Power Management IC streamlines mobile GPS, PMP designs.

Press Release Summary:

Supplied in 4 x 4 mm TQFN package, AAT2603 integrates 6 power functions - 2 buck converters and 4 LDOs - with independent enable pin for each. IC operates from 2.7-5.5 V input and is suited for handheld mobile systems operating off one lithium-ion battery. Delivering with 200 mV of head room, first step-down converter supports functions requiring high output current and low dropout voltage. Second step-down converter supplies 600 mA and adds 2-step dynamic output voltage capability.

Original Press Release:

AnalogicTech's New Power Management IC Streamlines Mobile GPS, PMP Designs

6 Channel PMIC integrates Two Buck Converters and Four LDOs into 4x4 TQFN package

SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 8 -- Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (AnalogicTech) (NASDAQ:AATI), a developer of power management semiconductors for mobile consumer electronic devices, announced today the AAT2603, a new highly integrated power management IC targeted at mobile GPS devices, Portable Media Players (PMPs) and other handheld mobile systems operating off a single lithium-ion battery. Offering maximum design flexibility, the new device integrates six power functions, including two step-down converters and four LDOs, each with its own independent enable pin, in a small 4x4-mm TDFN package.

"Today's Portable GPS devices and PMPs demand an increasingly wide array of power functions as they extend their feature sets," said Siamak Bastami, product line director for AnalogicTech. "By integrating 6 channels, featuring two buck converters, one with two step dynamic output voltage, with four LDOs, and independent enable functions, the AAT2603 provides designers maximum design flexibility and power up sequencing while offering opportunity to reduce PCB space, improve reliability and reduce cost."

Focus on independent control

The AAT2603 operates off a 2.7V to 5.5V input range and offers high efficiency across the entire load range. Delivering with only 200mV of head room, the first step-down converter supports functions requiring high output current and low dropout voltage. The second step-down converter supplies 600mA and adds a two-step dynamic output voltage capability to match the needs of common system processors. The converter dynamically shifts between the two output voltages by toggling the SELB2 pin.

Four LDOs supply power to a variety of system functions. Two LDOs deliver 200 mA and are designed to power noise sensitive circuits. The second pair of LDOs offers 400 mA output. Each of the four LDOs consumes just 50 uA of quiescent current.

The new IC also features multiple protection circuits including those for short-circuit, over-current and over-temperature protection.

Price and Availability

The AAT2603 is qualified across the -40 degrees C to +85 degrees C temperature range. It is available in a Pb-free, 28-pin, 4x4-mm TQFN package. The device sells for $1.64 in 1K quantities.

About AnalogicTech

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. (AnalogicTech) is a supplier of Total Power Management(TM) semiconductor solutions for mobile consumer electronic devices, such as wireless handsets, notebook and tablet computers, smartphones, digital cameras, wireless LAN, and personal media players. The company focuses its design and marketing efforts on the application-specific power management needs of consumer, communications, and computing applications in these rapidly evolving devices. AnalogicTech also develops and licenses device, process, package, and application-related technology. AnalogicTech is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and Macau, S.A.R., with offices in China (Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen), Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Sweden, France and United Kingdom, as well as a worldwide network of sales representatives and distributors. The company is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol AATI. For more information, please visit the AnalogicTech website: www.analogictech.com/. (AnalogicTech - G)

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