Displays found in portable electronics require a lot of battery power and with consumers favoring larger screens and higher quality screens for viewing image-rich content, the power efficiency of the display system becomes an increasingly important design consideration. The Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI) ADP5520 lighting management system is a power-efficient, customizable display management solution designed to improve viewing quality and extend battery life in mobile phones, personal navigation devices and media players, for example.
The single-chip ADP5520 lighting management system enables a 20-percent reduction in battery power consumption through the use of an “intelligent” lighting-control that automatically detects ambient light levels and adjusts backlight brightness according to changing lighting environments. An adaptive ambient light management feature adjusts too-bright or washed-out screens autonomously according to configurable lighting profiles. This reduces current-drain and extends battery life by minimizing the processor involvement in backlight monitoring. In addition, the ADP5520 can assume control of key-scan and general-purpose I/O sub-system functions from the processor, further reducing system power consumption and increasing available processor bandwidth.
Using this highly integrated lighting management system, designers of “flip” or slider form factor phones can reduce the number of control lines running across the hinge of a phone from 53 lines down to 14. This brings significant cost and reliability benefits to flip phones or slider phones in which the backlighting system is located alongside the LCD display. In a typical mobile handset application, the ADP5520 integrates the keypad controls, lighting sensor, LED indicators, and backlight LED supply on a single chip, and also features programmable profiles with minimum software overhead to control LED backlight intensity, on/off timing, fade algorithm cubic (or square law), and dimming timers.
Availability and Pricing
The ADP5520 lighting management system is available now in sample quantities. The device is housed in a 24-pin LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package) and operates with a 2.7- to 5.5-V supply voltage and a 1.8-V to 3.3-V I/O supply. The ADP5520 is priced at $1.66 per unit in 1,000-unit quantities. For more information on ADI’s power management products for display and lighting, visit www.analog.com/pr/DisplayandLighting.
ADI in Power Management
Analog Devices brings world-class signal processing prowess to a portfolio of innovative power management ICs that complement high-performance signal processing functions in a wide range of portable and fixed-power applications in consumer electronics, medical equipment, industrial and instrumentation, and communications infrastructure. By supporting signal chain design requirements, such as dynamic range, power supply rejection ratio (PSRR) and reliability, ADI helps customers solve complex power challenges easily and quickly, differentiate their products and get to market faster. Learn more about ADI’s power management solutions at www.analog.com/power.
About Analog Devices
Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Celebrating over 40 years as a leading global manufacturer of high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications, Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices’ common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.