TI's new power-distribution switches provide highly accurate current limits to ensure safety and guard against short-circuits

DALLAS, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Four new power-distribution switches from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NYSE: TXN) enable end equipment to handle heavy capacitive loads while preventing short-circuits in a variety of applications, such as USB ports/hubs, cell phones, laptops, flat panel TVs and set-top boxes. The new chips offer a programmable current-limit threshold from 75 mA to 1.3 A via an external resister with up to 6 percent accuracy. The constant current TPS2552/53 and latch-off TPS2552-1/53-1 provide at least a 50 percent improvement in current limit accuracy compared to competing solutions. The TPS2552/3 devices limit the output current to a safe level by switching into a constant-current mode when the output load exceeds the current-limit threshold while the TPS2552-1/3-1 turns the switch off completely during over-current events. The enhanced accuracy of the TPS2552/53 also enables the device to be used as a simple circuit-breaking or current-limiting solution for a wide range of applications outside of consumer end equipment, including optical modules and low current management rails in telecommunications systems. See: www.ti.com/tps2552-pr.

    Key Features                      Key Benefits
    -- +/-6 percent current-limit     -- No need to over-design
        accuracy at 1.3 A                 power supply for inaccurate
    -- Meets USB current-limiting         switch
        requirements                  -- Eases USB power
    -- Adjustable current limit           implementation
        from 75 mA to 1,300 mA        -- Single device used across
    -- Constant current (TPS2552/3)       platforms, with just a
        and latch-off (TPS2552-1/3-1)     resistor change
        versions                      -- Fault behavior can be
    -- Compatible with TPS2550/1          optimized for different
    -- Wide, 2.5-V to 6.5-V input         designs
        range                         -- Easy upgrade path from
    -- Fast 2-uS over-current             existing TPS2550/1 products
        response                      -- Same product allows
    -- -40 degree C to 85 degree C        protection for 2.5-V,
        operating temperature range       3.3-V and 5-V rails
                                      -- Switch response fast enough
                                          to protect power supply
                                      -- Temperature range meets most
                                          commercial and industrial
                                      -- Small package options save
                                          board space

Availability and pricing

The TPS2552/53 is available now in SOT23-6 and 2mm x 2mm SON-6 packaging and is priced at $0.75 in quantities of 1,000.

Find out more about TI's USB power switch portfolio by visiting the links below:

    --  Evaluation modules and samples www.ti.com/tps2552-pr
    --  Current-limit threshold calculator tool www.ti.com/tps2552calculator
    --  www.ti.com/usbpowerswitches for:

        --  New products
        --  Application notes
        --  Parametric search
    --  TI's complete power management portfolio:  www.power.ti.com

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com

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