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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