CUI's Novum® Power Modules Rely on Powervation's Digital Power Controllers for Self-Adapting, Automatic Loop Compensation
12 A, 25 A, & 50 A Digital POL Modules with Optional PMBus™ Compliant Interface
CORK, Ireland, & SAN JOSE, Calif. - Powervation Ltd., the pioneer in adaptive digital power IC solutions that increase system efficiency, improve field reliability, and accelerate time to market, today announced that power supply and power module maker CUI, Inc. (http://www.cui.com/), a subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc. has selected its PV3012 next-generation digital controller in two newly-released power product families.
Headquartered in Tualatin, USA, CUI's Novum Advanced Power line focuses solely on the design and development of leading edge products for distributed power architecture applications. The new NDM2P-series PMBus compliant point of load (POL) converters are the latest additions to the company's Novum Advanced Power product line. Also new is the Novum NSM2P-series, the industry's first self-compensating no-bus digital POL DC/DC module family, which targets customers who need the flexibility and configurability of digital power, as well as low component count and high reliability, but who do not wish to include digital bus communications in their systems.
Both power module product families deliver intelligent adaptive self-compensation through the use of Powervation's Auto-Control® technology. Automatically and dynamically balancing the trade-off between performance and system stability in real time, Auto-Control compensates for changes in the converter's output impedance (e.g., component aging, manufacturing variances, and temperature) and wide variety of potential loads.
In addition to providing the company's patented adaptive loop compensation technology, the PV3012's differential measurement and high resolution ADC, enables precision measurement and precision control of outputs. PV3012 provides 0.5% set-point voltage regulation over the module's wide input range of 4.5 V ~ 14 V, and output current measurement down to 3% accuracy over a wide range of load currents.
The converter's output can be configured and controlled through pre-stored configurations, single resistor pin strapping, or via PMBus commands. When used in dual phase mode, phases may be added or removed as the load varies, so that efficiency is maximized over the load range. Additionally, the outputs of the phases are interleaved so that the effective switching frequency at the output is doubled. With Powervation's Digital Stress Share (DSS) and PLL synchronization, multiple PV3012 devices may be used in parallel to increase the number of phases supporting the application's load.
Comments Mark Adams, Senior Vice President, CUI Inc.: "The configurability and flexibility of the PV3012 and its outstanding transient response, allows our modules the performance and features demanded by our customer base. The NDM2P modules are our highest performing modules in these key areas."
Adds Powervation's CEO, Mike McAuliffe: "CUI's innovative new power modules perfectly utilizes our adaptive digital controllers to maximize performance regardless of load or operating conditions. We are pleased to have worked closely with CUI on developing these new modules and are sure that customers will appreciate the significant performance benefits that they offer."
Powervation (www.powervation.com) delivers breakthrough digital adaptive power IC solutions for Communications, Computing, and Point-of-Load DC/DC power systems. The company's digital power controllers, based on its patented Auto-Control® technology, are the industry's only real-time adaptive compensation DC/DC controllers which deliver major benefits in performance, efficiency, reliability, and ease-of-use. Powervation is a private, fabless semiconductor company backed by leading global VCs and is headquartered in Cork, Ireland, with operations in San Jose, California and Hong Kong.
About CUI, Inc.
CUI, Inc. is a technology company dedicated to the development and distribution of electro-mechanical products. Their broad power and component product portfolios allow customers to address design challenges across a range of industries and applications. Built on a solid foundation of core operating principals, CUI seeks to maximize value for customers through their engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities. As an industry leader, CUI continues to invest in the future through new technologies, talented employees, expanded manufacturing capabilities, and a growing global reach
About CUI Global, Inc.
CUI Global is a publicly traded platform company dedicated to maximizing shareholder value through the acquisition and development of innovative companies, products, and technologies. From its Vergence™ GasPT2 platform targeting the energy sector, to its subsidiary CUI Inc.'s industry leading digital power platform targeting the networking and telecom industries, CUI Global has built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that touch many markets. As a publicly traded company, shareholders are able to participate in the opportunities, revenues, and profits generated by the products, technologies, and market channels of CUI Global and its subsidiaries. CUI Global prides itself on operating with the same level of integrity, respect, and philanthropic dedication that was put in place by CUI Inc.'s founder more than 20 years ago. It is these values that allow the company to make a difference in the lives of their customers, their community, their employees, and their investors. Recently, a move was made to merge and streamline resources with its subsidiary CUI Inc. in order to create a unified, international brand that now positions CUI Global for further strategic expansion.
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