Fairchild Introduces FPF214X, FPF216X IntelliMAX Advanced Load Switches

Fairchild Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FCS) FPF214X and FPF216X series of IntelliMAX(TM) advanced load switches feature superior thermal performance and full system protection for portable applications operating between 1.8V and 5.5V. Available in a 2mm x 2mm green-compliant MicroFET(TM) MLP package, this new series offers 45 percent enhanced thermal performance compared to traditional SOT-23 packages. These highly integrated advanced load switches simplify design, reduce component count and minimize board space by integrating a 0.11 Ohm current-limited P-channel MOSFET with protection and control features, including thermal shutdown, controlled turn-on, reverse-current blocking and under-voltage lockout (UVLO).

“Fairchild’s IntelliMAX integrated load switch solutions with higher current limits up to 1500mA and 2mm x 2mm MLP packaging offer critical protection features and thermal efficiency for small form factor power management designs,” said Chris Winkler, marketing director, Low-Voltage Power Segment. “The latest portable applications, such as smart phones and integrated MP3/video media players, are packed with features that require additional battery-charging and auxiliary power supplied through a USB connector or other accessory interface. By integrating important functionality into an ultra-compact MLP package, these advanced load switches are ideal for today’s new slimmer and lighter portable electronics.”

Key features of the FPF214X and FPF216X series include:

  • Ultra-compact and thermally efficient 2mm x 2mm MLP packaging that improves thermal dissipation by 45 percent.
  • Power “Good” signal to indicate stable output power signal for software management in power-sequencing applications.
  • Integrated current limiting with fast limiting response time (5µs for nominal over current conditions) with fixed (up to 400mA) and adjustable current-limit options (up to 1500mA).
  • Additional reverse-current function to protect against reverse-current flow conditions in accessory or battery-powered applications.

Fairchild offers the industry’s broadest portfolio of IntelliMAX advanced load switch solutions. These products provide a unique combination of protection and control features that reduce board space, component count and design complexity in power management designs.

These products utilize lead-free (Pb-free) terminals and have been characterized for moisture sensitivity in accordance with the Pb-free reflow requirements of the joint IPC/JEDEC standard J-STD-020. All Fairchild products are designed to meet the requirements of the European Union Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances (RoHS).

Availability: Samples and Demos are available now
Delivery: 10-12 Weeks ARO

About Fairchild Semiconductor
Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is the global leader in power analog and power discrete technologies delivering energy-efficient solutions for all electronic systems. Recognized as The Power Franchise(R), Fairchild provides leading-edge silicon and packaging technologies, manufacturing strength and system expertise. In 2007, Fairchild celebrates its “50/10″ anniversary, commemorating 10 years as a new company and 50 years in the industry. Known as the “Father of Silicon Valley,” Fairchild developed the planar transistor in 1958––and with it a new industry. Today, Fairchild is an application-driven, solution-based semiconductor supplier providing online design tools and design centers worldwide as part of its comprehensive Global Power Resource(TM).