Welcome!

News Feed Item

Freescale Expands Family of Programmable Power Management ICs for Power-Constrained Connected Devices

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) today announced the addition of the MMPF0200 device to its PF Series of highly programmable power management ICs (PMICs).

Optimized to work seamlessly in systems based on Freescale’s i.MX 6Solo, i.MX 6SoloLite and i.MX 6DualLite applications processors, the exceptional configurability and quick-turn programmability of the MMPF0200 makes it ideal for a host of power-sensitive platforms including portable medical devices, IP headphones, home security systems, IPTV controllers, tablets and home energy management solutions. And building on Freescale’s long history as a leader in the automotive electronics market, the MMPF0200 is also designed to be Auto AEC-Q100 Grade 3-compliant for automotive applications such as infotainment systems.

The MMPF0200’s quick-turn programmability enables customers to quickly program the device to support a range of system supply requirements, as well as meet the needs of rapidly changing, volatile and emerging markets. The device’s fully configurable architecture supports numerous outputs with various current ratings and programmable voltages, allowing it to work as a system-level power solution supporting the core processor, memory and peripherals. This reduces system design complexity, lowers the overall bill of materials and speeds time to market.

“Freescale’s MMPF0200 enables a system-level approach to applications processor power management, offering customers a quick-turn programmable PMIC, along with a variety of application reference designs, software and evaluation boards,” said James Bates, senior vice president and general manager for Freescale’s Analog & Sensors business. “This highly advanced device demonstrates the value that Freescale’s world-class analog products offer to customers of popular processing solutions like the i.MX 6 applications processor family.”

The MMPF0200 is part of Freescale’s PF Series, which also features the MMPF0100. While the MMPF0100 is ideal for systems with higher degrees of complexity such as feature-rich smart mobile devices and high-end automotive infotainment systems, the MMPF0200 is engineered for mainstream systems to complement the lower power members of the i.MX 6 product family, such as the i.MX 6SoloLite, i.MX 6Solo and i.MX 6DualLite SoCs. The MMPF0200 works seamlessly with i.MX 6 technology for faster design cycles and optimized use of onboard resources, IP and features.

Key features of the MMPF0200 PMIC include:

  • Input voltage: 2.8–4.5 V
  • Buck converters with up to four outputs
    • SW1: 1 x 2.5 A single/dual phase
    • SW2: 1 x 1.5 A
    • SW3: 1 x 2.5 A or 2 x 1.25 A
    • Dynamic voltage scaling
    • PWM, PFM and APS switching modes
    • Adjustable switching frequency: 1, 2 or 4 MHz
  • 5.0 V boost regulator: 1 x 600 mA with OTG support
  • Six LDOs
    • VGEN1/2, 0.80–1.55 V @ 100/250 mA
    • VGEN3/4/5/6, 1.8–3.3 V @ 100/350/100/200 mA
  • Fully programmable output voltage, current limit, switching mode, soft start and frequency
  • Independent on, off and standby mode programming
  • Programmable startup sequence and timing
  • One-time programmable memory (user programmable)
  • RTC supply: 1.0–3.0 V @ 400 μA
  • DDR memory reference voltage at 10 mA
  • Coin cell charger

Tweet This: New, highly programmable power management IC for power-constrained connected devices announced today from @Freescale.

Development support, price and availability

Sampling now, the MMPF0200 power management device is scheduled for production in March 2014, when the device can be ordered at www.freescale.com/pmic. Suggested resale pricing (USD) starts at $2.38 in 10,000-piece quantities.

Freescale plans to offer hardware and software to support the MMPF0200 power management device, including:

  • KITPF0200EPEVBE evaluation board at $118.00
  • KITPFPGMEVME PF series programmer board at $99.00
  • KITPF0100SKTEVBE OTP programming socket for the PF family of PMIC devices at $110.00

Robust and reliable analog performance

The majority of Freescale analog products meet critical industrial market requirements, including operation across extended temperature ranges. These products are designed and manufactured with rigorous process controls, and qualified using industry standard methodologies designed to yield defect rates in line with the stringent requirements of the automotive market. The MMPF0200 device, in addition to most of Freescale’s analog products for industrial, is included in Freescale’s product longevity program, which provides assurance of supply for a minimum of 10 or 15 years from the time of launch. For terms and conditions, and to see a list of participating Freescale products, visit www.freescale.com/productlongevity.

Freescale at Embedded World

Freescale will demonstrate several solutions, including a demonstration of the MMPF0200 power management offering, in the i.MX 6 applications processors area, located in Hall 4A, Booth 210 at Embedded World 2014 in Nuremberg, Germany, February 25-27. The company will host a press conference to discuss the MMPF0200 and other announcements on February 25 from 1-2 pm local time. More information about Freescale’s presence at the show is available here: http://www.freescale.com/EW2014

About Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world. www.freescale.com

Freescale and the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2014 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

More Stories By Business Wire

Copyright © 2009 Business Wire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Business Wire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Business Wire. Business Wire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
"Once customers get a year into their IoT deployments, they start to realize that they may have been shortsighted in the ways they built out their deployment and the key thing I see a lot of people looking at is - how can I take equipment data, pull it back in an IoT solution and show it in a dashboard," stated Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Everyone knows that truly innovative companies learn as they go along, pushing boundaries in response to market changes and demands. What's more of a mystery is how to balance innovation on a fresh platform built from scratch with the legacy tech stack, product suite and customers that continue to serve as the business' foundation. In his General Session at 19th Cloud Expo, Michael Chambliss, Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk, discussed why and how ReadyTalk diverted from healthy revenue and mor...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
What happens when the different parts of a vehicle become smarter than the vehicle itself? As we move toward the era of smart everything, hundreds of entities in a vehicle that communicate with each other, the vehicle and external systems create a need for identity orchestration so that all entities work as a conglomerate. Much like an orchestra without a conductor, without the ability to secure, control, and connect the link between a vehicle’s head unit, devices, and systems and to manage the ...
You have great SaaS business app ideas. You want to turn your idea quickly into a functional and engaging proof of concept. You need to be able to modify it to meet customers' needs, and you need to deliver a complete and secure SaaS application. How could you achieve all the above and yet avoid unforeseen IT requirements that add unnecessary cost and complexity? You also want your app to be responsive in any device at any time. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Mark Allen, General Manager of...
The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to simplify and streamline our lives by automating routine tasks that distract us from our goals. This promise is based on the ubiquitous deployment of smart, connected devices that link everything from industrial control systems to automobiles to refrigerators. Unfortunately, comparatively few of the devices currently deployed have been developed with an eye toward security, and as the DDoS attacks of late October 2016 have demonstrated, this oversight can ...
SYS-CON Events has announced today that Roger Strukhoff has been named conference chair of Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo 2017 New York. The 20th Cloud Expo and 7th @ThingsExpo will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. "The Internet of Things brings trillions of dollars of opportunity to developers and enterprise IT, no matter how you measure it," stated Roger Strukhoff. "More importantly, it leverages the power of devices and the Internet to enable us all to im...
More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables – activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what “IoT” means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smar...
"ReadyTalk is an audio and web video conferencing provider. We've really come to embrace WebRTC as the platform for our future of technology," explained Dan Cunningham, CTO of ReadyTalk, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at WebRTC Summit at 19th Cloud Expo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Financial Technology has become a topic of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities. Accordingly, attendees at the upcoming 20th Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York, June 6-8, 2017, will find fresh new content in a new track called FinTech.
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" pr...
Without lifecycle traceability and visibility across the tool chain, stakeholders from Planning-to-Ops have limited insight and answers to who, what, when, why and how across the DevOps lifecycle. This impacts the ability to deliver high quality software at the needed velocity to drive positive business outcomes. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 19th Cloud Expo, Phil Hombledal, Solution Architect at CollabNet, discussed how customers are able to achieve a level of transparency that e...
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
As data explodes in quantity, importance and from new sources, the need for managing and protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and cloud environments grow with it. Managing data includes protecting it, indexing and classifying it for true, long-term management, compliance and E-Discovery. Commvault can ensure this with a single pane of glass solution – whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enter...
Rapid innovation, changing business landscapes, and new IT demands force businesses to make changes quickly. In the eyes of many, containers are at the brink of becoming a pervasive technology in enterprise IT to accelerate application delivery. In this presentation, attendees learned about the: The transformation of IT to a DevOps, microservices, and container-based architecture What are containers and how DevOps practices can operate in a container-based environment A demonstration of how ...