Microchip Offers High Performance in Tiny Package with 150mA CMOS LDO

7/1/2003 - Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP), a leader in providing microcontroller and analog semiconductors, announced the release of a new 150mA low dropout regulator (LDO) in a tiny, space-saving SC-70 package. Customers can now replace SOT-23 LDOs with a 50 percent smaller footprint solution without compromising performance.

Microchip’s TC1017 LDO has a low dropout voltage of 285mV at 150mA and a low-supply current of 53uA, which significantly extends battery life and improves system efficiency. The features of this new device improve system performance, reduce board space and minimize system cost, which makes the TC1017 one of the best SC-70 LDO choices for any battery-operated application.

“Our device offers a smaller packaged alternative to existing LDOs on the market, while delivering superior performance,” said Bryan Inawat, senior product marketing engineer for Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division. “The TC1017’s high-output voltage accuracy (±2.5 percent max.) and excellent dynamic behavior meet the most demanding power supply requirements.”

A shutdown mode is also provided to further reduce power consumption to as low as 0.006µA. In addition, the device’s tiny package and small external ceramic capacitors save board space and minimize component cost.

The TC1017 features a maximum output current of 150mA and is offered with a variety of output voltage options. Tiny size, low-dropout voltage and minimal supply current make it ideal for space-critical or portable applications such as: cellular phones, PDAs, pagers, laptops, CO2 detectors, flash modules, Wireless LAN (local area network) cards, bar code scanners, cameras, MP3 players and a number of other small-size, battery-powered applications. The device comes in a small 5-pin SC-70 package. Pricing for the TC1017, offered in the SC-70 package, is $0.55 each in 1,000-unit quantities. Samples and volume production are available today. The data sheet can be accessed at www.microchip.com.

About Microchip Technology
Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ: MCHP) is a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors, providing low-risk product development, lower total system cost and faster time to market for thousands of diverse customer applications worldwide. Headquartered in Chandler, Ariz., Microchip offers outstanding technical support along with dependable delivery and quality. For more information, visit the Microchip website at www.microchip.com.

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