USA: Saving board space, reducing bill of material (BOM) costs, and decreasing time to market are constant challenges for electrical designers.
Many applications today use a combination of a microcontroller, an external low-dropout regulator (LDO), and a gate driver in systems such as switch-mode power supplies (SMPS), consumer electronics, or portable hand-tools.
To help designers of such systems save component count, board space, design time and cost, Fairchild Semiconductor developed the FAN3180 which is a single, 2-A low-side driver with an integrated 3.3-V output voltage regulator which can power microcontrollers or ASICs as well as provide a strong gate drive for an external semiconductor switch.
The FAN3180, part of Fairchild’s comprehensive portfolio of gate drivers, helps designers reduce component count, board space, system costs and design times for today’s electronic designs.
Available in a lead (Pb)-free green 5-pin SOT23 package, the FAN3180 is priced at $0.60 in 1,000 piece quantities.