Enpirion Announces EN2300 Family of 12 V Integrated Power IC Solutions Delivering the Industry’s Highest
May 21, 2012 Press Release
Built with world’s fastest 12V power MOSFET technology outperforming GaN at silicon cost levels.
HAMPTON, NJ — May 21, 2012 — Enpirion announced
the availability of the EN2300 family of fully
integrated 12 Volt DC-DC converters, implemented in the company’s industry leading power MOSFET technology with
double the power density over alternative solutions. As the leader of integrated power IC solutions, this
introduction underscores Enpirion’s continued focus on miniaturizing DC-DC power systems in applications such as
telecommunication, enterprise, industrial, embedded computing, and storage systems. The addition of the
EN2340QI 4 Amp,
EN2360QI 6 Amp,
EN2390QI 9 Amp, and
EN23F0QI 15 Amp devices further broadens
Enpirion’s extensive PowerSoC (power-system-on-chip) portfolio. These devices capitalize on Enpirion’s field
proven PowerSoC technology, which integrates the controller, power MOSFETs, high frequency input capacitors,
compensation network and inductor. The EN2300 family offers small solution sizes with uncompromised performance,
highest reliability, and a 45 percent reduction in time to market. Customers have already validated these benefits
with more than 50 design wins ahead of the official market release.
Enpirion’s proprietary high-speed transistor structure implemented in 0.18u LDMOS process achieves the industry’s
best Figure of Merit (FOM = Gate Charge x On-state Resistance in units of milliohm nanocoulombs) to operate at
high frequency while reducing switching losses. “Enpirion focuses on driving high speed, low-loss power MOSFET
technology as the key enabler for delivering the highest efficiency solutions with leading power density,” says
Dr. Ashraf Lotfi, Enpirion Chief Technology Officer. “Our technology FOM of 20 provides a 40% improvement over
alternative LDMOS, 73% versus VDMOS, and 33% better than high performance GaN.”
The EN2300 devices
offer compact solution footprints from 4 Amp at 190mm2 to 15 Amp at 308mm2 which represents up to a sixty percent
area reduction versus competing alternatives at comparable performance. The devices support an input voltage range
of 4.5 to 14V and an output voltage range of 0.6 to 5V.
“The broad market push towards reducing power,
space, and cost while improving reliability is driving the accelerated migration from traditional DC-DC converters
to integrated power-systems-in-a-package at a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.4% from 2011 to
2016,” said Jeff Shepard, President of Darnell Group.
“Enpirion’s new EN2300 family is a strong addition to the company’s already successful DC-DC PowerSoC portfolio
and exemplifies the types of products we consider key in enabling this rapid growth.”
The following is a
summary of specific challenges in many telecommunication, enterprise, industrial embedded, and storage
applications that the EN2300 DC-DC converters and the broader Enpirion PowerSoC portfolio address:
Increasing features/function and memory capacity → Highest Power Density The market pressure to add
more value and functionality to end products compresses available PCB space. The EN2300 family along with the rest
of Enpirion’s PowerSoC portfolio provides the industry’s highest density power IC solutions – greatly minimizing
the amount of space needed for power management compared to alternative discrete and modules solutions.
Reduced Energy Consumption → High Efficiency All EN2300 devices achieves up to 95 percent efficiency
with a flattened efficiency profile from 10% to 100% load permitting designers to manage power effectively over
the entire operating range.
Higher-Quality End Products: fewer parts → 8x Higher Reliability Enpirion integrated power IC
solutions achieve 35,700 years mean time between failures (MTBF). PowerSoCs are specified, simulated,
characterized, validated and manufacturing-tested as a complete power system – which, when coupled with tightly
controlled IC manufacturing processes and fewer total components, yields unsurpassed reliability.
Competitive Products, Simplified Supply Chain → Total Solution Cost Reduction Enpirion PowerSoCs
require fewer external components. EN2300’s inherently low ripple (e.g. <10 mV) and EMI (i.e. CISPR 22 Class B
compliant) eliminate the need for external noise filters, while its thermal performance eliminate the need for
heat sinks or airflow.
Time to Market, More Projects Commercialized → Simplified Design Flow
The EN2300 family, like all Enpirion PowerSoCs, requires 45% fewer man-hours and 1/3 less exposure to design cycle
iteration versus discrete switching regulators. Fully validated and proven PCB layout and design files enable
customers nearly 100 percent first-pass reported success.
About Enpirion The leader of integrated power IC solutions driving the
miniaturization of DC-DC power systems. Enpirion’s products are leading the discrete-to-integrated transition in
the multi-billion dollar power IC market. Its integrated power IC solutions simplify design complexity while
addressing the space constraints and efficiency needs faced by designers of enterprise, telecom, storage,
industrial and embedded applications. In engineering complete power-systems-on-a-chip (PowerSoC), Enpirion is the
only semiconductor company that owns all key enabling analog power technologies: high-frequency MOSFET, magnetics
and packaging. Enpirion’s extensive portfolio of DC-DC converter PowerSoCs with integrated inductors enable the
industry’s smallest solution footprints and are recognized for their high efficiency, low noise, exceptional
thermal performance, high reliability and ease of use. Unlike discrete power products, Enpirion’s turnkey
solutions give designers complete power systems that are fully simulated, characterized, validated and production
qualified. For more information about Enpirion, please visit
For details, contact: Mark Cieri Director, Business Development & Marketing Enpirion Office: +1 908-894-6020 www.enpirion.com
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