Speed Up Your Power Design Process with Broad Portfolio of Power Modules from MPS

By Sarah RonkoskeNovember 13, 2017

Power designs often take the backseat when it comes to electronic product designing. It is a common practice for most designers to design the entire product, and then, estimate the power requirements for the product at the last minute. Subsequently, they pick-up a power design that suits the application, which is usually a power supply from the previous generation.

This improvisation often leads to the adoption of inefficient and bulky power designs that somehow integrate into the design to power the product. However, with the advent of new-generation products and technologies, the entire industry is rapidly changing, pushing this approach aside for a number of reasons. The primary reason is obviously time.

Today, designers are under constant pressure to accelerate the time-to-market. There is simply no time available to test various designs until a design ultimately works. Designs, in this day and age, are expected to work right from the beginning — from prototype till the final production.

The fast-paced evolution of the electronics industry is casting a massive effect on the power design market. Design engineers are increasingly experiencing how compact power modules can leverage tremendous benefits over customary discrete designs.

Designs that are based on modules are considerably smaller than discrete designs and are quicker to integrate into a product. These modules, moreover, are available in standard industry packaging, which means, if there's a change in the design, a different module from the same range can be easily chosen and integrated. 

The Unlimited Advantages of Power Modules from Monolithic Power Systems

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. — an integrated power solutions company headquartered in San Jose, California — has been designing innovative, powerful, and easy-to-use power modules for the past two decades.

These power products from MPS have been deployed at some of the world’s largest and prominent companies, renowned for ground-breaking inventions.

Today, MPS has two distinct ranges of power modules — the MPM and the mEZ — that lead the industry in their respective domains. Significant reasons for this lead are the use of proprietary technologies and implementation of high-grade components, which facilitate best-in-class power solutions.

Both the MPM and the mEZ ranges of power modules incorporate monolithic-integrated circuits, coupled with power transistors and control circuitry on a single chip that is manufactured using an advanced Bipolar – CMOS – DMOS process. This allows higher efficiency and high-frequency switching.

The Bipolar – CMOS – DMOS manufacturing process, in addition, produces a smaller die that supports ultra-small QFN packaging, as opposed to the BGA packaging, used by most competitors.

QFN packages are, however, not just about the size. They permit easier rework and are easier to solder on the production line, which ensures greater PCB yield. Furthermore, QFN packages can be inspected easily without the requirement of any expensive equipment, otherwise not possible with a BGA solution.

MPS Accelerates Your Power Design Process in a Unique Way

Monolithic Power Systems deploys a single-step process to manufacture its power supplies, which enables the production of high-performance, industry-leading products that are unmatched in the marketplace for its superior efficiency, cost-effectiveness, form factor, and EMI/RFI handling.

The prime advantage of the MPM and the mEZ ranges of power modules is actually the flexible design that facilitates easy integration into any power design or manufacturing process without the need for any specialized production and test equipment.

These power module ranges are specifically designed to speed up your power design process with cutting-edge technology that ensures industry-leading performance and faster time-to-market.

To learn more about MPS’ portfolio of power modules, please contact WPGA Power Specialist Sarah Ronkoske.