Power-One and Bellnix Enter Into Digital Power License Agreement

July 16, 2013 by Jeff Shepard

Power-One, Inc. has entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, field of use agreement with Bellnix Co., Ltd. for digital power technology (DPT) patents from Power-One. Digital Power Technology drives increased system efficiency, improved design flexibility, faster time to market, decreased board space requirements and lower system costs. DPT also enables telemetry capability, providing access to critical information including current, temperature and voltage.

Telemetry allows the system to accurately monitor its power consumption and thermal performance, enabling designers to easily engineer key features such as system power optimization, fault detection and predictive maintenance features into their end products. Applications utilizing FPGAs, ASICS, DSPs continue to drive board densities higher, requiring complex power architectures to handle and manage the increasing number of voltage rails and output voltages.

"Power-One is pleased to license its Digital Power Technology to Bellnix, a well-respected Japanese supplier for AC/DC and DC/DC converters," said Steve Hogge President of Power Solutions business unit at Power-One. "With the increasing number of leading power supply and semiconductor companies partnering with Power-One, we continue to expand the market by providing energy-efficient technologies with increased functionality for our customers."

"These DPT patents support Bellnix's new product category," said Kenichiro Suzuki, Managing Director. "Configurability through serial communication is crucial to system optimization and maximizing power conversion performance."