New Industry Products

Intersil Debuts ISL84714/15/16 Analog Switches

June 06, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Intersil Corp. (Milpitas, CA) announced three new high-performance switches, the MightyMUX™ ISL84714, ISL84715 and ISL84716, which are bi-directional, ultra-low resistance, low-voltage, analog signal switches intended for use in cell phones, Smartphones, personal digital assistants and other portable, battery-powered products.

Drawing much less than 1 µA from a 3.6 V supply, the low power consumption contributes to extended battery life in hand-held products. A broad 1.65 V to 3.6 V supply range makes the devices suited for alkaline, nickel-metal hydride, and lithium-ion and lithium-polymer battery-powered applications. When operated from a nominal 3.3 V supply, the devices are 1.8 V logic compatible. Switching speed at a supply of 3 V is typically a very fast 8 ns turn-on and 4 ns turn-off, reducing switching noise.

The ISL84714, ISL84715 and ISL84716 are available now. The suggested resale price in 100-unit to 999-unit quantities is $0.75 for each ISL84714IH, ISL84715IH and ISL84716IH. The ICs are available on tape and reel and in Pb-free packaging.