LED Driver delivers 93% peak efficiency.

Press Release Summary:

Constant current, parallel LED driver, Model FAN5607 provides analog and/or PWM brightness control for LCD backlighting in ultra-portable applications. It features 3-mode charge pump and internal auto-sense circuitry, which maintains efficiency and ensures tight current matching over full range of LED's current. Offered in 4 x 4 mm molded leadless package, unit includes over-voltage protection, shut-down mode, soft-start, and short-circuit protection.

Original Press Release:

Fairchild Semiconductor's New LED Driver Provides Leading Edge Peak Efficiency and Tight Current Matching in Ultra-Portables

San Jose, CA -September 2, 2004 - Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) announces the FAN5607 constant current parallel LED driver. This flexible device provides analog and/or PWM brightness control for LCD backlighting in ultra-portable applications. The FAN5607 has a three-mode charge pump and reaches industry-leading 93% peak efficiency. Internal auto-sense circuitry maintains high efficiency, even when driving less than a maximum of four LEDs, and ensures very tight current matching over the full range of the LED's current. In addition to providing very high peak efficiency, the internal circuitry of the FAN5607 saves space and simplifies designs when compared to competitive parts that require an external control signal to maintain efficiency when driving less than 4 LEDs. To further reduce space in handheld designs, the FAN5607 is offered in one of the smallest packages available in the industry, a 4x4 mm MLP (Molded Leadless Package).

"The latest cell phones, handheld computers, PDAs and other ultra-portable products demand high efficiency in increasingly smaller applications," said Tivadar Szabo, marketing manager of the Power Management Group. "The FAN5607 LED driver addresses these design challenges by minimizing power, providing 93% efficiency and saving board space with its MLP packaging. "Noise, another important design concern in cell phones, is mitigated by the FAN5607's ability to decrease EMI and ripple problems."

The FAN5607 offers built-in over-voltage protection and features shutdown mode, soft-start and short-circuit protection. Low ground current and shutdown mode extend battery life and increase reliability. The packaging of the FAN5607 also complies with the industry's desire to manufacture more environmentally beneficial products. This lead-free (Pb-free) product meets or exceeds the requirements of the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020B and is compliant with the European Union requirements, which will take effect in 2005.

Fairchild Semiconductor, The Power Franchise., offers a comprehensive selection of supporting silicon for ultra-portable products. These components include power management, power conversion, logic, analog switches, USB Interface, RF power amplifiers, discrete power, LEDs, and other components that meet portable designer needs.

Price FAN5607: US$ 0.90 (1k pcs.)
Availability: Now
Delivery: 8 weeks ARO

For more information about this product, go to fairchildsemi.com/pf/FA/FAN5607.html. For information on other Fairchild products, design tools, and sales contacts, please visit www.fairchildsemi.com.

About Fairchild Semiconductor
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is the leading global supplier of high performance power products critical to today's leading electronic applications in the computing, communications, consumer, industrial and automotive segments. As The Power Franchise., Fairchild offers the industry's broadest portfolio of components that optimize system power through minimization, conversion, management and distribution functions. Fairchild's 9,000 employees design, manufacture and market power, analog & mixed signal, interface, logic, and optoelectronics products from its headquarters in South Portland, Maine, USA and numerous locations around the world. Please contact us on the web at www.fairchildsemi.com.

Sona Kim, Marketing Communications
Fairchild Semiconductor
3001 Orchard Parkway
San Jose, CA 95134
(408) 822-2279 Fax: (408) 822-2410
Email: sona.kim@fairchildsemi.com

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