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STMicroelectronics to volume ship new power-saving disk drive preamplifiers for sub-2.5-inch drives in 1Q07
Photo: STMicroelectronics [Jul 24, 2006]

STMicroelectronics introduced its Near Zero Power (NZP) L6440 preamplifier for hard disk drives (HDDs) smaller than 2.5-inches.

With the total write-mode power consumption of the L6440 being 170mW (at 450Mb/s data rate), STMicroelectronics said the solution will enable manufacturers to offer longer battery lifetime. The maximum data support rate of the L6440 is set at 600 Mbps.

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