The MIC94040/1/2/3 is a family of high-side load switches designed to operate from 1.7V to 5.5V input voltage. The load switch pass element is an internal 28mΩ RDSON P-channel MOSFET which enables the device to support up to 3A of continuous current.
The MIC94040 and MIC94041 feature rapid turn on, while the MIC94042 and MIC94043 provide a slew rate controlled softstart turn-on of 100µs. The soft-start feature is provided to prevent an in-rush current event from pulling down the input supply voltage.
The MIC94041 and MIC94043 feature an active load discharge circuit which switches in a 200Ω load when the switch is disabled to automatically discharge a capacitive load. An active pull-down on the enable input keeps the MIC94040/1/2/3 in a default OFF state until the enable pin is pulled above 1.2V. Internal level shift circuitry allows low voltage logic signals to switch higher supply voltages. The enable voltage can be as high as 5.5V and is not limited by the input voltage.
The MIC94040/1/2/3 operating voltage range makes them ideal for Lithium ion and NiMH/NiCad/Alkaline battery powered systems, as well as non-battery powered applications. The devices provide low quiescent current and low shutdown current to maximize battery life.