Reference board for optimising power of i.MX6 dual and quad processors
August 13, 2012 // Nick Flaherty
Dialog Semiconductor and NovTech have co-developed a reference design for its single-chip system power management IC (PMIC) to optimise the power requirements of all 35 voltage rails used with Freescale's multicore i.MX 6 series applications processors.
The NOVPEK i.MX6Q/D i.MX 6 Platform Evaluation Kit enables OEMs to more rapidly bring to market precision-controlled, high-end systems based on i.MX 6 series processors.
By using Dialog's configurable PMIC, the reference board delivers multiple settings for each peripheral voltage rail, programmable control for multiple power-on events and an accurate power consumption analysis framework to cut the power consumption of any i.MX 6 series application.
The Dialog device powers the i.MX 6 series system-on-chip and system peripherals - including external memories, WLAN, Bluetooth, GPS, FM receivers and modems - on a very small (< 200mm2) active PCB area with just a 1mm external component height, including all inductors, enabling the creation of thinner mobile products with longer battery life.
For greater performance and enhanced multimedia capability, the Dialog PMIC delivers over 14A total power capability to the Freescale i.MX 6 series system including CPU, memories and other peripherals on the reference board. It supports multiple voltage settings for each of the 35 peripheral voltage rails on the devices to provide an accurate power consumption analysis framework. In addition, the chip provides flexibility and configurability to precisely control the start-up sequences, output voltages and DVC ramps.
With the PMIC's wide supply range of 2.7 to 5.5V, the reference board is able to use a single cell lithium battery as well as 5V power supply.
What's that smell? An app for that soon, says Sensirion
July 25, 2014
With the acquisition of neighbouring cloud business Koubachi AG, Zurich-based company Sensirion is gearing up to meet the ...
GE phosphor powder creates more vibrant LED displays
Foremost Electronics to distribute NKK's switches in the UK
Traffic light switches to smart mode
Sony investing in stacked image sensor manufacturing capacity
The Filter Wizard: 'three-legs' and the 4-20 mA current loop
July 24, 2014
Kendall Castor-Perry of Cypress Semiconductor, otherwise known as The Filter Wizard, looks at some tricks for implementing ...
Set-top boxes morphing into MHGs
Imagination positions itself for 802.11ah for the Internet of Things
Smartwatches suck, says Pebble backer
- Testing GPS with a Simulator
- DSM presents: Select the best plastic for DDR4
- Dual 13A μModule Regulator with Digital Interface for Remote Monitoring & Control of Power
- Exploring the Business Model Evolution of High-Tech Equipment Manufacturers
InterviewCEO interview: China, not Apple, is way to go, says mCube CEO
Ben Lee, CEO of MEMS startup mCube, explains why he wants to spend $37 million on being a supplier of sensors to Chinese ODMs and avoiding a design win with Apple or Samsung.
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
This month, Altium Ltd is offering EETimes Europe's readers the chance to win one TASKING VX-Toolset for ARM Cortex-M Premium Edition, normally licensed for 2.395 Euros, for ultra-rapid prototyping and code development around ARM Cortex-M based microcontrollers.
The VX-toolset for ARM is the first TASKING compiler suite to receive the Software Platform technology, which is seamlessly...Read more
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.