SOURCE: Supertex


March 22, 2011 09:00 ET

New Packaging for Sixteen Channel Analog Switches Reduces Board Space by Half

HV2601, HV2701 From Supertex Available in 42-Ball Bumped Die Package

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwire - March 22, 2011) - Supertex, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today announced that HV2601 and HV2701 -- sixteen channel, low charge injection, 200V analog switch ICs -- are now available in 5.29mm x 5.30mm, 42-ball bumped die packages. This packaging represents a 50% space savings over the previous 48-ball fpBGA package (28 sq. mm vs. 56 sq. mm).

These ICs excel in space-limited applications that require high voltage switching controlled by low voltage signals, such as in portable and handheld medical ultrasound imaging systems. They feature very low quiescent current of 10µA, 22 ohm switch resistance, up to 200V operating voltage, and a serial shift register control. The HV2701 also features integrated bleed resistors for minimized noise and reduced capacitive coupling.

"As the size of medical ultrasound imaging systems continues to shrink, manufacturers are seeking ways to increase board density without sacrificing performance," states Stephen Lin, Vice President of Marketing for Supertex. "Supertex's HV2601BD and HV2701BD answer this need by offering system designers sixteen channel switching with a footprint that's half the size of the previously available option."

HV2601 and HV2701 are available in a 42-ball bumped die package (HV2601BD and HV2701BD) in addition to the previously available 48-lead LQFP package (HV2601FG-G and HV2701FG-G). The parts are RoHS compliant. Samples are available from stock. Lead-time for production quantities is 4-6 weeks ARO. Pricing is US$15.38 each for the HV2601BD and US$15.58 for the HV2701BD, both in 1K quantities.

About Supertex
Supertex, Inc. is a publicly held mixed signal semiconductor manufacturer, focused in high voltage analog and mixed signal products for use in the medical, LED lighting, imaging, industrial, and telecommunication industries. Supertex product, corporate and financial information is readily available at

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