Farnell is now shipping Nordic Semiconductor’s latest power management chip, the nPM1100. The power management IC is claimed to offer a higher efficiency-to-size ratio than any other PMIC solution available with a PCB area as low as 23mm². Applications include hand-held, portable and advanced wearable wireless products and connected medical devices.
The nPM1100 is a dedicated PMIC with 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 SoCs which are designed to enable reliable power delivery and stable operation while maximising battery life through high efficiency and low quiescent currents.
Farnell’s VP of product and supplier management, Simon Meadmore, said: “The need for innovative and compact professional wearable wireless devices and connected applications for medical use is growing exponentially. Connected medical devices for use in hospitals or patient homes offer many new opportunities. This new PMIC gives designers a new weapon for increasing power delivery and efficiency in an economic, ultra-low form factor package.”