Dialog Semiconductor Announces Most Powerful Integrated Power Managemnt IC For ARM Quad-Core Application Processors

  Dialog Semiconductor Announces Most Powerful Integrated Power Managemnt IC
  For ARM Quad-Core Application Processors

Flexible, scalable, multi-platform, 14.2A output current PMIC

Business Wire

KIRCHHEIM & TECK, Germany -- November 08, 2012

Dialog 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(R) 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(TM) 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 current.

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
available now.

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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.

Language:  English
Company:    Dialog Semiconductor Plc.
            Tower Bridge House, St. Katharine's Way
            E1W 1AA
            London
            United Kingdom
Phone:      +49 7021 805-412
Fax:        +49 7021 805-200
E-mail:     birgit.hummel@diasemi.com
Internet:   www.diasemi.com
ISIN:       GB0059822006, XS0757015606
WKN:        927200
Indices:    TecDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard);
            Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart

Contact:

Company contact:
Dialog Semiconductor
Birgit Hummel
Tel: +49 7021 805 412
Fax: +49 7021 805 200
E-mail: birgit.hummel@diasemi.com
Web: www.dialog-semiconductor.com
or
Media contact:
Publitek Technology PR
Bob Jones
Tel: +44 1225 470 000
E-mail: bob.jones@publitek.com
 
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