NovTech announces Active-Semi Power Management Solution for i.MX 6 Series Embedded Systems

ActivePMU™ portfolio expansion addresses Freescale's ARM Cortex A9 based family of application processors with ACT8847 Based Reference Design

NUREMBURG, Germany - February 24, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - NovTech Inc. ( and Active-Semi ( today announced their collaboration to offer immediate availability of power management solutions for the Freescale i.MX6 family of application processors. The ACT8847QM502-T is Active-Semi's newest addition to the ActivePMU™ portfolio of power management integrated circuits (PMICs) that are used to deliver highly efficient power supplies to embedded processing systems and peripherals. NovTech is a leading provider of integrated systems-on-module (SoM) solutions for Freescale and an active member of the Freescale Design Alliance Partner program. Active-Semi and NovTech Inc. have collaborated together to make available a complete i.MX6+ACT8847 reference design.

NovTech leveraged their NOVSOM®i.MX6x Platform Evaluation Kit (NOVPEK™) to create the i.MX6+ACT8847 reference design with Active-Semi. "The performance, configurability, and overall value of the ACT8847 make it a very compelling power management solution for the embedded world," says Jim Stringham, Director of Marketing and Sales at NovTech.

The ACT8847QM502-T provides four switch-mode buck regulators and eight linear regulators, power state control logic, seven general purpose signals, and an optional two-wire interface for general control and DVFS (Dynamic Voltage Frequency Scaling). The voltage levels and power sequence is pre-programmed such that it offers a skin-tight fit to power Freescale i.MX6 systems.

"By supporting this reference design with both i.MX6 dual-core and quad-core A9 processors, we have expanded the footprint of our customer base," says Mark Cieri, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Active-Semi. "NovTechs certified design allows us to power applications that demand the multimedia, 3D graphics, and video processing that these Freescale Application Processors enable."

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About Active-Semi

Founded in 2004 in Silicon Valley and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Active-Semi is a rapidly emerging leader in multi-billion dollar power management and intelligent digital motor drive IC markets. The company's portfolio of analog and mixed signal SoCs are scalable core platforms used in charging, powering and embedded digital control systems used in industrial, commercial and consumer equipment end-applications. Active-Semi offers Power Application Controller™ (PAC™) IC family, DC-DC, AC-DC and ActivePMU™ products that significantly reduce solution size and cost, improve system reliability, and shorten system development cycle-time by over 50 percent.

Active-Semi ships about 30 million ICs per quarter, and has shipped over 1.5 billion ICs to-date. The multi-national company has 155 patents granted and pending.

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About NovTech

NovTech, Inc. was founded in 1998 to provide rapid system solutions to OEMs with expertise in high-speed, real-time hardware, firmware, and software design. NovTech designed over 300 turn-key solutions to-date, and prides itself on being a one-stop shop for electronics system designs. NovTech is a leading provider of integrated systems-on-module solutions for Freescale and Altera SoCs, and an active member of Freescale Design Alliance Partner program and Altera Design Network.

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