Fairchild Semiconductor - Fairchild has a rich history as a pioneer in the semiconductor industry and that pioneering spirit endures today. In an era where diversity can dilute focus and hamper innovation, we specialize in the development and manufacturing of a complete portfolio of low- to high-power solutions for the mobile, industrial, cloud, automotive, lighting, and computing industries. Fairchild is one of the most reliable partners in the industry, offering the shortest time from concept to silicon, expert FAEs for customer support, and a flexible, multi-source supply chain. Our vision is clear – anticipate the power efficiencies demanded by tomorrow’s electronic products and deliver an amazing design experience.
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|Cloud Systems Computing - Fairchild’s power management solutions drive efficiency while simplifying system design, reducing board space, improving system reliability and accelerating time-to-market. Our industry-leading integrated technologies and unique packaging solutions address system cooling and optimized power density. There seems to be no limit to the data people want to access – but not store – with their smartphones, tablets, portable medical devices and business equipment. Data centers and cloud computing are the answer. Reducing power consumption, which represents 70% of data center expense, is the challenge.
|FHR1200 Voltage Regulator - Fairchild's FHR1200 is a high-efficiency regulator that outperforms the typical shunt regulator in applications where low operating power, wide temperature, and wide voltage range is important. The regulator also features better stability and faster response than many existing regulators. Unlike the LM431 type of part, the FHR1200 can directly drive a power supply controller, thus saving parts count and circuit complexity in many applications.
|SuperFET® II and SuperFET® II Easy-Drive MOSFETs - Fairchild's SuperFET II MOSFET family uses the latest-super-junction technology and adds to the high-voltage power MOSFET portfolio. With this technology, Fairchild provides best-in-class, robust body diode performance in high-end, AC-DC SMPS applications such as servers, telecom, computing, industrial power supply, UPS/ESS, solar inverter, lighting applications, as well as consumer electronics which require high-power density, system-efficiency, and reliability.
|Smart Power Stage (SPS) Module Family - Fairchild Semiconductor's smart power stage (SPS) module family is a next-generation, ultra-compact, integrated MOSFET plus driver-power stage solution. This family leverages Fairchild’s DrMOS expertise to deliver high-efficiency, high-power density, and high-switching frequency in applications such as synchronous buck DC-DC converters in high-performance computing and telecom.
|Power-efficient solutions for an energy-sensitive world - Fairchild is a global leader in delivering energy-efficient power analog, power discrete, and optoelectronic solutions. These products maximize energy savings in power-sensitive applications such as power adapters, power supplies, lighting applications, computers, industrial controls, home appliances, renewable energy applications, mobile devices, wearable technology and more. Fairchild’s solutions drive efficiency while simplifying system design, reducing board space, improving system reliability, and speeding time-to-market. In addition, our Global Power ResourceSM - comprised of online tools, FAEs, and regional centers staffed by experienced power engineers - is the industry standard for customer design support.
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|Powerful Design and Simulation Tools
Fairchild offers a comprehensive portfolio of design and simulation tools, from device power loss and analysis to system analysis, design and simulation. Fairchild's Power Supply WebDesigner offers a suite of time-saving online tools for designing and optimizing systems. The models, calculations, and iterative steps of power supply design are built into the tools, automating design and simulation for both junior and experienced engineers. Our tools feature industry-leading capability and flexibility that will increase your effectiveness, efficiency, and confidence when you design -- without the need of a hardware prototype. Start saving days-to-weeks of bench time with your engineering challenges by using our powerful, accurate design tools.
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Fairchild is a leading global provider of semiconductor technology that powers the products we use and makes them more energy-efficient. Fairchild continues to build on its rich history of innovation to address one of the greatest challenges we face today – reducing wasted energy and improving efficiency in an increasingly power-hungry world. Delivering this vision is Fairchild’s way of making the world a cleaner and a better place.
The conservation of energy and the development of energy-efficient products is a critical challenge facing the world today. Energy-efficient solutions from Fairchild play a pivotal role in answering these design issues. With advanced packaging, proprietary technologies and experience in both the design and manufacturing of power semiconductors, Fairchild’s products provide the electronics industry with innovative ways to conserve energy. Fairchild’s high-performance semiconductors optimize energy in applications such as power supplies, cloud computing, mobile, lighting, motor, renewable energy, consumer, wearables and automotive applications.
Power supplies are found in everything from cell phone chargers, to set-top boxes, to industrial control, and offer a large potential for energy savings. Fairchild’s suite of power switches, power MOSFETs, IGBTs, rectifiers, PWM ICs, PFC ICs, HVICs, optocouplers, voltage references and LDOs are instrumental in increasing efficiency, while reducing standby power, size and cost.
Mobile devices are an omnipresent aspect worldwide. Fairchild’s expertise in power, backlighting and signal conditioning allow system designers to solve their challenges of miniaturization, convergence and longer battery life. Fairchild’s IntelliMAX™ advanced load switches, µSerDes™ solutions, MicroFET™ switches, LED drivers, power regulators, MOSFETs, charge pumps, analog switches and logic translators improve energy-efficiency, extend battery life and provide greater flexibility in portable devices.
Lighting applications offer the greatest opportunity to reduce wasted energy because incandescent bulbs are only ten percent efficient. These applications are transitioning to fluorescent and LED or HID lamps, which drive significant efficiency improvements. Fairchild’s ballast control ICs, IGBTs, MOSFETs, HVICs, PFC/PWM controllers, Green FPS™ products, transistors, rectifiers, diodes and optocouplers increase efficiency, extend system life and provide greater flexibility for lighting applications.
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Since electrical motors are the single largest consumer of electrical power and account for between 40 to 50 percent of total global energy consumption, it is essential that motor control solutions are both efficient and reliable. Fairchild's Motion SPM® modules integrate drive and protection circuitry into a single package. Simplify and accelerate your design as you optimize efficiency. In addition, we offer a broad range of IGBTs, Gate Drivers, PFC-PWM controllers, MOSFETs, phototransistors and diodes for every motor control application. Our reference designs, evaluation boards and online design tools can help you to optimize your design success.
Designers of LED lighting applications need to simplify design complexity and increase energy efficiency in limited PCB space. That’s why we offer a total solution portfolio for low-, mid-, and high power designs. Designers can select the best topology for their application – saving time, lowering system cost and eliminating components. Check out our LED Lighting Solutions Center for more information.