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Voltage supervisors track up to five channels

Posted: 09 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:superviors voltage? five channels STM6904/5? MSOP 8pin?

STMicroelectronics says its new four- and five-channel voltage supervisors, the STM6904/5, save space, cost and power, while ensuring the integrity of multivoltage systems such as STBs, telecom and networking equipment, computing and data-storage systems.

A low current draw of 12?A (typical), combined with small-outline 8pin MSOP package, ensure minimal impact on overall system power consumption and board layout, claims ST. The STM6905 offers five monitored channels and a fixed delay-to-reset time (210ms), whereas the STM6904 offers additional user-selectable reset delay times while monitoring up to four channels.

By providing more channels than earlier devices, the new ICs allow engineers to monitor more voltage rails within a given system without adding extra supervisor ICs, asserts ST. The ICs generate a logic-low reset signal if any of the monitored voltages falls below its threshold. A manual reset pin is also provided, allowing push-button or system-controlled reset, if required.

To maximize flexibility, two channels have factory-preset thresholds, while the remaining inputs are user-configured using external resistors. The primary monitor can be factory-preset for a threshold between 2.866V and 3.078V. The second fixed threshold can be preset between 1.050V and 2.333V. The remaining inputs provide freedom for engineers to adjust the threshold voltage from 1.050V to 3.078V using a voltage-divider network.

Both devices operate from 0.8V to 5.5V across the -40 to +85C industrial temperature range. Voltage-threshold accuracy of 1.8 percent is maintained over the full temperature and voltage ranges. The reset output is valid for supply voltages down to 0.8V.

The STM6904 and STM6905 are now in full production, and samples are readily available. In quantities of 10,000, the STM6904 is priced at $0.55, and the STM6905 is priced at $0.65.

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