Renesas Electronics Corporation recently announced a high-efficiency power supply IC the that supports the Power Rules requirements as defined in USB Power Delivery (USB PD) 2.0 and 3.0 specifications from the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF). Engineers can use the RAA230161 IC with a wide variety of equipment that uses DC power, such as PC peripheral equipment, office equipment, hub applications, and more. With the IC, system manufacturers can safely implement reliable power supply equipment based on the USB PD 2.0 and 3.0 specifications.
The RAA230161 power supply IC’s features and specs:
- Achieves an efficiency rate up to a 95% and suppresses heat generation
- Supports the Power Rules in USB PD 2.0 and 3.0 standards
- Includes various built-in protection functions for reliable power supply equipment in a minimal amount of space
- Leads to higher safety and shorter development times with a variety of reference boards that include the IC and a Renesas USB PD 3.0 controller
Samples of the RAA230161 are currently. Mass production is scheduled to begin in September 2016 with a volume of 500,000 units per month.
Source: Renesas Electronics