IDT claims first power converter and timing chipset with coupled inductor tech

idtlogoSan Jose, Calif. — Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) has unveiled a new family of voltage regulators designed to help reduce total system power loss by combining IDT’s timing portfolio with a multi-phase controller and coupled inductor technology. This solution is aimed at improving system performance and power consumption in computing applications such as desktops, notebooks, gaming systems, servers and workstations.

Following the recent IKOR acquisition, IDT now offers a complete power management solution featuring coupled inductor technology and VR controllers, while claiming to be the only company to offer a voltage regulator module (VRM) and a voltage regulator down (VRD) solution.

“We took a system-level approach to reduce power loss and applied our product innovation engine to the power efficiency issue within computing and consumer platforms,” said Arman Naghavi, vice president and general manager of the Audio and Power Division at IDT, in a statement. “This solution gives tremendous flexibility to our customers. They can buy an off-the-shelf VRM or can buy our controller and coupled inductor to make their own VRD solution.”

This power management solution features a new multi-phase power converter paired with a new system clock-power console. The IDT P62000 multiphase controller is a flexible two-, three- or four-phase pulse width modulation (PWM) device capable of meeting precise voltage regulation requirements for advanced microprocessors, said IDT. The solution is fully compliant with the current VR11.1 with a roadmap into the upcoming VR12.

The IDT 9CPS4592 system clock-power console communicates with the IDT multi-phase power converter over a serial interface to provide real-time power-usage control of the peripheral components. This patented chip-to-chip architecture helps engineers simplify design, reduce power consumption and save board space by eliminating the need for additional devices to achieve this communication, said IDT.

Pricing: The P62000 power converter, available in a QFN 64-pin package, is priced at $0.98 for 10,000 units. The 9CPS4592 clock, available in a TSSOP 64-pin package, is priced at $0.80 for 10,000 units.
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