Dialog Semiconductor has announced the DA9210, a four phase programmable DC to DC buck converter that can be scaled for use across multiple smartphone and tablet platforms to help accelerate development cycles.
The new four-phase buck converter DA9210mis designed to deliver an output current of up to 12Amps, although this can be doubled when two converters are used in parallel.
Dialog says 38Amps can be achieved when the converter is combined with the company’s DA9063 PMIC system of dialogue, ensuring the additional power supply in the system. As a result, the DA9210 is ideal for high-performance ARM Dual big-Little or Cortex A15 multi-core application processor, with which the user can run multiple applications simultaneously.
The power management system consists of up to three integrated circuits that behave as a single system. Start-up configuration and control of the power management are simple. It thus accelerates the customers’ benefit from quick time to market and reusable designs of Power Systems’ subsequent developments.
Udo Kratz, vice president and general manager of Dialog’s mobile systems business group, said: “Dialog has created the new concept of a scalable power solution with our DA9210 quad phase buck converter. It helps to minimize the effort involved in developing subsequent designs of next generation smartphones and tablets to help vendors keep pace with the need to launch new models every six to nine months in response to consumer demand and competitor activity.”