Freescale said the power management IC (PMIC) is designed to efficiently manage processing power while enabling smaller form factors and longer battery life in next-generation mobile connected devices.

The two chip solution has been manufactured using Freescale’s advanced SMARTMOS technology, a high-voltage CMOS-based process that enables high integration of precision analog, power and logic, the company said.

The PMICs when combined with Intel’s low-power processors and chip sets provide increased energy efficiency for Intel-based tablets, smartphones and other Internet consumer devices.

Scott Ward, vice president and general manager of Freescale’s Analog, Mixed-Signal & Power Division, said: “The combination of Intel’s Atom processor and Freescale’s PMIC will allow advanced innovations and end user experiences not realized with current mobile products.

“The Freescale PMIC solution for Intel-based products allows customers to help develop compelling new devices that feature extended battery life, high speed graphics and exceptional performance.”

According to Freescale, the full integration of the PMIC chip set with audio, charging, LED backlight, USB, ADS and power rails will reduce the footprint and software development cycles.

Pankaj Kedia, director of global ecosystem programs in Intel Corporation’s Ultra Mobility Group, said: “Intel’s collaboration with Freescale in developing the power management chip has played a key role in achieving these power reductions, which will result in handheld form factors with great battery life.”