Dialog Semiconductor Optimises Power For Freescale I.MX 6Dual/Quad Processors

Reference platform speeds the design of tablets, infotainment systems and media hubs based on the i.MX 6 series

KIRCHHEIM & TECK, Germany & BEIJING — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 13, 2012 — Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a provider of highly integrated innovative power management, audio and short range wireless technologies, has announced its single-chip system power management ICs (PMICs) are being used to optimise the power requirements of tablets, infotainment systems, media hubs and other smart devices based on Freescale multicore i.MX 6 series applications processors.

The company's flagship PMIC is at the heart of a power management reference board for Freescale i.MX 6Dual/Quad applications processors. Support for i.MX 6Solo/SoloLite is available via Dialog's DA9053, which has previously featured on Freescale's i.MX53 multimedia platform. Freescale is a strategic Dialog partner and is supported via Dialog's Processor Partner Programme.

The NOVPEK(TM)i.MX6Q/D i.MX 6 Platform Evaluation Kit has been co-developed with Freescale i.MX 6 series ecosystem partner NovTech and 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. In addition, the chip delivers an unprecedented degree of 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.

The NOVPEK(TM)i.MX6Q/D reference board will be on display during the Freescale Technology Forum, Beijing (14th - 15th August) in Dialog's demo suite. The NOVPEK(TM) board can be ordered from NovTech, Dialog and their distribution partners. More information on the NovTech board can be found at http://novtech.com/novpek/novpek-imx-6.


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 now with the recent addition of low energy short range wireless and VoIP technology to the portfolio, Dialog brings decades of experience to the rapid development of ICs for personal portable applications including smartphones, tablet PCs, digital cordless phones 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 700 employees. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange and is a member of the German TecDax index.

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