Dialog’s DA6011 Intel Atom E6xx series companion IC adopted by congatec for business card sized Qseven embedded PC conga-QA6
Dialog IC and Qseven board demonstrated at Intel Developer Forum, booth 290
Kirchheim/Teck and Deggendorf, Germany, 14th September 2010 – Dialog Semiconductor plc (FWB: DLG), a leading provider of highly integrated innovative power management semiconductor solutions, has announced its Intel® Atom™ E6xx series companion IC, the DA6011, is being used in congatec’s Qseven embedded PC conga-QA6 for clocking and power management.
Dialog’s DA6011 is the industry’s first single chip power management and clock companion IC for the Intel Atom E6xx series, formerly codenamed Tunnel Creek. The DA6011 was designed in liaison with the Atom team at Intel to maximise the efficiency by precisely regulating power and providing the clock source to the core components of the system based on the Intel Atom E6xx series– the CPU, flash memory, RAM and I/O hubs.
Both the Intel Atom E6xx series and the DA6011 were announced today at IDF, a copy of the DA6011 launch release can be found at www.diasemi.com. At just 7x7cm the Qseven is amongst the world’s smallest embedded PCs and has a footprint smaller than a typical business card. It is a low cost, low power board that only requires a user interface and battery, enabling new classes of embedded computing products that have small form factor and long battery life.
Jürgen Friedel, vice president and general manager of Dialog’s automotive and industrial division said, “The Qseven enables incredibly small PCs to be created, but small PCs don’t have large batteries so current cannot be wasted. We’ve partnered closely with both congatec and Intel to ensure the DA6011 precisely regulates power for those components at the heart of the Qseven and all Intel Atom E6xx series designs.” Gerhard Edi, CEO of congatec said, “Every square millimetre of savings on the Qseven counts. Dialog’s DA6011 is the only single chip power controller for this new generation of the Atom and by adopting it we’ve been able to further shrink BOM, cost and power consumption to the lowest possible levels without compromise.”