Power management IC simplifies CDMA phone designs

Santa Clara, Calif. — Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. (AnalogicTech) has introduced the AAT2601, the company's first power management IC designed for the specific requirements of mid-range CDMA handsets. Integrating a single-cell lithium-ion battery charger, a 300 mA step-down converter, five low dropout (LDO) regulators, a reset function and an I2C interface, the AAT2601 supplies all the power requirements of next-generation CDMA handsets.

The battery charger in the AAT2601 is capable of powering the system while charging the battery. This thermally regulated constant current/constant voltage linear charger combines a pass device, reverse blocking protection, high accuracy current and voltage regulation, charge status and charge termination functions. Charging current, charge termination current and recharge voltage are programmable via an external resistor or by a standard I2C interface. By using the I2C interface to program output voltages, designers can easily optimize system performance, AnalogicTech said.

The 1.8-V step-down converter delivers an output of 300 mA. A 1.5-MHz switching frequency helps minimize the size of supporting external components while keeping switching losses low. Efficiency is greater than 95%. Turn-on time is 120 us typical.
To power noise-sensitive circuits, the AAT2601's five LDOs offer 60 dB power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) and low noise operation. One of the LDOs outputs 300 mA for digital circuit applications. The other four output 150 mA each.

The AAT2601 also integrates two load switches to support dynamic power path/sleep mode operation. Total no-load current when the step-down converter and two LDOs are enabled is only 170 uA. The chip also features both over-current and over-temperature protection, and is qualified across the -40°C to +85°C temperature range. It is available in a 36-pin, 0.8-mm high TQFN package.

Pricing: $1.81 in quantities of 1,000.
Product information: AAT2601

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