Semtech Announces Expansion of its Automotive Qualified Product Platform for Power Management and Display Backlighting Applications

SC5012Q and SC220Q broaden Semtech’s AEC-Q100 automotive-qualified power offering

Camarillo, California - March 18, 2013

Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, today launched two new devices in its automotive-qualified products platform. The SC5012Q 4-channel, high-brightness LED driver for infotainment and navigation display backlighting, and the SC220Q 20MHz buck regulator with X-EMITM Inductor Technology. 

Both products extend Semtech’s broad automotive-qualified product offering, which includes solutions for power management, RF/ISM, touch interface and transient voltage protection.

“These two AEC-Q100-qualified products offer automotive electronics designers uncompromised performance and rugged dependability,” said Andy Khayat, Senior Business Unit Director for Consumer Power in Semtech’s Power Management Group. “Whether it’s display backlighting or power conversion, Semtech is committed to providing the most advanced power management ICs in fully qualified automotive grade.” 

Both the SC5012Q and SC220Q are best-in-class solutions. The SC5012Q drives up to 68 high brightness 150mA LEDs and offers advanced analog/digital dimming of up to 10,000:1 ratio that gives automotive LCD displays an extended range of brightness options for varied driving conditions.  The SC220Q provides high-efficiency DC-DC buck conversion while allowing designers to draw their own inductor on a standard PCB board to minimize board height and greatly reduce EMI noise.  These benefits enable embedded power supplies in low profile applications like rearview mirrors and backup cameras.

Key Features of SC5012Q

  • Wide VIN range: 4.75V to 45V
  • High VOUT range: up to 65V
  • Up to 68 LEDs (17 LEDs x 4-ch) at 150mA/ch
  • Ultra-wide PWM dimming range up to 10,000:1 at 100Hz
  • Package: 24-pin QFN (4x4x1mm)


Pricing and Availability

The SC5012Q and SC220Q are available immediately in production quantities. The SC5012Q is priced at $1.54 each (ordering code SC5012QMLTRT) in 3,000 piece lots and the SC220Q is priced at $0.39 each (ordering code SC220QSTRT) in 2,500 piece lots. Evaluation boards are also available; order codes are SC5012EVB and SC220EVB. Semtech offers comprehensive design assistance, including field- and factory-based support. Data sheets, volume pricing, and delivery quotes, as well as evaluation kits and samples, are available at

About Semtech

Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors for high-end consumer, computing, communications and industrial equipment. Products are designed to benefit the engineering community as well as the global community. The company is dedicated to reducing the impact it, and its products, have on the environment. Internal green programs seek to reduce waste through material and manufacturing control, use of green technology and designing for resource reduction. Publicly traded since 1967, Semtech is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol SMTC. For more information, visit

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