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Microchip Expands MOSFET Driver Family

Low-Side Devices Have Peak Output Currents From 2A to 4.5A, Offer Enable Input Pin for Shutdown and are Available in Popular Packages

CHANDLER, Ariz., April 5, 2011 - Microchip Technology Inc. today announced the expansion of its MOSFET driver family of products. Building upon the success of Microchip’s low-side MCP14E3/4/5 4.5A MOSFET drivers, Microchip is introducing the new low-side MCP14E6/7/8 2A and MCP14E9/10/11 3A drivers. The expanded, low-cost family of devices is rated for peak output currents from 2A to 4.5A, over a wide operating voltage range of 4.5V to 18V. The devices feature enable input pins that provide shutdown capability to conserve power, and are offered in 8-pin SOIC and 8-pin, 6mm x 5mm DFN packages. The drivers start at $1.24 each, in 10,000 unit quantities. They are ideal for consumer electronic applications that use power supplies, such as servers, personal computers and notebooks.

Today’s engineers require lower power, more features and smaller packages at a low cost, and Microchip’s expanded family of MOSFET drivers meets those needs. The new MCP14E6/7/8 dual devices are rated for a peak output current of 2A, while the new MCP14E9/10/11 dual devices are rated for a peak output current of 3A. The drivers’ wide operating voltage of 4.5V to 18V allows for a broad range of input voltages. Additionally, the drivers’ small packages lower costs by reducing board space.

“This expanded Microchip family of MOSFET drivers gives customers more flexibility to choose the right product for their application,” said Bryan J. Liddiard, vice president of marketing with Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division.

Ray DiSilvestro, senior marketing manager for Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division, added, “With the addition of these new devices, Microchip now offers a full line of high- and low-side drivers, with peak output currents from .5A to 12A at a low cost, in the packages our customers need.”

Packaging, Pricing & Availability

The MCP14E3/4/5, MCP14E6/7/8 and MCP14E9/10/11 MOSFET drivers are available in an 8-pin SOIC package, for $1.24 each in 10,000-unit quantities. The devices are also available in an 8-pin 6mm x 5mm DFN package, for $1.36 each in 10,000-unit quantities.

Samples are available today at http://www.microchip.com/get/0PSS, and volume-production quantities can be ordered today at http://www.microchip.com/get/J4BT. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/V0WH. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.


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