The Fe1038D replaces traditional step-down buck converters and all necessary passive components with a single chip.
Ferric, Inc. announces today, the industry’s first and only commercially available single-chip power converter with integrated magnetic thin-film power inductors. The Fe1038D is a synchronous 3A step-down converter suitable for powering high performance digital, analog and mixed signal loads, such as microprocessor IO, applications processors and FPGAs. The Fe1038D is a complete power converter on a chip, including all necessary passive components, which allows for direct integration into the packaging of the load IC.
The Fe1038D includes an 8-phase buck converter with fully integrated powertrain, including Ferric’s magnetic thin-film power inductors. The Fe1038D is a flip-chip die with low profile (150μm) and integrates digital interface, power management, voltage control and power train circuitry. The Fe1038D achieves high efficiency over wide load conditions, and low peak-to-peak output voltage ripple. The buck delivers up to 3A continuous output current at an output voltage range of 0.6V to 1.5 V, all in one FC (Flip Chip) 59 Cu bump, 2.0mm x 3.2mm die.
“The Fe1038D multi-phase DC-DC buck converter with fully integrated inductors allows customers to implement new designs with significantly smaller form factors, lower power consumption, and a lower overall bill of materials cost” according to Noah Sturcken, President and CEO of Ferric, Inc. “Ferric’s mobile, FPGA, and embedded solutions customers of the Fe1038D are creating their next generation products that will be much smaller and more efficient than currently available solutions.”
8-phase interleaved buck with fully integrated power switches, thin-film magnetic power inductors
Efficiency > 85%
1.8V-2.5V Input Voltage
0.6V-1.5V Programmable Output Voltage
3A Output Current
12A Output Current in gang mode
2.0mm × 3.2mm
180μm IO Pitch
Dynamic Voltage Scaling (DVS)
Digital Power Management Interface (PMBus 1.3)
Programmable switching frequency: 60-100MHz
Programmable soft start
Load and Line Regulation
Programmable Ramp Rates
Auto Phase Shedding
On-chip power temperature monitor
Under Voltage Lockout, Over Current, Over Voltage and Thermal Protection.
High performance multi-core system-on-chip (SoC) and FPGA
Embedded industrial systems
Fe1038D samples are available and shipping to major OEMs. Samples and evaluation boards are available for qualified customers. For more information on the Fe1038D, please visit www.ferricsemi.com.
About Ferric, Inc.
Ferric, Inc. is a venture-backed fabless semiconductor company located in New York City. Ferric is commercializing innovative DC-DC power converter chips and circuit IP based on patented thin-film power inductors for customers in both mobile and computing spaces.
About New Science Ventures
New Science Ventures, LLC (NSV) is a leading venture capital firm focused on building companies that leverage breakthrough science to create extraordinary value. NSV invests in companies using science-based innovations to address market needs in Life Sciences (pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and diagnostics) and Information Technology (e.g., high-performance semiconductors, cellular infrastructure, sensor networks, enterprise software, and storage) sectors.