Farnell signs franchise agreement with Torex Semiconductor

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Farnell has signed a new global franchise agreement with Torex Semiconductor expanding its portfolio of high-performance analogue power management IC (PMIC) solutions.

Farnell is now stocking Torex’s full range of high-performance analogue power management PMIC solutions which offer ultra-low power consumption and high reliability. These devices have a proven track record in applications such as industrial, medical, entertainment and automotive products.

Key Torex products now in stock at Farnell include:
  • XC9276 Series of 150mA step-down synchronous rectification DC/DC converters have an output voltage switchover function with an ultra-low power consumption circuit and PFM control. The XC9276 can help reduce power consumption for a complete system, extending product battery life, and have a space saving and low-profile PCB mounting area.
  • XC9281/82 Series are 600mA step-down DC/DC converters which can operate from 2.5V~5.5V, supply loads up to 600mA and have an extremely fast load transient response performance. Two versions are now available with switching frequencies of 4.0MHz or 6.0MHz. Ultra-small packaging and smaller external components results in extremely low radiated noise and excellent EMI performance.
  • XCL230/31 Series 3.0 to 36V input, 600mA compact step-down micro DC/DC converters are a synchronous rectifier design and feature a built-in inductor simplifying PCB layout, reducing the risk of malfunction and EMI noise. The XCL231 Series automatically switches between PWM and PFM control to reduce losses by lowering the operating frequency during low loads to achieve high efficiency across the entire load range. Overcurrent protection and thermal shutdown functions are built to ensure safe use in the event of a short circuit.
  • XC6193/94 Push Button Load Switch with Storage Mode are intelligent load switches which can significantly reduce power consumption while devices are in standby status after shipment, in storage or when their power supplies are off, and can enable power supplies to be shut down in the event of system freezes. They can contribute to improved power saving for devices, extend operation times and be used as a main power switch in place of a mechanical switch.

Lee Turner, Global Head of Semiconductors and Single Board Computing at Farnell said: “Design engineers want high performance solutions in compact packages that are easy to implement, and Torex Semiconductor leads the way with its range of ultra-low power semiconductors designed for demanding power management applications. We have invested significantly in our semiconductor range to ensure we can meet our customers’ diverse needs."