High-Speed Four Channel MOSFET Driver From Supertex Delivers Sharper Images for Medical Ultrasound Applications

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- Nov 05, 2013 -- Supertex (NASDAQ: SUPX), a recognized leader in high voltage analog and mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs), today introduced the MD1823, a high-speed four channel MOSFET driver designed to drive high voltage N- and P-channel MOSFETs for medical ultrasound imaging applications and other applications requiring a high output current for a capacitive load.

The MD1823 features a clock input pin to help realign the input control pins to a master clock signal. This will help minimize delay time errors and clock jitter. A logic input pin, BPS, can be tied high for users not wanting to use the clock realignment feature (if BPS = 1, the clock and registers are ignored). Additionally, MD1823 only uses two input pins for the three level RTZ ultrasound pulser MOSFET gate driver. This feature reduces the FPGA I/O requirement, which simplifies the PCB layout.

"The MD1823 MOSFET driver allows for a much improved discrete ultrasound pulser design," states Jimes Lei, Director of Applications Engineer for Supertex. "The added clock input will minimize time delay errors and jitter to achieve a sharper image."

The MD1823 is available in a lead(Pb)-free/RoHS compliant 16-lead 3x3 QFN package (MD1823K6-G). Samples are available from stock. Lead-time for production quantities is 4-6 weeks, ARO. Pricing is US$1.17 each in 1K quantities.

About Supertex
Supertex, Inc. is a publicly held mixed signal semiconductor manufacturer, focused in high voltage interface products for use in the telecommunications, networking systems, flat panel displays, medical and industrial electronics industries. Supertex product, corporate and financial information is readily available at www.supertex.com.

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