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

November 29, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
Enpirion and Future Electronics have announced the availability of products based on the world’s first wafer level magnetics technology.

In partnering with Future Electronics, Enpirion has made available the devices worldwide, which are the lowest cost PowerSoC DC-DC converters in the world that was 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 1 A and 1.5 A switch-mode DC-DC converters support an input voltage range of 2.65 V to 5.5 V and are true Enpirion PowerSoCs: In a form factor of only 42 mm², 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.

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.

Availability and Pricing

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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