SOURCE: Intersil

March 05, 2008 15:31 ET

Rugged, High-Integration, High-Reliability TFT-LCD Power Supplies Lower Costs in Powering Automotive Displays

ISL78020, ISL78022 Automotive Grade TFT-LCD DC/DC Power Supplies With Integrated Amplifiers Are AEC-Q100-Rated, TS16949-Compliant and Feature Multiple Functions to Save Board Space

MILPITAS, CA--(Marketwire - March 5, 2008) - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance analog semiconductors, today announced the release of the ISL78020 and ISL78022, two new Automotive Grade TFT-LCD DC/DC regulators with Integrated Amplifiers that incorporate multiple IC functions into a single, rugged solution.

The devices are AEC-Q100-rated, fully ISO/TS 16949:2002-compliant and operate over the automotive temperature range (-40 degrees C to +105 degrees C) with high integration to improve performance and reduce costs associated with powering 7-to-15 inch displays.

With higher voltage capability ( > 20V) than competitive automotive TFT-LCD power supplies, the ISL78020 and ISL78022 are protected against voltage spikes generated by stray capacitance, as well as against parasitic inductances that occur during the switching operation. This higher voltage capability eliminates a common reliability issue found in other existing solutions.

These new power supplies also feature integrated sequencing, regulated charge pumps, an 18V/3A integrated boost FET, VCOM amplifiers and fault protection features to save board space and BOM costs of additional discrete solutions.

The ISL72022 also integrates five gamma amplifiers.

The ISL78020 and ISL78022 come in thin 7mm x 7mm TQFP packages that withstand greater levels of vibration compared to other package designs. This package also allows automotive electronics designers the ability to actually inspect the pins during PCB assembly, further assuring reliability.

Pricing and Availability

The ISL78020 is available now in a 32-lead, 7mm x 7mm TQFP package and is priced at $2.71 per unit in 1,000-unit quantities and $2.73 per unit in tape-and-reel configuration. More information on the ISL78020 is available at: http://www.intersil.com/cda/deviceinfo/0,1477,ISL78020,0.html

The ISL78022 is available now in a 32-lead, 7mm x 7mm TQFP package and is priced at $4.07 per unit in 1,000-unit quantities and $4.10 per unit in tape-and-reel configuration. More information on the ISL78022 is available at: http://www.intersil.com/cda/deviceinfo/0,1477,ISL78022,0.html

Note to editors (for Product Press Release or Personnel Press Release requiring photos): To view a high-resolution downloadable photo of the ISL78020/22, visit Intersil's photo room at: http://www.intersil.com/pressroom/photoarchives.asp.

About Intersil Automotive Products

Intersil has developed industry-leading expertise in a broad range of analog technologies critical to next-generation automotive ICs for a variety of applications, including LVDS technology. Intersil automotive ICs connect with distribution, display power management, heads-up and cluster displays, body electronics, LED lighting, light-to-digital sensors and sensors for pressure, acceleration and rain. The company also has established a leadership position in devices ranging from boost regulators to fully-integrated multi-channel regulators with integrated amplifiers to support LCD displays. Intersil's commitment to quality continues to define the company's role in automotive ICs.

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.

Contact Information

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