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.

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