NXP Semiconductors supplies a wide range of Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs), which provide high-performance power- management solutions for various applications in the automotive, consumer and industrial markets.
Use of a PMIC provides a highly integrated alternative to the implementation of a circuit based on multiple discrete components. NXP PMICs integrate power management, system control, battery management, interface and audio functions, as well as other system-specific functions, into a single chip.
They also take advantage of high-performance NXP process technologies to achieve very high efficiency for extended battery life and reduced power dissipation. Each PMIC family is designed to support a specific series of microcontrollers or applications processors. For instance, the i.MX 6, i.MX 6PLUS and i.MX 7 applications processors are supported by the PF0100/ PF0200, PF3000, PF3001 and PF1550 series of PMICs.
Likewise, the VR500 family of PMICs is optimised for NXP’s QorIQ® networking communications processors. VR500 PMICs offer multiple, specially programmed DC-DC and LDO regulator outputs for the ARM® Cortex®-A-based Layerscape 1 and the T1 Power Architecture series processors. In addition, various versions of the VR500 family have been incorporated into reference platforms incorporating the Layerscape 1 processors.
A typical NXP processor application might supply three functional domains:
• The processor and its DRAM main memory. Sophisticated power-management modes implement dynamic voltage and frequency scaling
• Peripherals, such as radios, memories and sensors
• A USB channel, which might require a boost power supply to an output of 5V if the input voltage drops
The NXP PMICs can supply all of these domains from a single chip.
- Li-ion cell charger
- Buck regulators
- Voltage references
- User-programmable low-noise LDO regulators
- Boost regulator for USB
- Programmable output voltage
- Current limit
- Fault detection
- Power sequencing
- Industrial equipment
- Automotive systems
- Consumer devices
Orderable Part Numbers: KITPF3000FRDMEVM and KITVR500EVM
|Products||Device Functions||Battery Charger||Interface and Input Control||Ambient Temperature Range|
|PF series||PMICs for i.MX processors, configurable PMICs||Li-ion Coin cell||I2C||-40°C to 85°C|
|VR500 series||DC/DC regulator, PMIC, PMICs for Layerscape 1 processors||Coin cell||I2C||-40°C to 105°C|