Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) introduced the LTC1550L and LTC1551L low-noise switched capacitor regulated voltage inverters intended for saving space in cell phones and similar applications. Housed in the compact 8-pin MSOP package, the devices are designed for biasing GaAs FETs and can operate from a single li-ion battery.
The devices are available in fixed and adjustable output versions housed in 8-lead SO and MSOP packages. Prices start at $1.70 each in quantities of 1,000. The LTC1550L is also available in an adjustable 16-lead SSOP version priced at $1.90 each in quantities of 1,000.