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Power Management

Power Modules – Si and SiC

As subsystem designs get more complicated and board space becomes more valuable, many designers are considering using power modules instead of traditional discrete DC-DC Point-of-Load (POL) designs to reduce board size, improve reliability and performance and speed up time to market.

Low-Voltage Modules (VBR < 70 V)

Our highly integrated power modules contain a controller, power switches and the necessary passive components—all of which are fully tested and pre-characterized for EMI and DC performance—to offer a complete switching power supply solution. Available in an ultra-compact, rugged and thermally enhanced package to improve high power density in your designs, these modules simplify your power design process while offering exceptional performance. Utilizing our proprietary Hyper Speed Control® architecture, they are designed to offer fast load transients to minimize output capacitance. Their HyperLight Load® mode provides efficiency improvements for light-load operation. We also offer a power module that can be used to optimize the performance of your FPGA-based design.

Medium- and High-Voltage Modules (VBR > 100 V)

We combine a formidable array of technologies in semiconductors, packaging and automated manufacturing to produce a wide range of high-quality modules optimized for reliability, efficiency and electrical performance, cost and space savings and reduced assembly time. This readily available standard module product line spans a wide selection of semiconductor (including Silicon Carbide) circuit topologies, voltage and current ratings and packages. If you need even more flexibility or intellectual property protection, we can customize a standard module with a low setup cost and short lead time. Our Application Specific Power Modules (ASPMs) can meet your unique requirements.

How Can a Power Module Solve Your Design Challenges?

  • Save board space and reduce PCB complexity
  • Excellent thermal performance delivered in a small package
  • Pre-characterized EMI and DC Performance (Low-/Medium-Voltage Power Modules)
  • Standard and customizable product options (High-Voltage Power Modules)

Low-Voltage Modules (VBR < 70 V)

Ease of Use

  • Turnkey solution speeds your time to market
  • Integrated controller, inductor and MOSFETs for simplified design
  • Optimized pinout for easy layout and assembly

Exceptional Performance

  • Up to 93% power conversion efficiency
  • Low radiated emissions (EMI)
  • Hyper Speed Control architecture fast load transient response

Small Form Factor

  • Small QFN package reduces solution size
  • Uses up to 60% less board space versus discrete designs
  • Low height profile (down to 0.9 mm)

Robust

  • Rugged package design for thermal performance, vibration and humidity resistance
  • Fewer external components improve reliability
  • Fully specified from −40°C to +125°C

Medium- and High-Voltage Modules (VBR > 100 V)

Ease of Use

  • Wide selection of voltage and current ratings, circuit topologies and packages
  • Reduced assembly time
  • Customization of standard modules available

Exceptional Performance

  • High power density
  • Isolated and highly thermally conductive substrate
  • Minimum parasitics

Package Capability

  • Standard and custom packages
  • Standard and custom terminals
  • Various substrate technologies

Reliability

  • Coefficient of thermal expansion matching
  • Packaging ensures environmental protection and mechanical robustness

MPLAB® Mindi™ Analog Simulator

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  • Fast and accurate analog circuit simulations to help accelerate your hardware designs
  • Choose from SPICE or piecewise linear SIMPLIS models, for accurate results in fast simulations
  • Downloadable simulation tool runs locally on your own PC without requiring an Internet connection

Power Check Design Service

Zero Power? Infinite Problems.
  • Accelerate and optimize hardware designs by obtaining insightful guidance and implementing best practices
  • Get recommendations from our applications experts on your hardware designs that use Microchip power management devices
  • Seamlessly upload your design files and track progress