SOURCE: Intersil


December 12, 2011 12:00 ET

EDN Magazine Names Intersil's ISL78228 Dual 800mA Low Quiescent Current Synchronous Buck Regulator to 2011 'Hot 100 Products' List

Compact Dual Regulator Fully Qualified for Automotive Applications

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today announced that its ISL78228 dual 800mA 2.25MHz synchronous buck regulator for automotive applications has been named one of EDN Magazine's Hot 100 products for 2011. The 2011 EDN Hot 100 highlights the electronics industry's most significant products of the year based on innovation, significance, usefulness, and popularity.

The ISL78228 DC/DC regulator provides 1.6A (2 x 800mA, independently-settable) in just nine square millimeters, delivering regulated power to remote safety cameras, infotainment systems, control modules and other space-constrained automotive applications. It can power microcontrollers, microprocessors, DSPs or other digital circuitry, and its 2.75V to 5.5V input voltage range permits powering from common 3.3V or 5V automotive module supply rails. Internal current-mode compensation provides fast transient response, allowing 96% duty cycle for low dropout and eliminating the need for external compensation components.

The new EDN award marks the second consecutive year that a leading-edge Intersil product has been named to the Hot 100 list. In 2010, EDN selected the company's MegaQ™ adaptive equalizer IC, capable of delivering composite video through one mile of cable, as one of the outstanding product introductions.

"We are very honored to be included among the innovative products in the EDN Hot 100 for 2011," said Dave Bell, Intersil's President and CEO. "The selection of this compact and highly efficient buck regulator reflects our growing commitment to and confidence in the global automotive market. We are very pleased to be selected for this award by one of the electronics industry's most prestigious and respected publications."

"This awards program has been in existence since 1993 and over the years has highlighted many industry trends -- this year is no different. We are very pleased to showcase the top products of the many thousands announced during the past year that especially caught the attention of our editors and readers," said Rich Pell, Executive Editor, EDN and Designlines, UBM Electronics.

The complete list of EDN's Hot 100 Products can be found online at or within the December 15, 2011 issue of EDN Magazine.

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