Highly integrated Renesas PMIC optimised for RZ/G2L And V2L MPUs

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Renesas has introduced the RAA215300 PMIC (Power Management IC), complementing the company's RZ/V2L and RZ/G2L microprocessors (MPUs) designed for AI-enabled applications.

These high performance PMICs offer a wide range of features, including nine channels, a built-in charger and a real-time clock. The high integration of the device is intended to reduce design complexity, speeding time-to-market for customers.

The RAA215300 includes six buck regulators, three LDOs and a coin cell/supercap charger. It supports DDR4, DDR4L, DDR3 and DDR3L memory with dedicated VREF, VTT and VPP rails. The PMIC enables four-layer printed-circuit boards, which reduce costs, while the high level of integration increases system reliability due to fewer system components needed on the board.

The RAA215300 pairs with the RZ/G2L, RZ/V2L and several other Renesas offerings in what the company describes as a 'Winning Combination' to deliver a scalable SMARC SoM System-on-Mdule with AI design. In addition to the Renesas MPU and PMIC, this Winning Combination includes power controllers, a USB PD controller, and a clock device.

Currently, Renesas offers over 250 of these Winning Combinations that consist of complementary analogue, power, timing devices and embedded processing, and provide an easy to use architecture. They simplify the design process and significantly reduce design risk for customers in a wide variety of applications.

“Customers of our RZ/V2L and RZ/G2L MPUs will enjoy the performance advantages and ease-of-design of the RAA215300,” said Andrew Cowell, Vice President, Mobility, Infrastructure and IoT Power Business Division at Renesas. “In addition, its high integration and rich feature set makes it an excellent choice for consumer, industrial and SoM applications.”