Montreal, Québec - March 25, 2004 - LTRIM Technologies, an innovative leader in CMOS analog virtual components and Laser Fine Tuning technologies, unveiled its new PowerTrimPaK™ integrated power management solution for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi SoCs. PowerTrimPaK™ IP blocks address the particular power needs and space constraints of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi systems and products and provide ease of design to both SoC designers and system developers.
Today's announcement marks the first step in LTRIM's plan to provide SoC developers with a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance, laser-trimmable analog IP blocks. LTRIM offerings aim to meet the growing integration needs of SoC engineers bringing small portable products to market.
"Extending and controlling battery life is the key design challenge for space- and power-constrained portable devices such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi products. As a result, SoC designers are more concerned with the integration of power management into their SoCs than ever before," said LTRIM CEO, Guy Lemieux. "PowerTrimPaK™ reduces the design cycle, lowers the bill-of-material (BOM) cost, increases reliability, and reduces power consumption. All these add up to a distinct market advantage for developers who integrate these functions in their portable-device SoCs."
Developers of Bluetooth and Wi-Fi devices must contend with a wide variety of power management concerns, most of which typically involve non-trivial analog design. LTRIM's PowerTrimPaK™ solution lets designers achieve an unprecedented level of power-function integration, bringing all the key power functions inside the portable-device SoC. Furthermore, system designers have control of the various on-chip PowerTrimPaK™ functions, enabling further power efficiency via the ability to fine-tune the performance of some of the individual power function blocks.
Results achieved through the PowerTrimPaK™ include dramatically reduced size and power consumption (increased battery life), BOM cost savings, higher reliability, higher performance, exceptional accuracy, and improved programmability/flexibility. These benefits are considered crucial to the success of next-generation Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-based wireless portable devices. PowerTrimPaK™ IP Blocks
LTRIM's PowerTrimPaK™ includes the following available IP blocks:
- Battery Charge Monitoring*
- Battery Charger* (with laser tunable RSENS)
- Charge Pump Converter for Flash Memory Voltage
- Charge Pump Converter for LED or LCD Supply
- DC-DC Buck/Boost Converter
- DC-DC Buck - step down converter
- DC-DC Boost - step up converter
- Inverted Charge Pump Converter for memory Back Bias
- LDO (Low Drop Out) Voltage Regulator*
- Power Management Controller (digital)
- Reverse Battery Protection
- Temperature Sensor*
- Voltage References*
*IP blocks that can be further tuned with LTRIM's laser fine-tuning to achieve better accuracy and performance.
SoC designers can start integrating the silicon proven IP blocks available today in their new designs. IP functions are available separately or they can be combined in a single block.
LTRIM Technologies is a provider of high-end, high-performance power management CMOS analog virtual component solutions, which can be easily integrated into CMOS Mixed Signal SoCs and Analog chips. In addition, LTRIM Technologies has created and patented a new Laser Fine Tuning technology for standard silicon diffused resistors. More information on LTRIM's products and services can be found at www.ltrim.com.