Allegro Microsystems, LLC Announces New Single LNB Supply and Control Voltage Regulators

Designed with Expanded Control and Enhanced Diagnostic Features

December 17, 2013

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Worcester, MA - Allegro MicroSystems, LLC adds to its extensive portfolio of low noise block regulators (LNBRs) designed for satellite receivers in Set Top Boxes and LCD TVs. Allegro’s “Generation 5” A8300 and A8300-1 are fully integrated linear and switching voltage regulators that are specifically designed to provide the power and the interface signals to an LNB down-converter via coaxial cable.

The A8300 is optimized for low-profile ceramic boost capacitors, while the A8300-1 is designed for use with lower cost electrolytic capacitors. For DiSEqC™ communication the ICs provide an internal 22-kHz tone that is gated with a control pin, or can accept an external 22-kHz through this same pin. In addition, these devices have integrated tone detection capability for full two-way DiSEqC™ communications, as well as an integrated gate drive for the filter bypass FET.

A “sleep” pin is available to maximize power savings and to quickly shut down the device if needed, without using I²C™ control. The devices also offer an Early Power Failure (EPF) function, which helps to verify the status of the 12 V rail as well as initiate shutdown routines. The I²C™- compatible interface provides control capabilities for complex system requirements, as well as diagnostic capabilities for system fault reporting.

Allegro’s A8300SESTR-T² and A8300SESTR-1-T² are supplied in a 4 mm × 4 mm, 24-contact, lead-free (Pb), QFN package (suffix ES), with 100% matte tin plated leadframe.



Über Allegro MicroSystems

Allegro MicroSystems Inc. ist ein führendes Unternehmen bei der Entwicklung, Fertigung und Vermarktung von leistungsfähigen Power- und Halleffekt-Sensor-ICs. Die innovativen Lösungen von Allegro zielen auf die Wachstumsmärkte in den Bereichen Automobilelektronik, Kommunikation, Computer/Büroautomatisierung, Konsumer- und Industrieelektronik. Allegro hat seinen Firmensitz in Worcester, MA, USA mit Design- und Applikationszentren in Nord- und Südamerika, Asien und Europe. Weitere Informationen findet man unter: www.allegromicro.com.

Allegro MicroSystems Europe hat seinen Firmensitz in Chertsey, Großbritannien, und stellt die europäische Vertriebs- und Marketing-Niederlassung dar. Von hier aus wird ein Netzwerk von Repräsentanten und Distributoren in Europa geführt. Allegro unterhält außerdem Applikations- und Marketingzentren in Heidelberg, Deutschland sowie in Annecy, Frankreich. Hinzu kommt ein Entwicklungszentrum in Edinburgh, Schottland.


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Allegro MicroSystems Germany GmbH
Tel: +49 (0) 6221 8723 5
Email: info.germany@allegromicro.com
www.allegromicro.com

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