Adding a power management IC (PMIC) to your design is a great way to enhance system energy efficiency and configurability while increasing your battery choices. Yet selecting the right PMIC from among the thousands of parts offered by catalog distributors can be challenging and time consuming, adding more complexity to the development process while increasing time-to-market pressures.
At Silicon Labs, we’ve got your power management needs covered. Our new, energy-friendly EFP01 PMIC family gives you a flexible, system-level power management solution for a wide range of battery-powered applications including IoT sensors, asset tags, smart meters, home and building automation, security, and health and wellness products. The feature-rich PMICs enable developers to choose the optimal battery type and chemistry for their applications while controlling a product’s power supply over multiple output rails and voltages.
The EFP01 family provides a dedicated power management companion for our EFR32 wireless SoCs and EFM32 MCUs and is supported by our Simplicity Studio tools, reference design materials, sample applications and ”PMIC-aware” wireless stacks for easy development. Because the EFP01 is optimized for use with our IoT connectivity platforms, there is no need to merge multiple vendor reference designs into a single schematic or layout.
Configurable PMIC Solution Enhances Power Efficiency and Extends Battery Life
Our EFP01 PMICs simplify power system design and reduce power consumption through enhanced control. The PMICs include the following key features:
Getting Started with the EFP01 PMIC
Samples and production quantities of EFP01 PMICs in a 3 x 3 mm QFN20 package are available now. Prices start at $0.55 (USD MSRP) in 10,000-unit quantities. Three development boards that accelerate system design include the SLWRB4179B radio board priced at $39 (USD MSRP) and two PMIC evaluation boards, each priced at $49 (USD MSRP).