Grenoble, France – March 30, 2015 -- While a lot of small connected devices, such as wireless headsets, wearable devices, connected bracelets or smart watches, require low-power optimization. Dolphin Integration directly addresses low-capacity Li-Ion or Li-Po batteries with its new low-power battery charger. Indeed, the BC-Livingstone.01 can charge a single-cell battery from all kinds of USB adapters with a maximum current of 500 mA. This battery charger provides the final user with a high flexibility to choose the End-of-Charge.
The BC-Livingstone.01 benefits from advanced control and protection features, such as under/over voltage limitation or battery temperature monitoring, which bring all the safety expected in battery-powered applications.
To ease the SoC integration of the battery charger, the BC-Livingstone.01 is delivered with a set of simulation models for verifying the mode transitions.
Performance highlights of the BC-Livingstone.01 for Li-ion or Li-Po single-cell battery:
- Input voltage up to 5.75 V enabled by design to cost-reduce by using standard CMOS 3.3 V/1.2 V logic process
- Support of 3 charge modes: trickle charge, constant current and constant voltage with fast charge thanks to a programmable current up to 500 mA
- Low power consumption: 50 µA in monitoring mode and 5 µA in shutdown mode
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All Silicon IPs are designed by Dolphin Integration following ISO9001 quality procedures and are thoroughly verified through simulation using the single-kernel mixed-signal simulator SMASH™ by applying our rigorous Virtual Fab Process™ which ensures that measurements are guaranteed to qualify the silicon (as the VFP has ensured that simulation is predictive).
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About Dolphin Integration
Dolphin Integration contributes to "enabling mixed signal Systems-on-Chip" for worldwide customers - up to the major actors of the semiconductor industry - with Silicon IP components best at low-power consumption.
This wide offering is based on innovative libraries of standard cells, register files, memory generators and power regulators. Complete networks for power supply can be flexibly assembled together with their loads: from high-resolution converters for audio and measurement applications to power-optimized micro-controllers of 8 or 16 and 32 bits.
Over 30 years of diverse experiences in the integration of silicon IP components and providing services for ASIC/SoC design and fabrication, with its own EDA solutions solving unaddressed challenges, make Dolphin Integration a genuine one-stop shop covering all customers’ needs for specific requests.
The company striving to incessantly innovate for its customers’ success has led to two strong differentiators:
- state-of-the-art “configured subsystems” for high-performance applications securing the most competitive SoC architectural solutions,
- a team of Integration and Application Engineers supporting each user’s need for optimal application schematics, demonstrated through EDA solutions enabling early performance assessments
Its social responsibility has been from the start focused on the design of integrated circuits with low-power consumption, placing the company in the best position to now contribute to new applications for general power savings through the emergence of the Internet of Things.