Yellow Semiconductor (AmberSemi) informedwho completed the design of a digital chip for direct AC/DC conversion. The patented technology represents a huge global opportunity to revolutionize the way power is delivered to every electrical device on earth. A tiny chip replaces a large converter block with a mass of discrete piping, freeing up space for something useful.
A wide variety of devices today, from simple smoke alarms to consumer and computer electronics, rely on an AC power outlet for power. Rather cumbersome AC/DC converter circuits are created each time to convert AC to DC required to power low power electronics. The AmberSemi chip greatly simplifies the circuitry of such blocks, reducing the number of rather impressive discrete elements by at least 2 times. The freed up space can either be used to reduce the size of the devices or expand their capabilities by adding new features.
The new chip has not yet been released in silicon. Only its digital design is ready. Now the company is engaged in the production of photomasks to bring the solution to mass production.
“The launch is an important milestone in the commercialization of our achievements, important not only for AmberSemi but also for our strategic partners and the industry at large, and signals the beginning of a new era in solid-state electrification, the second electric revolution in digital energy management,” said Thar Casey, CEO of Amber Semiconductor.