Dialog Semiconductor Announces Most Powerful Integrated Power Management IC for ARM® Quad-Core Application Processors

  Dialog Semiconductor Announces Most Powerful Integrated Power Management 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®
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 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.

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.


Dialog Semiconductor
Birgit Hummel
Tel: +49 7021 805 412
Fax: +49 7021 805 200
Publitek Technology PR
Bob Jones
Tel: +44 1225 470 000
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