International Rectifier and Power-One Enter Into Patent License Agreement
International Rectifier, IR® (NYSE: IRF) and Power-One, Inc. (Nasdaq: PWER), a leading global manufacturer of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions, announced today that they entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, Field of Use agreement for Digital Power Technology (DPT) patents from Power-One.
Digital Power Technology drives increased system efficiency, improved design flexibility, faster time to market, decreased footprint size 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 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 the increasing number of voltage rails and output voltages dropping below 1V. Digital Power Technology is an extremely attractive solution.
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