Winchester, UK - Dialog Semiconductor Plc (Kirchheim, Germany) has collaborated with Harman Becker, the Harman International Automotive Division, to develop the DA6001 power management IC as a companion device for the Intel Atom processor.
The DA6001 is to be used in the Harman International Automotive Division's in-vehicle infotainment command centres, with Dialog having already shipped the first engineering samples to the company. The companies have also recently signed an agreement to continue the collaboration for a successor device supporting Intel's forthcoming next generation Atom processor.
The DA6001 claims to be the only available integrated power management and clock supply IC for the Intel Atom processor. The device is targeted at embedded applications and meets the automotive industry's extended temperature and reliability standards. The integrated solution from Dialog allows a substantial reduction in the number of active and passive system components required in a design.
"Harman systems, using the Dialog technology, will deliver energy efficient scalable solutions with rich multimedia features to our global automotive customers; converging home and in vehicle entertainment," commented Marek Neumann, Vice President Advanced Engineering at Harman International Automotive Division. "Engaging closely with Dialog for this development, especially with their team's deep understanding of the Atom processor, was a welcome option for us in easing the design complexity of our system."
Samples of the DA6001 and development board are now available, with volume production and automotive qualified devices available in the second half of 2009.