DGAP-News: Dialog Semiconductor Plc.: DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR ENABLES SMALLEST, LOW POWER ULTRABOOK(TM) ADAPTERS

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Dialog Semiconductor Plc.: DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR ENABLES SMALLEST, LOW
POWER ULTRABOOK(TM) ADAPTERS

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DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR ENABLES SMALLEST, LOW POWER ULTRABOOK(TM) ADAPTERS 

45 Watt ultra-slim and 12 Watt travel-size adapters compatible for use with
an Ultrabook(TM) and which support Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology

LONDON, UK and LAS VEGAS, Nevada, January 7, 2014 - Dialog Semiconductor
plc (FWB: DLG),  a provider of highly integrated power management, audio,
AC/DC and short-range wireless technologies, today announced its latest
move to deliver innovative solutions for Ultrabooks(TM) with the thinnest,
smallest 45W and 12W travel-size power adapters that can be used with an
Ultrabook. Developed by Dialog's Power Conversion Business Group (formerly
iWatt Inc.), the 45W design enables Ultrabook power adapters that are less
than one-half the overall volume and approximately 50% thinner than
conventional 45W adapters. The 12W design enables the first compact,
pocket-size adapters for an Ultrabook at just 68mm x 68mm x 17mm thick,
with a typical charge time under five hours.

Dialog's ultra-slim adapter solutions complement the company's power saving
technology initiatives for Ultrabooks, including SmartWave(TM) multi-touch
display sensor ICs and highly integrated, next-generation power management
and audio solutions.

Dialog's 45W and 12W designs support Intel(R) Turbo Boost Technology with
82W peak power capability at 10% duty cycle for the 45W adapter and 2% for
the 12W adapter. They also easily meet, or exceed emerging, stringent
global energy standards for lower standby power and higher light-load and
active average efficiency in power adapters, including the proposed
stringent European CoC version 5(1) and U.S. DoE(2) regulations. The 45W
design provides high, 90% active average efficiency and achieves < 100mW
no-load standby power with fast standby recovery time. The 12W design
provides 86% active average efficiency and achieves < 50mW no-load standby
power with fast standby recovery time. Both designs maintain high
efficiency at loads as light as 10%.

The 45W ultra-slim design uses Dialog's iW1762 digital pulse width
modulation (PWM) controller in a PC board that fits in a 61 cubic
centimetre (cc) adapter case and is up to one-half the size of conventional
45W power adapters, which can be as large as 168cc, or more. The 12W design
uses Dialog's iW1760 PWM controller in a PC board that fits in a
pocket-size 80cc adapter case.

Volex plc provides the enclosure design for both the 45W ultra-slim and 12W
travel adapters.

'Dialog's Power Conversion Business Group is best known for reducing size
and power consumption in power adapters for smartphones and tablets,'
according to Mark Tyndall, Senior VP Corporate Development and Strategy,
General Manager of the Power Conversion Business Group at Dialog. 'Applying
this expertise to higher-power class adapters, Dialog is the first supplier
to deliver incredibly slim, ultra-light charger designs that users should
expect with next-generation Ultrabooks.'

The iW1762 and iW1760 digital PWM controllers use Dialog's PrimAccurate(TM)
primary-side control technology. PrimAccurate control eliminates the need
for a secondary-side regulator and opto-isolator, reducing the bill of
materials (BOM) costs, improving line-voltage surge protection, and
delivering overall rugged performance.

Dialog Ultrabook reference designs can be downloaded:  
45W Ultrabook adapter reference design 
12W Ultrabook travel adapter reference design

‒ ENDS ‒

PrimAccurate is a registered trademark of iWatt Inc., an affiliated company
of Dialog Semiconductor plc. SmartWave is a trademark of Dialog
Semiconductor plc.  Intel, Intel Core and Ultrabook are trademarks of Intel
Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries.

(1) European Code of Conduct (CoC) on Energy Efficiency of External Power
Supplies Version 5

(2) US Department of Energy (DoE), Regulatory Information Number
RIN-1904-AB57

Note to Editors:   
Downloadable product photos:  

High Resolution:
http://iwatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ultrabook-iWatt-300dpi.jpg

Low Resolution:
http://iwatt.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/ultrabook-iWatt-130dpi.jpg
 

Company Contacts:
Lauren Ofstedahl
Dialog Semiconductor
Phone: +1 (408) 845-8518
lauren.ofstedahl@diasemi.com
www.dialog-semiconductor.com
Twitter: @DialogSemi

Sherry Hill
Dialog Semiconductor 
Power Conversion Business Group
Phone: +1 (408) 628-6521
sherry.hill@diasemi.com

Media Contact:
Racepoint Group
Lauren Ginsberg
Phone: +1 (617) 624-3254
lginsberg@racepointgroup.com

About Dialog Semiconductor
Dialog Semiconductor creates highly integrated, mixed-signal integrated
circuits (ICs), optimised for personal portable, low energy short-range
wireless, LED solid state lighting and automotive applications. The company
provides flexible and dynamic support, world-class innovation and the
assurance of dealing with an established business partner.

With its focus and expertise in energy-efficient system power management
and a technology portfolio that also includes audio, short-range wireless,
AC/DC power conversion and multi-touch, Dialog brings decades of experience
to the rapid development of ICs for personal portable and digital consumers
applications, including smartphones, tablets, Ultrabooks(TM) and digital
cordless phones.

Dialog's power management processor companion chips increase the
performance of portable devices by extending battery lifetime, enabling
faster charging and enhancing the consumer's multimedia experience. With
world-class manufacturing partners, Dialog operates a fabless business
model.

Dialog Semiconductor plc is headquartered in London with a global sales,
R&D and marketing organisation. In 2012, it had $774 million in revenue and
was one of the fastest growing European public semiconductor companies. It
currently has approximately 1,100 employees worldwide. The company is
listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange (Regulated Market, Prime
Standard, ISIN GB0059822006) and is a member of the German TecDax index. 
It also has convertible bonds listed on the Euro MTF Market on the
Luxemburg Stock Exchange (ISIN XS0757015606).


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