As the Electronica 2010 Electronics Fair drew to a close, several major product releases and announcements highlighted a successful week.
Exar Corp. unveiled the XRP7664, a new synchronous Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) step-down converter with a maximum load current of 2A and operating input voltage of up to 18V. This device is the latest addition to Exar’s industry acclaimed PowerBlox family of high-voltage, high-current step-down regulators. Optimized for a 12V input voltage rail, yet equally capable of operating from the popular 5V rail, the XRP7664 addresses the needs for smaller footprint and substantial savings in cost sensitive applications. These include audio-video equipment such as set-top boxes, telecom, computing peripherals and more generally distributed point-of-load conversions.