Highly Integrated Power Management Solution

Integrated Device Technology introduced a new multi-channel power management IC (PMIC) optimized for enterprise solid state drives (eSSD) and designed to speed time to market and revenue. The P8300 is a flexible, highly programmable PMIC ideal for a broad set of data center, enterprise and high-performance computing applications.

IDT P8300 LThe P8300 can shorten time to market by enabling the reuse of power management subsystems across multiple protocols—SAS, SATA and PCIe—and form factors. Its innovative design delivers an effective power backup system that’s been proven in the field, as well as stability proven in first-generation SSD products.

“The P8300 PMIC offers the ideal balance of cost and performance,” said Sean Fan, vice president and general manager, IDT’s Interface and Connectivity Division. “The new device delivers distinct advantages for companies developing products in compute-intensive spaces such as data center, enterprise computing and high-performance computing.”

The introduction of the P8300 further extends IDT’s penetration into enterprise computing and storage applications. Other IDT products in this space include temperature sensing, timing, memory interface and PCIe connectivity solutions.

“The end user market for eSSD products has seen rapid growth, and that growth is expected to continue for the foreseeable future,” said Jeff Janukowicz, research vice president for solid state drives and enabling technologies at IDC. “It’s a highly competitive space, and vendors who can demonstrate differentiated value could reap significant benefits by gaining a foothold in the eSSD market.”

Key features of the highly integrated P8300 include:

• Dual inputs (3.3V/5V and 12V) that support PCIe, SATA, and SAS interfaces for multiple form factors and applications
• An integrated 35V-compliant power backup system for mission-critical data center applications
• Six buck regulators, two of which can act as buck controllers to drive external FETs for higher power applications
• A buck-boost regulator for end applications including power back up systems.

Pricing and Availability
The P8300 is sampling now. It will be available in a 7x7mm TQFN-56 package at a cost of $5.20 each in lots of 1,000.

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