MILPITAS, Calif., Aug. 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Intersil Corporation (Nasdaq:ISIL), a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, today announced the ISL98611 display power and LED driver for smartphones. The ISL98611 is the first power management IC that integrates the display power and backlight LED driver functions in a single chip. It significantly improves efficiency of both functions to increase smartphone battery life by an hour or more.
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In addition to extending battery life, the ISL98611 also improves display brightness uniformity and color consistency. The highly integrated ISL98611 has a boost regulator, LDO and inverting charge pump for generating two output rails at +5V and -5V in a single device. It also includes a boost regulator with 3-channel current sinks for the LED backlight driver. This single-chip solution offers designers four key benefits:
"With each new product generation, smartphone designers are challenged to add more features, reduce size and extend battery life," said Andrew Cowell, senior vice president of Intersil's Mobile Power Products. "The ISL98611 delivers the integration, extended battery life and display image quality improvement our customers want in their next-generation smartphone designs."
Features and Specifications:
The ISL98611 display power and LED driver is available now in a 2.33x2.61mm2, 30-ball WLCSP package. Pricing for the ISL98611 is $1.50 USD in 1k quantities. The ISL98611EVAL1Z evaluation board can be purchased for $100 USD each.
For more information on the ISL98611 display power and LED driver, please visit: www.intersil.com/products/ISL98611.
Intersil Corporation is a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions. The company's products form the building blocks of increasingly intelligent, mobile and power hungry electronics, enabling advances in power management to improve efficiency and extend battery life. With a deep portfolio of intellectual property and a rich history of design and process innovation, Intersil is the trusted partner to leading companies in some of the world's largest markets, including industrial and infrastructure, mobile computing, automotive and aerospace. For more information about Intersil, visit our website at www.intersil.com.
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