Date: Thursday, November 02, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 Hour
Sponsored By: Mouser/Maxim
New consumer wearable, hearable, and connected devices are continually getting smaller and less invasive. Engineers face increasing challenges trying to pack all the necessary product features into a tiny form factor of an earbud or a wearable gadget such as a ring, bracelet, or skin patch. These space-constrained products benefit from the MAX77650 and MAX77651 tiny low-power PMICs using space-saving SIMO (single-inductor, multiple-output) technology.
These innovative solutions support a 3-output SIMO buck-boost regulator which minimizes solution size while maintaining high efficiency. SIMO technology enables efficiency advantages of switching DC-DC regulators with nearly the form-factor of LDOs. The power management ICs (PMICs) also integrate a lithium-ion battery charger for small battery cells. Other functions such as internal power sequencing, RGB LED current sinks, and a low-noise 150mA LDO are integrated to make the product a total system power solution. All of this is accomplished with a low operating quiescent current (IQ) of 5.6µA and a shutdown supply current of 0.3µA.
This webinar will help you gain a deeper understanding of SIMO technology and how it works. You will also learn about Maxim’s PMICs, featuring the SIMO regulator, which reduce power dissipation and overall component count, while providing the same functionality of traditional solutions in less than half the space.
Cary has worked in the semiconductor industry for over 25 years and is an inventor for over 40 issued US patents. Cary is one of the original “fathers” of audio class D - he was the lead architect and designer of the first commercial audio class D amplifier (Tripath TPA2020) – a chip that was listed by IEEE Spectrum as one of the “25 Chips That Shook the World”. Previous positions include VP at Tripath, VP at Leadis, and Sr Fellow at Fairchild. Cary also founded 2 startups with successful exits and was also the first employee at Tripath. Cary has an MSEE from Santa Clara University.
Sami joined Maxim Integrated in 2013 and is the product definer of the MAX77650/MAX77651. He engineered and architected the SIMO behavioral model in SIMPLIS and wrote the specification for the linear charger. Sami specializes in improving the customer hearable and wearable experience with tiny low-IQ power solutions. He holds a BSEE from Case Western Reserve University.