Introduction to Qorvo Power Application Controllers
When it comes to embedded electronics, the quest for a perfect balance between computational power and energy efficiency is never-ending. Enter Qorvo's Power Application Controller ICs (PACs), a game-changing solution that combines the best of both worlds. This blog post dives deep into the architecture, features, and applications of these ICs, offering a comprehensive look at why they're a must-have for your next project.
The Architecture: A Perfect Blend
The PAC architecture is a marvel of engineering, combining a digital MCU part with an application-specific analogue part. This dual nature allows for immense flexibility, making it suitable for a wide range of applications. You can choose between a Cortex M0 or a Cortex M4F based PAC, depending on your specific needs.
Main Clock: 50 MHz
Flash: up to 32 kB
SRAM: up to 8 kB
ADC: 10 Bit 1 Msps
Serial Interfaces: UART, SPI, I2C
Main Clock: 150 MHz
Flash: up to 128 kB
SRAM: up to 32 kB
ADC: 12 Bit 2.5 Msps
Serial Interfaces: UART, SPI, I2C, CAN
Key Features: Best-in-Class Integration
Gate Drivers: Fully integrated 3 HS/3 LS gate drivers (up to 600 V)
ADC & Sequencer: Up to 12-bit 2.5 MSPS
Sigma Delta ADCs: Integrated 16-bit for current sensing and cell balancing
Power Regulators: Integrated solutions for power management
MCU: Industry-leading Arm Cortex MCU options
Memory: Up to 128 kB flash and 32 kB SRAM
Interfaces: CAN, UART, SPI, I2C
The new sub-family starts with PAC2xxx derivatives for 10 to 20 cells, targeting systems in the 40/48V up to 80/90V range. This makes them ideal for:
e-Bikes & e-Scooters
Autonomous & steered gardening tools
Big power tools like chain saws, leaf blowers, and core drills
The PAC5xxx series is optimised for motor control, supporting BLDC & PMSM motors. They're divided into four voltage classes:
40 – 52V
Development Tools and Support
Qorvo offers a range of development tools and application support, ensuring you have everything you need to get your project off the ground.
Qorvo's Power Application Controller ICs offer an unparalleled blend of power, flexibility, and efficiency. Whether you're working on battery management systems or motor control applications, these ICs are designed to meet the most demanding requirements.
Ready to take your project to the next level? Contact Ineltek for more information, to request prices or EVKs for your battery management & motor control applications.
For more details, check out the Qorvo Power Application Controllers Product Guide.