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ON Semiconductor Introduces Micropower Step-Up DC-DC Converter with Industry's Lowest Output Voltage.

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New Analog IC Offers Higher Efficiency and Extends Battery

Life of Handheld Products

ON Semiconductor(Nasdaq:ONNN) Monday announced the availability of a DC-DC converter that extends battery usage in portable equipment powered by one or two battery packs.

With an efficiency rating of 85 percent, the NCP1402 micropower Power Factor Modulator (PFM) Step-Up DC-DC converter is the only device in the industry with an output voltage of 1.9 volts, enabling longer battery operational life.

"The NCP1402's low output voltage, high efficiency, low noise and compact size are testaments to ON Semiconductor's product development expertise. Competing products lack the efficiency and output voltage threshold this device offers," said Ahmed Masood, director, analog wireless business at ON Semiconductor.

"With the introduction of the NCP1402, ON Semiconductor demonstrates its commitment to deliver application-driven power management products ahead of the market."

Available in a low profile 5-pin SOT-23 package, the NCP1402 offers a 60 percent reduction in footprint when compared to the MC33463, the previous generation product.

A small package size coupled with improved features such as higher efficiency (85 percent), higher current output (80 milli-Amperes) and lower noise specifications than competitive products, the NCP1402 DC-DC controller is ideal for applications that include handheld instruments and games, camcorders, MP3 players, digital still cameras and portable communication devices.

It requires only three external components making it a simple and flexible means to implement highly efficient converters capable of up to 200 milli-Amperes of output current.

Equipped with an on-chip PFM oscillator, controller and comparator, a voltage reference, soft-start, feedback resistors, driver and power MOSFET switch with current limit protection, the NCP1402 is designed to start-up with a cell voltage of 0.8 volts and operate down to less than 0.3 volts.

The NCP1402 is available in a 5-pin TSOP (SOT-23-5) package with five standard regulated output manufactured in quantities of 12,000 pieces, the NCP14022 is priced at $0.40. ON Semiconductor provides additional product information at or

About ON Semiconductor

ON Semiconductor is a global supplier of high-performance broadband and power management integrated circuits and standard semiconductors used in numerous advanced devices ranging from high-speed fiber optic networking equipment to the precise power management functions in today's advanced portable electronics.

For more information visit ON Semiconductor's Web site at

ON Semiconductor and the ON Semiconductor logo are trademarks of Semiconductor Components Industries, LLC. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

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