DISCONTINUED PART: This part is no longer in production. Samples are no longer available.
Date of status change: August 27, 2012.
The Allegro® A8740 is a Xenon photoflash charger IC designed to meet the needs of ultra low power, small form factor cameras, particularly camera phones. By using primary-side voltage sensing, the need for a secondary-side resistive voltage divider is eliminated. This has the additional benefit of reducing leakage currents on the secondary side of the transformer. To extend battery life, the A8740 features very low supply current draw (0.5 µA max in shutdown mode). The IGBT driver also has internal gate resistors for minimum external component count. The charge and trigger voltage logic thresholds are set at 1.3 VHI(min) to support applications implementing lowvoltage control logic.
The A8740 is available in an 8-contact 2 mm × 2 mm DFN/MLP package with a 0.60 maximum overall package height, and an exposed pad for enhanced thermal performance. It is lead (Pb) free with 100% matte tin leadframe plating.
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