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Maxim – Latest power SoC chipset for more compact and energy-efficient smartphones (Exynos 4412)Jun 21 2012 - Design & Manufacture [More Design & Manufacture Articles]
Maxim Integrated Products has announced that its newest power SoC chipset in the Galaxy S III operates with the Exynos 4412 quad-core applications processor to provide a smaller, much thinner, and significantly more efficient smartphone.
The Power SoC chipset covers all power management, charging, and USB multiplexing needs. It provides an optimized balance between size and flexibility to power the Samsung applications processor and baseband processor. It maximizes battery usage and enhances USB connectivity. Managing the power for upwards of 60 channels, the chipset offers up to 20 percent more conversion efficiency compared to the previous generation. Maxim’s unique Green Mode regulators and subregulation architecture, along with the company’s proprietary low-power, submicron geometry process, extend standby and active battery life. The chipset also enables fastest battery charging with minimal heat generation. High integration and advanced design techniques reduce the size, thickness, and number of external components so smartphones become even thinner.
“Customers are demanding the smallest possible, most-efficient power solution so end users can enjoy all-day use of the latest multimedia features,” said Chae Lee, senior vice president, Mobility Group, Maxim Integrated Products. “Our Power SoC enables a 30 percent reduction in power solution size, while increasing efficiency by up to 20 percent compared to the previous generation.”More news from Maxim