Built-in configurability speeds time to market for solid-state drives, video, router, mobile and IoT devices


    GREENSBORO, NC – December 7, 2020 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative solutions that connect and power the world, today introduced a new multi-time programmable family of power management ICs (PMICs) optimized for high performance and compact form-factor designs.

    The Qorvo ACT88327/8/9/1 Constant-On-Time (COT) PMIC family accelerates time to market by delivering design flexibility for multiple applications, from SSD cards, computer vision – such as security cameras – and routers to low-power mobile uses (LPDDR5), home control and voice assisted devices. The same base part can be used to support different end products simply by changing the PMIC configuration without special software or firmware. Manufacturers can debug their design and change settings in real time without changing external components.

    The new PMICs integrate five voltage rails, a sequencer and seven configurable General Purpose IOs (GPIOs) in a very small, 2.18 x 2.58 mm 30-ball WLCSP package. Each PMIC includes three DC/DC step down converters using integrated power FETs and two low-dropout regulators (LDOs). All are highly configurable via the I2C interface. Other configurations include:

    The ACT88329 is the first integrated PMIC in this configuration to support output voltage as low as 0.5V for low output applications like LPDDR5.

    The ACT88327/8/9/1 PMIC family has multiple GPIOs that can be configured for different features and purposes like interrupt, reset, external enable, external PG, regulator ON/OFF, DVS, VID, sleep/deep sleep modes, power recycle, and push button. In addition, they support two-level input voltage monitoring. Other examples of configurable options in the PMIC family include startup time, slew rate, system-level sequencing, switching frequency, sleep modes and operating modes. The proprietary ACOT control mode gives the best performance at low output voltage.

    David Briggs, senior director of Qorvo's Programmable Power Management business, said, "Qorvo continues to push the limits of integration and configurability in small form-factor PMICs with multi-time programmability. This enables our customers to bring new products to market faster by shortening design cycle time."

    The ACT88327 and ACT88329 are available now. Additional product details can be found at www.qorvo.com. Qorvo's Programmable Power Management business 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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    Katie Caballero
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Qorvo Infrastructure and Defense Products
    +1 972-994-8546

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