Qorvo® Launches Two High-Performance PMICs for Data Center, Cloud Storage and Computing Applications

Qorvo® Launches Two High-Performance PMICs for Data Center, Cloud Storage and Computing Applications

Qorvo® Launches Two High-Performance PMICs for Data Center, Cloud Storage and Computing Applications

COMPLETE SOLUTIONS COMBINE POWER MANAGEMENT IC AND POWER LOSS PROTECTION CAPABILITIES IN COMPACT PACKAGING

GREENSBORO, NC – March 12, 2020 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced two products that significantly advance the state of power management in enterprise and cloud computing systems. The power management ICs (PMICs) are highly integrated and programmable, solving size challenges and providing system designers with industry-leading flexibility and control. They can be pre-programmed during manufacture to suit different system requirements and further optimized in the field using firmware via the I2C bus.

Power Management IC & Power Loss Protection
Solutions for Enterprise and Cloud Computing

The Qorvo ACT85610 PMIC is the only product on the market with a monolithic, compact design that combines high-performance power loss protection (PLP) and programmable power management in a single chip. All eFuse, buck regulators and boost regulator FETs of the ACT85610 are integrated. It covers the common 3.3V, 5V and 12V power inputs for enterprise solid state drive (SSD) applications and provides seven programmable general-purpose input/outputs (GPIOs) for status reporting, sequencing control, system auto discharge and interrupts. The integrated 8-channel, 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) enables critical system parameter measurements and monitoring. The ACT85610 PMIC also implements autonomous storage capacitor health checking and accurate capacitance reading, which enhances system monitoring and lifetime estimation.

The Qorvo ACT86600 PMIC integrates high-current and high-efficiency regulators. This highly configurable and compact device has five step-down regulators, a buck-boost regulator and seven programmable GPIOs. Each regulator has multiple frequency settings for maximum flexibility. High-current regulators can be optionally configured as a single two-phase regulator with twice the current, to support up to 12A of DC current. GPIOs can be used to sequence external regulators, control signals to turn regulators on/off, control voltage, provide power good status, monitor system voltage and many other functions.

David Briggs, senior director of Qorvo’s Programmable Power Management business, said, “These products reflect Qorvo’s ongoing commitment to delivering performance and flexibility options for system designers. In particular, the single-chip combination of PLP with power management creates a game-changing device that maximizes efficiency and reliability, and provides the highest levels of integration, configurability and flexibility in enterprise applications.”

The ACT85610 and ACT86600 are available now and offer these specifications:

ACT85610 (PLP + PMIC) ACT86600 (PMIC)
High-efficiency Constant On-Time (COT) control buck regulators with programmable output voltage from 0.6 – 5.2V

5V ~ 31V PLP boost storage capacitor charger

Programmable switching frequency to optimize inductor size, dynamic transient response or regulator efficiency

High-efficiency Constant On-Time (COT) control buck regulators with programmable output voltage from 0.6 – 5.2V

Multi-Phase option for buck 1-2 and buck 3-4 can be combined for high output current up to 12A and 8A, respectively

Programmable switching frequency to optimize inductor size, dynamic transient response or regulator efficiency

 

Qorvo’s Programmable Power Management business unit delivers power management and intelligent motor drive expertise to key growth markets. The company’s portfolio of analog and mixed-signal SoCs provides scalable core platforms used in charging, powering and embedded digital control systems for industrial, commercial and consumer applications. Qorvo offers Power Application Controllers® (PAC™) and DC-DC power management products that significantly improve system reliability while reducing solution size, cost and system development time. Learn more at www.qorvo.com/products/power-management.

About Qorvo
Qorvo (Nasdaq: QRVO) makes a better world possible by providing innovative Radio Frequency (RF) solutions at the center of connectivity. We combine product and technology leadership, systems-level expertise and global manufacturing scale to quickly solve our customers’ most complex technical challenges. Qorvo serves diverse high-growth segments of large global markets, including advanced wireless devices, wired and wireless networks and defense radar and communications. We also leverage unique competitive strengths to advance 5G networks, cloud computing, the Internet of Things, and other emerging applications that expand the global framework interconnecting people, places and things. Visit www.qorvo.com to learn how Qorvo connects the world.

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