SOURCE: Intersil

February 26, 2007 06:00 ET

Intersil's Supervisors Provide 26 Programmable Voltage Trip Points

ANAHEIM, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 26, 2007 -- APEC -- Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL) today introduced two new supervisors, the ISL88016 and ISL88017, which offer pin-selectable voltage trip points along with popular functions such as power-on reset (POR) control, supply voltage supervision, and manual reset assertion in a small 6-pin TSOT package. Both supervisors are designed for low power consumption as well as high threshold accuracy and are especially suitable for portable and battery-powered applications.

These supervisors have the unique feature of allowing users to program the voltage trip point from 1.60V to 2.85V in 50mV increments on the ISL88016 and from 2.15V to 4.65V in 100mV increments on the ISL88017. Trip point selection is made by connecting the three VSET pins to VDD, GND or floating. By allowing users to select from 26 different VTRIP voltages on each device, the same supervisor part can be used on different platforms and projects without the need to qualify a different part when a custom voltage trip point is needed.

The ISL88016 and ISL88017 supervisors help to monitor a critical supply voltage and assert reset during low voltage conditions so that the main system components such as the microprocessor or microcontroller do not operate with insufficient voltage. Therefore, these supervisors help to ensure more reliable system operation.

The potential applications for the ISL88016/7 span portable battery-powered devices and medical monitoring equipment to industrial control and factory automation systems. The ISL88016 and ISL88017's combination of small package size, low power consumption, and adjustable VTRIP that does not need additional external components or software, makes them versatile general-purpose power products.

The ISL88016/7 will be on display in Intersil's Booth #609/610 at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and Exposition from February 25-March 1, 2007 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA.

About Intersil's Power Management Portfolio

Intersil's high-performance analog ICs provide innovative power management solutions for applications in the computing, communications, peripherals, display, networking, telecommunications, industrial, instrumentation and battery-powered products markets. Intersil is a leading supplier of PWM controller ICs with over two billion units shipped. Intersil offers a broad portfolio of power management ICs, including single and multiple output switching regulators, integrated FET DC/DC controllers, battery management ICs, hot plug controllers and power MOSFET drivers. To learn more, visit Intersil's Power Management page at

Pricing and Availability

The ISL88016 and ISL88017 are available now in a 6-lead TSOT package and are priced at $0.99 each in 1,000-unit quantities. More information on the ISL88016 is available at,1477,ISL88016,0.html and more information on the ISL88017 is available at,1477,ISL88017,0.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, 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

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