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Intersil Adds Two New ICs to High-Voltage MOSFET Driver Family for Notebook PC Processor Power-- New Intersil Endura MOSFET drivers simplify design, save space and reduce costs
-- Synchronous-buck drivers for high-to-low-voltage single-stage conversion in computer systems
IRVINE, CA, July 30, 2002 - Intersil Corporation (NASDAQ: ISIL), a world leader in the design and manufacture of high performance analog and wireless networking solutions, today announced the addition of the new Endura ISL6206 and ISL6207 ICs to their high-voltage MOSFET driver family optimized for portable power applications. These next-generation high-voltage driver ICs simplify designs, save board space and reduce costs by integrating components and logic circuits on-chip. Both drivers are compatible with a wide variety of CPU core power controllers and are optimized to power all popular CPUs in new and next-generation notebook or tablet PCs.
The ISL6206 and ISL6207 are designed to drive both upper and lower MOSFETs in a synchronous-buck DC-to-DC converter operating from the high voltages found in notebook systems. Notebook PC systems operate from battery and battery charger voltages that typically range up to 20 V in normal operation. The CPU core voltage is usually derived directly from these relatively high-voltage sources in order to maximize the power efficiency of the total system. Both drivers interface directly with all of the multi-phase PWM controllers in Intersil's Endura line, which include both the ISL6223 (optimized for AMD mobile CPUs), and the ISL6215 (optimized for Intel® mobile CPUs).
The ISL6206 and ISL6207 Power Solution
Intersil's portable core power solution includes two to three ISL6206 or ISL6207 MOSFET drivers controlled by one of several portable-optimized ISL6200-series multiphase PWM ICs such as the ISL6223 or ISL6215. The choice of controller and number of drivers depends on the power requirements of the CPU being used in the platform. The Intersil controller-with-drivers solution offers lower parts count and lower overall cost than competing solutions. To investigate this and other solutions further, visit these Intersil Web sites - Notebook PC Web site at: http://www.intersil.com/notebook and Portable PC Power site at: http://www.intersil.com/design/powermanagement/pwrmanagement.asp
ISL6206 and ISL6207 Technical Details
ISL6206 and ISL6207 Applications
- Drives two standard N-channel MOSFETs in the synchronous-buck mode
- Up to 2 MHz switching speed allows smaller filter components
- Phase voltage over -5 to +36 V range for application flexibility
- Patented three-state PWM inputs prevent negative transients on the output voltage when it is being shut down, thus eliminating the need for an additional Schottky diode to protect the CPU from negative voltages - Outputs can be tri-stated
- Internal bootstrap Schottky diode
- Adaptive shoot-through protection provides circuit optimization
- Strong drive capability - ISL6206 sinks 1.1 A on lower MOSFET, ISL6207 sinks 4 A
- ISL6207 has Enable pin for reduced power consumption
- Small 8-lead SOIC package to conserve board space
- 5 V supply and gate drive
ISL6206 and ISL6207 Pricing and Availability
- Notebook, tablet and desknote PCs
- Servers and workstations that require high-voltage drivers
- High-frequency low-profile DC-DC converters
- High input voltage DC-DC converters
- High-current, low output voltage DC-DC converters
Both drivers are available now. Price per ISL6206CB-T IC, 8-lead SOIC package is $0.98 in thousand unit quantities. Price per ISL6207CB-T IC, 8-lead SOIC package is $1.00 in thousand unit quantities. Higher quantity pricing is available.
Intersil + Elantec Means More for Our Customers
Intersil Corporation is a global semiconductor leader in the design and manufacture of high performance analog and wireless networking solutions. The acquisition of Elantec Semiconductor, Inc., expanded Intersil's product portfolios to address four fast growing markets - flat panel displays, optical storage (CD and DVD recordable), power management and wireless networking. Intersil brings added customer value in providing complete silicon, software and reference design solutions to new products that enhance the computing experience for people wherever they live, work or travel. For more information about Intersil or to find out how to become a member of our winning team, visit the company's web site and career page at: www.intersil.com
This press release contains forward-looking statements as defined in Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are based upon Intersil Corporation's ("Intersil") management's current expectations, estimates, beliefs, assumptions, and projections about Intersil's business and industry. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "predicts," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," "would," "potential," "continue," and variations of these words (or negatives of these words) or similar expressions, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, projections, or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various risk factors. Important risk factors that may cause such material differences for Intersil's MOSFET Driver family of products include, but are not limited to: the slowdown in the technology sector generally and the semiconductor industry specifically; the rate at which consumers adopt small handheld Internet appliances and portable computing devices in enterprises and in homes; the rate at which consumers purchase notebook computers, PC's and desktop computers; the rate at which our present and future customers and end-users adopt Intersil's power management technologies and products; the timing, rescheduling or cancellation of significant customer orders; the ability of our customers to manage inventory; the loss of a key customer; the qualification, availability and pricing of competing products and technologies and the resulting effects on sales and pricing of our products; silicon wafer pricing and the availability and quality of our foundry capacity and raw materials; availability, pricing, and quality of third party foundry and assembly and test capacity and raw materials; fluctuations in the manufacturing yields of our third party foundries and assembly and test facilities, and other problems or delays in the fabrication, assembly, testing or delivery of our products; the risks of producing products with new suppliers and at new fabrication and assembly and test facilities; problems or delays that we may face in shifting our products to smaller geometry process technologies; the effectiveness of Intersil's expense and product cost control and reduction efforts; the risks inherent in acquisitions, including the acquisition of Elantec Semiconductor, Inc. (including integration issues; costs and unanticipated expenditures; changing relationships with customers, suppliers, and strategic partners; potential contractual, employment, and intellectual property issues; risks of not securing regulatory approvals; accounting treatment and charges; and the risks that the acquisition cannot be completed successfully, or that the anticipated benefits of the acquisition are not realized); intellectual property disputes, customer indemnification claims, and other litigation risks; Intersil's ability to develop, market, and transition to volume production new products and technologies in a timely manner; the quality of Intersil's products and any repair or replacement costs; the risks and uncertainties associated with Intersil's global operations, particularly in light of the war on terrorism; the effects of natural disasters, international conflicts and other events beyond our control; the level of orders received and the ability to fill those orders in a given fiscal quarter; and other factors. Intersil's Annual Report on Form 10-K, subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, recent Current Report on Form 8-K, and other Intersil filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (which you may obtain for free at the SEC's web site at www.sec.gov) discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations, and financial condition. These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date of this communication and Intersil undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements.
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