LDO targets small consumer devices and wearables

May 29, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Semtech has added a low dropout regulator platform for small form factor consumer applications; SC563LHULTRC is a dual output LDO in an 8 pin MLPD package measuring 1.6 x 1.2 mm.

The SC563 LDO provides two regulated outputs for up to 300 mA for each output channel. The LDO accepts an input supply rail of 2.3V to 5.5V and provides two fixed, regulated outputs, which eliminate the need for external resistor divider networks. It comes in a thin, 0.6 mm package. The LDO is ESD hardened to greater than 4kV for robust circuit protection.

“The SC563’s ultra-small footprint, coupled with a low dropout of 180 mV, enables designers to implement power supplies where small size and high efficiency are important,” says Semtech, “That makes the SC563 perfect for portable and wearable electronics where extended battery life and tiny form factors are required.”

The SC563 is priced at $0.25 (3,000).

Semtech; www.semtech.com