Microchip expands MOSFET driver family

by donpedro

Microchip announces the expansion of its family of MOSFET drivers with the new MCP14E6/7/8 and MCP14E9/10/11 low-side MOSFET drivers. The new drivers complement Microchip’s existing 4.5A MCP14E3/4/5 low-side drivers by offering peak output currents of 2A and 3A respectively. This low-cost family has a wide operating voltage range of 4.5V to 18V and features enable input pins to provide a shutdown capability for conserving power. The drivers are offered in 8-pin SOIC and 8-pin, 6mm x 5mm DFN packages to reduce the board space required to drive power supplies in consumer electronic applications such as servers, personal computers and notebooks. The expanded family of MOSFET drivers helps engineers to reduce power consumption whilst also delivering more features, in smaller packages, and at a low cost. The new MCP14E6/7/8 dual devices are rated for a peak output current of 2A, while the dual MCP14E9/10/11 drivers are rated for a peak output current of 3A. The drivers’ wide operating voltage of 4.5V to 18V supports a broad range of input voltages, whilst the small packages lower costs by reducing board space. The addition of these new devices into Microchip’s Analogue and Interface product portfolio increases choice and flexibility by providing a full line of low-cost, high- and low-side drivers, with peak output currents ranging from 0.5A to 12A, in popular package options.

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