Murata Power Solutions and Powervation Partner for New Digital Reference Design

Murata Power Solutions has entered into a partnership agreement with Powervation Ltd., to co-develop a new reference design for Murata Power Solution's 45 A Power Block, the company has announced.

With Murata's highly integrated high density power stage, the combination ofPowervation's Auto-Control and precision telemetry solves many challenges for customers. offering the same footprint as most other Power Block offerings which are rated at only 25 - 35 A, Murata Power Solutions' 45 A dual phase Power Block occupies just 1.0 inch x 0.5 inch. While providing best-in-class-efficiency, this ultra-dense LGA solution addresses many of the critical steps - layout, component matching, etc., the company stated in a press release.

Added David New, Powervation's director of Product Marketing, in a company press release, "With this optimized reference design we are enabling more customers to get the full benefits of Murata Power Solutions' scalable, high efficiency Power Block products, fulfilling the challenging requirements of networking, server, and high-powered FPGA customers."

Power Block users can greatly reduce their dependence on external engineering support when designing the system to their specific needs when teamed with the PV3012 control IC. Automatically dealing with large amounts of additional capacitance -- including low ESR ceramics -- changes in load steps, degradation in the power train over life, and also providing optimum transient performance, Powervation delivers the final piece of the puzzle as the PV3012's Auto-Control technology eliminates the need for any external loop compensation, the company has stated.

Recently, the company opened a new headquarters in Cork, Ireland. The company, which also has offices located in San Jose, California and Hong Kong, has invested in this new, expanded headquarters to facilitate its growth and co-locate its Irish engineering teams. According to a release, the new facility will incorporate all engineering functions from IC design, to system applications and software design groups, as well as operations, finance, and management functions.


ByRaju Shanbhag | TMCnet Contributor