Mouser Electronics, Inc., known for its rapid introduction of the newest products, today announced it is stocking new product from STMicroelectronics. STMicroelectronics STM6600 Smart Push-Button On / Off Controllers with Smart Reset™ and power-on lockout protect against the hazards faced by battery-operated devices, such as smart phones, digital cameras, and media players. STM6600 On / Off Controllers enable and disable power for the application depending on push-button states, signals from the processor, and battery voltage. If the battery is excessively discharged or a fault is detected in the power supply, the IC blocks power-up.
These STMicroelectronics ICs also implement smart-reset capabilities to enable users safely recover gadgets that have frozen or crashed during normal operation. STM6600 Smart Push-Button On / Off Controllers connect directly to the power and reset buttons and have circuitry to prevent external interference such as electrostatic discharges. These STMicroelectronics devices feature a very low current consumption of 6 μA in normal operation and only 1 μA during standby, resulting in virtually no battery drain when the application is turned off.