SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - Micrel, Inc. (
"The MIC826 features a precision voltage monitor, manual reset, watchdog timer and dual outputs in a small package. This provides the designer with high integration while reducing solution size up to 70 percent compared to competing solutions," noted Brian Hedayati, marketing vice president for high-performance linear and power solutions at Micrel. "The device also improves the accuracy of the power supply monitor by 1 to 2 percent versus the competition over the -40degC to +125degC temperature range. This makes it an ideal solution for portable, as well as industrial and automotive applications which require tighter accuracy over a wider temperature range."
The MIC826 offers eight reset threshold options and is intended to monitor 1.8V to 5V power supplies. The device features a +/-0.5 percent voltage threshold accuracy at room temperature and +/-1.5 percent voltage threshold accuracy over the -40degC to +125degC temperature range. The solution consumes a low 3.8µA of supply current for power supplies; lower than 3.6V and 4.8µA for solutions operating from a 5V power supply. The IC also features an industry standard reset timeout period of 140ms (min) and a watchdog time output period of 1.6s, as well as dual, active-high push-pull, and active-low push-pull reset outputs in a space saving 1.6mm x 1.6mm x 0.55mm thin DFN package.
About Micrel, Inc.
Micrel, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of IC solutions for the worldwide high-performance linear and power, LAN and timing and communications markets. The Company's products include advanced mixed-signal, analog and power semiconductors, as well as high-performance communication, clock management, Ethernet switch and physical layer transceiver ICs. Company customers include leading manufacturers of enterprise, consumer, industrial, mobile, telecommunications, automotive, and computer products. Corporation headquarters and state-of-the-art wafer fabrication facilities are located in San Jose, CA, with regional sales and support offices and advanced technology design centers situated throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. In addition, the Company maintains an extensive network of distributors and reps worldwide. Web: www.micrel.com.