IDT Integrating Wireless Power and Sensor Technology for Highly Programmable, Flexible Devices
Inspired by IDT's Acquisition of ZMDI in December, the New Chips will be Ideal for Wide Range of Consumer Products
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Device Technology, Inc.® (IDT®) (NASDAQ: IDTI) today announced that it is integrating its industry-leading wireless power products with recently acquired signal conditioning technology from its ZMDI acquisition to develop new families of highly programmable semiconductors. The new devices will target several key applications, including wearables, home-automation, industrial, instrumentation and medical products.
"Many of the products that use sensing would also benefit from the ease of use that wireless power delivers," said Sailesh Chittipeddi, IDT's chief technology officer and vice president of Global Operations. "For several sensing applications that have a finite ability to retain a charge and either need replacement batteries or wired charging schemes, the ability to combine wireless charging with sensing opens the option to a wide array of applications, from implantable devices to home automation, wearables, industrial and instrumentation devices."
Both technologies share a common 32-bit embedded microcontroller core which can be used to program both the wireless power circuitry as well as the high-precision analog front-end circuits used in signal conditioning applications. This provides a significant level of differentiation and flexibility compared with products that currently exist in the marketplace. In addition to bringing greater flexibility, the integration can potentially lower bill of materials for development of these applications while shrinking the footprint.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc. develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers' applications. IDT's market-leading products in timing, wireless power transfer, serial switching and interfaces are among the company's broad array of complete mixed-signal solutions for the communications, computing, consumer, automotive and industrial segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT has design, manufacturing, sales facilities and distribution partners throughout the world. IDT stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the symbol "IDTI." Additional information about IDT is accessible at www.IDT.com. Follow IDT on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Google+.
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