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Semtech Launches New Low Dropout Regulator Platform for Small Form Factor Consumer Applications

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today announced the SC563, a dual output low dropout (LDO) regulator in a tiny 1.6mm x 1.2mm, 8 pin MLPD package.

The SC563 LDO provides two regulated outputs for up to 300mA for each output channel. The LDO accepts an input supply rail of 2.3V to 5.5V and provides two fixed, regulated outputs, which eliminate the need for external resistor divider networks. It comes in a tiny 1.6mm x 1.2mm, ultra-thin 0.6mm 8 lead package. The LDO is ESD hardened to greater than 4kV for robust circuit protection.

“The SC563’s ultra-small footprint, coupled with a low dropout of 180mV, enables designers to implement power supplies where small size and high efficiency are important,” said Andy Khayat, Senior Director for Consumer Power in Semtech’s Power Management Group. “That makes the SC563 perfect for portable and wearable electronics where extended battery life and tiny form factors are required.”

Key Features of SC563

  • VIN Range: 2.3V to 5.5V
  • Two outputs up to 300mA
  • Ultra-Low 180mV Dropout
  • Integrated output discharge
  • 4kV ESD Protection
  • Ultra-small 1.6mm x 1.2mm x 0.60mm, 8 lead MLPD Package

Applications

Portable Applications: Wearable Electronics, Portable Video Cameras, Smart Phones, Tablets

Non-Portable Applications: Femtocells, HDTV, Set Top Box, Networking Devices

Pricing and Availability

The SC563 is available immediately in production quantities and is priced at $0.25 each in 3,000-piece reels. The ordering code is SC563LHULTRC for 1.8V/3.3V fixed output version. Evaluation boards are also available. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available at www.semtech.com/info.

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit www.semtech.com.

Semtech and the Semtech logo are registered marks of Semtech Corporation.

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