October 31, 2008
Power Integrations Introduces Five New TOPSwitch(R)-HX Offline Switcher ICs in Ultra-Low-Profile eSIP-L Package
Power Integrations (Nasdaq:POWI), the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today launched five new members of its popular TOPSwitch-HX family of AC-DC power conversion ICs in the company's new 2-mm-high e-SIP-L package. The new products are ideal for slim power adapters used with netbook/laptop computers, printers and video game consoles, and for LCD TVs and monitors where the trend recently has been toward lower-profile and more energy-efficient products.
The TOPSwitch-HX family is highly efficient from light load to full power, which benefits a wide range of applications where government regulations limit energy usage at all power levels. The traditional TO-220 power packages previously used for power devices stand 18 mm above the PCB and constrain the heatsink to a vertical aspect that often considerably exceeds this height. Power Integrations' proprietary eSIP package features an "L" shaped lead-bend enabling the devices to lie flat against the board with the exposed heatsink pad facing upwards. This leaves plenty of space for a heatsink and enables extremely slender power supply designs.
Comments Andrew Smith, product manager at Power Integrations: "TOPSwitch-HX features world-beating multi-mode technology that ensures maximum efficiency under all load conditions. Now that these ICs are available in the new low-profile eSIP-L package, power supply designers will be able to reduce size, save cost and still meet all required agency regulations. Moreover, our proprietary high-frequency SlimCore(TM) transformer technology - freely licensed to PI customers when they use TOPSwitch-HX in their adapter design - means that very low-profile solutions can be created quickly, easily and economically."
The new eSIP-L package is designed to meet international standards for creepage and clearance, increasing reliability and improving resistance to contaminant-induced short-circuit failures. The new products, TOP255LN, TOP256LN, TOP257LN, TOP258LN and TOP259LN, join the previously released TOP260LN, TOP261LN and TOP262LN and are immediately available from $0.95/ea in 10k unit quantities.
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Power Integrations' Green Room web site (www.powerint.com/greenroom) contains information on the issue of energy waste from inefficient power supplies, as well as tips on designing products that minimize the amount of energy wasted by household and office electronics. The Green Room also provides a comprehensive guide to energy-efficiency standards around the world, as well as a host of reference designs and software to assist in the design of energy-efficient power supplies.
About Power Integrations
Power Integrations is the leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits used in energy efficient power conversion. The company's breakthrough integrated-circuit technology enables compact, energy-efficient power supplies in a wide range of electronic products, in AC-DC, DC-DC and LED lighting applications. The company's EcoSmart(R) energy-efficiency technology, which dramatically reduces energy waste, has saved consumers and businesses around the world more than an estimated $3 billion on their electricity bills since its introduction in 1998. Reflecting the environmental benefits of EcoSmart technology, the company's stock is included in clean-tech stock indices sponsored by Nasdaq (Nasdaq:CELS) and the American Stock Exchange (AMEX:CTIUS). For more information, visit the company's website at www.powerint.com.