Maxim Integrated — PMICs for Hearables: Lowest Standby Power and High Efficiency at Less Than Half the Size


Size is critical for hearables and wearables as they continue moving to smaller form factors. Most PMICs for these small, lithium-ion battery-operated devices require additional components, such as boost, buck, and low dropout (LDO) regulators; a charger; and current regulators for LED indicators. Designers of Bluetooth® headphones, activity monitors, smart garments, smartwatches, and other size-constrained […]