Qorvo, Inc. (Nasdaq: QRVO), a leading provider of core technologies and RF solutions for mobile, infrastructure and defense applications, today announced the launch of the most powerful new power application controller (PAC) on the market. ) series PAC5xxx. This family of single-chip SOC controllers enables high efficiency, high performance and long battery life for brushless DC (BLDC) motor powered tools.
Larry Blackledge, general manager of Qorvo’s Programmable Power Management business unit, said: “Qorvo is the first to introduce an integrated controllable, programmable smart gate driver solution that integrates a high-performance FLASH MCU on a single chip. With the PAC5527, OEMs can design highly reliable high-performance tool in a very small footprint.”
Qorvo’s new PAC5527 power application controller (PAC) integrates multiple modules in a single-chip SOC, including a high-performance FLASH-based 150MHz Arm Cortex-M4F with built-in 128kB FLASH; power management module; programmable current high- and low-side Gate Driver; Signal Conditioning Module. This combination significantly saves PCB space and reduces the BOM by up to 30% compared to competing solutions.
With its high-performance MCUs, designers can add other value-added features, such as safety standards, diagnostics and self-test capabilities, to enhance overall system reliability. Consumers will also benefit from lighter, more compact, and more reliable Electronic devices with longer battery life.
BLDC motors are widely used because of their maintenance-free, long service life, high power efficiency, and low-noise operation. In addition to power and garden tools, next-generation systems will move from brushed to brushless DC motors, including white goods, HVAC systems, automotive, aerospace, defense and medical equipment.
The PAC5527 is available now with the following specifications:
Qorvo’s Programmable Power Management business unit provides expertise in power management and smart motor drives for key growth markets. Its portfolio of analog and mixed-signal SoCs provides a scalable core platform for charging, driving and embedded digital control systems for industrial, commercial and consumer applications. Qorvo offers power application controller power management products that greatly improve system reliability while reducing solution size, cost and system development time.