GREENSBORO, NC – January 7, 2020 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) that expands the company's portfolio of products for rapid in-vehicle charging of phones, tablets and laptops. Qorvo's ACT4751M is the industry's first AEC-Q100 qualified step-down, voltage-regulator IC dedicated to USB Type-C® Fast Charger applications.
David Briggs, senior director of Qorvo's Programmable Power Management business, said, "The proliferation of connected car devices with advanced in-cabin infotainment systems demands more power ports at higher power levels. Qorvo's AEC-Q100 qualified power IC, ACT4751M, is a unique and easy-to-use step-down product that features the smallest size and highest efficiency on the market."
The ACT4751M meets all power requirements for USB Fast Charger applications, including the Power Delivery 3.0 Programmable Power Supply (USB PD 3.0 PPS) specification. Unlike competitive converter products, it integrates both the power and analog functions into a single power IC. This approach creates a complete USB Fast Charger solution when combined with a power delivery controller, reducing development time and BOM cost.
The self-contained, step-down ACT4751M operates up to 40V and has protection features that withstand up to 48V of load-dump events in demanding automotive environments. A step-down charger provides protection between the power source and the device to mediate differences in the voltage source and the battery being charged. These chargers have become increasingly popular as more applications adopt USB Type-C® ports because they are universal and capable of delivering high power.
AEC-Q100 is an industry standard specification established by the Automotive Electronics Council (AEC). In addition to its AEC-Q100 qualification, the ACT4751M meets the automotive EMI standard CISPR 25 Class 3 with patented DC-DC conversion technologies.
Qorvo's automotive power management product family supports faster design certification and shortens time to market by offering multiple reference designs certified for USB Fast Chargers and Qualcomm® Quick Charge 3.0™, Quick Charge 4™ and Quick Charge 4+™. These designs are fully optimized to minimize size while delivering maximum power conversion efficiency.
The ACT4751M is available now for sampling; specifications below.
|Input Voltage||4.5 to 40V|
|Output Voltage||3.0 to 24V in 12.5mV step programming|
|Output Current||0 to 4A in 256 steps programming|
|Switching Frequency||450 to 2,250 kHz with spread-spectrum operation|
|Auxiliary Power Rails||Mini-Buck: 350mA; LDO: 20mA|
|Package Type and Size||QFN, 32-pin with step-cut & side-wall-plating; 5 x 5|
|USB PD 3.0 Certification||Yes (multiple certified reference designs)|
Qorvo solutions that connect, protect and power the systems all around you will be on display at CES®2020 (#CES2020) in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-10, Sands Expo #43109. More information about the company's power management and automotive innovation can be found at https://www.qorvo.com/newsroom/trade-shows/ces-2020.
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.
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.
Qorvo is a registered trademark of Qorvo, Inc. in the U.S. and in other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
USB Type-C® and USB-C® are registered trademarks of USB Implementers Forum.
Investor Relations Contact:
This press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about our plans, objectives, representations and contentions and are not historical facts and typically are identified by use of terms such as "may," "will," "should," "could," "expect," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue" and similar words, although some forward-looking statements are expressed differently. You should be aware that the forward-looking statements included herein represent management's current judgment and expectations, but our actual results, events and performance could differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements or publicly announce the results of any revisions to these forward-looking statements, other than as is required under U.S. federal securities laws. Our business is subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, including those relating to fluctuations in our operating results; our substantial dependence on developing new products and achieving design wins; our dependence on a few large customers for a substantial portion of our revenue; a loss of revenue if contracts with the United States government or defense and aerospace contractors are canceled or delayed or if defense spending is reduced; our dependence on third parties; risks related to sales through distributors; risks associated with the operation of our manufacturing facilities; business disruptions; poor manufacturing yields; increased inventory risks and costs due to timing of customer forecasts; our inability to effectively manage or maintain evolving relationships with platform providers; risks from international sales and operations; economic regulation in China; changes in government trade policies, including imposition of tariffs and export restrictions; our ability to implement innovative technologies; underutilization of manufacturing facilities as a result of industry overcapacity; we may not be able to borrow funds under our credit facility or secure future financing; we may not be able to generate sufficient cash to service all of our debt; restrictions imposed by the agreements governing our debt; volatility in the price of our common stock; damage to our reputation or brand; fluctuations in the amount and frequency of our stock repurchases; our acquisitions and other strategic investments, including our recent acquisitions of Active-Semi International, Inc. and Cavendish Kinetics Limited, could fail to achieve financial or strategic objectives; our ability to attract, retain and motivate key employees; our reliance on our intellectual property portfolio; claims of infringement of third-party intellectual property rights; security breaches and other similar disruptions compromising our information; theft, loss or misuse of personal data by or about our employees, customers or third parties; warranty claims, product recalls and product liability; and risks associated with environmental, health and safety regulations and climate change. These and other risks and uncertainties, which are described in more detail in Qorvo's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, could cause actual results and developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by any of these forward-looking statements.