Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. Announces New Multiple-Output Regulator for Automotive LCD Display Bias

Designed Specifically for Automotive Infotainment Applications

May 1, 2012

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Worcester, MA – Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces a fixed frequency, multiple-output supply for LCD display bias. The A8601 is Automotive Grade AEC Q-100 qualified and targets infotainment applications. It has a rich feature set that includes five regulated outputs from one low-voltage supply. The device was designed to address the need for a robust, automotive solution that uses fewer components than existing solutions, while providing higher efficiency power conversions.

Its switching frequency can be either programmed or synchronized with an external clock signal between 350 KHz and 2.25 MHz, to minimize interference with AM and FM radio bands. A total of up to five output voltages are provided, from three linear regulators and two charge-pump regulators. Each output voltage can be adjusted independently. During power-up and shutdown, the outputs are turned on/off in preprogrammed sequences, to meet the sequencing requirements for specific LCD panels.

The device is extremely robust under fault modes. Short circuit protection is provided for all outputs, the boost switch is protected against over-current and over-voltage, and input disconnect protection is achieved by driving an external P-MOSFET.

The A8601 is available in a 28-pin, eTSSOP package with an exposed thermal pad to allow for operation at high ambient temperatures.

Sobre Allegro

Allegro Microsystems, LLC es una empresa líder en el desarrollo, fabricación y comercialización de semiconductores de alto rendimiento. Las soluciones innovadoras de Allegro son útiles para aplicaciones de alto crecimiento dentro del mercado de la automoción, con enfoque adicional en la automatización de oficinas, industrial y soluciones de comunicaciones/consumo. Allegro tiene su sede en Worcester, Massachusetts (EE.UU.) con centros de diseño, aplicaciones y de soporte de ventas ubicados en todo el mundo. Más información sobre Allegro se puede encontrar en

Allegro Microsystems Europa, con sede en Chertsey, Reino Unido, es la oficina operativa de ventas y comercialización europea, y opera una red de representantes y distribuidores en toda Europa. Allegro cuenta con centros técnicos y de marketing en Heidelberg y Hinterzarten en Alemania. Allegro también dispone de un centro de ingeniería de diseño en el centro de Edimburgo, en Escocia y un centro técnico y de marketing en Annecy en Francia.

Contactos de marketing:

Allegro MicroSystems Europe Ltd.
Tel: +33 (0) 4 50512359
Fax: +33 (0) 4 505 12083 






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