San Jose, Calif.Micrel Inc. introduced the 4A MIC68400, the latest addition to its MIC68000 family of LDOs designed specifically for powering FPGA, CPLDs, DSPs and microcontrollers. The devices are aimed at applications such as broadband modems, routers, servers, storage networks, and wireless base stations.
The MIC68400 will be showcased for the first time at APEC, The Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition held Feb. 25 - March 1 in Anaheim, California. Micrel will be exhibiting at the event, booth number 409-411.
"The MIC68400 technology is reflective of the entire MIC68000 family; it offers a very flexible framework in order to meet the complex power-up protocols many of today's advanced mission critical systems require for reliable operation," said Ralf Muenster, Micrel's director of marketing for power products, in a statement.
According to Micrel, the MIC68400 supports various power-up and power-down protocols such as sequencing, tracking, and ratiometric tracking that can be easily implemented with a few passive components. Additionally, multiple MIC68400 and/or other devices within the MIC68000 family can be daisy-chained together for a complete synchronized system power-up and power-down.
The MIC68400 operates from a wide input range of 1.65V to 5.5V and supports an output voltage of 0.5V with 2 percent accuracy. Integrated protection features include thermal, current limit and reverse current protection. The MIC68400 is offered in a tiny 16-lead 4mm x 4mm MLF(R) package.
Pricing: $2.50 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Availability: Volume production.
Data Sheet: click here.
Micrel Inc., 1-408-944-0800, www.micrel.com