The AAT4612 SmartSwitchTM is a member of AnalogicTech's Application Specific Power MOSFETTM (ASPMTM) product family. It is a Current Limited P-channel MOSFET power switch designed for high-side load-switching applications operating with inputs ranging from 2.4V to 5.5V which makes it ideal for both 3V and 5V systems. An integrated current-limiting circuit protects the input supply from large currents which potentially cause the supply to fall out of regulation. In addition, the AAT4612 thermal overload protection limits power dissipation and junction temperatures associated with prolonged periods of operation in current limit. Due to its low RDS(ON), the AAT4612 can be used to control loads that require up to 1A even while operating at high ambient temperatures. The ultra fast current-limit response to a sudden short circuit is a mere 500ns which reduces the requirements of local supply bypassing. Quiescent current is a low 10A and in shutdown mode, the supply current decreases to less than 1A.