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Micrel Launches Industry's Smallest System Power Triple LDO Family

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 10:12am
Micrel Inc. today introduced a new family of triple low dropout regulators (LDOs), the MIC5373/83/74/84 series. The products feature three 200mA LDOs, an optional fourth LDO output for a real time clock (RTC), integrated power on reset (POR), user-defined voltage monitoring capabilities, adjustable POR delay time and manual reset. Micrel's new 200mA Triple LDO family is designed for the demanding needs of battery powered electronic applications including smart phones, personal navigation devices (PND), portable media players (PMP), digital still cameras (DSC), notebook computers, personal digital assistants (PDA), and other handheld instruments. The MIC5374/84 is the full featured version, which also includes an ultra low quiescent current LDO for powering real time clocks, all in a small 2.5mm x 2.5mm Thin MLF® package. This version is available at $0.45 for 1K quantities. The MIC5373/83 is available with pricing starting at $0.39 for 1K quantities. Samples can be ordered at: http://www.micrel.com/ProductList.do.

"Micrel's has one of the industry's broadest portfolios of low dropout linear regulators, and to meet expanding customer needs, we are adding the industries smallest family of system power LDOs in a 2.5 x 2.5mm thin MLF® package," noted Andy Khayat, director of Micrel's Analog Marketing. "This new family of ICs minimizes board space in today's multi-rail power supply designs, thereby saving valuable space and cost in portable devices."

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