Power Integrations Intros DAK-12 Design Kit

November 07, 2002 by Jeff Shepard

Power Integrations Inc. (San Jose, CA) announced the availability of new design support tools that simplify the design of complex forward converter power supplies using the company’s TOPSwitch®-GX high-voltage power conversion ICs. The new design accelerator kit (DAK-12) is a comprehensive reference design kit containing all the engineering tools needed to design energy-efficient, multiple-output, forward converters up to 200W output power for applications such as PC and server main power supplies.

The DAK-12 features a working ATX form-factor, forward topology design, PC power supply using the company’s TOPSwitch-GX to deliver 145W continuous power (160W peak) with multiple outputs. It also includes a standby power supply using Power Integrations’ TinySwitch®-II low-power switcher IC family. The kit includes a detailed 40-page design methodology application note, a complete engineering report, data sheets and several device samples of the TOPSwitch-GX and TinySwitch-II IC families, and the company’s PI Expert™ power supply design software.

The DAK-12 is priced at $95.95 and is available now.