Fairchild, Zilker to Make Digital Power Products
Fairchild Semiconductor and Zilker Labs have entered into an agreement to manufacture and sell digital power products, including point-of-load power devices, targeted at the server, networking, graphics and high-end desktop applications. Zilker Labs’ Digital-DC ICs are highly-integrated, high-performance digital power solutions designed to be universal building blocks that can be easily combined and adapted to address a variety of complex power system requirements. These products implement an innovative digital power conversion architecture that dynamically optimizes efficiency as system conditions change, and integrated power management logic reduces both external component and board space requirements and simplifies the design process. The Digital-DC devices incorporate integrated intelligence, allowing them to be easily configured through simple pin settings or by using Power Management Bus (PMBus) commands with no software programming required.