On November 5th, Qorvo announced the latest products in the Power Application Controller (PAC) series, which also means that Qrovo officially entered the power chip market.

Designed for powering brushless DC motors, the SoC, PAC5527, features high efficiency and high performance for long battery life. In addition, the SoC integrates multiple modules, including the FLASH-based high-performance 150MHz Arm Cortex-M4F, power management module, programmable current high-side and low-side gate drivers, and signal conditioning modules. This combination saves PCB space and reduces BOM by up to 30% compared to other solutions on the market.

Larry Blackledge, General Manager of Qorvo's Programmable Power Management Business Unit, commented on the product: "Qorvo is the first to introduce an integrated, controllable, programmable smart gate driver solution that integrates a high-performance FLASH MCU on a single chip. With the PAC5527, OEMs are able to design highly reliable, high-performance tools with minimal footprint."

The product comes from Qrovo's newly established programmable power management business unit, which is comprised of Active-Semi acquired this year. The new division provides power management and intelligent motor-driven expertise for major growth markets.

The latest PAC5527 is available now. For more information on this product, please refer to the Qorvo website.