MCP16301 provides an efficient and compact solution for stepping down 12V to 24V DC power rails, for use with PIC® microcontrollers and other low-voltage devices in a wide range of applications. The high-speed peak current mode control allows fast responses to sudden input-voltage and load transients encountered in power applications. The MCP16301 also delivers excellent line and load regulation, while the integrated control-loop compensation and slope compensation make the complex task of stabilizing the converter control system simple and reliable. Additionally, the MCP16301 decreases the power demand, and the amount of heat dissipated within the application and in the corresponding cooling requirements, when compared to a low drop-out (LDO) regulator. These decreases enable longer battery life and make meeting power requirements easier.
“The MCP16301 continues Microchip’s focus on high-efficiency power products,” said Bryan J. Liddiard, vice president of marketing with Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division. “It provides our customers with yet another competitive, compact solution for a wide variety of applications. Customers can implement a complete MCP16301 solution within the footprint of a typical D2PAK LDO, while dissipating much less heat and providing higher efficiencies.”
Mikhail Voroniouk, senior product marketing engineer with Microchip’s Analog and Interface Products Division, added, “The MCP16301 highlights Microchip’s commitment to providing our customers with a wide-ranging product portfolio that is focused on low power consumption.”
The MCP16301 is supported by the MCP16301 300 mA D2PAK footprint Demo Board (part # ARD00360, $14.99) and the MCP16301 600 mA Demo Board (part # ADM00352, $19.99). Customers can also access a component-selection tool and the MCP16301’s application notes, both offered via free download at http://www.microchip.com/get/TQEG.
Packaging, Pricing and Availability
The MCP16301 buck switching regulator is available in a 6-pin SOT-23 package for $0.83 each, in 10,000-unit quantities. Samples are available today, at http://www.microchip.com/get/NCQ8. Volume-production quantities can be ordered today at http://www.microchip.com/get/0M37. For additional information, contact any Microchip sales representative or authorized worldwide distributor, or visit Microchip’s Web site at http://www.microchip.com/get/TQEG. To purchase products mentioned in this press release, go to microchipDIRECT or contact one of Microchip’s authorized distribution partners.
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