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Power Management

Power Switch ICs for Load, Current and USB Port Power

Microchip offers a comprehensive portfolio of power switches to help provide solutions for power distribution and power savings, circuit protection including short circuit and overcurrent fault events, and charge emulation for USB port power.

Load Switches

  • Enables simple solution for power distribution and sequencing.
  • Reduces leakage currents to downstream loads or systems.
  • Capability of up to 7A continuous current.
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Current Limit Switches

  • Provides short circuit and overcurrent protection for most applications including USB power.
  • Both fixed and adjustable current limits up to 6A
  • Select products are UL recognized and EN/IEC 60950-1 (CB) certified
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USB 2.0 Port Power Controllers

  • Port power switch − 2.9V to 5.5V source voltage range with up to 2.5A current with 55 mΩ On Resistance
  • Nine preloaded charger emulation profiles supporting USB-IF BC1.2 charging
  • UL recognized and EN/IEC 60950-1 (CB) certified
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MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator

  • Fast and accurate analog circuit simulations to help accelerate your hardware designs
  • Choose from SPICE or piecewise linear SIMPLIS models, for accurate results in fast simulations
  • Downloadable simulation tool runs locally on your own PC without requiring an Internet connection

Power Check Design Service

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  • Accelerate and optimize hardware designs by obtaining insightful guidance and implementing best practices
  • Get recommendations from our applications experts on your hardware designs that use Microchip power management devices
  • Seamlessly upload your design files and track progress