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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. Start designing with our customized search.
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. Start designing now.
Discover all of the ways that various power switches can be used to solve your most difficult power design challenges.
Personalize your training experience by accessing advice and support from the power switch experts. Explore our on- demand training videos, blogs, and app notes.
Power switches for functional safety
- Trying to meet the rigorous requirements of standards like ISO 26262 or IEC 61508? Our power switches not only comprise critical protection functions for safety-critical applications within ADAS, powertrain, factory automation, robotics and more, they also have functional safety documentation available.
- The device families below have functional-safety capable offerings, meaning you can easily access FIT rate calculations and failure mode distribution (FMD) and/or pin FMA documentation in the technical documents section of each product landing page.
- Navigate to the devices you need in the table below or take advantage of the additional resources we’ve created so you can get your safety system tested and into the market quicker.
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Functional safety design resources
Redundant dual-channel safe torque off (STO) reference design for AC inverters and servo drives reference design