ZMDI, a Global Semiconductor Company, Introduces the Ultra-Fast and User-Friendly ZSPM1502 Digital Power Controller for Powering the Next Generation of High-Performance FPGA Power Solutions

DRESDEN, GERMANY -- (Marketwired) -- Dec 30, 2014 -- Editors' Note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

ZMD AG ( ZMDI), a Dresden-based semiconductor company that specializes in enabling energy-efficient solutions, has released the ZSPM1502 single-phase, true-digital power solution for non-isolated, high-current point-of-load (POL) supplies in field programmable gate array (FPGA) applications. The ZSPM1502 pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller has been optimized to provide the ultra-fast transient load response typically needed for many higher performance FPGAs in telecommunication equipment operating with a 1.0V supply.

ZMDI's leading-edge State-Law Control™ (SLC) technology enables the ZSPM15xx Family of Digital PWM Controllers to respond quickly to large step changes in current for higher performance FPGAs. The SLC feature monitors the output voltage with two parallel compensation feedback loops: one circuit for steady-state operations and a different circuit for transient operations. The ZSPM1502 switches quickly and reliably between the different compensation modes to provide excellent transient performance.

The ZSPM1502 is pre-configured to provide customers with a fast time-to-market and easy-to-design digitally controlled power solution in combination with one of ZMDI's integrated MOSFET power stage DrMOS products: the ZSPM9000, ZSPM9010, ZSPM9015 or ZSPM9060. The ZSPM1502 permits users to easily select the over-current protection limit, output voltage rise time and control loop compensation via two external resistors to achieve the highest performance in their application.

As a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, information technology and consumer applications, ZMDI is introducing the ZSPM1502 to expand its energy-efficient Power Management ICs product line for pre-designed, smart point-of-load (POL) supplies in FPGA solutions.

The ZSPM1502 is capable of supporting loads up to 40A at the popular bus voltage of 1V (output voltage of the power stage). ZMDI also provides bills-of-materials (BOMs) and circuit board layouts to improve customer design cycles, reduce external component cost and minimize application footprint size.

"This product is optimized for the next generation FPGA solutions, which require an ultra-compact footprint and fast transient load response to meet performance specifications. This enables our customers to get the best performance out of the FPGA with much smaller capacitors at the output, resulting in a lower total solution cost," said Hensen Wong, Product Marketing Manager of the ZMDI Power Management Division. "Because the ZSPM1502 is designed for our ZSPM90xx DrMOS power stage products, the chipset can provide customers with a fast time-to-market, best-in-class transient response and lower BOM cost."


--  Best-in-class ultra-fast transient and load-step response 
--  Faster time-to-market with tested and ready POL solutions for up to 40A
--  Factory pre-configured with industry standard voltage of 1V 
--  Enhanced performance with ZMDI's integrated MOSFET power stage DrMOS
    products: ZSPM9000, ZSPM9010, ZSPM9015 or ZSPM9060 
--  High power density in a 4 x 4 mm QFN24 package footprint 
--  Selectable over-current limit protection, output voltage slew rate and
    control loop compensation 
--  Operation temperature: -40 degrees C to +125 degrees C 
--  Operation from a single supply voltage: 5V 
--  Pre-configured ZSPM15xx Family of True-Digital PWM Controllers available
    with additional output voltage options: 0.85V, 1.20V, 1.50V, 1.80V and


--  Base stations 
--  Enterprise routers/switches 
--  Gateways 
--  Other telecommunication equipment

Availability and Pricing

The ZSPM1502 product family is in full production. Parts and evaluation kits are available from ZMDI. For 1,000 pieces, the products are priced at EUR 0.87 or USD $1.22 per unit.

About ZMDI

Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden AG ( ZMDI) is a global supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductors solutions for automotive, industrial, medical, mobile sensing, information technology and consumer applications. These solutions enable our customers to create the most energy-efficient products in sensing, power management and lighting.

For over 50 years, ZMDI has been globally headquartered in Dresden, Germany. With over 320 employees worldwide, ZMDI serves its customers with sales offices and design centers throughout Germany, Austria, France, Italy, Bulgaria, Ireland, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan and the United States.

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