Monday, May 20, 2024

Single Cell Super Capacitor Protection IC

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Ideal for a range of applications, from automotive to IoT, this IC features advanced protections and efficiency-enhancing functionalities, setting new industry standards.

Littelfuse, Inc. has unveiled the LS0502SCD33S, a new addition to its eFuse Protection IC series. This product is designed to charge backup power sources in extreme conditions and aims to redefine industry standards. The need for reliable backup power is widespread, yet the use of lithium-ion batteries is often limited by their temperature sensitivity. The company has developed the IC to address this challenge, utilizing supercapacitor technology. This technology ensures robust performance across a wide temperature range and provides higher power and energy density. The design focuses on a single-cell configuration, offering a compact and reliable backup power solution.

The key features are:

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  • High Voltage Capability: It can handle operational voltages over 3 V, eliminating the need for complex power management systems.
  • Built-in Protections: Includes input overvoltage and current protection to prevent system damage.
  • Efficiency Maintenance: Features an ideal diode for reverse blocking, maintaining high efficiency and performance even with low input voltage.

They are suitable for a variety of applications including automotive dash cameras, smart utility meters, IoT devices, industrial handheld devices, and portable electronics with removable batteries.This product offers a comprehensive range of protection features such as Over-Current Protection (OCP) and Over-Voltage Protection (OVP). It is designed for energy efficiency and supports automatic switching between primary and backup power sources. The IC enhances reliability, extends product lifespan, and reduces maintenance costs for manufacturers. It supports smaller end-product sizes and prolonged standby times, crucial for many portable devices. 

Bernie Hsieh, Assistant Product Manager for the Protection Semiconductor Division at Littelfuse, stated, “The LS0502SCD33S eFuse brings an efficient charging protection solution for supercapacitors, expanding our range of products and reinforcing our position in the SuperCap management and protection market.” The product is available in tape and reel format in quantities of 5,000. Sample requests can be made through authorized Littelfuse distributors. 

Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Gaur
Akanksha Sondhi Gaur is a journalist at EFY. She has a German patent and brings a robust blend of 7 years of industrial & academic prowess to the table. Passionate about electronics, she has penned numerous research papers showcasing her expertise and keen insight.

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