SOURCE: Intersil

August 11, 2008 16:50 ET

World's Lowest Power 1.8V to 5V Voltage Supervisors Provide Unmatched Performance and Selection in Portable Devices

Intersil's ISL88001/2/3 Voltage Supervisors Use Only 160nA, Feature Fixed Voltage Threshold Levels Accurate to +/-1.2% for Precise Monitoring and Provide 54 Unique Product Options

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - August 11, 2008) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced the ISL88001/2/3 ultra-low power family of three-lead voltage supervisors.

These devices consume less power (160nA at 1.8V supply current) than any competing three-lead voltage supervisors with a comparable supply voltage range. Their ultra-low current consumption makes them especially ideal for battery-powered and portable designs.

The ISL88001/2/3 family of devices also provides a tight voltage threshold accuracy of +/-1.2% for dependable reset assertion and precision monitoring of +1.8V or +5V power supplies. A 200ms Power-On Reset timeout function further prevents erroneous resets in the application. This combination of performance in a voltage supervisor helps designers to ensure that their system is reliably reset for increased robustness.

This extensive family of voltage supervisors offers designers a total of 54 potential product options. Among the choices available when selecting the ISL88001/2/3 is the ability to choose from nine of the industry's most widely-used factory-set voltage thresholds. This family of voltage supervisors also features three distinct reset output types: active low push-pull (ISL88001), active low open drain (ISL88002) and active high push-pull (ISL88003). Furthermore, designers can choose between small three-lead SC-70 and SOT-23 packages.

Pricing and Availability

The ISL88001, ISL88002 and ISL88003 are available now in SC-70 or SOT-23 packaging and are priced at $0.57 each in 1,000-unit quantities.

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About Intersil's Power Management Portfolio

Intersil is a recognized global leader in power management solutions, offering a broad portfolio of products that simplify a variety of power designs. Intersil's family of power management ICs ranges from building blocks such as charge pumps and voltage supervisors to highly-integrated, multiple-output and multiphase PWMs, to quad-voltage hot-swap controllers. As a leading supplier of PWM controller ICs with over two billion units shipped, Intersil addresses a broad range of power management needs for applications that include computing, communications, peripherals, display, networking, telecommunications, industrial, instrumentation and battery-powered products. To learn more, visit Intersil's Power Management Web site at

About Intersil

Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as, flat panel displays, cell phones, other handheld systems, and notebooks. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-swap and hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switchi ng DC/DC regulators and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; data converters; interface ICs; analog switches and multiplexers; crosspoint switches; voice-over-IP devices; and ICs for military, space and radiation-hardened applications. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the Company's web site and career page at

Contact Information

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    Intersil Corporation
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