Batteries and Portable Power

AnalogicTech Announces 2A Switching Charger IC For Feature Rich Mobile Devices

Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. (AnalogicTech™) announced the AAT3620, which the company claims is the industry’s first fully integrated single-cell Lithium-ion battery charger capable of supplying up to 2A charge current in a 3 x 3mm TDFN package. This innovative dual mode solution provides a high efficiency switching charger during Constant Current (CC) and Constant Voltage (CV) mode. To minimize EMI and RFI emission, the device switches to linear mode during CV mode where power dissipation is at a minimum.

"As portable devices integrate increasingly complex features such as GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM, cameras, and high resolution displays, they require higher capacity batteries and longer charge times to support those functions," said Siamak Bastami, Product Line Director for AnalogicTech. "This unique solution is optimized to serve these portable systems where larger battery capacity and faster charge time is an essential requirement for high performance."

The AAT3620 is a dual mode, PWM switching and linear mode charger designed to maximize charge efficiency. Operating across a 4.3 to 6.0V input range, the device performs battery charging using a 1.5 MHz PWM converter. During CC and most of CV mode the device delivers up to 2A. When the current dips below 300mA in CV mode, the device automatically switches to a low noise linear mode minimizing noise, EMI and RFI emission.

The AAT3620 also features programmable end of charge using external resistor, built-in reverse blocking, a 1% constant voltage mode regulation and an integrated programmable charging timer. Over-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protection circuits monitor charge state and battery charge temperature for fault conditions. The charger IC also adds a status monitor output pin to indicate battery charge status and power source status via a display LED.

Qualified over a -40 to +85 º C temperature range, the AAT3620 is available in a 14-pin, 3×3-mm TDFN package. It sells for $1.60 in 1K quantities.

Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc.
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