Electronic Product Design Blog

Electronic Product Design

The Electronic Product Design Blog is the place for conversation and discussion about EDA; DSP, SoC, programmable logic; power sources & conversion; interconnect & packaging; mechatronics; and thermal management. Here, you'll find everything from application ideas, to news and industry trends, to hot topics and cutting edge innovations.

Previous in Blog: Are You Ready for 5G Wireless?   Next in Blog: Will solar Become Cost-Competitive with Fuel?
Close
Close
Close

Single-Chip Power Management

Posted December 15, 2010 8:30 AM by Steve Melito

Digital media devices such as smartphones contain numerous electrical and electronic components. In the past, designers optimized the electrical parameters for each one and deployed multi-chip solutions. "But continuously refining the various single-function power management ICs only yields incremental improvements," Ashok Bindra explains. "There are much bigger gains to be made through an integrated, single-chip approach to managing power in mobile devices".

Bindra, an electronics engineer turned technical writer, notes that single-chip solutions require less power, less space, and fewer components. Advantages also include reduced component cost and simpler board layouts with "greater flexibility, programmability, and intelligence". Although only a few semiconductor suppliers have taken a system-level approach, there are vendors leading the way with "smart power management solutions".

Are you ready for single-chip power management?

Source: How2Power Today

Reply

Interested in this topic? By joining CR4 you can "subscribe" to
this discussion and receive notification when new comments are added.

Previous in Blog: Are You Ready for 5G Wireless?   Next in Blog: Will solar Become Cost-Competitive with Fuel?

Advertisement