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0.3A Single-Slot PC Card Power Switch w/ Parallel Interface


Package | PIN: DB | 16
Temp: I (-40 to 85)
Carrier: Partial Tube
Qty Price
1-9 $3.84
10-24 $3.46
25-99 $3.22
100-249 $2.82
250-499 $2.64
500-749 $2.25
750-999 $1.90
1000+ $1.81


  • Fully Integrated VCC and Vpp Switching for Low Power Single-Slot PC Card&l#153; Interface
  • Low rDS(on) (160-m VCC Switches)
  • Low Current Limit, 450 mA (VCC) Typ
  • 3.3-V Low-Voltage Mode
  • 12-V Supply Can Be Disabled Except During 12-V Flash Programming
  • Short-Circuit and Thermal Protection
  • Space-Saving 16-Pin SSOP (DB)
  • Compatible With 3.3-V, 5-V, and 12-V PC Cards
  • Break-Before-Make Switching
  • Typical Applications Include: PCMCIA PC Card Sockets in PDAs, PBXs, Bar Code Scanners, Compact Flash and Smart Cards

PC Card is a trademark of PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association).
LinBiCMOS is a trademark of Texas Instruments.

Texas Instruments  TPS2212IDB

The TPS2212 PC Card power-interface switch provides an integrated power-management solution for a single low power PC Card. All of the discrete power MOSFETs, a logic section, current limiting, and thermal protection for PC Card control are combined on a single integrated circuit, using the Texas Instruments LinBiCMOS™ process. The circuit allows the distribution of 3.3-V, 5-V, and/or 12-V card power, and is compatible with many PCMCIA controllers. The current-limiting feature eliminates the need for fuses, which reduces component count and improves reliability. Current-limit reporting can help the user isolate a system fault to the PC Card.

The TPS2212 features a 3.3-V low-voltage mode that allows for 3.3-V switching without the need for 5 V. Bias power can be derived from either the 3.3-V or 5-V inputs. This facilitates low-power system designs such as sleep mode and pager mode, where only 3.3 V is available.

End equipment for the TPS2212 includes notebook computers, desktop computers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), digital cameras, and bar-code scanners. This device is well suited for those applications that need to limit the power provided to the PC card because of power-supply constraints. In many applications, such as palm computers, the system cannot allocate more than 200 mA of current to a PC card slot. For these lower-power applications, the TPS2212 provides the same advanced level of protection that the TPS2211 provides for higher-power applications.