Pulse Selected to Supply Inductors for Volterra Chipsets

August 03, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Pulse Engineering Inc. (San Diego, CA), a manufacturer of passive electronic magnetic-based components, announced that it was selected by Volterra Semiconductor Corp. as a supplier of multi-phase, coupled inductors for use with Volterra's fourth-generation voltage regulator chipsets. Volterra's voltage regulator intellectual property, along with Pulse's coupled inductors, enables next-generation solutions needed for high-performance central processing units and graphical processing units used in personal computers, workstations, and servers.

"Pulse is pleased that we have been selected as a licensee by Volterra," commented Pulse Power Division Product Line Manager Michael Arkin. "The Volterra chipset offers industry-leading ripple and transient performance, solving a difficult system problem in high-current, multi-phase voltage regulator module applications. Combined, these products provide a low-risk path to the higher-performance voltage regulator systems needed in these applications."

"We are proud to have licensed our multi-phase coupled inductors to support our patented coupled inductor topology to Pulse, one of the industry's leading magnetic components manufacturers," said Volterra Vice President of Marketing Bill Numann. "This topology serves as an important market driver for our scalable voltage regulator semiconductor chipsets. It allows our products to further reduce the need for external capacitor components in the voltage regulation system by a factor of two or more in high-transient applications such as powering central processing units and graphical processing units."