Microsemi Introduces New Ultra Low Voltage Schottky Diodes For Battery Charging and Power Supply Applications
Forward Voltage Drop Is Only 0.2 Volts at Rated Current Minimizes Power Loss, Improves Battery Efficiency Patented ® Package Cuts Size, Improves Thermal Capabilities
Irvine, Calif. — (BusinessWire) July 10, 2002 --Microsemi Corporation (Nasdaq: MSCC), a leading manufacturer of discrete semiconductors and power management integrated circuits, has announced a new ultra low forward voltage Schottky diode in its patented Powermite® surface mount package for use in battery charging and power supply applications.
Designated the UPS115U™, the rectifier has been optimized to enhance its forward voltage drop to 0.2 volts at 100oC, significantly improving loss characteristics of the device compared with conventional Schottky diodes.
The UPS115U is an ideal solution for O-ring diode applications that include battery chargers for portable electronic devices, redundant/backup or “hot swappable” power sources, and fault protection circuits.
"This device represents a breakthrough for designers seeking a solution to increase battery efficiency or to minimize power loss in their applications" said Sven Nelson, Vice President and General Manager of Microsemi's Broomfield, Colorado operation.
"By choosing the Powermite-packaged version of this Schottky, designers now have a highly efficient, low loss rectifier in an ultra small, low profile, and low thermal resistance package, to enable design of smaller more energy-efficient products" he said.
Powermite surface mount packages are a third the size of comparably-rated products and provide superior low thermal resistance from their patented wrap-around metal base. The UPS115U Schottky is less than 1mm high.
For designs where size and thermal specifications are less important, this Microsemi die also is available in a standard SMB package, designated the LSM115J™ in this version. Both parts are available for immediate sampling and delivery. Prices for the UPS115U start at $.284 in 1000-piece quantities and at $.259 for the LSM115J in like quantities.
Complete technical information is available on the Microsemi web site, www.Microsemi.com
. Samples can be ordered through this site, or from Microsemi sales representatives and franchised distributors.
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Microsemi is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of analog, mixed-signal and discrete semiconductors. The company's semiconductors manage and regulate power, protect against transient voltage spikes and transmit, receive and amplify signals.
Microsemi products include individual components as well as complete circuit solutions that enhance customer designs by providing battery optimization, reducing size or protecting circuits. Markets the company serves include mobile connectivity, computer/peripherals, telecommunications, medical, industrial/commercial, space/satellite and military.
More information may be obtained by contacting the company directly or by visiting its web site at www.Microsemi.com.
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