Programmable Power Management ICs (PMICs) require a Graphical User Interface (GUI) tool in order to be configured and interfaced with during demonstration or debugging process. This tool is essential in emphasizing programmable PMICs flexibility and speed in bringing modern power solutions up and running. In addition, it must be simple and easy to use.
Exar's PowerArchitect 5 is intuitive, easy to use tool that supports entire family of programmable PMICs. With this tool, a user can configure a device to fit any application in minutes and be on the way to the power solution bring-up. Its ability to download configuration to run time registers gives user speed needed during initial circuit testing while a solution to program NVM provides permanent configuration storage. The tool is designed to emulate host interface in intended applications as well as to assist debagging power system issues.