SOURCE: Intersil

December 20, 2007 07:15 ET

Intersil's New Dual 100V Linear Regulator Will Save Board Space and Cost for Telecom Applications

The Industry's First Dual 100V Regulator, the ISL6719 Performs the Functions of up to 15 Discrete Components in Less Than Half the Space

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced the industry's first dual 100V linear regulator, the ISL6719. The new regulator provides steady, accurate voltage for a wide variety of applications such as telecommunications and networking systems. With its highly integrated architecture, the new IC handles the functions of up to 15 discrete components, but its small 3 x 3 millimeter high thermal performance DFN package means it requires less than half the board space of a comparable solution based on discrete chips.

Beyond the dramatic space and component procurement and placement savings, the ISL6719's high level of integration and carefully selected features will allow system designers to simplify their design process, improve overall system reliability and efficiency, and reduce cost. It is currently the only dual 100V (input) product on the market.

The ISL6719 is ideal for use as a single start up linear regulator in isolated power designs, or as a dual output bias supply for point-of-load regulators in Telecom/Datacom applications. The control circuitry used in Telecom/Datacom applications typically requires an operating bias voltage significantly lower than the source voltage available to the converter, and thus many applications require a discrete linear regulator. When implemented discretely, this circuitry occupies significant space, a considerable problem in today's high-density converters. The ISL6719 linear regulator simplifies the start-up and operating bias circuitry needed in Telecom and Datacom DC/DC converters by integrating these functions and many other features into an extremely small IC.

Pricing and Availability

The ISL6719 is available in a 9 Ld 3 x 3mm DFN package in quantities of 100-999 for $1.25, or in a 9 Ld 3 x 3 DFN T+R package for $1.27.

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, switching 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 www.intersil.com.

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