Applications



Self-Protected, Highly Integrated Hot-Plug Switch for 12V Backplanes

o The DS4560 is a fully integrated, self-protected, resettable hot-plug switch.
o This device minimizes the number of components required for the safe insertion and removal of systems on 12V powered backplanes.
o Integrating of all the functions normally found in a hot-plug controller together with a power MOSFET, the DS4560 eliminates the need for an external MOSFET.
o The DS4560 is ideal for enterprise-class hard drives, servers/routers, PCI Express® (PCIe®) and InfiniBand® applications, and base stations.

SUNNYVALE, CA - November 19, 2008 - Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS4560, a fully integrated, self-protected, resettable hot-plug switch. This device reduces the number of components required for the safe insertion and removal of systems on 12V powered backplanes. To minimize solution size and simplify design, the DS4560 integrates a 25mW n-channel power MOSFET, thus eliminating the need for an external MOSFET. Designed for use in 12V systems, the DS4560 is ideal for hot-swap applications such as enterprise-class hard drives, servers/routers, PCI Express® (PCIe®) and InfiniBand® applications, and base stations.

Offering rugged protection, the integrated MOSFET is capable of powering a load from a 9V to 13.2V source with up to 4.0A continuous current. The MOSFET is actively closed-loop controlled to ensure that an adjustable current limit is not exceeded when power is applied. The device controls the rate at which voltage is applied, and it unconditionally clamps the output voltage to keep input-overvoltage stresses from harming the load. The DS4560 provides an adjustable power-up timer that causes the device to wait for a predetermined delay time before starting to apply power to the load. Alternatively, the device can be driven with a digital logic signal to implement an externally controlled power-enable function.

The DS4560 integrates a temperature sensor with hysteresis. If operating conditions cause the device to exceed an internal thermal limit, one of two actions is taken depending on the version: the DS4560-LO unconditionally shuts down and latches off while awaiting a power-on reset; the DS4560-AR waits until the device has cooled by the hysteresis amount and then restarts.

Available in a lead-free, 8-pin SO package, the DS4560-LO (latch-off) and DS4560-AR (auto-retry) are each priced at $0.95 (10,000-up, FOB USA).

Maxim Integrated Products is a publicly traded company that designs, manufactures, and sells over $2 billion of high-performance semiconductor products annually. It 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, Maxim has developed over 5900 products serving the industrial, communications, consumer, and computing markets.

For more information, go to www.maxim-ic.com.

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