SAN JOSE, CA -- Integrated Device Technology, Inc. announces 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.
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.
Additional information is accessible at http://www.idt.com