Summit Programmable Power IC Wins EE Times Award

March 24, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Summit Microelectronics Inc. (San Jose, CA), a supplier of programmable, mixed-signal, power management platform solutions, announced that its SMB120 nine-channel Programmable Power Manager (PPM) IC has won a top-ten award in the power-products category of the EE Times Ultimate Products Award competition.

The Ultimate Products are selected by EE Times journalists and then subjected to a large-scale peer review of more than 1,000 engineers who participate by evaluating the merits of the most significant products introduced each quarter. The SMB120 is the initial offering PPMs that integrate power delivery with power control in a single IC. Optimized for battery-powered consumer electronics, the device forms the core of a nine-channel power supply integrating voltage regulation (±0.5%) with input/output monitoring, output sequencing/margining, channel phase control, and system fault reporting.

Summit's SMB120 is suitable for an array of consumer products, including digital cameras/camcorders, 3G smart phones, portable video and MP3 players, portable and automotive DVD players, global positioning systems (GPS), and LCD monitors and TVs. Introduced in November 2004, the SMB120 is being shipped now in production quantities.