MPS claims industry's first programmable power product family

January 28, 2014 // By Paul Buckley
Monolithic Power Systems (MPS), a fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, has released what the company claims is  industry's first fully-programmable controller specifically designed for Information/Communications and cloud based systems.

MP2953, a fully-programmable 6-Phase Controller with telemetry and Auto-Loop Compensation, is the first product introduced in the programmable power family, targeting ultra-compact, high density VR/VRM systems. Applications supported include server core, memory, storage and any DC/DC application where efficiency maximization is critical.

The device's proprietary process technology enables MPS to leapfrog its competition in terms of power density, ease-of-use and reduction in size and bill of materials. Coupled with MPS's family of Intelli-Phase DriverMOS IC's, the MP2953 also claims to deliver the best-in-class performance in efficiency and transient response. The Current Sense technique built into MPS Intelli-Phase IC's allows the MP2953 to monitor and report output current at an accurate level eliminating the need to overdesign your system while delivering the most optimized power and efficiency.

The programmability by software implementation using MPS proprietary graphical user interface (GUI) eliminates the need for traditional 'trial and error' design processes in the lab. Virtually all parameters are easy to program or monitor by using the IC's telemetry feature and program through the MPS GUI interface. MPS GUI used to program the device is the most user-friendly interface on the market today and offers an intuitive control features that allows the power engineer to complete their design and evaluation in short order. The MP2953's digital power management and control features provide real-time intelligence which allows the system designer to build a system that adapts to their conditions while optimizing efficiency. Finally, MPS's proprietary auto-tune technology allows for changes in the load and temperature enabling power savings under even extreme light load conditions.

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