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
ChatOps is an emerging topic that has led to the wide availability of integrations between group chat and various other tools/platforms. Currently, HipChat is an extremely powerful collaboration platform due to the various ChatOps integrations that are available. However, DevOps automation can involve orchestration and complex workflows. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Himanshu Chhetri, CTO at Addteq, will cover practical examples and use cases such as self-provisioning infra...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settle...
As DevOps methodologies expand their reach across the enterprise, organizations face the daunting challenge of adapting related cloud strategies to ensure optimal alignment, from managing complexity to ensuring proper governance. How can culture, automation, legacy apps and even budget be reexamined to enable this ongoing shift within the modern software factory? In her Day 2 Keynote at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Aruna Ravichandran, VP, DevOps Solutions Marketing, CA Technologies, was jo...
Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is b...
As Marc Andreessen says software is eating the world. Everything is rapidly moving toward being software-defined – from our phones and cars through our washing machines to the datacenter. However, there are larger challenges when implementing software defined on a larger scale - when building software defined infrastructure. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Boyan Ivanov, CEO of StorPool, provided some practical insights on what, how and why when implementing "software-defined" in the datacent...
You know you need the cloud, but you’re hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You’re looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you’re concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies.
Leading companies, from the Global Fortune 500 to the smallest companies, are adopting hybrid cloud as the path to business advantage. Hybrid cloud depends on cloud services and on-premises infrastructure working in unison. Successful implementations require new levels of data mobility, enabled by an automated and seamless flow across on-premises and cloud resources. In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Tevis, an IBM Storage Software Technical Strategist and Customer Solution Architec...
The need for greater agility and scalability necessitated the digital transformation in the form of following equation: monolithic to microservices to serverless architecture (FaaS). To keep up with the cut-throat competition, the organisations need to update their technology stack to make software development their differentiating factor. Thus microservices architecture emerged as a potential method to provide development teams with greater flexibility and other advantages, such as the abili...
Nordstrom is transforming the way that they do business and the cloud is the key to enabling speed and hyper personalized customer experiences. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Ken Schow, VP of Engineering at Nordstrom, discussed some of the key learnings and common pitfalls of large enterprises moving to the cloud. This includes strategies around choosing a cloud provider(s), architecture, and lessons learned. In addition, he covered some of the best practices for structured team migration an...
Product connectivity goes hand and hand these days with increased use of personal data. New IoT devices are becoming more personalized than ever before. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Nicolas Fierro, CEO of MIMIR Blockchain Solutions, will discuss how in order to protect your data and privacy, IoT applications need to embrace Blockchain technology for a new level of product security never before seen - or needed.
The use of containers by developers -- and now increasingly IT operators -- has grown from infatuation to deep and abiding love. But as with any long-term affair, the honeymoon soon leads to needing to live well together ... and maybe even getting some relationship help along the way. And so it goes with container orchestration and automation solutions, which are rapidly emerging as the means to maintain the bliss between rapid container adoption and broad container use among multiple cloud host...
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the b...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Imagine if you will, a retail floor so densely packed with sensors that they can pick up the movements of insects scurrying across a store aisle. Or a component of a piece of factory equipment so well-instrumented that its digital twin provides resolution down to the micrometer.
The cloud era has reached the stage where it is no longer a question of whether a company should migrate, but when. Enterprises have embraced the outsourcing of where their various applications are stored and who manages them, saving significant investment along the way. Plus, the cloud has become a defining competitive edge. Companies that fail to successfully adapt risk failure. The media, of course, continues to extol the virtues of the cloud, including how easy it is to get there. Migrating...