Silego Technology Inc has introduced SLG46580 in order to expand the GreenPAK (GPAK) family of Programmable Mixed-Signal Integrated Circuits (CMICs). The aim is to support the power systems in wearable and handheld market segments. The device is highly integrated as well as flexible and provides a rich set of features. The key features include:
• Voltage Monitoring
• Power Sequencing
• Rest Functions
• Low Dropout Regulators
All of these functions anre configurable in settings and interconnect. Besides, the device is the second in the series of parts designed to create “Flexible Power Islands” (FPI).
Silego Technology Expands the GreenPAK Family of Programmable Mixed-Signal ICs
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In the modern age of mobile devices, users want light-weight devices with a long battery life which pose a challenge for the power system designers. To resolve this issue, Silego has come up with the concept of FPIs.
With the use of FPIs, designers can divide their complex power systems into some number of local power regions, each carrying power control, power sequencing, and power regulation to support loads in the immediate vicinity.
As per Silego, this technology is going to result in higher performance and a more efficient solution that can be flexibly tailored to the requirements of each individual system. With the introduction of new IC, Silego has captured many of the necessary power system functions in a tiny 2.0 x 3.0 mm 20 pin fully encapsulated plastic package.
Using Silego’s easy-to-use Graphic User Interface (GUI) based GPAK Designer Software and GPAK development hardware; designers can easily implement their unique configuration of the device. This would help in customizing the functions to match their unique power requirements.
The SLG46580 has 4 LDOs, each carrying a maximum output current of 150 mAs. Each of the LDOs has a programmable output voltage level that can be set to any of the 32 values from 0.9 V to 4.35 V. Besides, there is a programmable option for slew-rate selection and fault detection.
“Power system designers want more flexibility than is offered in PMIC devices, and higher integration than can be achieved using discrete devices. FPIs provide a unique combination of flexibility and integration that addresses the challenges in developing power systems for mobile devices,” states Nathan John, Director of Marketing. “The flexibility provided is very close to a full-custom integrated circuit design, and the very small size allows the design engineer to place them close to critical loads for maximum efficiency. We believe this is yet another example of how Silego’s CMIC strategy provides value to customers.”
Silego Technology is a fabless semiconductor company creating configurable mixed-signal integrated circuits, or CMICs, which enable a paradigm shift in the way that hardware engineers design their systems. Its CMICs integrate analog, digital logic, mixed-signal and power functions while eliminating passive and discrete components. These CMICs enable original equipment manufacturers, or OEMs, in high-volume applications to cost-effectively deliver their hardware products to market faster and with greater design flexibility.
The scalable CMIC platform is comprised of our configurable ICs, proprietary design software and development kits. The solution consists of proprietary CMIC platform and delivery model, which includes interactive design support, rapid prototyping of customer designs and flexible, cost-optimized manufacturing. The solution also provides customers with mixed-signal ICs that address power, timing and interface functions in their systems.
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