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Power Chip Reduces Car Battery Load

Power Chip Reduces Car Battery Load

Groomed for car-body applications, the L99PM62XP power-management chip promises to reduce stand-by current consumption while the number of power-consuming products in the car is continuously increasing. Reportedly, it also provides comprehensive fail-safe functionality with reduced external components and optimized overall system costs. The device integrates a dedicated regulator with optimized dynamic behavior, enabling periodic system activation to monitor configurable wake-up sources coupled with comprehensive diagnostic and system-status features. Additionally, the device is compatible with both LIN and CAN protocols. Pricing for the L99PM62XP is $2 each/1,000. STMICROELECTRONICS, Lexington, MA. (888) 787-3550.
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