Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG),
a provider of highly integrated power management, audio and short range
wireless technologies, announces the most powerful and most integrated
configurable power management IC (PMIC) for ARM® quad-core and dual-core
application processors. The DA9063 can deliver up to 12A from its six
DC/DC converters, 24% more than its nearest rivals. It simultaneously
powers the processor (the core at up to 5A plus other processor
supplies), external memories, wireless communications (WLAN and
Bluetooth), GPS and FM receivers, and data modems. The DC/DC converters
can be paralleled to provide 3A and 5A rails. This means that the PMIC
is scalable and adaptable for different system requirements in
smartphones, tablets and embedded applications. It comes in an 8 x 8mm
BGA package that facilitates simple routing, allowing low-cost, 2-layer
PCBs to be used for some designs.
The DA9063 has 11 SmartMirror™ LDOs, 16 GPIOs and two rail switches, in
addition to the six main DC/DC outputs. Any start up sequence, output
voltage and DVC ramps can be programmed, giving unprecedented
opportunities for designers to minimise their system energy consumption.
For example, the application can be completely powered down and started
again under the DA9063’s supervisory function. The PMIC further
maximises battery life by providing dynamic voltage scaling (DVS),
something that is not available with discrete solutions. Furthermore,
its multimode buck converter runs at 3MHz switching frequency, enabling
inductors just 1mm high to be utilised, while maintaining the high peak
The wide supply range of 2.7V to 5.5V enables the use of single cell
lithium-ion batteries as well as a standard 5V supply or a USB power
supply. This is especially important for non-mobile systems.
The operating temperature range is -40 to +85 degrees C. The device is
Note to editors:
Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated
circuits (ICs) optimised for personal portable, low energy short-range
wireless, lighting, display and automotive applications. The company
provides flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the
assurance of dealing with an established business partner.
With its focus and expertise in energy efficient system power
management, and with a technology portfolio including audio, short range
wireless and VoIP technology, Dialog brings decades of experience to the
rapid development of ICs for personal portable applications including
Smartphones, Tablet PCs, digital cordless and gaming applications.
Dialog’s power management processor companion chips are essential for
enhancing both the performance in terms of extended battery lifetime and
the consumers’ multimedia experience. With world-class manufacturing
partners, Dialog operates a fabless business model.
Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered near Stuttgart with a global
sales, R&D and marketing organisation. In 2011, it had approximately
$527 million in revenue and was one of the fastest growing European
public semiconductor companies. It currently has approximately 760
employees. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock
exchange and is a member of the German TecDax index.