5-amp LDO powers ultralow-voltage DSPs, ASICs

San Jose, Calif.&#8212Micrel's MIC69502 is a 5-amp low-voltage, low-dropout (LDO) regulator suited for FPGAs, microcontrollers and logic ICs in next generation optical networks, communication switches, storage networks, wireless base stations, and home entertainment systems.

“As next generation DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs migrate from 90 nm to 65 nm processes, supply voltage requirements decrease while current requirements increase,” said Ralf Muenster, director of marketing for power products. “Micrel's new MIC69502 fulfills the need for a single input regulator that can support these newer lower voltage requirements. With a 0.5-volt reference and an output voltage accuracy over line, load, and temperature of 2 percent, Micrel's MIC69502 also anticipates designers' needs for output voltages of less than 0.8 volt in the future.”

Click here to access the device datasheet. The MIC69502, working from a 1.6- to 5.5-volt source, touts excellent transient response and is stable with a 10 microfarad ceramic output capacitor. In a SPAK-7 package, the MIC69502 is available in volume and pricing starts at $3.55 each in 1K quantities.

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