SOURCE: Intersil

January 08, 2007 06:00 ET

Intersil Delivers the Industry's Lowest Current Consumption for Low-Noise Voltage References

Intersil's ISL21009 Combines Output Voltage Noise of 4µVpp (0.1Hz to 10Hz) and Supply Current Consumption of Just 180µA (Max, Over Temperature)

MILPITAS, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 8, 2007 -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today introduced the ISL21009 voltage reference. This reference delivers initial accuracy, along with the industry's lowest supply current consumption for low-noise references, making it the ideal choice for industrial and medical instrumentation applications where power is a concern.

Intersil's ISL21009 offers the most power savings of any low-noise voltage reference on the market. With less than 3ppm/degrees C of temperature drift, this device provides very precise performance, allowing for accurate measurements even in noisy environments with great temperature variations.

"This combination of precision and low power consumption provides a new benchmark for precision voltage references," said Lisa Wong, marketing manager for Intersil's Precision Analog products group. "The ISL21009 provides new levels of power efficiency for precision instrumentation and data acquisition equipment."

High Precision, Low Noise and Low Current Consumption

The ISL21009 features very low noise (4µVpp for 0.1Hz to 10Hz), low operating current (180µA, max), and 3ppm/°C of temperature drift. In addition, the ISL21009 family features guaranteed initial accuracy as low as +/-0.5mV. This combination of high initial accuracy, low temperature drift, and low output noise performance of the ISL21009 enables versatile high performance control and data acquisition applications with low power consumption.

Key Features

--  Output voltages 1.25V, 2.500V
--  Initial accuracy +/-0.5mV, +/-1.0mV, +/-2.0mV
--  Input voltage range up to 16.5V
--  Output voltage noise 4µVP-P (0.1Hz to 10Hz)
--  Supply current 180µA (max, over temperature)
--  Temperature coefficient 3ppm/°C, 5ppm/°C, 10ppm/°C
--  Output current capability +/-7.0mA
--  Operating temperature range -40°C to +125°C
--  8 Ld SOIC package
--  Pb-free plus anneal available (RoHS compliant)
Target Applications
--  High-resolution A/Ds and D/As
--  Digital meters
--  Barcode scanners
--  Basestations
--  Battery management/monitoring
--  Industrial/instrumentation equipment
About Intersil's Voltage Reference Portfolio

Intersil has a wide portfolio of voltage references ranging from 0.6V to 5.0V output options. Standard voltage reference performance is pushed to unprecedented highs with a portfolio of products that feature the highest accuracy in the industry at power consumption levels that are the lowest in the industry. Unlike familiar band-gap and buried Zener technologies, these low-noise voltage references provide at least four times the power savings. To learn more about Intersil's voltage reference portfolio, visit the Voltage References page at

Pricing and Availability

The ISL21009 is available now in an 8-lead SOIC package and is priced at $4.04 for the 3ppm/degrees B version, at $3.74 for the 5ppm/degrees C version, and $2.65 for the 10ppm/degrees D version. All pricing is in 1,000-unit quantities. More information on the ISL21009 is available at,1477,ISL21009BFB825,0.html.

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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, handheld products and notebook computing. Intersil's product families address both power management and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management; hot-swap and hot-plug controllers; linear regulators; supervisory ICs; switching DC/DC regulators; 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

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