Grenoble, France – September 21, 2015 - Reducing the cost of Bill-of-Material (BoM) remains SoC Integrators' vital challenge for IoT applications, while minimizing power consumption demands the acute complexity of mode control for Dynamic Voltage and Frequency "Stepping" (DVFS).
External capacitors and their associated pins are the first target for BoM reduction, up to the ultimate solution provided by capless regulators.
To avoid any risk on output voltage stability during current peaks, which may result in a performance degradation of the load, referring to the maximum current surge only (Ipeak) is insufficient. Dolphin Integration thus introduces the missing specification by launching the innovative template needed for embedding low BoM regulators, down to pinless, namely the dynamic Load Current Tolerance Template (LCT2).
For optimizing the pairing of regulator and load, an Abacus for adapting the load capacitance with filler capacitors must be provided. It enables users to improve the resulting Load Transient performance, which is the property of the regulator and of the load.
Besides this issue of load steady-state functioning, its start-up sequence must be secured beyond a mere Imax by complying with the dynamic In-rush Current Tolerance Template (ICT2).
The need of both LCT2 and ICT2 is acute:
- to secure the efficiency of regulators beyond guess-work
- to optimize a capless regulator for the load internal capacitance
- to enable parallel development of loads and regulators with template budgets
- to make good use of the needed abacus for optimizing the overall Load Transient performance.
The LCT2 is a must in the specification of any regulator, as well as the ICT2, such as specified for the capless regulator iLR-LaDiable.
Overall, Dolphin Integration empowers SoC integrators to embed and to optimize the whole power network with its complete offering of regulators, compliant with the DELTA Standard.
For further information on our Load Current Tolerance Template (LCT2), simply contact email@example.com
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.