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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|FIS1100 Intelligent MEMS IMU - Fairchild's FIS1100 is the world's first complete consumer 6D MEMS inertial measurement unit (IMU) with sensor fusion to specify system level orientation accuracy. When using the FIS1100 in combination with the supplied XKF3 9D sensor fusion, the system features an accurate ±3° pitch and roll orientation, and a ±5° yaw/heading typical specification.
|USB Type-C Portfolio - Fairchild's new USB Type-C standard promises convenience for users, and simplicity for designers and manufacturers. Fairchild is the first manufacturer shipping production volumes with the FUSB300C controller, and the rest of the family is sampling now.
|FL7734 PWM Controller - Fairchild's FL7734 is a highly-integrated PWM controller with advanced Primary-Side-Regulation (PSR) technique to minimize components for low-power LED lighting solutions. Using the innovative TRUECURRENT technology for tight constant-current control, it enables designs with constant-current (CC) tolerance of less than ±1% in the wide line voltage range to meet stringent LED brightness requirements. FL7734 can operate with all types of phase-cut dimmers.
|PFC Controllers - Fairchild offers crucial cost and energy saving solutions by delivering a diverse range of medium- and high-power systems.
|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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Speed-Up Design Time and Increase Reliability: Motion SPM® modules integrate drive and protection circuitry into a single package. Simplify and accelerate your design as you optimize efficiency. These devices are sometimes referred to as Intelligent Power Modules (IPM) by the market. Fairchild Semiconductor offers a full line of highly integrated smart power modules that provide efficient motor control for a wide range of energy-savvy applications. The SPM series provides solutions that drive efficiency while simplifying system design, reducing board space, improving system reliability, and speeding time-to-market.
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.