« Continental introducing innovative annular catalytic converter for near-complete NOx reduction to meet RDE and SULEV 30 standards | Main | ContiTech advanced engine mounting system reduces weight by ~20%; used in the Malibu » SII Semiconductor Corporation, a subsidiary of Seiko Instruments Inc. will launch the S-19244 / S-19243 Series low-dropout (LDO) Regulators in May, 2016. The S-19244 / S-19243 Series offers multiple options including soft-start function as well as high temperature operation of 125 °C. This new LDO series has a 10V input as well as options for 1A and 0.5A output current capability. The target applications includes engine ECUs, body ECUs, meters, automotive use cameras, car navigation, car audio, and automotive infotainment systems. In recent years, advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) require multiple cameras which need a power supply of under 10V. The S-19244 / S-19243 Series is suited for this type of application. The soft-start function allows for a stable input voltage prior to device startup which improves the reliability of the device by suppressing the potential for excess inrush current and subsequent output voltage overshoot. In addition a high accuracy ±2.3% output voltage is guaranteed over temperature. AEC-Q100 is in process and PPAP is available upon request. The S-19244 / S-19243 Series allows the design engineer to make optimal design choices from eight product types and five packages available as standard products. The product combinations and options include soft-start (fixed/adjustable time); discharge shunt (with/without); pull-down resistor (with/without); and output voltage either fixed or externally set. The series is available in a wide range of packages including high dissipation package options and super small package options: TO-252-5S, HSOP-8A, HSOP-6, SOT-89-5, HSNT-8(2030).