Fairchild Develops Power Supply Reference Design for 400W Ecodesign

Fairchild Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FCS) system-power experts from the Global Power Resource Center in Fuerstenfeldbruck, Germany have developed the industry’s first power supply reference design for 400W ecodesigns. This power supply reference design shows how the combination of two state-of-the-art products, the award-winning Green FPS[tm] power switch (FSFR2100) and Power-SPM[tm] (FFP06R001) in modular SIP-9 packages, creates an elegant and efficient design. With efficiency at more than 92 percent, this design exceeds the 87 percent efficiency target proposed by the Energy Using Products directive (EuP).

Fairchild’s system-power experts incorporated power modules for both the primary and the secondary side of the power supply for improved performance, ease-of-design and a reduction in overall system cost. These highly efficient power modules reduce energy costs and reduce the size of the heat sinks needed, lowering the overall system costs. The smaller module size, together with the reduction in individual components necessary in the design, lowers logistic costs and reduces mounting costs by over 50 percent, offering a 25 percent space savings. For example, five components per channel can be eliminated on the secondary side. On the primary side, efficiency is improved by up to ten percent compared to conventional hard-switch converter topologies.

With the emergence of new standards for energy efficiency, Fairchild’s Global Power Resource Centers provide a valuable service to customers who need innovative techniques and products to solve efficiency challenges. Fairchild’s worldwide centers are part of the company’s Global Power Resource initiative, offering system power design, online design tools, evaluation boards, tutorials and power seminars. To enhance and broaden support for its customers, Fairchild offers these resources on its website with design, selection and educational tools for customers to access and optimize designs in real time.

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Fairchild Semiconductor (NYSE: FCS) is a global leader delivering energy-efficient power analog and power discrete solutions. Fairchild is The Power Franchise®, providing leading-edge silicon and packaging technologies, manufacturing strength and system expertise for consumer, communications, industrial, portable, computing and automotive systems. An application-driven, solution-based semiconductor supplier, Fairchild provides online design tools and design centers worldwide as part of its comprehensive Global Power Resource[SM].