PR11 SZ1130

Silanna Semiconductor Ramps Up Volume Production of Integrated AC/DC Controller and DC/DC Converter ICs

High-Efficiency ‘COSmart Power’ Devices are Now Available for Volume Order

San Diego, CA – November 29th, 2021 – Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has confirmed that despite the worldwide chip shortage, it has been able to ramp up production of its ‘end-to-end’ family of power conversion semiconductors allowing it to satisfy customer orders in volume.

Silanna Semiconductor’s CO2 Smart Power™ portfolio, which includes active clamp flyback (ACF) AC/DC controllers and wide-voltage, high-frequency point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters, offers the industry’s highest levels of integration and efficiency. The unique nature of the technology combined with Silanna’s robust approach to management of its manufacturing and supply chain, has ensured minimum impact on production and lead times.

Mark Drucker, Silanna Semiconductor’s CEO, comments: “While the lead time on a growing number of conventional power management ICs has risen, Silanna has been able to ramp up volume production. As a result, engineers choosing our AC/DC and DC/DC components for their power management schemes can realize all the benefits of improved efficiencies, reduced component counts and improved reliability while minimizing time-to-market.”

Silanna’s CO2 Smart Power™ portfolio of AC/DC and DC/DC devices provides complete solutions that address the ultimate power management challenge of delivering improved performance, unrivaled power densities and reduced BoMs while ensuring more efficient energy use. All of the products have been specifically designed for optimum performance and best-in-class power density. As well as minimizing energy use during operation, they also drive down the so-called ‘vampire’ power drain when on standby. In most cases, this translates directly into advanced products and systems that use less electricity and, therefore, contribute less to harmful COemissions.

Silanna’s AC/DC controllers provide the ease-of-design of a simple flyback controller with all the benefits of an ACF design. This includes recycling the leakage inductance energy of the flyback transformer and limiting the primary FET drain voltage spike during the turn-off events. Employing Silanna Semiconductor’s OptiModeTM digital control architecture, these devices adjust the mode of operation on a cycle-by-cycle basis to maintain high efficiency, low EMI, fast dynamic load regulation, and other key power supply parameters in response to varying line voltage and load.

The high operating frequencies of Silanna’s PoL DC/DC converters mean smaller, lower cost, higher-performing output filters and significant size and cost reductions. Choosing these devices allows engineers to significantly increase the power density of their designs with volumes approaching 12% of that required by low-frequency alternatives.

The combination of best-in-class power density and efficiency, minimum no-load power and unprecedented BoM savings makes Silanna’s CO2 Smart Power technologies particularly suited to reducing the size, weight and energy consumption of single- and multi-port travel adaptors and device chargers.

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs.

Silanna Semiconductor, with its family of CO2 Smart Power™ ICs, offers technologies that will benefit the planet and the people on it by delivering best-in-class power density and efficiency.

Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.              

PR Contact: Grand Bridges Ltd, team@grandbridges.com, +1.310 529 0321  


Elementech PR v2

Elementech Chooses Silanna Semiconductor CO2 Smart Power™ AC/DC Active Clamp Flyback Technology for Ultra-Compact High-Speed 65W USB-PD Adapter

Up to 40% smaller than competing 65W charging products thanks to the industry’s highest integration and highest operational efficiency PWM Controller

San Diego, CA – Date – Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has announced that Elementech, the Taiwanese power, networking, and peripheral specialist, has chosen Silanna’s SZ1130 AC/DC active clamp flyback (ACF) controller for its latest 65W dual-port (2C) USB-PD high-speed charger.  Because the SZ1130 combines industry-leading levels of integration with ultra-high-efficiency operation, the new compact, lightweight Elementech charger is up to 40% smaller than other 65W USB-PD products currently on the market.

The SZ1130 is the world’s first fully digital ACF controller and is a member of Silanna’s CO2 Smart Power™ family of AC/DC and DC/DC technologies. These technologies address the ultimate power management challenge facing engineers by simplifying design, reducing product size and improving performance while meeting environmental and sustainability goals through more efficient energy use. The SZ1130 has an operational efficiency above 94% and no-load power below 50mW which reduces overall energy consumption. Integration of an adaptive digital PWM controller, an active clamp FET, active clamp gate driver and startup regulator keeps size and BoM to a minimum.

Elementech’s new CCA-20V65W USB-PD adapter has dimensions of just 51mm x 44mm x 35mm, giving it a (cased) power density of 13.5W/inch3 (0.82W/cm3). The adapter offers a universal power (100Vac – 240Vac) input and has a maximum input current of 1.5A that automatically detects the proper charging current for connected devices. Active power distribution adjusts power sharing between the two ports. Used individually, each port can deliver 65W PD 3.0 charging. Dual-port charging delivers a maximum 63W split between 45W PD3.0 and 18W QC/15W PD. Suitable for use all over the world, the CCA-20V65W is supplied with interchangeable plugs for global compatibility.

Larry Wasylin, vice president of worldwide sales at Silanna, comments: “The choice of our active clamp flyback controller has helped Elementech drive down the size, weight and component count of its new charger while ensuring the lowest overall power consumption and related CO2 emissions.”

Joseph Su, Corporate Vice President at Elementech adds: “With high operational efficiency and low no-load  ‘vampire’ power, our new 65W dual-port charger meets the high expectations of consumers in terms of performance and speed of charging yet it is significantly smaller and lighter than many other 65W products on the market. Silanna’s SZ1130 controller has played a key role in helping us achieve this.”

The SZ1130 provides the ease-of-design of a simple flyback controller with all the benefits of an ACF design, including recycling the leakage inductance energy of the flyback transformer and limiting the primary FET drain voltage spike during the turn-off events. Employing Silanna Semiconductor’s OptiModeTM digital control architecture, the SZ1130 adjusts the device’s mode of operation on a cycle-by-cycle basis to maintain high efficiency, low EMI, fast dynamic load regulation, and other key power supply parameters in response to varying line voltage and load. The device also offers integrated protection against over-temperature, over-voltage, over-current, over-power and short circuit conditions without the need for additional, external components.

More information on the Silanna SZ1130 controller and other members of Silanna’s CO2 Smart Power technologies is available at https://www.powerdensity.com or by contacting sales@silannasemi.com  

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs.

Silanna Semiconductor, with its family of CO2 Smart Power™ ICs, offers technologies that will benefit the planet and the people on it by delivering best-in-class power density and efficiency.

Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

About Elementech:

Established in 2003, Elementech focuses on professional switching power supply design and manufacturing.  With design headquarters based in Neihu, Taipei City, Taiwan, the company has manufacturing factories based in Taicang, Jiangsu Province, China where they mass produce their designs.                                                                                                                                             

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PR SZ1131 FINAL

Silanna Semiconductor’s Active Clamp Flyback (ACF) Controller for Power Adapters up to 100W Combines Industry’s Highest Integration and Operational Efficiency with Ultra-Low No-Load Power

‘COSmart Power’ AC/DC Controller delivers BOM Savings in High Power Density Universal Input 65W and PFC-Supported 100W Adapters

San Diego, CA – 10th August 2021 – Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has launched a new integrated active clamp flyback (ACF) controller that will reduce the operational and no-load/ stand-by power consumption of high-efficiency chargers and adapters while driving down component count, BOM cost and size.

The SZ1131 ACF controller is the latest addition to Silanna Semiconductor’s family of CO2 Smart Power™ technologies. These technologies address the ultimate power management challenge facing engineers by simplifying design and improving performance while addressing environmental sustainability goals through more efficient energy use. In the case of the SZ1131, efficiencies of up to 95% across universal (90Vac – 265Vac) input voltages and varying loads, combined with ultra-low no-load power of less than 20mW (including USB-PD applications) significantly reduce overall energy consumption.

Mark Drucker, Silanna Semiconductor’s CEO, comments: “This device sets a new benchmark for integration and further re-enforces Silanna’s commitment to combining performance and sustainability. Chargers for smartphones and laptops are often left plugged in, even if they are only charging for a few hours at a time. By focusing on extending efficiency margins against CoC, DoE and other regulatory requirements and driving down no-load power we allow customers to deliver best-in-industry efficiency under varying line, load and temperature conditions at the same time as minimizing ‘vampire’ power.”  

Silanna’s new ACF controller is targeted at high efficiency and high power density adapters of up to 65W output power with universal input and 100W output power with PFC-support applications, including single-port and multi-port USB-PD fast chargers. Featuring the industry’s highest level of integration, the SZ1131 incorporates an adaptive digital PWM controller, ultra high-voltage (UHV) active clamp FET, active clamp gate driver and startup regulator.

The SZ1131 provides the ease-of-design of a simple flyback controller with all the benefits of an ACF design, including recycling the leakage inductance energy of the flyback transformer and limiting the primary FET drain voltage spike during the turn-off events. Employing Silanna Semiconductor’s OptiModeTM digital control architecture, the SZ1131 adjusts the device’s mode of operation on a cycle-by-cycle basis to maintain high efficiency, low EMI, fast dynamic load regulation, and other key power supply parameters in response to varying line voltage and load.

An all-silicon 65W USB-PD reference design using the SZ1131 demonstrates a 30W/inch3 power density (uncased) with impressive ~93% low line (90Vac) and > 94% high line (230Vac) efficiencies, while using lower cost components. These include a conventional RM8 transformer, 100V SR FET, minimal clamp capacitor, and a single common mode choke in the input filter. Silanna Semiconductor’s technology-agnostic approach focuses on the ultimate power management challenges and delivers even higher efficiency and power density when paired with GaN primary FETs.

Supplied in a 16-pin SOIC package, the SZ1131 offers protection against over-temperature, over-voltage, over-current, over-power and short circuit conditions, and transformer core saturation faults without the need for additional external components.

SZ1131 Key Features

  • Integrated UHV active clamp FET, active clamp driver and start-up regulator
  • Capable of over 95% efficiency
  • Flat efficiency across universal (90Vac to 265Vac) input voltage and load
  • < 20mW system no-load power consumption
  • OptiMode™ cycle-by-cycle adaptive digital control
  • Self-tuning valley mode switching (VMS)
  • Multi-mode operation (burst mode, QR, VMS)
  • > 6 dB EMI margin
  • OTP, OVP, OCP, OPP, output short circuit and transformer saturation protection
  • Up to 65W output power with universal input and 100W+ output power with front-end PFC
  • 16-pin SOIC package
  • CO2 Smart Power by Silanna Semiconductor 

Applications

  • High power density AC/DC power supplies
  • High-efficiency power adapters
  • USB-PD/QC AC/DC power adapters
  • Battery chargers for mobile devices

Availability:  

SZ1131 devices are being sampled to key accounts and will be released for full production in Q4 2021. More information is available at https://www.powerdensity.com or by contacting sales@silanna.com

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs.

Silanna Semiconductor, with its family of CO2 Smart Power™ ICs, offers technologies that will benefit the planet and the people on it by delivering best-in-class power density and efficiency.

Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.              

PR Contact: Grand Bridges Ltd, team@grandbridges.com, +1.310 529 0321  


Citra 3105B PR

Silanna Semiconductor Extends Power of Highest Efficiency, Highest Power Density DC/DC Converter Family to 100W

Latest addition to the CO2 Smart Power™ DC/DC product family delivers industry-leading efficiency

San Diego, CA – June 23rd 2021 – Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has extended its CO2 Smart Power™ family of wide-voltage, high-frequency point of load converters with a 100W device targeting USB-PD applications designed to deliver industry-leading efficiency.

Silanna Semiconductor focuses on ultimate power management challenges with devices that combine best-in-class power density and efficiency performance with unprecedented BoM savings. Operating at a switching speed of 667kHz, the SZDL3105B fully-integrated DC/DC converter (buck regulator) can supply up to 5 amps and 100 watts of output power.  It accommodates industry-leading wide input and output ranges that support up to 27VDC input and is supplied in a tiny 4mm x 4mm QFN package.  

Tim Wilhelm, Director of Marketing, explained, “Higher switching frequency means a smaller, lower cost, higher performing output filter that has delighted the clients we have sampled. The SZDPL3105B device enables ground-breaking efficiencies in the smallest size and weight designs. Our support tools give customers the flexibility and confidence to quickly increase the performance efficiency. This ultimately increases power density with volumes approaching 12% of that required by low-frequency competitive solutions. The SZDL3105 significantly reduces BOM cost, design cycles and time to market.”  

The SZDL3105B has unique features that optimize its performance in USB port power supply applications. Extremely low operating power dissipation enables the very low no-load power that is an important specification for regulatory certification. Internal and external feedback resistor divider flexibility supports custom design, while a momentary internal feedback path allows for clean and well-controlled start-up operation until external USB port controllers can bias themselves and smoothly take over control of the output voltage. 

“At Silanna Semiconductor we have the mantra ‘Power Management Re-Imagined’ and the SZDL3105B is one more example of how we approach the challenges of size and cost completely differently than our competitors,” said Mark Drucker, CEO of Silanna Semiconductor. “Our design team increased the operating frequency and maintained the highest efficiency and power density, which allows unheard of size and cost reductions.  We are witnessing some fantastic customer reactions, which have resulted in a large number of early design wins particularly in USB-PD applications. We are building a stable of CO2 Smart Power devices and it's exciting to see our design teams focus on the end-to-end power solutions with complementary DC/DC and AC/DC product families that achieve best-in-class efficiency.”  

SZDL3105B Key Features:  

  • Optimal for USB-PD and fast charging USB ports
  • Up to 100W USB-PD ports  
  • 667kHz switching frequency for compact designs
  • 3.3V to 21V output at 5A (covers USB-PD 3.0 and PPS applications)  
  • 7V to 27V Input    
  • Dual input LDOs (VIN and VOUT) for product bias optimizes overall efficiency  
  • Space saving 4mm x 4mm QFN package  
  • CO2 Smart Power by Silanna Semiconductor 

Key Applications  

  • USB-PD and fast charging power adapters 
  • High power density DC/DC power supplies 
  • High-efficiency power adapters 
  • Battery chargers for mobile devices  

Availability:  

SZDL3105B devices are being sampled to key accounts and will be fully released in the second half of 2021. More information is available at https://www.powerdensity.com or by contacting sales@silannasemi.com  

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs.

Silanna Semiconductor, with its family of CO2 Smart Power™ ICs, offers technologies that will benefit the planet and the people on it by delivering best-in-class power density and efficiency.

Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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CO2 smart power PR

Silanna Semiconductor Underlines Commitment to Performance and Sustainability with New Technology Brand

CO2 Smart Power™ signifies optimum performance and best-in-class efficiency and power density

San Diego, CA – Date – Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, has unveiled CO2 Smart Power™, a new brand that emphasizes the company’s commitment to technologies that not only simplify design and improve performance but also benefit the environment through more efficient energy use.

A growing global demand for electricity combined with an urgent need to drive down carbon emissions is putting OEMs under significant pressure to create products that deliver improved performance and enhanced functionality but use less energy, both during operation and in standby mode. With a focus on minimizing both operational power and standby ‘vampire’ power drain, Silanna Semiconductor’s CO2 Smart Power branded ICs are specifically designed to help application designers and engineers achieve these conflicting goals.

Commenting on the launch of the new brand, Mark Drucker, Silanna Semiconductor’s CEO, states: “Our aim has always been to deliver best-in-class power density and efficiency performance. With CO2 Smart Power we are re-enforcing our commitment to this philosophy and underlining the fact that it is only by making better use of energy that we will collectively address the challenge of meeting rising demand for electricity while driving down harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

“From chargers and travel adaptors to industrial and appliance power, the CO2 Smart Power brand will give users confidence that a product has been specifically designed for optimum performance and efficiency during operation and to minimize so-called vampire power drain when on standby.”

From today, all of Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs will fall under the company’s CO2 Smart Power brand. These devices include ultra-compact, high-frequency point-of-load DC/DC converters that offer unrivalled efficiency and power density and the world’s first fully integrated active clamp flyback controllers, which can operate at efficiencies of up to 95%.

Among the target applications for CO2 Smart Power technologies are travel adapters, laptop adapters, appliance power, smart metering, computing, lighting, industrial power, and display power.

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs.

Silanna Semiconductor, with its family of CO2 Smart Power ICs, offers technologies that will benefit the planet and the people on it by delivering best-in-class power density and efficiency.

Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.                                                                                                                                            

PR Contact: Grand Bridges Ltd, team@grandbridges.com, +1.310 529 0321  


RD 12 Press Release

Silanna Semiconductor Launches World-Class 65W Active Clamp Flyback (ACF)

 Silanna Semiconductor and GaN Systems partner to co-design a revolutionary 65W reference design.

San Diego, CA – March 10th, 2021- Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, today announced their partnership with GaN Systems by launching a co-designed, world-class 65W USB-C GaN (gallium nitride) charger featuring Silanna Semiconductor’s Fully Integrated Active Clamp Flyback PWM Controller, the SZ1130 with GaN System’s 650V Power GaN Transistor. Silanna Semiconductor’s technology-agnostic design focuses on the ultimate power management challenges with the best-in-class power density (30W/in3 uncased) and efficiency (>94%) that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings. 

The full production of Silanna’s Active Clamp Flyback (ACF) controllers started in mid-2020 and is continuing to enable higher efficiency and higher power density adapter designs. The versatility of Silanna Semiconductor's ACF controller allows design flexibility for the end-user to select their preferred FET technology within their reference design. The new 65W USB-C GaN charger reference design utilizes Silanna Semiconductor’s SZ1130 Fully Integrated ACF PWM controller, with the high-side FET integrated into the controller. The ACF architecture reduces BOM cost by integrating the ACF circuit. In addition, the reference design uses lower-cost components, including conventional RM8 transformer, 100V SR FET, minimal clamp capacitor, and a single common mode choke in the input filter, resulting in an attractive design for power supply technology companies to utilize within their products. 

“The ACF controller is delivering >94% efficiency with the combination of our SZ1130 and GaN Systems’ GS-065-008-1-L 650V GaN Transistor resulting in a revolutionary design for the industry,” said Mark Drucker, CEO of Silanna Semiconductor. “At Silanna Semiconductor, we are extremely excited to further advance the best-in-class efficiency and power density results by combining our knowledge and expertise with GaN Systems’ to deliver some of the world’s most innovative products.”

The 650V GaN Transistor is well suited for many applications including power adapters, LED lighting drivers, fast battery charging, power factor correction, appliances, motor drives, wireless power transfer and industrial power supplies.

“At GaN Systems we are continually addressing the needs of the power supply technology industry. Our new partnership with Silanna Semiconductor allows us to provide the fast-changing industry a product that goes above and beyond its expectations by delivering world-class high efficiency and power density in a revolutionary design,” said Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems. “The GS-065-008-1-L is an E-mode GaN-on-Silicon power transistor that enables chargers to have higher efficiency and power density while reducing size, weight, and costs."

Key Benefits and Features:

  • Ultra-high density: 30W/in3 (uncased)
  • High efficiency: Peak efficiency >94%
  • Low temperature: <95C max. component temperature
  • Better EMI design: Clean waveforms with almost zero voltage spike or ringing
  • Supports wide range of applications: 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/3A and 20V/3.25A output voltages (USB-PD)

All of Silanna Semiconductor product designs are fully supported by the Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) design support center. All this, alongside the extensive AC/DC and DC/DC products, are available at the demo room at https://powerdensity.com. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and our online tool ‘Power Density Hero’ where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BoM).

Availability and Pricing:
Reference-Design material is available at  https://powerdensity.com/reference-design/rd12/

Sample information and live demonstrations are available at https://powerdensity.com.
For inquiries, contact sales@silanna.com

About Silanna Semiconductor
The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BoM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs. Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.


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Silanna Semiconductor Expands Leading Position in Integrated Active Clamp Flyback Controller Market with SZ1110 Full Production Announcement

Silanna Semiconductor Delivers Full Production ramp of 33W Flyback PWM Controllers with Integrated Active Clamp Circuits

San Diego, CA –February 9, 2021 – Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, today announced the full production release of the industry-leading expanded portfolio of Active Clamp Flyback Controllers (ACF).  Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate Power Management challenges with the best-in-class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings.  First announced in April 2020, Silanna Semiconductor has achieved full production release of the SZ1110, a 33W Integrated Active Clamp Flyback Controller, delivering on the customer expectations and market penetration by dominating the ACF market.

The SZ1110 devices are Active Clamp Flyback PWM Controllers that are rated for up to 33W output power and integrate an adaptive digital PWM controller and the following Ultra High-Voltage (UHV) components: An Active Clamp FET, Active Clamp Gate Driver and a Startup Regulator.  This unprecedented level of integration facilitates designing efficient, high-power-density adapters with low BoM cost to satisfy power-hungry mobile phones, tablets, notebooks and video game consoles.

The SZ1110 (33W) alongside the SZ1130 (65W) which was announced in full production last year has seen exceptional customer demand and continues to grow. The technical sales team has been working directly with customers’ designs demonstrating the ACF controllers, delivering over 94% efficiency from an all-silicon design, while achieving 30W/in3 power density at 65W using SZ1130 and 21.5 W/in3 power density at 30W using SZ1110, for universal input AC/DC power adapters.

"In last September we announced the full production of the SZ1130 and after an incredible customer and industry response we focused on adding full production availability of the SZ1110,” said Mark Drucker, CEO of Silanna Semiconductor.  “It is of extreme importance to us that we provide our customers with state-of-the-art power supply solutions so they can confidently reach goals of record-high efficiency and power density while reducing BOM cost. The full production of the SZ1110 allows us to deliver on this message."

"Customers are delighted to know that our 30W USB-PD reference design using SZ1110 is achieving 20% higher power density from an all-silicon design compared to the state-of-the-art higher cost GaN based products in the market,” said Ahsan Zaman, Director of Marketing. “The reference design demonstrates how well-suited the SZ1110 is for high power density AC/DC power adapters while keeping the BOM costs low. SZ1110 is designed for up to 33W output power, including USB-PD and Quick Charge applications."

The devices provide the ease-of-design of a simple flyback controller with all the benefits of an ACF design, including recycling of the leakage inductance energy of the flyback transformer and limiting the primary FET drain voltage spike during the turn-off events. Employing Silanna’s OptiModeTM digital control architecture, the SZ1110 and SZ1130 adjust the device’s mode of operation on a cycle-by-cycle basis to maintain high efficiency, low EMI, fast dynamic load regulation and other key power supply parameters in response to varying line voltage and load.

SZ1110 and SZ1130-based AC/DC power supplies easily meet the stringent DoE and CoC efficiency and are fully supported by the Silanna Semiconductor’s Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) design support center.

Key Features:

  • Integrated UHV Active Clamp FET, Active Clamp Driver, and Start-up Regulator
  • Capable of Over 93% Efficiency
  • Flat Efficiency Across Universal (90 - 265 Vac) Input Voltage and Load
  • Up to 146 kHz Switching Frequency Operation
  • OptiMode™ Cycle-by-Cycle Adaptive Digital Control
  • Self-Tuning Valley Mode Switching (VMS)
  • Multi-Mode Operation (Burst Mode, QR, VMS)
  • > 6dB EMI Margin
  • OTP, OVP, OCP, OPP and Output Short Circuit Protections
  • Up to 33W Output Power
  • 16-pin SOIC Package

Applications:

  • High Power Density AC/DC Power Supplies
  • High Efficiency Power Adapters
  • USB-PD/QC AC/DC Power Adapters
  • Battery Chargers for Mobile Devices

All of Silanna’s product designs are fully supported by Silanna Semiconductor’s Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) design support center. All this, alongside the extensive AC/DC and DC/DC products, are available at the demo room at https://www.powerdensity.com.​In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and our online tool ‘Power Density Hero’ where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM).  The new 30W USB-PD reference design using SZ1110 demonstrates performance results utilizing all-silicon system design know-how (read more).

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs. Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

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PR Contact:

lexi.hatzi@publitek.com

Press Kit

https://www.powerdensity.com/presskit-sz1110-sz1130


Partners with Audix PR

Silanna Semiconductor Appoints Asian Electronics Distributor Audix Group

Silanna Semiconductor partners with Audix Group as part of Silanna’s ongoing growth within the Asian market.

San Diego, CA –January 27, 2021- Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, today announced the expansion of its Asian distribution network with the appointment of Audix Group, an electronic component distributor, manufacturer and technical services to support customers in Asia. Silanna Semiconductor addresses the ultimate power management challenges with best-in-class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings. 

Audix was established in 1980 and was previously known as a semiconductor component distributor. As of 2009, Audix expanded into three business groups – electronic component distribution, manufacturing and technique services to deliver exceptional service to their stakeholders. This new partnership with Silanna Semiconductor will further expand their customer support by bridging the gap between vendors, customers and partners with quick turnaround sales and outstanding stakeholder support. 

“We take immense pride in our products as they provide unmatched power management solutions to our customer base. At Silanna Semiconductor we strive for innovative design, exceptional power density, and efficiency," said Larry Wasylin, Vice President of WW Sales and Marketing, Silanna Semiconductor.  “We already have a global footprint and several sales and application headquarters in Asia. However, the supply of the products being closer to the customer base is vital. This new partnership with Audix will increase the accessibility of our products while providing excellent customer design support from Audix and our customer support base, The Asian Center of Excellence”.

“Partnering with the industry leader of power density, Silanna Semiconductor is a huge milestone for Audix Group. We are devoted to providing invaluable service to the semiconductor industry and partnering with Silanna Semiconductor will not only enhance our range but distribute some of the world’s most innovative products to our established network that covers Taiwan, Hong Kong, China and Southeast Asia,” said Y.J.Jeng, Executive Vice President of Audix Group “Silanna Semiconductor will be an excellent addition to our growing network by bringing our knowledge, expertise and resources together to provide and invaluable service to our stakeholders.”

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs. Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

About Audix Group:
Audix, established in 1980, was a semiconductor electronic component distributor and expanded to certification and manufacturing. As of 2009, Audix Group consists of three business groups- electronic component distribution, manufacturing and technique services. Our company slogan is “Initiative, Active, Responsible”, enhancing competitive advantages, and integrating capital, techniques, and human resources. With the core value, Audix is aiming to establish an enterprise which can satisfy our stakeholders.

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Silanna PR Contact:

lexi.hatzi@publitek.com

Audix PR Contact:

TEL: +886-8797-6688 EXT1005

Email:Angela_Hsieh@audix.com


Partners with Heincro PR Image

Silanna Semiconductor Powers the Highest Performance Fast Charging AC/DC Power Adapters

The Power Density Leader partners with Heincro Technology to
launch leading 65W 2C1A Multi-Port Charger

Silanna Semiconductor, The Power Density Leader, today announced their partnership with Heincro Technology to launch an industry breakthrough all-silicon 65W 2C1A Multi-Port Fast Charger. Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate power management challenges with the best-in-class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Heincro Technology partnered with Silanna Semiconductor by utilizing their AC/DC active clamp flyback (ACF) controller.  

The full production of Silanna’s ACF controller started in mid-2020 and is continuing to make a huge impact in the technology sector with power supply and technology companies becoming increasingly interested in the product's high efficiency and power density. The ACF architecture reduces BOM cost by not only integrating the ACF circuit but also enabling designers to use a lower-cost transformer, SR FET, clamp capacitor, and input filter.

“The all-silicon design combines the simplicity of traditional flyback controllers with the efficiency and power density enabled by ACF controllers,” said Larry Wasylin, Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Silanna Semiconductor. “It is exciting for the team at Silanna Semiconductor to see Heincro Technology achieve their goals of record-high efficiency and power density in their extremely slim and compact 65W 2C1A multi-port charger using our active clamp flyback controller.”

Silanna’s ACF is well suited for designing compact adapters for powering notebooks, video game consoles, and multi-port wall chargers, meaning it is highly desirable for power supply and technology companies to utilize in their products. Heincro Technology is one of many technology companies to take advantage of this breakthrough product. 

“Heincro Technology was seeking to overcome the technology hurdle of delivering the highest performance at the lowest cost structure our consumers required for our 65W 2C1A multi-port charger. We were extremely attracted to the solution from Silanna Semiconductor as not only is it the best Power IC but it also delivers on our challenge," said Haibin Xiao, CTO of Heincro Technology. “We are delighted to bring to the market this exciting dual-port fast charger for our customers’ devices such as smartphones and laptops.” 

All of Silanna’s product designs are fully supported by Silanna Semiconductor’s Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) design support center. All this, alongside the extensive AC/DC and DC/DC products, are available at the demo room at https://www.powerdensity.com.​In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and our online tool ‘Power Density Hero’ where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM).

Availability and Pricing:
Sample information and live demonstrations are available at https://powerdensity.com. For inquiries, contact sales@silanna.com.

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs. Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

About Heincro Technology Co.Ltd.: A professional power supply developer and manufacturer. The company is a technology-based enterprise and has been committed to the research and development and production of power supply products. The company takes innovative research and development as the core and continuously launches industry-leading power supply products to create customer value. After years of development, the company has built a complete quality management system and an industry-leading production management team. It has obtained ISO9001: 2000 international quality management system certification, and its products have passed national CQC, CCC, EU CE, Canada and North American UL certifications. The company adheres to the development policy of "strive to build strength, attitude determines height", with customer service as the core, creating value for customers and achieving a win-win situation.

PR Contact:
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Silanna Semiconductor Delivers Highest Power Density 30W USB-PD Charger Design at Reduced BoM Costs

All Silicon 30W USB-PD Reference Design with >21.5 W/inch3 Power Density  

San Diego, CA – December 17th, 2020 – Silanna Semiconductor,The Power Density Leader, today announced a breakthrough 30W USB-PD reference design, achieving 21.6W/inch    3 uncased power density from an all-silicon design for a universal input AC/DC power adapter, utilizing their expanded portfolio of Active Clamp Flyback Controllers (ACF). Silanna Semiconductor focuses on the ultimate power management challenges with the best-in-class power density and efficiency that delight customers with unprecedented BoM savings.SZ1110 ACF PWM controller was announced in April 2020 and currently released as Engineering Samples. The new 30W USB-PD reference design using SZ1110 demonstrates performance results utilizing all-silicon system design know-how.

The 30W USB-PD reference design, supporting 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 15V/2A and 20V/1.5A output voltages, targets a wide range of consumer power adapter applications. The technical sales team has been working directly with customers, demonstrating the advantages of Silanna Semiconductor’s ACF controllers by delivering the best-in-class efficiency and the highest power density with reduced BoM costs from all-silicon designs.

“Customers are delighted to know that our 30W USB-PD reference design is achieving 20% higher power density from an all-silicon design compared to the state-of-the-art higher cost GaN based products in the market” said Ahsan Zaman, Director of Marketing. “The reference design demonstrates how well-suited the SZ1110 is for high power density AC/DC power adapters, while keeping the BOM costs low. SZ1110 is designed for up to 33W output power, including USB-PD and Quick Charge applications.”

SZ1110 devices are ACF controllers that integrate an adaptive digital PWM controller and the following Ultra High-Voltage (UHV) components: an Active Clamp FET, Active Clamp Gate Driver, and a Startup Regulator. This unprecedented integration level facilitates designing efficient, high power density adapters with low BoM cost to satisfy power-hungry mobile phones, tablets, and other portable electronic devices.

The SZ1110 is fully supported by the Silanna Semiconductor’s Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) design support center. All this, alongside the extensive AC/DC and DC/DC products are available at the demo room at https://www.powerdensity.com.​

SZ1110-based AC/DC power supplies easily meet the stringent DoE and CoC efficiency and no-load standby power requirements.

Key Features:

  • Integrated UHV Active Clamp FET, Active Clamp Driver, and Start-up Regulator
  • Capable of Over 93% Efficiency
  • Flat Efficiency Across Universal (90 - 265Vac) Input Voltage and Load
  • Up to 146kHz Switching Frequency Operation
  • OptiMode™ Cycle-by-Cycle Adaptive Digital Control
  • Self-Tuning Valley Mode Switching (VMS)
  • Multi-Mode Operation (Burst Mode, QR, VMS)
  • > 6dB EMI Margin
  • OTP, OVP, OCP, OPP, and Output Short Circuit Protections
  • 33W Output Power

Availability and Pricing:
Sample information and live demonstrations are available at https://www.powerdensity.com.
For pricing inquiries, contact sales@silanna.com.

About Silanna Semiconductor: The Power Density Leader. Delivering on the ultimate Power Management challenge of best-in-class power density and efficiency performance that delights customers with unprecedented BoM savings. Silanna Semiconductor’s AC/DC and DC/DC power converter ICs are driving key innovations in Travel Adapters, Laptop Adapters, Appliance Power, Smart Metering, Computing, Lighting, Industrial Power, and Display Power utilizing the latest digital and analog control and device technologies. In addition to our global engineering sales force, customers are supported by regional design centers and online tools. ‘Power Density Hero’ is an online design tool where customers input their power needs and instantly receive a complete design, schematic, and ‘Bill of Materials’ (BOM). The Asian Center of Excellence (ACE) has a dedicated team of power system engineers to support our customers in their application specific design needs. Silanna Semiconductor, headquartered in San Diego, CA, is a privately-held semiconductor company, and has global facilities supporting customers with design centers and offices in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.

PR Contact:
lexi.hatzi@publitek.com

Press Kit:
https://powerdensity.com/press-kit-sz1110-1130/