Update: MIPS Technologies Acquires Chipidea (August 27, 2007)
DC/DC converter cores offer compact die area for leading-edge chip designs PORTO SALVO, Portugal – March 28, 2006
– Chipidea, the world leader in analog and mixed-signal semiconductor intellectual property, today introduces three of its most advanced DC/DC converter cores for high-volume integrated circuit designs targeted for the consumer electronics market.
Chipidea’s three low-power IP cores improve performance and time-to-market results even for companies that have in-house power management design skills. The new cores are ideal for designers of ASICs or System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions using TSMC and TSMC-like foundry technologies at 0.18um, 0.13um, and 90nm design rules.
“IC designers today are under pressure to meet time-to-market schedules while minimizing cost and maximizing efficiency for their projects,” said Carlos Azeredo Leme, Chief Technology Officer of Chipidea. “We have produced our most advanced DC/DC converter cores to help designers of market leading SoC devices meet their objectives. With high efficiency and a small die area, our IP cores minimize silicon real estate and save our customers on total design costs.” CI2512 Step Down DC/DC Converter
Chipidea CI2512 Step Down DC/DC Converter is a state-of-the-art core designed to minimize silicon real estate with a die area of 1.1mm2. The new core is up to 30 percent smaller than Chipidea’s previous generation of DC/DC converters. Very small external inductor and capacitor are required thanks to the high switching frequency of 2 MHz. A 750mA output current capacity and a no load power consumption of less than 95uA make this ideal for digital core and microprocessor voltage supply in ASIC designs geared for the mobile phone, MP3-player or game console markets. CI2513 Step Up DC/DC converter
Chipidea’s CI2513 Step Up DC/DC converter core offers leading-edge performance for MP3 players, PDAs and other applications that use single-cell Ni-MH and alkaline batteries. It also consumes a minimal die area of 1.6mm2. With a no load power consumption of 250uA, this converter supports input voltage as low as 0.8V. CI2514 H-Bridge Converter
For applications such as smart phones and media players, Chipidea’s CI2514 H-Bridge Converter offers advanced control techniques that enable power conversion from any source voltage to any target voltage. It has a 500kHz switching frequency and a 150uA no load power consumption, making it ideal for micro-drive supply and white LED supply functions in SoC designs.
All of Chipidea’s DC/DC converter cores are enhanced with fast IP delivery and are backed with good silicon results. The IP cores are ideal for integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) or vendors of Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), Application-Specific Standard Products (ASSPs), fabless ICs and semiconductor IP. The IP is also intended for design centers focused on providing turnkey solutions to the semiconductor industry. About Chipidea
Chipidea is the world’s number one analog/mixed-signal merchant technology supplier targeting fast-growing market segments like wireless communications, digital media and consumer electronics. Chipidea supports blue-chip customers across the globe, has an impeccable reputation for delivering high-quality products and is known for its reliable execution. Chipidea licenses its technology to leading companies in these and other key markets, delivering everything from precision single-function blocks to full analog sub-systems. Chipidea employs more than 200 people in its research and development, and sales and marketing offices across Europe, Asia and North America.