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Dual LDO shrinks 30 percent for portable apps

San Jose, Calif. — Micrel Inc. is offering a dual low dropout regulator in a
miniature 2.5mm x 2.5mm MLF package.

The MIC5264 LDO is designed to provide 150 mA on each independently controllable
output and comes with a range of fixed voltage options. The device features a 2.7 V to 5.5 V supply voltage. Each output has low
output noise (57 μV rms) and high power supply rejection ratio (60 dB at 1 kHz), along with excellent
transient response and low current consumption (75 μA quiescent current per LDO), making the MIC5264 a
multipurpose solution for a wide variety of portable power products
including RF and digital applications, said Ralf Muenster, Micrel's director of marketing, power products.

The device provides designers with a 30 percent size reduction from previous generation products, according to Muenster.

Applications include cell phones, PDAs and GPS receivers.

 
 
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The MIC5264 is lead-free (RoHS compliant) and currently sampling. Pricing starts at 49 cents each in 1,000-piece quantities. Click here for the MIC5264 data sheet.

Micrel , 1-408-944-0800, www.Micrel.com.

Both Texas Instruments Inc. and Linear Technology Corp. recently released tiny LDOs as well. Check out the Related Stories links below to access these stories.

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