Monday, July 26, 2010

Smart Power Management Debuts from IDT

Smart power management technology from Integrated Device Technology aims to extend the battery life of smartphones, portable navigation devices, mobile Internet devices and eBooks. Look for the battery life of all portable electronic devices to be extended by this and other smart power management chips as they are adopted over the next few years. RColinJohnson @NextGenLog

Here's what IDT says about its power management unit: Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®; NASDAQ: IDTI), a leading provider of essential mixed signal semiconductor solutions that enrich the digital media experience, today announced a highly integrated microcontroller-based Intelligent System Power Management Solution targeted for portable consumer products, such as smartphones, portable navigation devices, mobile Internet devices and eBooks. The unique architecture of the IDT P95020 features a best-in-class high-fidelity audio subsystem, clock generation, resistive touch controller, backlight LED driver, Li+/Polymer battery charger, multi-channel DC-to-DC converters and a high resolution analog-to-digital converter (ADC). By embedding a microcontroller, the IDT P95020 offers full programmability and flexibility into designs using leading multimedia application processors. All of the functional blocks can be accessed via I2C. The programmable regulators satisfy the dynamic voltage adjustment required by application processors. The IDT P95020 is the latest generation of cost-effective, customizable Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMIC) that provide optimum performance, functionality, programmability and flexibility to the system designer of portable consumer applications...
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