Device Saves Board Space, Reduces Overall System Costs
SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — April 24, 2013 — Saving board space, reducing bill of material (BOM) costs, and decreasing time to market are constant challenges for electrical designers. Many applications today use a combination of a microcontroller, an external low-dropout regulator (LDO), and a gate driver in systems such as switch-mode power supplies (SMPS), consumer electronics, or portable hand-tools.
To help designers of such systems save component count, board space, design time and cost, Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS), a leading global supplier of high-performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, developed the FAN3180 which is a single, 2-A low-side driver with an integrated 3.3-V output voltage regulator which can power microcontrollers or ASICs as well as provide a strong gate drive for an external semiconductor switch.
- 3.3-V, 15-mA output LDO with ±1 percent regulation at 25 degree C, ±2.5 percent total variation
- Peak gate drive capability of 2.8-A sink and 2.5-A source at VDD = 12 V
- Controlled output pulses during start-up and shut-down
- 23-ns typical propagation delay times
- 19-ns rise and 13-ns fall times with 1-nF load
- MillerDrive™ Gate Drive Technology
- 5-V to 18-V operating range
- 200-µA maximum standby supply current
- VON / VOFF UVLO of 4.75 V / 4.55 V
- -40 degree C to +125 degree C operation temperature
- Lead (Pb)-free green 5-pin SOT23 package
The FAN3180, part of Fairchild’s comprehensive portfolio of gate drivers, helps designers reduce component count, board space, system costs and design times for today’s electronic designs.
Packaging and Pricing Information
Samples available upon request - Delivery 8-12 weeks ARO
Available in a lead (Pb)-free green 5-pin SOT23 package, the FAN3180 is priced at US $0.60 in 1,000 piece quantities.
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