The Flexible P9180A PMIC Delivers Highly Scalable Power for a Variety of Applications through IDT’s Innovative DPU Technology
SAN JOSE, Calif., June 28, 2016—Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced general availability of the IDT® P9180A, a next-generation, highly integrated scalable power management integrated circuit (PMIC) targeting a broad array of applications in the IoT, server, micro-server, storage, embedded and industrial market segments. The programmable P9180A PMIC delivers flexibility and ease of use while supporting the varying power requirements of multiple market segments and meeting the power needs of today’s SoCs, FPGAs, and ASICs.
The P9180A achieves its power scalability through IDT’s innovative distributed power architecture, which enables engineers to scale power beyond the P9180A’s standalone capacity by adding distributed power units (DPUs) to the system. The IDT P9148 DPU communicates using a proprietary two-wire interface design, greatly reducing power subsystem complexity and enabling system designers to optimally distribute power resources throughout the system. This distribution helps engineers avoid or resolve the EMI, thermal and signal integrity issues often associated with PMICs.
One-time programmable (OTP) configuration options for customizing the settings and sequencing of the P9180A and its associated DPUs enable system architects to leverage the device’s scalability and flexibility to address various cost, functionality or performance nodes for a broad family of solutions--reusing the same power architecture throughout.
“The P9180A is a single-chip solution that offers great flexibility and scalability for developers working on platforms with varying power needs,” said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager of IDT’s Computing and Communications Division. “Our DPU technology, combined with our P9180A PMIC, provides a high level of integration and the ability to scale power, a unique combination that differentiates IDT from the rest of the PMIC vendor flock.”
IDT’s unique approach with DPUs allows the P9180A to be used across various boards, form-factors, and platforms without requiring time-consuming validation on each board variant. The result is faster time to market and revenue for the developers and system architects.
The P9180A is designed to be compliant with IMVP8/VR12.1 (Intel Mobile Voltage Positioning) specifications, providing an extended voltage ID range with 5mV step size. It is accompanied by a highly flexible and programmable easy-to-use GUI. Alternatively, the P9180A can be used in non-SVID end applications through a high speed I2C interface.
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