GE Energy Power Electronics announced an agreement to license The Lineage Power® DLynx™ Digital Point-of-Load (POL) product portfolio to Bel Fuse Inc. DLynx leverages the strengths of digital technology to efficiently power silicon devices such as processors and memory devices on circuit boards. The licensing agreement with Bel Fuse utilizes the DOSA digital POL standard and includes solutions ranging from 3 to 40A modules. Designed to lower risk and accelerate new product development efforts across multiple original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the standards-based DOSA footprints and analog/digital compatibility with existing circuit board designs shrinks the size, lowers the cost and improves the performance of board-mounted power modules.
Digital power provides access to critical load information including current and voltage, enabling the system to monitor the power consumption at the highest possible resolution – at the processor or other silicon load. Employing the industry-standard PMBus™ interface and patented space-saving Tunable Loop™ technology to optimize transient response, the miniaturization of DOSA digital POL implementations can deliver current density of over 8A/cm² in a full range module at elevated temperatures. Pin-compatible analog versions of the digital modules offer design flexibility and value engineering savings opportunities.