Enpirion partners with Future Electronics to offer the world’s lowest-cost Power-System-on-Chip DC-DC converters

Global Availability marks Industry’s First Wafer-Level Magnetics Based Integrated Power ICs

MONTREAL, Canada and HAMPTON, NJ — November 29, 2012 — Enpirion, the leader of integrated power IC solutions, and Future Electronics, a global leading distributor of electronic components announce the availability of products based on the world’s first wafer level magnetics (WLM) technology. In partnering with Future Electronics, Enpirion has made available these devices worldwide, which are the lowest cost PowerSoC DC-DC converters in the world enabled by bringing the economics of silicon wafers in place of traditional discrete bulk magnetics.

The newly released EL700 family is a low power fully-integrated PowerSoC family based on electroplated wafer level magnetics. The EL700 family delivers low cost, low power point-of-load DC-DC conversion at a record-breaking 18 MHz switching frequency for ultra-low ripple. Compared to an LDO, the EL711 and EL712 improve power conversion efficiency up to 40 points, with efficiency of up to 90 percent. The 1A and 1.5A switch-mode DC-DC converters support an input voltage range of 2.65V to 5.5V and are true Enpirion PowerSoCs: In a form factor of only 42mm², they monolithically integrate MOSFET switches, controller circuits, compensation, and a tiny silicon inductor. With an ultra-fast transient response, the EL711 meets the demand of high performance digital ASICs, DSPs, and FPGA cores found in a broad range of applications.”

“Besides enjoying the fastest time to market, customers benefit from a combination of low cost and highest density not possible with any other alternative integrated power management solution,” says Mark Cieri, Vice President of Sales and Corporate Marketing at Enpirion.

“We are happy to partner with Enpirion to offer the EL700 family to the market,” say Dan Casey, Executive Vice President at Future Electronics.  “Future prides itself of offering its customer a complete breadth of electronics components while focused on enabling fastest time to market solutions such as Enpirion’s PowerSoC DC-DC converter solutions.”

The EL711 PowerSoC comes in a 3 x 4.5 x 0.9 mm DFN package. It is pin-compatible to the 1.5A switch-mode DC-DC converter EL712. Both devices can be used as an economical replacement of low drop-out regulators.

Price and Availability
The EL711 and EL712 are available exclusively from Future Electronics.  The EL711 is priced at $0.57 in volumes of 1k units.  The EL712 will be available in Q1-13.  Future Electronics also offers evaluation boards for Enpirion products.

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About Enpirion
Enpirion is the leader of integrated power IC solutions driving the miniaturization of DC-DC power systems. Enpirion’s products are leading the discrete-to-integrated transition in the multi-billion dollar power IC market. Its integrated power IC solutions simplify design complexity while addressing the space constraints and efficiency needs faced by designers of enterprise, telecom, storage, industrial and embedded applications. In engineering complete power-systems-on-a-chip (PowerSoC), Enpirion is the only semiconductor company that owns all key enabling analog power technologies: high-frequency MOSFET, magnetics and packaging.  Enpirion’s extensive portfolio of DC-DC converter PowerSoCs with integrated inductors enable the industry’s smallest solution footprints and are recognized for their high efficiency, low noise, exceptional thermal performance, high reliability and ease of use. Unlike discrete power products, Enpirion’s turnkey solutions give designers complete power systems that are fully simulated, characterized, validated and production qualified. For more information about Enpirion, please visit www.enpirion.com.

Company contact:
Mark Cieri
Vice President of Sales and Corporate Marketing
Office: +1 908-894-6020

Agency contact:
Anja-Maria Hastenrath
embedded PR
Office: +49 (0)89 / 64913634-11

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About Future Electronics
Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 42 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit www.FutureElectronics.com.

Contact:
FUTURE ELECTRONICS
Martin H. Gordon
Director, Corporate Communications
514-694-7710 (ext. 2236)
Fax: 514-630-2671
martin.gordon@FutureElectronics.com