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Ricoh R1243 Series, 30V

2A PWM Step Down DCDC Converter

(PresseBox) (Amstelveen, the Netherlands, ) Ricoh Europe (Netherlands) B.V., announces the launch of the new R1243 PWM Step Down DCDC Converter. Another addition to Ricoh's new series of DCDC Converters targeted for circuits which require a wide input voltage range and powerful output current such as internet gateways, routers, set top boxes, LCD TV or industrial applications.

The current mode controlled R1243 is a remarkable new DCDC Converter in Ricoh's semiconductor product range and has various enhanced features compared to our current products. The R1243 can operate up to 30V, whilst the adjustable output voltage can be set from 0.8V to 15V by 2 external resistors. By following the component recommendations as mentioned in the reference circuit, one can obtain maximum 2A output current from the power supply.

There are two current limit types are available for the R1243; depending on the preference, one can select from a latched or foldback current limit type. The latched type circuit is triggered when the Lx current exceeds the maximum level and when the feedback voltage decreases below the nominal voltage. When this condition remains for more than 2ms the chip is set into the off mode. In order to resume to normal operation one needs to restart the chip again. The foldback type is triggered when the feedback voltage decreases below the nominal voltage. As a result the oscillator frequency will be lowered to 1/4 of the normal frequency; it is because during a short condition the duty cycle drops below the minimum level and the current limit cannot be maintained at this level. In the foldback limit condition, the R1243 remains active and recovers automatically to normal operation as soon the cause of the short or overcurrent is removed.

Another additional protection is the UVLO (Under Voltage Lock Out) circuit, it keeps the chip disabled as long as the input voltage is below a specific minimum level, to prevent that the chip operates below the required input voltage specifications. The R1243 has two options for the operating frequency, one can select from 330kHz and 1MHz version.

A soft start function is embedded to limit high inrush currents during the start up period, the period can be set by an external Css capacitor. The R1243 is equipped with a flag output pin which has the purpose to provide a "power good" signal. When a shutdown, current limit, UVLO, softstart and over/under voltage condition occur, the flag output will change to low. The R1243 is available in HSOP-8E package only which is convenient to use on high density and small circuit boards.

R1243 Features:

Operating Voltage: Min. 4.5V to Max. 30V Output Voltage (adjustable): 0.8V to 15.0V Feedback Voltage: Typ. 0.8V Lx Peak Current Limit: Max. 2.0A Short Protection: Latched or Fold-Back Operating Frequency (fixed version): 330kHz, 1MHz Operating Mode: PWM Efficiency: (Vin=12V, Vout=3.3V, Freq = 1MHz) Max. 95%

Additional Circuits: Thermal Protection, Under Voltage Lock Out Soft Start Function (adjustable): (No Css capacitor) Typ. 0.4ms Inductor: 2.2?H - 10?H Capacitors: Cin Ceramic 10?F, Cout Ceramic 10?F - 47?F Package R1243S: (L6.2 x W5.2 x H1.5mm) HSOP-8E

About Ricoh

Ricoh Company Ltd. is a leading global manufacturer of office automation equipment.

The line up includes copiers, multifunctional and other printers, fax machines, personal computers, CD-Recordable, CD-ReWritable and DVD-ReWritable drives and media, and related supplies and services as well as digital cameras and advanced electronic devices. Ricoh is rapidly building a solid presence worldwide as a provider of comprehensive document solutions that help customers streamline their business and cut operating cost. The Ricoh Group has 319 companies of which 199 outside Japantogether employing over 76,000 people.

Ricoh Europe (Netherlands) B.V. is Ricoh Company Ltd.'s regional headquarters. Located in Amstelveen, The Netherlands, it is responsible for marketing, sales and service of Ricoh's products in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In Europe, Ricoh has three manufacturing sites: two at Ricoh UK Products Ltd. Telford, UK; GR Advanced Materials Ltd., Stirling, UK; and Ricoh Industries France S.A., Colmar, France. In addition, Ricoh Europe's European network comprises 14 sales subsidiaries and affiliates. In the fiscal year ending March 31, 2006, revenues from Ricoh's European operations totalled over € 3 billion, accounting for 22.7% of the company's global revenues. Ricoh's worldwide sales increased with 5.6% totalling over € 13.6 billion. In March 2001 Ricoh established the European Semiconductor Support Centre to support distributors and customers with their applications or other enquiries about Power Management and Real Time Clock ICs.

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Munich with a subsidiary in the US (Ameribridge International Inc., Palo Alto), regional sales offices in Italy (Milan),Poland (Warsaw) and Czech Republic (Prague) as well as a strategic partner for system integration and IT related services. For decades Scantec is a successful hub for state of the art technology associated with knowhow, providing customers with a competitive advantage, minimizing time to market by integrating innovations of start up semiconductor companies with the market power of established key players. For more information on Scantec and our product lines, please visit our website: www.scantec.de/us Linecard: Akros Silicon, AudioCodes, Cavium Networks, Dallmeier, Focus Semiconductor, Fulcrum microsystems, GSI Technology, IDT, InvenSense, Jennic, LSI/CSI, Phyworks, Pixim, Ricoh, SiliconBlue, Smart Modular Technologies, Stretch Inc., SynQor, Techwell and XMOS.

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