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15th August 2016
Regulators offer 96% efficiency for battery-powered systems

Expanding the company's buck-boost family, Intersil has announced two buck-boost regulators claimed to offer best-in-class efficiency up to 96%. The ISL91127 and ISL91128 feature 4.5A switches and a compact footprint suited for providing system power or powering the peripherals in battery-operated devices. According to Intersil, the devices offer the industry’s lowest quiescent current of 30µA for superior light load efficiency.

Tech Videos
28th July 2016
How to get started with ISL9237 evaluation board

Learn how to set up the ISL9237 evaluation board and connect the EVB to the GUI interface. Add an electrical load and measure output voltage and phase voltages without the need for a Li-Ion battery or emulator.

Aerospace & Defence
12th July 2016
Rad tolerant in amp integrates differential ADC driver

Intersil has announced what it claims to be the industry’s first radiation tolerant 36V in-amp (instrumentation amplifier) featuring an integrated differential ADC driver. The high performance ISL70617SEH differential input, rail-to-rail output in-amp delivers the industry’s highest signal processing performance for low-level sensor telemetry data critical to communication satellites.

29th June 2016
How to manage batteries for EVs, PHEVs and HEVs

Multi-cell balancing (MCB) IC features play a key role in meeting performance requirements of battery systems in electric vehicles (EVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), observes Gary MacDonald, Intersil

23rd June 2016
Huawei P9 smartphone uses Intersil’s regulators

Intersil has announced the adoption of the company’s ISL91110 switching regulators in Huawei’s P9 smartphone. The buck-boost switching regulator supplies power to key system peripherals in the P9 dual-camera smartphone, using a proprietary, fully synchronous four-switch architecture. This advanced architecture enables the seamless transition from buck to boost and delivery of up to 2.5A output current at the lowest single-cell Li-ion ...

21st June 2016
Li-ion battery pack monitor safeguards EVs & HEVs

Offering cell balancing and accurate voltage and temperature monitoring to safeguard Li-ion battery packs in EVs, HEVs & PHEVs, a 12-cell Li-ion battery pack monitor has been announced by Intersil. The ISL78610 can be used as a standalone battery-pack monitor or as a redundant back-up device when combined with the high accuracy ISL78600 multi-cell battery manager, enabling automobile manufacturers to achieve the higher ISO 26262 ASIL D rating...

Artificial Intelligence
1st June 2016
Laser diode driver is suited for automotive HUDs

Projecting full-HD colour video onto the windshield at nearly twice the current of competitive solutions, the ISL78365 laser diode driver has been announced by Intersil. The ISL78365 pulses four high intensity lasers up to 750mA for automotive HUD systems. The device’s higher current and faster switching speed enables HUDs with high resolution, high colour-depth and high frame-rate projections.

24th May 2016
Power modules provide PoL conversions for FPGAs, DSPs & MCUs

Delivering high power density and up to 95% efficiency in a compact 4.5x7.5x1.85mm footprint, Intersil has announced two single-channel DC/DC step-down power modules. The pin-compatible 5A ISL8205M and 3A ISL8202M provide PoL conversions for FPGAs, DSPs and MCUs in a wide range of home networking and high-end consumer products, as well as portable industrial equipment that use Li-ion batteries.

13th April 2016
Synchronous buck regulators deliver PoL conversions

Intersil has announced a family of monolithic synchronous buck regulators that step-down 5 and 3.3V primary rails to PoL inputs as low as 0.6V for GPUs, FPGAs, DSPs and SOCs. The highly efficient ISL78233, ISL78234 and ISL78235 deliver 3, 4 and 5A, respectively, of continuous output current to infotainment head units and ADAS employing forward-looking smart cameras to detect and classify objects.

22nd March 2016
Digital hybrid PWM controllers are PMBus compatible

Offering PoL conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and general purpose system rails, Intersil has launched two digital hybrid DC/DC controllers. The ISL68200 with integrated MOSFET drivers and ISL68201 with PWM output simplify power supply designs for data centre routers, servers and storage, as well as wireless infrastructure equipment.

Aerospace & Defence
7th March 2016
Increasing ESD protection and signal processing performance

The portfolio of radiation tolerant multiplexers from Intersil Corporation has been expanded with the release of two new, single supply 5V devices. The 16-channel ISL71830SEH and 32-channel ISL71831SEH multiplexers join Intersil’s 30V multiplexers, which have been onboard many satellite and space exploration missions, including NASA’s Orion spacecraft flight test.

1st March 2016
Integrated boost controllers enable smaller designs

Intersil Corporation has announced two 55V two-phase synchronous boost controllers with integrated high-side and low-side MOSFET drivers. The ISL78227 and ISL78229 are the industry's most robust and highly integrated boost controllers available to simplify the design of high power automotive applications.

18th February 2016
'Industry's first' USB-C buck-boost battery charger

Intersil has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s first buck-boost battery charger that supports two-way power delivery in ultrabooks, tablets and power banks using the reversible USB Type-C connector. The single-chip ISL9237 Narrow VDC (NVDC) battery charger replaces competitive buck and boost two-chip charger solutions, eliminating a charger IC and inductor to reduce customer BOM costs by up to 40%.

18th November 2015
CAN transceivers reduce satellite weight & mass by up to 18%

Intersil has introduced what is claimed to be the industry’s first radiation tolerant 3.3V CAN transceivers that are fully QML-V qualified and compliant with the ISO11898-2 physical layer standard. The three ISL7202xSEH CAN transceivers provide reliable serial data transmission between a CAN controller and CAN bus at speeds up to 1Mb/s.

11th November 2015
Efficient DC/DC converters step-down 5V rails to PoL

Intersil has announced five highly integrated synchronous buck regulators that step-down 5V rails to PoL inputs as low as 0.6V for FPGAs, DSPs and MPUs. The feature-rich ISL8018 delivers up to 8A of continuous output current from a 2.7 to 5.5V input supply, while offering up to 97% efficiency and higher integration than competitive devices.

21st October 2015
Time-of-flight IC reduces power consumption

Pulse amplitude signal measurement is used for object detection in the ISL29501 sensor. Intersil’s Andrew Cowell told a Eurasia press conference in California that the technology overcomes the problems encountered by conventional time-of-flight ICs which use amplitude changes.

9th October 2015
Regulators impress with low dropout & transient performance

Intersil has announced two high performance, single output LDO voltage regulators that provide best-in-class dropout and transient performance for noise sensitive loads. The ISL80510 and ISL80505 deliver 1 and 0.5A of continuous output current and ultra-low dropout of 130 and 45mV at full load, respectively. The ISL80510's maximum dropout is nearly 50% lower than the nearest competitor, which enables lower power dissipation in industrial, wired a...

2nd October 2015
PMIC/charger combo saves mobile power

Intersil has introduced the ISL95852 integrated PMIC and ISL95521 battery charger, saving power in 2-in-1s, ultrabooks and tablets. The devices support Intel's “Skylake” 6th gen Intel Core processors, leveraging Intersil’s patented R3 modulation technology, which delivers best-in-class light load efficiency, superior regulation accuracy and fast dynamic response, resulting in better system power management and longer b...

15th September 2015
Industry's first 80A encapsulated digital POL power module

Intersil has announced the industry’s first 80A fully encapsulated digital DC/DC PMBus power module that provides Point-Of-Load (POL) conversions for advanced FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and memory. The ISL8273M is a complete step-down regulated power supply that delivers up to 80A output current and operates from industry standard 5 or 12V input power rails.

10th September 2015
GWS acquisition expands Intersil's power MOSFET expertise

Intersil has announced the acquisition of (GWS) Great Wall Semiconductor, a private technology company developing state-of-the-art power MOSFET technology for cloud computing, space and consumer applications.

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