Power Manager Cuts Costs Up to 50%, Significantly Increases Board Reliability and Reduces Risk of Board Re-Spin
HILLSBORO, OR, Mar 14, 2011 -- Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced that it has shipped more than 10 million Power Manager devices since their introduction. All seven Power Manager devices have been broadly adopted in a wide range of high volume, cost sensitive applications, because they enable board designers to integrate the multiple power management functions of a circuit board into a single Power Manager device.
"We used all of the resources available on the Power Manager POWR607 device, from programmable input comparators to the PLD logic and the programmable timers," said William Allen, Director of Engineering, OCZ Technology Group. "Power Manager helped us achieve our goals of reduced cost, stability, functionality and simplified component sources, resulting in a simpler and more cost effective BOM."
The Power Manager product's unique approach to an integrated, programmable power management solution has continued to drive its widespread adoption in a broad range of power supply management applications that require high reliability and design flexibility. Offering customers "All-in-One Power Management," the Power Manager integrates a CPLD, voltage supervisors, MOSFET drivers, sequencers, watchdog timers, voltage measurement, regulator trim/margining, I2C interface and reset generators... all in a single device.
"Our customers have standardized on Power Manager products across all of their boards," said Gordon Hands, Lattice Director of Marketing for Low Density and Mixed Signal Solutions. "Within the last 12 months, Power Manager device shipments have accelerated dramatically in a variety of end markets, including communications, consumer, computing, industrial and medical, making the Power Manager devices among Lattice's fastest growing products."
Reference Designs and Easy-to-Use Development Kits Reduce Time to Market
In order to accelerate development time, 24 popular reference designs and the easy-to-use Hercules Development Kit are available for prototyping cost sensitive power management applications. Using the preloaded design provided with the Hercules development kit, designers can test within minutes power supply sequencing, voltage and current monitoring and measurement using the built in ADC and I2C interfaces. The Hercules board also demonstrates hot swap, power supply margining/trimming, power supply ORing and fault logging. Designers can reconfigure these demonstration designs in less than one hour using the free downloadable reference design source codes. This provides a known good starting point for their own design explorations.
For more information about the Lattice Power Manager devices or the new Platform Manager(TM) family (which adds digital management capability), visit www.latticesemi.com/powermanager. For more information on the Hercules or Platform Manager development kits, visit www.latticesemi.com/herculesdevkit or www.latticesemi.com/ptmdevkit
Power Manager designs are implemented using the Windows-based Lattice PAC-Designer(R) Software version 6.0.1 PAC-Designer 6.0.1 software is available for download free of charge from the Lattice website www.latticesemi.com/pac-designer.
Pricing and Availability All Power Manager devices feature a broad range of functions and packages and are available now. High volume pricing starts at $0.75.
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