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Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) expanded its industry-leading Thunderbolt portfolio with the TPS65980 DC/DC switching regulator, the first fully integrated power solution for bus-powered Thunderbolt applications. The TPS65980 is the centerpiece of  TI’s certified Thunderbolt single port peripheral reference design, simplifying the power chain and speeding the design of bus-powered applications, such as hard drives, solid state drives and audio and video solutions. Features include: 

• The ability to integrate all the power management functions to meet power requirements for a Thunderbolt bus-powered device, reducing the total BOM cost by 50 percent and solution size by 40 percent compared to discrete solutions.
• Certifications for Thunderbolt: Reduces design time, because the TPS65980 is the only solution recommended and approved for Thunderbolt bus-powered solutions.
• Up to 3.5 A of output current, allowing bus-powered endpoint devices up to 10 W at over 90 percent efficiency.
• Automatic thermal shut-off and power sequencing.

For more information on the TPS65980 DC/DC switching regulator, visit www.ti.com.

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