Fabless power semiconductor company Helix Semiconductors announced sampling of their HS200 DC-DC power IC, able to convert 48V to extremely low voltage. The new IC offers greater than 97% efficiency at 2.6W, and greater than 90% efficiency at 15W, making it one of the most energy-efficient-per-density solutions available. The HS200 is the latest addition to the eMpower family, joining the HS100 AC-DC chipset announced earlier this year.
Target applications for the HS200 include Power over Ethernet products such as wireless access points, security cameras, IoT gateways, and VoIP phones, as well as 48V input telecom and data center blades and electric and hybrid vehicles.
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