SOURCE: Intersil

February 17, 2010 12:57 ET

Intersil Introduces Industry's Best Rad-Hard, Single-Ended PWM Controllers for High-Reliability Power Conversion Applications

New ISL7884xASRH Series Has Excellent Radiation Performance for Total Dose and Single-Event Effects, Is Pin Compatible With Industry Standards, and Is QML Qualified per MIL-PRF-38535

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2010) -   Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today introduced the industry's most robust, military temperature, radiation-hardened PWM controllers for flyback and forward topologies. The ISL7884x family is electrically screened to DSCC SMD# 5962-07249 and is a perfect fit for satellites, down-hole drilling and other high-reliability power supply applications.

The ISL7884xASRH series includes four new high-performance, radiation-hardened controllers that are pin-for-pin compatible with industry standard current mode PWM controllers. All meet 100Krad(Si) total dose specifications and have been tested for single-event effects with outstanding single event latch-up (SEL), burn out (SEB) and transient (SET) performance up to LET = 86.4 MeV/mg/cm2. The series offers Class V and Class Q manufacturing flows for packaged versions, and a Class V flow for die.

The new controllers feature a 1A MOSFET gate driver, fast transient response with peak current mode control, and current sense propagation delay of only 35ns. All versions of this series operate from a 9V to 13.2V input voltage, and over the MIL temperature range of -55 degrees C to 125 degrees C ambient. Start-up current is typically 220 microamperes over the full military temperature range and with 100Krad(Si) total dose radiation. All of the devices feature adjustable switching frequency up to 1MHz and high peak current drive capability with 50ns rise and fall times into a 1nF capacitance. This combination of features, including fast transient response and fast output switching, makes it an ideal choice for new designs or existing designs that require updating.

Two of the new ICs, the ISL78843 and ISL78845, feature rising under voltage lockout (UVLO) of 8.4V. The ISL78840 and ISL78841 provide rising UVLO of 7V.

Pricing and Availability

The ISL7884xASRHVF series is available in an 8-lead hermetic ceramic flat pack and die versions, and is priced beginning at $372.55 each in less than 25-piece quantities. ISL7884x/proto pricing starts at $102.94.

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Intersil Corporation is a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors. The Company's products address some of the industry's fastest growing markets, such as flat panel displays, cell phones, notebooks and other handheld systems. Intersil's product families address power management functions and analog signal processing functions. Intersil products include ICs for battery management, hot-plug controllers, linear regulators, power sequencers, supervisory ICs, bridge drivers, PWM controllers, switching DC/DC regulators, Zilker Labs Digital Power ICs and power MOSFET drivers; optical storage laser diode drivers; DSL line drivers; D2Audio products; video and high-performance operational amplifiers; high-speed 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