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IDT Launches Multi-channel Power Management Device for Enterprise SSD and HPC Applications

By CIOReview | Thursday, January 14, 2016

FREMONT, CA: Integrated Device Technology (IDT), a semiconductor company, introduces P8300, a new multi-channel power management IC (PMIC) device for enterprise solid state drives (SSD) and high-performance computing applications. With the introduction of the new solution, the company further extends its penetration into enterprise computing and storage applications.

IDT’s PMIC solutions help system designers reduce bill-of-materials (BOM), overcome thermal dissipation challenges, simplify printed circuit board (PCB) routing and improve monitoring and control capabilities. The P8300 is an integrated, configurable and dual-input PMIC that can address multiple applications. It offers dual input voltage rails to support wide range of board configurations and form factors.

The device features programmable startup sequences and target output voltages, an I²C / SMBUS compatible interface for attaching lower-speed peripheral integrated circuits to processors and microcontrollers, programmable outputs and sequences via internal one-time programmable (OTP) memory, and a 35 V-capable power backup system. Two of its six buck regulators can act as buck controllers for driving external field-effect transistors (FETs) for higher power applications.

"The P8300 PMIC offers the ideal balance of cost and performance. The new device delivers distinct advantages for companies developing products in compute-intensive spaces such as data center, enterprise computing and high-performance computing," says Sean Fan, vice president and general manager, Interface and Connectivity Division, IDT.