SILICA collaborating with ROHM to bring power supply module board to the European market

SILICA, an Avnet company, has announced that Avnet Electronics Marketing and ROHM Semiconductor, a Japanese IC manufacturer, are collaborating to jointly design and develop a power supply module board optimised for Xilinx 7 series FPGAs and Zynq-7000 all programmable SoC’s evaluation kits. These high-speed, high-performance and high-efficiency power modules reduce power consumption for industrial equipment applications and will be available through SILICA across Europe.

In a first for a Japanese electronics manufacturer ROHM will be joining forces with Avnet’s global team of design engineers to develop a high quality and high reliability power supply module solution that can meet current market requirements and be supported globally by an established sales support team.

Xilinx is a leading provider of All Programmable FPGAs, SoCs and 3D ICs. FPGAs are capable of being re-configured after manufacturing by field application engineers (FAEs) and designers via circuitry rewriting languages like HDL. Xilinx and Avnet EM have been collaborating for over 25 years on the design and manufacturing of a broad range of evaluation boards, kits and reference designs featuring core Xilinx chips.

ROHM’s new power supply module board for the Avnet-designed Mini-Module Plus Development System uses the BD95601MUV/BD95602MUV power supply ICs, with H3 Reg technology, ensuring high-speed responses to meet Xilinx’s 7 series FPGAs power tolerance and sequencing guidelines for startup and precise power supply voltage regulations, including eight different power supply voltages from the 12 V input. It not only has high-speed transient response capabilities but it performs at 95% high efficiency, and can maintain high efficiency even in light load condition with SLLM/QLLM pulse skip mode.

Commenting Kenji Otani, director of ROHM’s LSI Product Development System said, “ROHM has considerable expertise in analogue circuit technologies. In addition to an extensive range of high-efficiency, high-performance power supply ICs, it offers a comprehensive range of peripheral products, including transistors, diodes, and resistors. It also has a comprehensive quality support system in place both in Japan and overseas. ROHM has increasingly focused on the industrial equipment sector in recent years and its entry into the FPGA power supply market in partnership with Xilinx and Avnet will expand the range of optimal solutions offered in this sector.”

ROHM and Avnet plan intend to continue strengthening ties to develop, manufacture, and market a wide range of evaluation kits and power supply module boards to accelerate client product development.


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