Sipex Rolls Out SP619 800mA Fault Protection Device

Sipex Corporation (Nasdaq: SIPX) announced the release of the SP619, an 800mA current limit switch in a space saving SOT-23 package. The SP619 provides fault protection in a wide range of applications, such as protecting portable devices from poorly regulated wall chargers or USB sources, providing point of load current limit protection in distributed power systems.

The SP619 protects critical system circuitry by disconnecting the source upon detecting a current greater than 800mA. When protecting single cell Li-ion portable devices such as cell phones or PDAs, the 2nA leakage current ensures virtually zero impact to battery life. Together with a 2.5V to 7V operating range, these features allow the SP619 to improve system reliability and provide load switching in Lithium-ion battery charging systems, low power USB clients, and low power distributed systems.

“Sipex recognizes the growing need for greater system reliability and longer battery life in today’s portable application market. By offering load protection and near zero leakage current, the SP619 represents a highly effective solution for a wide range of portable battery-powered devices,” said Rich Kapusta, Sipex’s Vice President for Interface Products. “The SP619 further augments Sipex’s portfolio in the portable applications space.”

Pricing and Availability
SP619 is available in RoHS/Pb-free 6 pin SOT-23 packages in the industrial temperature range. Pricing for these products begins at $0.25 in 1,000 piece quantities.

About Sipex Corporation
Sipex Corporation is an analog semiconductor company that addresses standard linear and application specific standard products (ASSP) for customer systems that are primarily targeted at the consumer, networking and industrial markets. The products are categorized into three synergistic areas of power management, interface and optical storage. Sipex is a global company with operations in Asia, Europe and North America. It is the mission of the company to create innovative analog products that enable customers to produce differentiated products.