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Power Switches provide an electrical connection from a voltage source or ground to a load. Our diverse portfolio includes several topologies, from simple load switches to smart power switches. Sequencing, protection against common IC events, diagnostic telemetry, and more is made possible with our power switches.
Load switches are a simple, cost-effective way to turn on and off your power rails. Reduce your BOM count with an integrated load switch and get to market faster.
These power path protection devices are used to control load current with integrated or external FETs. Get protected with our extensive feature options.
Find the right solution to reduce power loss and thermal dissipation, while protecting your system from reverse polarity and reverse current conditions.
Power multiplexers allow you to switch between subsystems with two different voltage levels. Preserve operating conditions with seamless switchover options.
The six types of power switches
Power switches are used in multiple locations in a design. They provide protection at the input, power distribution throughout the system, and protection at the output for off-board loads. The common use cases for various power switches can be seen below.
This application note highlights the different topologies within the power switch portfolio, and provides suggestions in choosing the correct solution for a faster design time.
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