Newark is now stocking Nordic Semi’s power management chip
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New nPM1100 PMIC serves advanced wearable wireless products
Newark, an Avnet company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, is now shipping Nordic Semiconductor’s latest power management chip, the nPM1100. The new Power Management IC (PMIC) offers a higher efficiency-to-size ratio than any other PMIC solution available in the market and a pcb area usage as low as 23mm². The ultra-small form-factor PMIC is the ideal solution for space-constrained applications including battery charging and power delivery in hand-held, portable and advanced wearable wireless products, and connected medical devices.
Small wireless product designers are striving to increase battery life and add functionality without increasing the form factor. Adding battery capacity incurs a penalty in terms of physical volume, leaving power efficiency gains as the only way to achieve battery life and functionality improvements. The new nPM1100 PMIC from Nordic Semiconductor achieves this by combining a small form factor with tight integration and efficient power conversion, enabling designers to achieve longer battery life or more power capability without increasing the physical size of the electronic components.
The nPM1100 is a dedicated PMIC with a highly efficient dual-mode configurable buck regulator and integrated battery charger. It is designed as a complementary component to Nordic Semiconductor’s nRF52 Series and nRF53 Series of System-on-Chips (SoCs), which enable reliable power delivery and stable operation while maximizing battery life through high efficiency and low quiescent currents. The nPM1100 can also be used as a generic PMIC device.