Semtech Announces Expansion of its Automotive Qualified Product Platform for Power Management and Display Backlighting

  Semtech Announces Expansion of its Automotive Qualified Product Platform for
  Power Management and Display Backlighting Applications

   SC5012Q and SC220Q broaden Semtech’s AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified power

Business Wire

CAMARILLO, Calif. -- March 18, 2013

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and
mixed-signal semiconductors, today launched two new devices in its
automotive-qualified products platform. The SC5012Q 4-channel, high-brightness
LED driver for infotainment and navigation display backlighting, and the
SC220Q 20MHz buck regulator with X-EMI^TM Inductor Technology.

Both products extend Semtech’s broad automotive-qualified product offering,
which includes solutions for power management, RF/ISM, touch interface and
transient voltage protection.

“These two AEC-Q100-qualified products offer automotive electronics designers
uncompromised performance and rugged dependability,” said Andy Khayat, Senior
Business Unit Director for Consumer Power in Semtech’s Power Management Group.
“Whether it’s display backlighting or power conversion, Semtech is committed
to providing the most advanced power management ICs in fully qualified
automotive grade.”

Both the SC5012Q and SC220Q are best-in-class solutions. The SC5012Q drives up
to 68 high brightness 150mA LEDs and offers advanced analog/digital dimming of
up to 10,000:1 ratio that gives automotive LCD displays an extended range of
brightness options for varied driving conditions. The SC220Q provides
high-efficiency DC-DC buck conversion while allowing designers to draw their
own inductor on a standard PCB board to minimize board height and greatly
reduce EMI noise. These benefits enable embedded power supplies in low profile
applications like rearview mirrors and backup cameras.

Key Features of SC5012Q

  *Wide V[IN] range: 4.75V to 45V
  *High V[OUT] range: up to 65V
  *Up to 68 LEDs (17 LEDs x 4-ch) at 150mA/ch
  *Ultra-wide PWM dimming range up to 10,000:1 at 100Hz
  *Package: 24-pin QFN (4x4x1mm)

Key Features of SC220Q

  *V[IN] range: 2.7V to 5V
  *Output current up to 650mA
  *20MHz switching frequency (Enables Patented X-EMI™ inductor technology)
  *Packaging: SOIC, 8-pin


Automotive Displays: Audio/Video/Navigation, Seatback Infotainment

Automotive Mirrors and Cameras: LCD Display in Mirror & Backup Camera

Pricing and Availability

The SC5012Q and SC220Q are available immediately in production quantities. The
SC5012Q is priced at $1.54 each (ordering code SC5012QMLTRT) in 3,000 piece
lots and the SC220Q is priced at $0.39 each (ordering code SC220QSTRT) in
2,500 piece lots. Evaluation boards are also available; order codes are
SC5012EVB and SC220EVB. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance,
including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing, and
delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available at

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal
semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial
equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well
as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it,
and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to
reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green
technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967,
Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC.
For more information, visit

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