I just heard from the folks at Texas Instruments
about their TPS65k family of Power Management Units (PMUs)
The guys and gals at TI say that these PMUs offer highly integrated single-chip power solutions for the latest Cortex and DSP processors.
The PMUs will power the different processor rails, in the correct sequencing and with the right default voltages. Also, the available reference-designs and schematics provide you the answers on how to connect the different pins.
In fact they’ve published a PMU flyer 1Q12 for embedded processors.
The most recent additions to the TI PMU family are as follows:TWL6032 (power) + TWL6041 (audio): OMAP 4 dedicated PMUs
Two highly-integrated PMUs dedicated for the latest OMAP4460/70 releases.TPS65910: Flexible Cortex A8 PMU
Ideal for Cortex A8 processors from TI and other vendors. TPS659113: High-Current PMU for Cortex Quad A9
Unique PMU integrating a 10-A DC/DC controller. Targeting Cortex Quad A9 and DSP + ARM processors.TPS650250: highly flexible PMU for ARM11 and Cortex A8
Basic PMU integrating 3 DC/DC converters and 3 LDOs. All output voltages adjustable with simple resistor dividers. Also automotive qualified.
Please visit www.ti.com/pmu
for more details.
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