MUNICH, Germany Chip vendor Dialog Semiconductor taps the market momentum of Intel's Atom microprocessor by offering a power management device tailored for the Atom. The device helps designers to significantly reduce board space and costs, the company says.
Dialog's product combines all power-related functions such as digital power management, clock generation and current monitoring for the microprocessor and the memory in a single chip. Besides claiming less real estate on the printed circuit board, the solution halves the bill of material for the power management part in comparison to competing solutions with a lower degree of integration, said Mark Tyndall, Vice President Business Development and Corporate Strategy for the fabless chip vendor.
The small footprint of Dialog's solution enables Atom-based designs in applications hitherto difficult to implement with this microprocessor, Tyndall said. The manager sees such applications in mobile industrial control devices, in medical and multimedia markets as well as in the automotive segment. Dialog already has a design win from the vendor of in-car infotainment systems in Germany, he said, without however naming the customer.
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