The SAB MOSFET array automatically balances supercapacitors, is always on, offers near-zero leakage current and power dissipation while using no operating power and provides unprecedented cell protection.
Sunnyvale, CA (PRWEB) - Advanced Linear Devices Inc. (ALD), a design innovator in analog semiconductors, today announced an addition to the quad family of Supercapacitor Auto Balancing (SAB™) MOSFETS. The precision MOSFET array offers a simple, economical and effective method to balance and regulate supercapacitors rated at a higher voltage. The chip is built using ALD EPAD® proven production technology. The ALD810030 stabilizes supercapacitors that can be used in a wide variety of applications, such as actuators, telematics, solar panels, emergency lighting, security equipment, barcode scanners, advanced metering boxes and battery backup systems.
The MOSFETs can balance two to four supercaps with very small voltage differences and dissipate no power beyond the actual leakage current differences between the two cells. When VIN = 3.00V is applied to the array, its IOUT is 1µA. For a 100mV increase in VIN to 3.10V, IOUT increases by about tenfold. For an additional increase in VIN to 3.24V, IOUT increases one hundredfold to 100µA. Conversely, for a 100mV decrease in VIN to 2.90V, IOUT decreases to one-tenth of its previous value, to 0.1µA. Another 100mV decrease in input voltage would reduce IOUT to 0.01µA.
“Once again, ALD’s technology leadership has created a product that is always on for balancing larger supercapacitors that uses virtually no power,” said Robert Chao, president and founder of ALD. “The ability to offer power management for cells 3.00V or more is a market breakthrough.”
The ALD810030 offers a set of unique, precise operating voltage and current characteristics for each of the four matched SAB MOSFET channels. The product, available in quad packages, is scalable and can be used to balance up to four supercapacitors connected in parallel or series. It features a precision gate threshold voltage in the Vt mode, which is 3.00V when the gate-drain source terminals (VGS = VDS) are connected at a drain-source current of IDS(ON) = 1µA. Additionally, the operating temperature is -40° C to +85° C.
The ALD810030SCLI is now available at either Digi-Key or Mouser, starting at $3.29 each in hundred-piece quantities.
About Advanced Linear Devices Inc.
Advanced Linear Devices Inc. is a design innovation leader in analog semiconductors, specializing in the development and manufacture of precision CMOS linear integrated circuits, including analog switches, A/D converters and chipsets, voltage comparators, operational amplifiers, energy harvesting systems, analog timers, and conventional and precision EPAD® MOSFET transistors.