Dialog Semiconductor plc
Integrated configurable power-management IC (PMIC) for ARM quad-core and dual-core application processors can deliver up to 12A from its six DC/DC converters, 24 percent more than its nearest rivals, the company says. It simultaneously powers the processor (the core at up to 5A plus other processor supplies), external memories, wireless communications (WLAN and Bluetooth), GPS and FM receivers, and data modems. The DC/DC converters can be paralleled to provide 3 and 5A rails, so that the PMIC is scalable and adaptable for different system requirements in smartphones, tablets and embedded applications. It comes in an 8mm-by-8mm BGA package that facilitates simple routing, allowing low-cost, two-layer PCBs to be used for some designs.
The fully integrated nine-axis inertial measurement unit (IMU) is a turnkey solution that combines MEMS sensor hardware with company's Freespace MotionEngine Universal sensor fusion software and a 32-bit microcontroller (MCU) in a compact surface-mount package. The FSM-9 is designed to enable fast development of high-quality motion controlled products. Features include: configurable sampling rates for motion output up to 250Hz; contextual smoothing for jitterfree visualization; proprietary calibration methods to reduce gyro drift; automated calibration; and magnetic-field-interference tracking and filtering to improve performance in various environmental settings. Motion data communication is through either USB or SPI, and the module is supported by the company's libfreespace open-source motion control API, enabling straightforward integration into existing applications.
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