Kinetic Technologies’ Latest Device Isolates and Protects Against Abnormal Voltage and Current Conditions

KTS1677A: Low RON Load Switch with Overvoltage and Reverse Blocking, Protects Against ±90V Input Surges

San Jose, Calif. – February 7, 2019 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies has announced a new addition to their ever-growing power protection solutions with the KTS1677A. This innovative protection device has been designed to isolate and protect against abnormal voltage and current conditions through a slew-rate controlled, reverse-blocking, 30mΩ, low-resistance MOSFET switch.

“In addition to its ability to protect USB inputs from abnormal power supply voltage and surge currents, the KTS1677A features reverse-blocking capability up to 30V.” says David Nam, Vice President of Kinetic Technologies. “This allows two devices, used in a Power OR configuration to support dual USB inputs connecting to a single system.

In addition to the low-resistance MOSFET switch, the KTS1677A features slew-rate turn-on control, preventing excessive voltage overshoot and large inrush currents. The device also features several additional protection functions – including input ±90V surge protection, input over – and under – voltage protection, and over-temperature protection. The over-voltage protection is internally set at typically 23V but can also be used in adjustable mode using two external resistors to set the trip point between 4V and  23V.

The KTS1677A operates via a wide-input voltage range of 3V to 30V and covers USB PD applications, enabling the device to offer essential protection to enhancing system reliability.

The KTS1677A is available in a green compliant, 2.57mm x 1.57mm, Wafer-Level, Chip-Scale Package (WLCSP).

Key applications for the Kinetic Technologies KTS1677A include computers, tablets, mobile internet devices, storage, DLSR, portable devices and USB Type-C power source switches.

The KTS1677A is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

Eliminate the Need for TVS Diodes and Gain ESD, Surge and Overvoltage Protection for USB Type-C Ports with Kinetic Technologies

KTU1108: Superior USB Type-C Protection for CC Lines

San Jose, Calif. – January 30, 2019 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies announced an addition to their growing portfolio with the latest USB Type-C data line protection IC, the KTU1108. This protection device has been designed to provide industry-leading ESD, surge and overvoltage protection for USB Type-C ports, eradicating the need for bulky TVS diodes.

“Kinetic Technologies has developed the KTU1108 to increase USB Type-C port protection against a multitude of power fault conditions.” says Kinetic Technologies Vice President David Nam. “Our integrated ESD protection meets IEC61000-4-2 standards, and our ultra-fast (15ns typ.) OVP minimizes output voltage spikes. Compliance with IEC61000-4-5 increases immunity, against nature-induced surges, like lightning strikes on power lines, while the KTU1108 also eliminates system damage due to physical- or moisture-related shorts between signal pins and the VBUS at elevated voltage levels.”

The KTU1108 features CC1/2 DPST switches—both low capacitance and low on-resistance for passing VCONN power up to 1.25A while providing a high bandwidth for CC communications. Dead battery pull-down protection is also included on the CC1/2 lines to ensure the up-stream power source provides 5V on VBUS.

The KTU1108 is available in a Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Green compliant 1.3mm x 1.7mm wafer-level, chip-scale package (WLCSP).

Key applications for the Kinetic Technologies KTU1108 include laptop and desktop computers, and smartphones, tablets and wearables.

The KTU1108 is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

Kinetic Technologies Adds to its Surge Rated Overvoltage Protection IC Portfolio to Increase Protection to Low Voltage Systems from Supply Faults Up to +28V

KTS1650B: First Single Channel, ±200V Surge Rated, Overvoltage Protection IC

San Jose, Calif. – January 22, 2019 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies announced the addition of KTS1650B to their innovative power-management portfolio. The KTS1650B is the first single channel overvoltage protection IC to incorporate their leadership ±200V surge protection technology to actively protect low-voltage systems from supply faults of up to +28VDC.

“The KTS1650B gives customers the ability to not only provide higher protection levels for new designs, but also upgrade existing systems due to pin compatibility with earlier generations of products,” says Kinetic Technologies Vice President David Nam. “The switch features a standard 36mΩ on-resistance high current integrated MOSFET, which actively protects low-voltage systems from voltage supply faults. When paired with an internal clamp, devices are protected from surges up to ±200V. Any input voltage exceeding this threshold causes the internal MOSFET to switch off, preventing excessive voltage from damaging protected downstream devices.”

The KTS1650B features an internally fixed OVLO threshold preset to 6.4V, which can be manually adjusted with an optional external resistor divider to a voltage between 4V and 22V.

The device, which has a maximum current capability of 4.5A, also features an automatic shut-down function when an over-current or over-temperature fault is detected.The KTS1650B is available in a Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Green compliant 12-Bump, 2.156mm x 1.486mm WLCSP.

Key applications for the KTS1650B by Kinetic Technologies include smartphones, tablets, peripherals, IoT, WAP or STB.

The KTS1650B is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

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Preview Kinetic Technologies’ World’s Smallest 36-Channel RGB LED Driver at CES 2019

San Jose, Calif. – January 3, 2019 – Silicon Valley-based Kinetic Technologies will demonstrate its world’s smallest 36-channel RGB LED Driver at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas.

Colored LED lighting has become ubiquitous in our lives ranging from RGB indicators on AI speakers to arrays of LEDs covering entire buildings. Kinetic Technologies has developed an innovative 36-channel RGB LED driver, the KTD2061, that dramatically reduces the design complexity and lowers the solution cost.

Traditional RGB drivers have one output pin per channel. This often requires large PCB routing spaces as well as expensive high density interconnect circuit boards. The KTD2061 uses a multiplexing technique known as Charlieplexing to control 36 output channels using only 12 pins, thus significantly reducing PCB routing and enabling the use of inexpensive two-layer PCBs. The patented BrightExtendTM technology enables battery operation by decreasing dropout when the input voltage is too low for the forward voltage of the LEDs. The CoolExtendTM feature prevents excessive heat when the input voltage, current settings, or ambient temperature exceeds programmable thresholds.

In addition, the KTD2061 is the first in the industry to integrate a hardware fade engine per channel. This exponentially reduces the amount of software commands traditionally required to implement a lighting pattern. “The KTD2061 will free up a system’s MCU and the I2C bus, potentially even allowing customers to choose a lower-cost processor,” said David Nam, Vice President of Kinetic Technologies.

Visit the Kinetic Technologies CES meeting suite between January 8 and 10 to see a live demonstration of the KTD2061. Speak with the engineering team to learn about more details of this innovative product and the various application usages. Email info@kinet-ic.com to schedule a meeting today.

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

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Kinetic Technologies’ Enters the Automotive Market with AEC Q100 Qualified 6A, Reverse Battery Protected Load Switches with OVP

KTS1640Q and KTS1641Q: 40V Automotive OVP Load Switches Protect Against Reverse Battery to -28V

San Jose, Calif. – December 20, 2018 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies has announced their entry into the Automotive market with two new additions to their innovative power-management solutions; the KTS1640Q and the KTS1641Q. These reverse-battery protected load switches with OVP control protect system loads from the harsh environment of automotive.

“The move into the Automotive market, signals an important milestone for Kinetic Technologies,” says David Nam, Vice President of Kinetic Technologies, “and cements our position as the leading provider for robust protection and efficient power management solutions.”

He continues, “The KTS1640Q and KTS1641Q are our first AEC Q100 qualified products and are specifically designed to protect automotive systems against the rigorous demands of the automotive environment. These 40-volt switches not only protect from reverse battery conditions down to -28 volts, but also feature overvoltage protection, turning off the load if the input voltage exceeds an internally set voltage.”

Both switches operate from a wide input supply voltage of 6 volts to 24 volts and can withstand an input voltage up to +40V. Each switch features an internally set overvoltage trip point that will turn-off the switch when exceeded. The KTS1640Q has an OVP trip point of 27V, while the KTS1641Q has an OVP trip-point of 20.3V. An active low-enable pin allows the switch to be enabled or disabled, placing the device in low-current shutdown mode, and system monitoring is provided by a fault FLAG. A battery detect pin (BDET) provides an always ON, reverse battery protected input supply that can be used to power controller modules. Over-temperature shutdown safety protection is provided with auto-retry. The KTS1640Q and KTS1641Q is also fully ESD protected to comply with the IEC61000-4-2 (Level 4) specification.

The KTS1640Q and KTS1641Q are available in an advanced, green compliant, TDFN44-12 package.

Key applications for the KTS1640Q and KTS1641Q include automotive load switching, reverse power supply protection, industrial and medical systems, portable instrumentation and telecom, server and networking systems.

The KTS1640Q and KTS1641Q are fully AEC Q100 qualified, available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Preview Kinetic Technologies’ industry-leading power management and wireless charging solutions at CES 2019

An invitation: Join Kinetic Technologies at CES 2019, Las Vegas to preview its industry-leading mobile, automotive, IoT and enterprise solutions

San Jose, Calif. – December 04, 2018 – Silicon Valley-based Kinetic Technologies will demonstrate its industry-leading power management solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas, taking place from January 8 to 11.

Leadership and engineering teams will be on-site to connect with customers. Tear downs and solution demonstrations will also be available to showcase Kinetic’s technology across the mobile, automotive, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise industries. Among the demos is the new KTD2061, an industry-leading LED driver that features Kinetic’s patented BrightExtend™ and proprietary Fade Engine technologies to enable seamless multi-color effects and patterns for IoT/AI speakers, smart home and automotive applications.

Kinetic will also feature its leading technology across wireless charging, USB type-C interface and overvoltage protection, reverse battery protection, backlight and more.

Meetings are available with the Kinetic Technologies leadership and engineering teams by appointment at the Westgate Hotel (North Tower, Suite 5-118). Those interested in connecting with Kinetic Technologies at CES 2019 in person can schedule a meeting by emailing info@kinet-ic.com.

CES 2019 Kinetic Technologies event details:

  • When: Tuesday, January 8 through Thursday, January 10
  • Where: Westgate Hotel, in the North Tower, on the 5th floor: Suite 5-118
  • Schedule a meeting: Email Kinetic Technologies at info@kinet-ic.com to schedule

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Unique LED Driver IC by Kinetic Technologies Offers RGB Plus Selfie Flash Driver in Tiny Package

KTZ8807: 24mA RGB LED Driver with AutoBlinQ™ Plus 600mA White/Infrared LED Driver Provides Unique Color Lighting Patterns

San Jose, Calif. – November 30, 2018 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies is announcing the industry’s first front-side solution LED driver for smartphones, the KTZ8807.

This innovative constant-current LED driver combines a programmable RGB indicator LED driver with a high current white LED front-side (selfie) flash driver. Using I2C compatible LED control and programmability, the KTZ8807 features superior user-control through its adjustable on-chip timing control unit: LED blink rate and fade-in and fade-out, are user adjustable, resulting in a range of unique color lighting patterns when driving RGB LEDs. An external strobe pin facilitates simple control of the selfie flash output, also compatible with infrared LEDs, and includes a safety timer to terminate the flash event under fault conditions.

“Newer generations of mobile phones with front-facing cameras require adjustable current regulators to drive white LEDs for camera flash.” says Kinetic Technologies Vice President David Nam. “The KTZ8807 does just that. Our fully programmable, constant current RGB LED driver, paired with a high current white LED driver provides four independent programmable low dropout, constant current sinks without requiring any external components, simplifying design and reducing component count.”

Additional control is offered via ten programmable internal registers, which, through the I2C control interface and built-in decoder, allow adjustability of the LED channels’ ON/OFF states and 193 current levels—ranging from 0.125mA to 24mA for channels D1-D3 and 39 current levels – up to 600mA for channel D4.

The device also features AutoBlinQ technology, which automatically turns LED1 on and off, at a pre-programmed blink rate, when no I2C command is received within 1s after power-up. In a Smartphone with a deeply discharged battery, this can advise users that the phone is charging.

The KTZ8807 is available in a PB-Free, UTDFN 2.0mm x 2.0mm package.

Key applications for the Kinetic Technologies KTZ8807 include mobile phones, handheld devices, RGB indicator LEDs, front side (selfie) flash and infrared iris detection and communication.

The KTZ8807 is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technlogies for more information.

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Mouser Electronics Signs Global Agreement with Kinetic Technologies

November 12, 2018 – Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, announces a global distribution agreement with Kinetic Technologies, a leading high-performance analog and mixed-signal company focused on developing power management, protection, and interface solutions for mobile, industrial, automotive and enterprise  markets. Through the agreement, Mouser now stocks Kinetic products designed for electromagnetic interference (EMI) suppression, LED drivers, Power over Ethernet (PoE) systems, and USB port protection.

Kinetic’s KTA1550 and KTA1552 active EMI and electrostatic discharge (ESD) suppressors offer integrated CMOS technology system-level ESD protection and EMI suppression in Ethernet products, enabling a faster, smoother path to EMC compliance. The dual-channel KTA1550 supports two twisted pair interfaces and is suitable for 10Base-T and 100Base-TX applications (and 1000Base-T applications when doubled). The quad-channel KTA1552 supports four twisted pair interfaces and is suitable for 1000Base-T applications.

The KTD2026 and KTD2027 are small, fully programmable, constant-current RGB or RGBW LED drivers that offer flexible control interfaces. The devices feature a variety of power options for use in a wide range of portable or fixed consumer, industrial and enterprise systems. The LED drivers feature on-chip timing control units, enabling engineers to easily program LED blink rate, fade-in, and fade-out to create unique color lighting patterns.

The AS1113 and AS1114 are single-chip, highly integrated CMOS solutions for Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications, including functions required for PoE Powered Device (PD) applications. The AS111x devices integrate rectification and protection circuitry, a PD controller, and a DC-DC controller to provide faster response to surge events and limit stray surge current from passing through sensitive circuits. The AS1114 is identical to the AS1113, except the switching frequency is reduced to 190 kHz and the maintain power signature (MPS) feature is disabled. Applications for the AS111x devices include voice over internet protocol (VoIP) phones, wireless LAN access points, security and web cameras, analog telephone adapters (ATA), and point-of-sales terminals.

To learn more, visit www.mouser.com/kinetic-technologies.

 

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Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 5 million products from over 750 manufacturers. Mouser offers 23 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 600,000 customers in more than 220 countries/territories from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.

About Kinetic Technologies
Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. The company delivers protection solutions tolerant of real world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support.

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Kinetic Technologies’ Low Voltage, 24-Bit, I2C I/O Expander Keeps Interconnections to a Minimum

KTS1620: Low Voltage 24-Bit Fast-mode Plus I2C-bus I/O Expander for Microcontrollers

San Jose, Calif. – October 09, 2018 – Kinetic Technologies (Kinetic) announced today a widening of its product portfolio by the addition of a general-purpose input/output (GPIO) expander. The new KTS1620 is a low voltage, 24-bit, I2C-bus I/O expander designed for microcontrollers when additional I/Os are needed. The KTS1620 continues Kinetic’s product and market diversification while also increasing the company’s reach into high-end smartphones.

“GPIO expanders provide additional I/O ports while ensuring additional interconnections are kept to a minimum,” says Kinetic Vice President David Nam. “While the initial target for the KTS1620 is performance smartphones, GPIO technology is also widely used in industrial, consumer and automotive markets, allowing us to serve more customers across these industries.”

The KTS1620 provides multiple ways to program the I/O ports:

  • Input: Programs the polarity, latch, pull-up, pull-down, and interrupt functions.
  • Output: Programs with bank/pin selectable push-pull or open-drain options. Each output stage can be also programmed to optimize rise/fall times with up to four drive strengths.

The KTS1620 meets the I2C Fast-Mode Plus spec up to 1MHz, ranging from a power supply from 1.65V to 5.5V, enabling a mixed-power system where I2C power is not compatible with I/O port power.  Four adjustable I2C slave addresses are included to allow multiple KTS1620s in one I2C-bus system.

The KTS1620 is available in a Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliant, 36-ball, 2.6mm x 2.6mm FO-WLP66, and a 32-lead 5mm x 5mm x 0.75mm Thin-QFN package.

Key applications for the KTS1620 include laptops, desktop computers, smartphones, tablets and wearables.

The KTS1620 is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Kinetic Technologies’ Latest Overvoltage Protection Device Offers Device Protection from Surges of up to ±100V

KTS1676: Overvoltage Protector Offers Bidirectional Blocking, logic compatible with wireless charging receiver devices

San Jose, Calif. – September 21, 2018 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies is surging ahead in the power protection space with the latest addition to their ever-growing offering, the KTS1676. This innovative protection device has been designed to protect downstream devices from voltage supply faults of up to +28V and power surges of up to ±100V via integrated N-Channel MOSFET switches, while simplifying the interface and control to wireless charger receivers.

“Our latest overvoltage protector has been designed to interface with industry standard chip sets to simplify the integration of a wireless charging receiver, while maintaining the superior voltage and surge protection that our customers have come to expect from Kinetic Technologies,” says David Nam, Vice President of Kinetic Technologies. “Featuring high-current, ultra-low resistance 20mΩ bidirectional blocking MOSFET switches, the new device includes logic and a state machine to work in either slave mode or autonomous mode to arbitrate USB or wireless power inputs.”

The KTS1676 features a select pin that sets the OVLO threshold to an internally fixed 13V or 17V, and also selects the always ON, clamped output voltage of either 16V or 20V.

With the ability to interface directly to enable the wireless charger receiver, the KTS1676 also provides a multi-function FLAG pin that can be used to indicate when the system can be used in OTG mode.

Extra protection features include enhanced ESD, plus thermal shutdown to protect against any overload conditions.

The KTS1676 is available in a Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) and Green compliant 20-bump, 4mm pitch, 2.22mm x 1.82mm wafer-level, chip-scale package (WLCSP).

Key applications for the Kinetic Technologies KTS1676 include smartphones and tablets with wireless charging capability, mobile internet devices and peripherals.

The KTS1676 is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.