PWM Regulators comply with IMVP-6.5(TM) specification.

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Suited for Intel-based notebooks, networks, and embedded designs, Models ISL62882/3 support various CPUs using programmable 3-, 2-, or 1-phase operation. Configurable overshoot reduction capabilities provide minimal Vout overshoot, which pre-empts voltage misreadings. Both devices feature phase dropping, diode emulation, adaptive body diode conduction time reduction to optimize light load efficiency, and FB2 to optimize transient response. In addition, ISL62882 provides split LGATE function.



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New Multiphase PWM Regulators from Intersil Deliver Optimal Voltage Regulation in Compact Packages for Intel Mobile CPUs



ISL62882/3 Complies with IMVP-6.5(TM) and Features Low Power Dissipation, Optimal Thermal Management with Small Footprint for Use in Notebooks, Networks, Embedded Designs

MILPITAS, CA, September 24, 2009 - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today introduced new compact multiphase PWM regulators that comply with the Intel Mobile Voltage Positioning (IMVP-6.5TM) specification.

Intersil's new ISL62882 and ISL62883 reduce total component cost and implementation footprint for a wide range of Intel-based mobile handsets, notebooks, network systems and embedded designs, including the new Capella® platform based on the Ibex Peak-M® chipset.

Each new regulator supports various CPUs using programmable 3-phase, 2-phase or 1-phase operation. Configurable overshoot reduction capabilities provide minimal Vout overshoot, which pre-empts voltage misreadings and the potential for product underperformance or failure. Both devices feature phase dropping, diode emulation, adaptive body diode conduction time reduction to optimize light load efficiency and FB2 (full buffering) to optimize transient response and Z(f) in 1-phase mode. In addition, the ISL62882 provides a split LGATE function that further improves efficiency.

Intersil's Robust Ripple Regulator Enables Optimal PWM Performance

To reduce total output voltage ripple, the converters apply interleaved phases. Each phase carries part of the load current, which optimizes system performance, efficiency and thermal management. The PWM modulator is based on Intersil's Robust Ripple Regulator (R3) technology(TM), which commands variable switching frequency during load transients, achieving faster transient response than traditional modulators. With the same modulator, the switching frequency is reduced at light load, increasing the regulator efficiency.

Pricing and Availability

The ISL62882/3 are available now in compact 40-lead QFN packages, with prices starting at $3.93 each in 1,000-piece units.

For more ISL62882/3 information visit:
http://www.intersil.com/products/deviceinfo.asp?pn=ISL62882

To view a high-resolution downloadable photo of the ISL62882 and ISL62883 visit Intersil's photo room at: www.intersil.com/pressroom/photoarchives.asp.

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as flat panel displays, cell phones, notebooks and other handheld systems. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators, Zilker Labs Digital Power ICs and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; D2Audio products; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; high-speed data converters; interface ICs; analog switches and multiplexers; crosspoint switches; voice-over-IP devices; and ICs for military, space and radiation-hardened applications. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at www.intersil.com.

Robust Ripple Regulator (R3) is a registered trademark of Intersil Corporation, Capella and Ibex Peak-M are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation.

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