Microprocessor supervisory circuits lower power to extend battery life in mobile applications

TechOnline India - September 10, 2009

Analog Devices, Inc., has expanded its portfolio of supervisory ICs with new low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits for monitoring under-voltage conditions in handheld industrial instruments, telecommunications devices, and other portable applications.

Analog Devices, Inc., has expanded its portfolio of supervisory ICs with new low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits for monitoring under-voltage conditions in handheld industrial instruments, telecommunications devices, and other portable applications.

The ADM6326, ADM6328, ADM6346 and ADM6348 supervisory circuits feature an ultra-low 500-nA supply current that can extend the battery life of mobile devices. The new circuits provide a low-power option for the precision monitoring of DSP, ASIC, FPGA and other processor power supplies to detect under-voltage conditions that can lead to system failure. The supervisory ICs monitor 2.5-V, 3-V, 3.3-V, and 5-V voltage rails. The ADM6326, ADM6328, ADM6346 and ADM6348 provide a reset output during power-up, power-down and brownout conditions. On power-up, an internal timer holds reset asserted for at least 100 ms, which effectively holds the microprocessor in a reset state until conditions have stabilised.

The ADM6326 and ADM6346 have an active low push-pull reset output. The ADM6328 and ADM6348 have an active low open-drain output, which requires an external pull-up resistor. The reset output remains operational with Vcc as low as 1 V. The reset comparator features built-in glitch immunity, making it impervious to fast transient on VCC. Twenty-four reset threshold voltage options are available, in increments between 2.2 V and 4.63 V, making these devices suitable for monitoring a variety of supplies.

The ADM6326, ADM6328, ADM6346 and ADM6348 are available in a space saving 3-lead SOT-23 package and operate over the extended temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees C.

As part of a complete signal chain the ADM6326, ADM6328, ADM6346 and ADM6348 supervisory circuits are compatible with ADI's ADP2503 and ADP2504 dc-to-dc converters, ADP2121 switching regulator, and the ADP121 LDO.

Availability and Pricing

Samples of ADM6326, ADM6328, ADM6346 and ADM6348 supervisory circuits in a 3-lead SOT-23 package are all available now. Price each per 1,000 is $0.95.

Datasheet:

ADM6326

ADM6328

ADM6346

ADM6348

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