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Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs) for Embedded Systems

Optimize battery life, save space and easily integrate power management in your compact mobile device or other embedded system. Our Power Management ICs (PMICs) combine multiple functions into a single device to reduce the component count and board space needed to easily and cost-effectively manage power in devices that are developed for the Internet of Things (IoT), consumer, medical, industrial, automotive and many other applications.

If you need an even more highly integrated solution, we offer a System-on-Module (SOM) that combines a PMIC with an industrial-grade microprocessor (MPU), along with other devices, to simplify your development and speed your time to market.

Benefits of PMIC Products

  • Optimize battery life: Multimode, high-efficiency, low quiescent current regulators reduce power consumption in portable devices
  • Create compact designs: Small devices include multiple integrated regulators, interfacing, power sequencing logic and fault detection in a single IC to save board space
  • Easily integrate power management in embedded systems: Power management solutions are excellent companions for microprocessor-based applications

Powering the Edge With the MCP16501 and MCP16502 PMICs

With the next generation of devices catering to edge technologies, the computational power needed for data gathering, processing, communication and running complex security algorithms is exponentially rising. All these requirements, when combined with the shrinking size of end electronics, present us with a unique challenge.

How Do the MCP16501 and MCP16502 PMICs Solve This Challenge?

  • Improved Battery Life: Low quiescent current, high-efficiency PMICs with multimode operation, Dynamic Voltage Scaling (MCP16502), leakage-free and robust interfacing to microprocessor (MPU)
  • Reduced Solution Size: Optimal feature integration, built-in power supply sequencing
  • Faster Time to Market: Pin-selectable DDR voltage supports all memory configurations of the SAMA5, SAM9X60 series of MPUs, including the System-in-Packages (SiPs)
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Wireless SOM Reference Design (Smart, Connected and Secure)

Designed  to demonstrate a total systems solution, our wireless SOM combines our SAMA5D2 MPU, WILC3000 Wi-Fi®/Bluetooth® module and MCP16502 PMIC to provide an all-in-one device that you can use to expand your existing product features or fast track your new designs.

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PMIC Reference Design for MPU-Based Systems

The industrial-grade SAMA5D27 SOM features a high-performance, 32-bit Arm® Cortex®-A5 based SAMA5D27 MPU and integrates an MIC2800 power management IC, as well as other proven Microchip components, to simplify your hardware and software development.

PMIC MPU Power Solutions

Use our Analog and Interface Products Treelink Presentation to find the right PMIC for your next MPU power solution.




Featured PMIC Products


Cost- and Size-Optimized PMIC for SAMA5DX/SAM9X6/SAMA7G Series MPUs

Typical applications for both PMICs

  • Embedded MPU and MCU power
  • Gateways
  • Security and access control systems
  • Home appliances
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High-Performance PMIC for SAMA5DX/SAM9X6/SAMA7G Series MPUs

Typical Applications:

  • Embedded MPU and MCU power
  • Portable and wearable applications
  • Security and access control systems
  • Gateways
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2 MHz 600 mA DC/DC + dual 300 mA linear regulator with LowQ mode

Typical Applications:

  • Embedded MPU and MCU power
  • Portable and wearable applications
  • Low-power RF systems
  • Backup power systems
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Configurable PMIC with 5-channel buck regulator and boost regulator with HyperLight Load® technology

Typical Applications:

  • Point-of-Sale (POS) servers
  • Network systems
  • 3D glasses
  • Infotainment
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Dual 4 MHz 400 mA HyperLight Load mode synchronous buck regulator

Typical Applications:

  • Mobile handsets
  • Portable media players
  • Portable navigation devices (GPS)
  • Wi-Fi®/WiMAX™/WiBro modules
  • Digital cameras
  • Wireless LAN cards
  • USB-powered devices
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High-efficiency dual 800 mA/800 mA buck regulator

Typical Applications:

  • MPU and ASIC power
  • PDAs
  • Digital cameras
  • PC cards
  • Wireless and DSL modems
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2 MHz 600 mA DC/DC + dual 300 mA linear regulator with independent inputs and LowQ mode

Typical Applications:

  • Embedded MPU and MCU power
  • Portable and wearable applications
  • Low-power RF systems
  • Backup power systems
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3 MHz, 2A triple synchronous buck regulators with HyperLight Load mode and Power Good indicators

Typical Applications:

  • Solid State Drives (SSDs)
  • FPGA, DSP power
  • Test and measurement
  • Set-top boxes and Digital TV (DTV)
  • High-performance servers
  • 5V Point of Load (POL) applications
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MPLAB® Analog Designer

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Provides design suggestions for common circuit needs, estimates performance for common modifications, and can export to MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator for verification.

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MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator


Uses a SIMetrix / SIMPLIS environment to model circuit behavior, reducing design time with software debugging for initial design verification.

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Power Check Design Service

Zero Power? Infinite Problems.

Provides advice on your exact physical circuit layout, sharing best practices from an experienced power supply designer, so that physical hardware will match simulations.

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