Dialog Semiconductor Licenses ARM Processor for Next-Generation 42V Automotive Battery Sensing Products

12 March 2008

WHAT: ARM today announced that Dialog Semiconductor, a leading automotive and wireless semiconductor company based in Stuttgart, Germany, has licensed the ARM7TDMI-S™ processor. This new licensing agreement has enabled Dialog Semiconductor to design an intelligent car battery sensing solution which has the complete system functionality on a single chip. This system will become the standard platform for all environmentally-driven new solutions in next-generation automotive technologies such as Hybrid, Start/Stop or for storage of braking energy. The complexity of the requirements can only be realized with a powerful 32 bit RISC architecture and Dialog’s specialized mixed signal processing circuits.

WHEN: March 13, 2008

WHY: The proliferation of new embedded electronic devices in modern cars has produced an increase in the demand for power. The ARM7TDMI-S processor’s flexibility, low power and high performance, combined with Dialog Semiconductor’s advanced automotive design process, has enabled Dialog to meet high automotive quality standards with a “right first time” design.

WHODialog Semiconductor develops and supplies power management, audio and display driver technology, targeting the wireless, automotive and industrial markets. The company’s expertise in mixed signal design, with products manufactured entirely in CMOS technology, enhances the performance and features of wireless, hand-held and portable electronic products. Its technology is also used in intelligent control circuits in automotive and industrial applications. Employing more than 230 people worldwide, Dialog Semiconductor Plc is headquartered near Stuttgart, Germany with additional sales, marketing, design and customer support facilities in the UK, the USA, Greater China and Japan; and a design center in Austria. The company is listed on the Frankfurt (FWB: DLG) stock exchange. For more information visit www.dialog-semiconductor.com

ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 16/32-bit RISC microprocessors, data engines, graphics processors, digital libraries, embedded memories, peripherals, software and development tools, as well as analog functions and high-speed connectivity products. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies. More information on ARM is available at http://www.arm.com.


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