One of the distinguishing features of each part has been the code names Dialog has used for them - as my colleague Jim Morrison has noted, they are all girl's names starting with A! Now read on..
Contributed by Jim Morrison
When it comes to Apple, the letter “A” features very prominently at Dialog Semiconductor.
Why, you ask? Every time we take a look at the power management ICs in Apple products, we find another Dialog Semiconductor device that has been named with a female first name, beginning with “A,” as we previously blogged about with Dialog Semiconductor's design win in the iPad 2.
Our most recent examination of the iPad 3 revealed Amelia in the PMIC for Apple's newest tablet.
|Amelia (D1974A) from the New iPad|
The iPhone 3 and 3GS liked Amanda, the iPhone 4 and the iPad 1 liked Ashley (Dialog Semiconductor D1815A), the iPhone 4s has Angelina, Dialog Semiconductor D1881A (my favourite), the iPad 2 has Alison (Dialog Semiconductor D1946A), and now our iPad 3 has chosen Amelia.
|Amanda (D1755A) from the iPhone 3 and 3GS|
|Ashley (D1815A) from the iPhone 4 and the iPad 1|
|Angelina (D1881A) from the iPhone 4S|
|Alison (D1946A) from the iPad 2|
We will see if the series continues in the iPhone 5 expected in the next few months..