) or "TI" launched two power management chipsets with its new
MaxLife fast-charge technology that will cut down charging time
TI's new fuel gauge circuits, bq27530 and bq27531, coupled
with bq2416x and bq2419x chargers, enable quick charging. These
protect the battery and increase its longevity, thus expanding
usage time for electronic devices.
TI's new chipsets facilitate quick charging for single-cell
lithium battery packs. The charger helps designers reduce
software overhead, and maintain safety, accuracy and efficiency.
The charger provides better thermal management with minimum heat
Both fuel gauge circuits, bq27530 and bq27531, along with
their chargers come in a 2-mm by 1-mm by 0.65-mm, 15-pin wafer
chip scale (WCSP) package with a price tag of $2.07 in 1,000-unit
With the continued rise in the use of consumer electronic
devices and smartphones, product designers these days are facing
challenges to incorporate advanced features in handsets that are
driven by high-capacity batteries.
Consequently, TI's increasing focus on introducing new
products in the market should generate good returns. The
company's endeavor to provide a diverse portfolio targeting
different applications such as smart grid, factory automation,
high-voltage power, LED lighting and control are also positives
for its future revenue growth.
In the first quarter of fiscal 2013, TI generated total
revenue of $2.89 billion, which was down 3.2% sequentially and
7.6% year over year (slightly better than the mid-point of the
recently narrowed guidance range of $2.80 billion to $2.91
The Analog business fell 1.3% sequentially and 2.3% year over
year. TI attributed the year-over-year decline primarily to SVA,
which continues to shift to a consignment model. HVAL and HPA
also declined but were offset by an increase in the power
management product line.
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