Maxim Integrated Products Inc (NASDAQ:MXIM) has some great news for all the Designers of primary cell wearable medical and fitness applications after the company introduced the MAX20310 ultra-low quiescent current (IQ) power management integrated circuit (PMIC) .Through this, the designers will be able to extend battery life as well as reduce solution size by 50%.
Have you been wondering about what you need to appreciate about the wearable PMIC? Well, it plays quite a significant role towards supporting a low input voltage of just 0.7V.This is of course in line with the new high-energy density battery architectures such as Silver Oxide and Zinc Air. It would also go as far as covering the more common alkaline battery architecture.
The remote and personal monitoring are currently gaining traction and as a result making users accrue a wide array of benefits ranging from an extended battery life and educed size. It is important to put into consideration a number of factors in the quest to design the wearable medical and fitness applications. A longer battery life plus the ultra-small form are the two most important ones.
However, it is critical to point to the fact that most of the designers as matter of fact require discrete components in coming up with sophisticated power tree which can take up precious board space, take up quiescent current as well as burn through battery life at those times when the gadgets are in sleep mode.
But, the clinical environments pose a huge challenge. It is crucial to point to the idea the rechargeable solutions involve clips, contacts and some recharging ports and this is other words showcase the possibility of germs. In the event one uses a novel single-inductor multiple-output architecture, MAX20310 automatically from a single inductor integrates four power outputs with each one showcasing ultra-low quiescent current performance as a matter of fact.
One thing that is for sure is the fact that the high integration facilitates the cutting down of the solution size by half and that is of course in relation to the comparable discrete solutions.