High-speed designs use digital components with very fast edge rates in their output signals which can be subjected to significant distortion and degradation creating high bit-error-rates and lower data throughput.  Insertion and reflection losses, crosstalk and impedance mismatch, are all factors, amongst others, influencing the integrity of a transmitted signal.

Empower’s E-CAP silicon capacitors provide wide bandwidth low impedance highly stable decoupling capacitors capable of being placed close and even integrated into an SoC substrate.

Empower Semiconductor is developing power management solutions enabling full unrestricted speed and performance of the latest xPUs.

  • High power density
  • High bandwidth conversion
  • Low power distribution losses
  • Vertical Power

The ability to process data and perform complex calculations at high speeds has been intensified in recent years by leaps in technologies such as artificial intelligence, 3-D imaging and autonomous driving. These technologies have exacerbated the need for faster and more complex processors and architectures.

Equipment designed to operate within a high magnetic field environment can experience power failures or abnormal operating conditions due to the force the magnetic field imposes on ferromagnetic material-based electronics.

Moreover, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) devices can record false or distorted images due to the inferences from such electronics. Empower’s IVRs regulators use non-ferromagnetic air-core inductors ideal for operating in harsh magnetic environments.

Data being communicated and processed around the globe is rapidly growing, driving the need for a new generation of faster data processing components and elements in data centers and datacom equipment.

Empower Semiconductor offers novel fully integrated power management solutions that both increase performance and solve the power density challenge of space-constrained data-intensive applications.

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System-on-Modules (SOMs) and Computer-on-Modules (CoMs) provide all components of an embedded processing system (processors, communication interfaces, memory blocks, power management, etc.) on a single production-ready printed circuit board (PCB). This modular approach makes them ideal for embedding into a variety of end systems and applications.Empower’s IVRs provide high-density configurable multi-rails regulators enabling rapid and flexible prototyping.

Chiplet architectures are rapidly gaining popularity over monolithic designs in developing complex SoCs. While providing increased performance, design flexibility and upgradability, they do, however, require more complex power management and PCB routing.

Empower’s IVRs can be integrated as an additional chiplet into an SoC increasing the power delivery efficiency and simplifying PCB routing.

APEC 2023 – Booth #454

Single to quad channel IVR™ device delivers up to 18W of power in a compact 35mm2 form factor for space constrained data-intensive applications

San Jose, California, February 9, 2023 — Empower Semiconductor, the world leader in Integrated Voltage Regulators, today announced that it will showcase the EP71xx series device, its latest generation of IVR™ regulator at the upcoming Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in Orlando Florida from March 19th – March 23rd, 2023.

The EP71xx is designed with a state-of-the-art high speed power architecture that delivers industry-leading power density and transient response while virtually integrating and embedding all discrete external components. This unique architecture makes it ideal for use in high-performance data center, networking, telecommunications, computing and medical applications.

Visitors to the Empower booth (#454) will experience firsthand the high integration and compactness of the EP71xx multi power rail single device design and its world’s fastest transient response with a live demo. Also on show will be its flexible on-board power sequencer with programmable slew rate, fastest dynamic voltage scaling (DVS) and thermal performance under full load. All visitors to the booth will enter a draw for a chance to win Apple AirTag trackers.

“Empower’s R&D team continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in power management.” says Tim Phillips, Empower CEO, President and Founder. “APEC is an important event for the power community and the perfect forum for us to connect with power designers and systems architects. The EP71xx series represents a major leap forward from a traditional power solution and we are excited to illustrate how the latest IVR and E-CAP innovations will help designers address the competing demands for performance, higher power densities and long-term sustainability.”

Schedule a meeting with the Empower team right away using our online calendar https://bit.ly/Empower-APEC-2023 or email us at sales@empowersemi.com

About Empower Semiconductor

Data being communicated and processed around the globe is anticipated to drive the energy consumption of data centers and communications networks to 17% of total electricity demand worldwide by 2030(1), dramatically increasing pollution, carbon emissions and cost. Empower Semiconductor was founded with the mission to “minimize the energy footprint of the digital economy” by developing novel fully integrated power management solutions that both increase the performance and reduce the power consumption of energy-hungry, data-intensive applications.

Traditional power solutions require dozens of discrete components with big footprints, complex designs and deliver power inefficiently with poor response times and inaccuracies. Empower Semiconductor’s patented IVR technology integrates dozens of components into a single IC shrinking footprints by 10x, increasing efficiency and delivering power with unprecedented simplicity, speed & accuracy and with zero discrete components. The Empower IVR™ technology solves the power density challenge to address a wide range of applications including mobile, wearables, 5G, AI, and data centers. In 2020 the capacitor technology platform was added to further address power density. E-CAP revolutionized the capacitor industry as the world’s smallest, highest performing, and incredibly reliable capacitor for wearables, mobile, and SoC applications. The company is based in Silicon Valley, CA and is led by a team of highly experienced power experts and executives.

  1. Nature, “How to stop data centres from gobbling up the world’s electricity”, September 12, 2018

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