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LDO shrinks 30% for portable apps

Posted: 05 Jul 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:micrel? low dropout regulator? ldo regulator? mic5264?

Micrel Inc. is offering a dual low dropout (LDO) regulator in a miniature 2.5-by-2.5mm MLF package. The MIC5264 LDO is designed to provide 150mA on each independently controllable output and comes with a range of fixed voltage options. It features a 2.7V to 5.5V supply voltage. Each output has low output noise (57?V rms) and high power supply rejection ratio (60dB at 1kHz), along with excellent transient response and low current consumption (75?A 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.

Muenster added that the device provides designers with a 30 percent size reduction from previous generation products. Applications include cellphones, PDAs and GPS receivers.

The MIC5264 is Pb-free (RoHS compliant) and currently sampling. Pricing starts at 49 cents each in 1,000-piece quantities.

- Bettyann Liotta


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