Renesas Electronics Expands Portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs With Innovative Wide Input DC/DC Regulators Targeting Smart Grid and Industrial Applications

The main applications for the 5 V input products, currently in mass production, are smart meters and industrial control equipment for the Japanese market. The new 12 V input products are targeted at applications such as smart meters, combined printer-copier-scanner-fax machines, and handheld terminals for POS systems for markets such as Europe and Singapore. The target applications for 24 V input products will include security cameras, game consoles, and electric household appliances. Moving forward, Renesas plans to continue rolling out new power supply solutions for these markets.

Circuit configuration examples of battery backup circuits incorporating the new Simple Power Supply ICs, information on evaluation boards pre-mounted with the new Simple Power Supply ICs, circuit diagrams, component recommendations, board patterns, and more can be viewed at


The new Simple Power Supply ICs are available with dual- and single-channel options and output voltages and in three package configurations which provide excellent thermal performance for high-heat dissipation capability 20-pin HTSSOP, 16-pin HTTSOP, and 8-pin HLSOP.

Pricing and Availability

Samples of Renesas new Simple Power Supply ICs are available now. Pricing varies depending on the specification and package. Samples of the RAA23012X, the RAA23013X, the RAA23022X, and the RAA23023, are priced at US$0.83, US$0.63, US$1.37 and US$1.17 per unit, respectively. Mass production of the new Simple Power Supply ICs is scheduled to begin in October 2014 and is expected to reach a monthly volume of 1.5 million units by April 2015. (Pricing and availability are subject to change without notice.)

The products for which sample shipments start today are the second set of offerings in the Simple Power Supply IC lineup. They follow the RAA23021X series (two output channels) and RAA23040X series (four output channels), which came on the market beginning in October 2012. These newest products complement the first set of products and provide support for input voltage of 12 VDC.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers, is a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad range of analog and power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in April 2010 through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723) and Renesas Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development, design and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More information can be found at

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