Helix Semiconductors presented a new DC/DC product family that maximizes low-profile DC/DC power delivery to create leading-class, high-power-density solutions. Consisting of five monolithic, configurable, high-voltage switch capacitor ICs, the new product family is targeted to both non-isolated and isolated buck or boost DC/DC converter applications. Nick Vergunst gave a fascinating talk entitled “New frontiers in voltage conversion technology,” highlighting the critical aspects of new power electronics with the vigorous demands of increasingly higher power density.
Vergunst illustrated Helix’s patented MuxCapacitor (MuxCap) and Capacitive Isolation (Capso), which are enabling technologies behind smaller, cooler, and more efficient products. The company claims that its MuxCapacitor is able to convert mains power worldwide to virtually any lower voltage with more than 95% efficiency, also enabling real-zero power.
Power electronic device makers roll out new innovations at PCIM