Fairchild Earns Product Honors for Power Switches

January 20, 2004 by Jeff Shepard

Fairchild Semiconductor International (South Portland, ME) announced that its high-efficiency Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) family named "Product of the Year" winner and selected as "Best Product For 1-W Initiative" by analogZONE. The Winners were chosen by analogZONE based on strong technical merit, design innovation and marketability.

The Fairchild Power Switch (FPS) family of off-line power switches feature burst-mode operation for stand-by mode (under 0.1W at 265Vac). Fairchild's FPS products combine a fully avalanche-rated SenseFET (LDMOS) for current sensing (650V or 700V minimum breakdown ratings) with a voltage-mode, pulse-width modulated integrated circuit -- a combination that minimizes external components, simplifies designs and lowers costs in target applications. Applications include battery chargers and adapters, mobile phones, personal digital assistants, MP3s, C-TVs, monitors and PC auxiliary power.