SOURCE: Supertex

January 24, 2006 12:55 ET

New Addition to Supertex's High Performance Driver Family Delivers Design Flexibility and Signal Accuracy

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 24, 2006 -- Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today introduced the MD1211, a high-speed, dual MOSFET driver IC designed to drive high voltage N- and P-channel MOSFETs in applications such as medical ultrasound imaging, non-destructive testing, clock/line driving and piezoelectric transducer driving.

The MD1211 features a symmetrical rise and fall time with a load that delivers superior line driving features. The IC's output can swing below ground to enable flexibility in designs and it also includes a low jitter design. Other features include 1.2V to 5.0V input CMOS compatibility to simplify design and a smart logic threshold that allows for single supply operation.

"The MD1211 provides an adaptable, efficient solution for driving MOSFETs in a number of applications," states Ahmed Masood, Vice President of Marketing for Supertex. "The introduction of this part further strengthens Supertex's robust family of MOSFET drivers and gives manufacturers a wider choice when selecting a driver to match their needs."

The MD1211 is available in an 8-pin SOIC package. The part is Green and RoHS compliant. Samples are available from stock. Lead-time for production quantities is 4-6 weeks ARO. Pricing is US$0.99 each for the MD1211LG-G in 1K quantities.

About Supertex

Supertex, Inc. is a publicly held mixed signal semiconductor manufacturer, focused in high voltage interface products for use in the telecommunications, networking systems, flat panel displays, medical and industrial electronics industries. Supertex product, corporate and financial information is readily available at www.supertex.com.

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