Integrated Power Management IP to Decrease Power and Cost

Integrated Power Management IP to Decrease Power and Cost
by Eric Esteve on 09-19-2018 at 7:00 am

This blog is the synthesis of a white paper “New Power Management IP Solution from Dolphin Integration can dramatically increase SoC Energy Efficiency”, which can be found on Dolphin Integration web site.

The power consumption generated by complex chips was not a real issue when the system could be simply plugged in the wall to … Read More


Customized PMICs with OTP in automotive and IoT

Customized PMICs with OTP in automotive and IoT
by Don Dingee on 08-24-2016 at 4:00 pm

Power. Every device needs it. Managing it properly can make all the difference between a device people enjoy using and one that is more hassle than it is worth. What happens between the battery and the processor is the job of the power management integrated circuit (PMIC).

Why are PMICs gaining so much attention? Increased power … Read More


Integrity and Reliability in Analog and Mixed-Signal

Integrity and Reliability in Analog and Mixed-Signal
by Bernard Murphy on 07-18-2016 at 1:30 pm

In the largest and fastest growing categories in electronics – mobile, IoT and automotive – analog is playing an increasingly important role. It’s important in delivering high integrity power and critical signals to the design though LDO regulators and PLLs, in managing high speed interfaces like DDR and SERDES, in interfacing… Read More


Sonics opens new strategy for SoC energy processing

Sonics opens new strategy for SoC energy processing
by Don Dingee on 05-09-2016 at 4:00 pm

Back in February when we shared the Sonics philosophy on the ICE-Grain Power Architecture for hardware-based SoC power management, I speculated we’d know more by DAC 2016. Sonics is hitting the road with a new live seminar coming to Silicon Valley this month and Austin during DAC – and the news is big.… Read More


Reinventing Power Management ICs for Mobile

Reinventing Power Management ICs for Mobile
by Karim Khalfan on 02-29-2016 at 7:00 am

Semiconductor startups are becoming rather rare in Silicon Valley, otherwise known as the cradle of technology innovation. In an era where social media and cloud-based software startups are sprouting in every nook and corner of the Valley, it is extremely difficult to get venture capital funding for semiconductor startups,… Read More


How Sidense Sees The Smart Connected Universe

How Sidense Sees The Smart Connected Universe
by Tom Simon on 05-17-2015 at 7:00 am

Sidenserecently conducted a webinar on what they call the Smart Connected Universe. They consider the Smart Connected Universe as something that includes a collection of market segments that are both smart and connected. This casts a big net, and includes what many are calling IoT, but goes further into medical, automotive and… Read More


Curie to Bring New Dimensions in Wearables!

Curie to Bring New Dimensions in Wearables!
by Pawan Fangaria on 01-10-2015 at 7:00 am

In the past year, seeing the kinds of wearables doing what Smartphones can do, I wasn’t much excited about wearables; however after looking at what Intelhas demonstrated in CES 2015, a button sized SoC called Curie, I get to believe that it will be a game changer in wearables and would let Intel do what it couldn’t do with Smartphone… Read More


Glasses Refocus Mobile Power Design

Glasses Refocus Mobile Power Design
by Bill Boldt on 02-23-2014 at 11:00 am

Contextual awareness likely will emerge as one of the most exciting new user experiences enabled by wearable products. It happens when a mobile device, carried or worn, senses the user’s surroundings and presents information, offers advice, or controls itself and/or other devices according to that specific environment. This… Read More


Smartphone shipments in Q4’11, the Milky Way the new limit!

Smartphone shipments in Q4’11, the Milky Way the new limit!
by Eric Esteve on 02-13-2012 at 3:51 am

In a previous blog, I was forecasting smartphone shipment to reach 430 million units in 2011. I was wrong! Apparently, I am not better than other analysts, as the actual figures for the smartphone shipment in 2011 are more than slightly different, as these have topped 491.4 million units! After 304 million in 2010, that’s a 61.3 percent… Read More