Meylan, France – September 13, 2010. Power metering is a key function in smart grids, enabling a precise control of power consumption for ecological and economical matters. It requires a high resolution ADC with a sensitivity between 15 and 20 bits for targeting classes from 0.1 to 1, and ranges from 1/500 to 1/10,000.
Dolphin Integration, leader in high resolution audio converters for Silicon IP, launches a new Analog Front-End, embedding all the analog functions for a single-phase power-meter: the current path, the voltage path with programmable PGA, the tampering detection path, and the voltage reference is offered as an option. This AFE is targeting first TSMC 0.18 um process but can be easily migrated towards other foundries and processes.
This Virtual Component can be enriched with state-of-art products from Dolphin Integration – memories, microcontrollers, DC-DC converters, etc. - in order to acquire a complete system optimized for the customer needs. It ensures silicon costs reduction, power consumption optimization guaranteeing the best and quicker return on investment for the targeted SoC.
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About Dolphin Integration
Dolphin Integration is up to their charter as the most adaptive and lasting creator in the Microelectronics Design Industry to "enable mixed signal Systems-on-Chip". It stars a quality management stimulating reactivity for innovation as well as independence and partnerships with Foundries. Their current mission is to supply worldwide customers with fault-free, high-yield and reliable sets of CMOS Virtual Components. The strategy is to follow product launches with evolutions addressing future needs, emphasizing resilience to noise and drastic reductions of power-consumption at SoC level, thanks to their own EDA solutions enabling Integration Hardware Modeling (IHM) and Application Hardware Modeling (AHM) as well as early Power and Noise assessment, plus engineering assistance for Risk Control. For more information about Dolphin, visit www.dolphin.fr/ragtime