Maxim claims unprecedented analog/mixed-signal integration for mobile devices and connected home applications

January 06, 2012 //By Paul Buckley
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has unveiled its TINI family of highly integrated SoCs and codecs for consumer applications which the company claims offers unparalleled functional integration. The TINI devices enable system designers to free board space for new differentiating features in smartphones, tablet PCs, smart TVs, and home-monitoring cameras.

The TINI portfolio will include:

TINI Power SoCs - Integrate all the functional blocks needed to power applications and baseband processors, along with crucial mixed-signal functions like audio, battery management, and touch-screen control. These Power SoCs allow mobile platform system designers to cut their analog footprint in half.

TINI Touch-Screen Controller SoC (MAX11871) - Integrates industry’s highest SNR capacitive touch analog front-end (AFE) with full backend processing on Maxim’s MAXQ CPU enhanced with custom DSP co-processor. A super narrowband AFE provides breakthrough immunity to AC charger and LCD noise without any external components.
TINI Remote Cam SoC (MAX64180) - Provides a complete audio/video subsystem with H.264 compression, ARM processor, and peripherals for home-monitoring IP cameras. This integration enables extremely small form factors, so that end users can place the cameras just about anywhere.

TINI TV Cam SoC (MAX64180) - Offers a fully integrated solution for HD video cameras in smart TVs. This integration allows system designers to embed the video camera directly inside the TV bezel.

TINI Audio Codecs (MAX98089, MAX98095) - Combine multiple high- performance audio blocks with Maxim’s proprietary FlexSound processor. These audio codecs let designers overcome integration challenges in mobile products while delivering the best audio experience.

More information about the MAX11871 and MAX64180 SoCs as well as the MAX98089 and MAX98095 audio codecs at