SOURCE: Intersil


September 26, 2011 10:00 ET

Intersil's Latest Digital Power Module Delivers 17 Amps

ZL9117M Supports Telemetry via the PMBus, May Be Paralleled for Higher Current

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 26, 2011) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today introduced the ZL9117M, the latest member of Intersil's expanding power module family. The ZL9117M is a fully-encapsulated digital power module capable of delivering 17A output current.

The ZL9117M is configured using the industry's easiest-to-use, point-and-click PowerNavigator™ GUI. Built-in auto-compensation algorithms also optimize transient response over varying load conditions. The industry standard PMBus interface supports remote performance monitoring and even re-programming of installed systems around the world.

A low profile 15mm x 15mm QFN package provides an industry-leading power density of 1275W/in3. Very high efficiency, combined with a low thermal resistance of only 11 degrees C/W, eliminates the need for a heat sink or air flow in most applications. Higher current demands are easily supported by paralleling modules with automatic current sharing.

Features and Specifications

  • PowerNavigator GUI simplifies device configuration
  • Non-volatile memory retains all configuration data
  • PMBus interface provides real-time performance monitoring and control
  • Auto-compensation optimizes transient response over varying load conditions
  • Can be paralleled with current sharing for higher current applications
  • Conversion efficiency up to 95%
  • Pin-compatible with the previously introduced 12A rated ZL9101MIRZ

Pricing and Availability
The ZL9117MIRZ is available in a low profile, 15mm x 15mm QFN package. Pricing is $19.11 each in 1,000-piece quantities. For more information please visit

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