Nanopower PMIC targets wearables, smart products
Dialog Semiconductor PLC has launched its first fully integrated nanopower power management ICs (PMICs) for IoT applications. Building on the nanopower family, the new DA9070 and DA9073 PMICs target low-power IoT applications such as fitness trackers, smartwatches, and smart-home products. These always-on applications place bigger challenges on a device’s battery life.
“With board area already at a premium for engineers, new power management solutions are increasingly favored over increasing battery capacity,” said Dialog.
As a result, Dialog developed the nanopower PMICs that extend battery life by drawing <1-uA quiescent current for each of its step-down regulators that power always-on components within the system. In addition, the devices combine all key power management functions to reduce board area by 25% compared to discrete regulators. Another key feature is the option of creating a battery fuel gauge solution with the DA9070 using the integrated voltage and current monitors.
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