Integrated Device Technology, Inc. ( IDT ®) (NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has developed and validated an intelligent, scalable, and distributed power management solution for Intel ® Atom™ processors, Intel ® Xeon ® processors and Intel ® Core™ processors. IDT’s innovative power management solution is designed to meet the cross-platform power requirements of various Intel-based applications with a single power management IC ( PMIC). IDT’s patented solution has been system-level validated to support these processor families.
The IDTP9145 is a scalable, programmable, multi-channel PMIC specifically designed to support the power management requirements of Intel Atom processor-based SoCs. Unlike traditional solutions that require a different PMIC for different power requirements, the highly-versatile IDTP9145 leverages IDT’s intelligent, scalable, distributed power sources ( IDTP9147), enabling system designers to add phases and output current to the internal DC/DC regulator as needed by the application. This feature minimizes development risk and offers tremendous flexibility for point-of-load regulation, circuit board routing, and thermal distribution.
“We are excited to announce the development and validation of our patented power management solution for Intel ® processor-based platforms,” said Arman Naghavi, vice president and general manager of the Analog and Power Division at IDT. “The IDTP9145 PMIC offers industry-first design features, giving customers a means to configure, re-configure, and scale their power management solution to support evolving power requirements across multiple product platforms. The highly versatile solution services a wide-range of market segments, spanning from micro-servers and embedded markets, to consumer electronics, including tablets and netbooks.”
“Solutions like IDT’s help deliver an innovative and comprehensive power solution with the versatility to support Intel ® processor-based platforms in a wide range of applications, such as print imaging, digital signage and medical devices,” said Ken Caviasca, general manager with Intel’s (NASDAQ: INTC) Intelligent Systems Group. “In addition, IDT’s solution has undergone system-level validation and demonstrated its ability to support varying processor power requirements with a single PMIC.”The IDTP9145 PMIC is a complete power management solution that includes: five step-down DC/DC regulators (20 A total peak current), seven LDOs, a 10-bit ADC, multiple GPIOs, and a high-speed I2C interface. IDT’s patent-pending architecture offers seamless transitions between modes of operation to ensure high-efficiency for different power loads. In addition, the solution provides a high degree of configurability through one-time-programmable (OTP) memory that can be programmed prior to shipment. This enables customers to set custom default power sequences and configurations without the high-speed I2C interface.
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