SOURCE: Micrel


April 18, 2013 07:04 ET

Micrel Offers New High Accuracy, Ultra-Small, Voltage Supervisor Featuring Watchdog, Manual Reset and Dual-Outputs

New Microprocessor Supervisor Improves Accuracy of Power Supply Monitoring, Reduces Solution Size up to 70 Percent, Cuts Current Consumption up to 75 Percent

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) -   Micrel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MCRL), an industry leader in high-performance linear and power solutions, LAN and timing and communications solutions, today announced the MIC826 +/-0.5 percent accuracy voltage supervisor, with manual reset input, watchdog timer and dual outputs in space saving 1.6mm x 1.6mm thin DFN package. The device is aimed at portable applications which require small size, high integration, and low current consumption. The MIC826 is currently available in volume quantities, with 1,000 quantity pricing starting at $0.32. Samples can be ordered at:

"The MIC826 features a precision voltage monitor, manual reset, watchdog timer and dual outputs in a small package. This provides the designer with high integration while reducing solution size up to 70 percent compared to competing solutions," noted Brian Hedayati, marketing vice president for high-performance linear and power solutions at Micrel. "The device also improves the accuracy of the power supply monitor by 1 to 2 percent versus the competition over the -40degC to +125degC temperature range. This makes it an ideal solution for portable, as well as industrial and automotive applications which require tighter accuracy over a wider temperature range."

The MIC826 offers eight reset threshold options and is intended to monitor 1.8V to 5V power supplies. The device features a +/-0.5 percent voltage threshold accuracy at room temperature and +/-1.5 percent voltage threshold accuracy over the -40degC to +125degC temperature range. The solution consumes a low 3.8µA of supply current for power supplies; lower than 3.6V and 4.8µA for solutions operating from a 5V power supply. The IC also features an industry standard reset timeout period of 140ms (min) and a watchdog time output period of 1.6s, as well as dual, active-high push-pull, and active-low push-pull reset outputs in a space saving 1.6mm x 1.6mm x 0.55mm thin DFN package.

About Micrel, Inc.
Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high-performance linear and power, LAN and timing and communications markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors, as well as high-performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web:

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