PHOENIX--On Semiconductor Corp. today announced its entry into the high-performance bus switch market with the rollout of five CMOS devices aimed at serving multiple processors with shared memory systems, high-speed bus structures, notebook computer docking stations, high-speed memory, and relay replacement applications.
"On Semiconductor has adopted industry standard naming convention to make it easier for our customers to be able to specify our products," said Collette Hunt, vice president and general manager of the standard component division at the Phoenix-based company.
The five devices are designated as the 74FST3xxx family. The CMOS chips have TTL-compatible inputs that feature low on-resistance, which allow inputs to be connected to outputs without generating additional ground bounce noise or adding propagation delay, On Semiconductor said. The new series also provides bus switching, hot-swapping isolation, and voltage translation for a range of computing, communications, and industrial systems applications, the company said.
The series is fabricated with 0.6-micron silicon-gate CMOS technology, offering typical speeds of 250 picoseconds and near-zero delays through an enabled switch, according to the Phoenix company.
In quantities of 10,000 parts, the 74FST3xxx series has a suggested resell price of $0.25 to $0.33 per unit. The devices are being offered in SOIC, OSOP, and TSSOP packages.