Diodes Inc introduced the NIS5135, a resettable electronic fuse for plug and play consumer electronics. Example applications suggested include hard disc and solid state drives, printers, and set-top boxes. e-fuse saves customer from unnecessary service center visits.
NIS5135 can operate over 3.1V to 18V input voltage range and rated at 3.6A, is a NMOS power device with a low 30 milli ohms RDS(ON) for reduced power loss. It also features an internal current limit that avoids the voltage drop normally incurred by an external sense resistor in the load path. An over-voltage circuit limits the output voltage without shutting the device down, while downstream components are further protected from damage or premature failure by under-voltage lockout (UVLO) and thermal shutdown circuits, with latching (NIS5135MN1) or auto-retry (NIS5135MN2) options.
U-DFN3030-10 packaged NIS5135 with industry-standard pin-out allows it to drop into existing designs, providing an alternative lower-cost source for high volume production. More at www.diodes.com