Hot-swap power management ICs help to reduce ownership costs in production and in the field. They are ideal for all applications that employ hot-plug/hot-swap operations or require a higher flexibility and reliability than usual.

Target applications are HDD, SSD, HDD arrays, home appliances with external power supplies, white-goods user interfaces and control logic, industrial and network hot-swap boards

Of the hot-swap power management ICs, e-fuses are electronic fuses that can replace larger conventional fuses or other protection devices such as Transils or diodes. They help to improve equipment uptime and availability and also reduce maintenance costs by avoiding zero false returns.

Compared to traditional protection devices, these new electronic fuses enable versatile and simple programming of protection parameters, such as overcurrent threshold and start-up time.