FDK Joins the System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) and becomes a PMBusTM adopter

Aug. 4, 2016

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FDK CORPORATION (TOKYO: 6955), a global electronic component and battery manufacturer, has signed the PMBusTM adopter agreement and is now a full member of the System Management Interface Forum (SMIF). The agreement enables the continued development of digitally controlled DC-DC power modules offering the PMBus compliant interface.

FDK now offers two series of PMBus compliant DC-DC power modules. The first is non-isolated Point-of-Load with up to 100A output capability. The FPFD12SR70100NA operates from both 5V and 12V input voltage, has a programmable output voltage range from 0.7 to 2.0V and is housed in a very small footprint, low profile (37.6 x 27.5 x 7.5mm) SMT package.

The second PMBus compliant product is an isolated 100W DC-DC power module in the industry standard 1/16th Brick SMT and thru-hole packages. The KD series features a 36-60V input range with single outputs of 3.3V, 6V, 12V and 18V. An added feature is the extended, dynamically programmable -50% to +20% output voltage trim range, which together allows the 4 power modules to cover from 1.65V to 21.5V output voltage range.

In the future, FDK plans to introduce additional isolated and non-isolated DC-DC power modules offering PMBus communication capabilities.

About FDK
FDK CORPORATION (TOKYO: 6955) designs and manufactures a comprehensive line of electronic components and batteries. FDK's experience with electronic materials, circuits, and high-density mounting technologies has been cultivated for over sixty (60) years and enables FDK to supply highly innovative, quality products to customers worldwide. Visit us at http://www.fdk.com.

About PMBus
The Power Management Bus (PMBus) is an open-standard digital power management protocol: simple, standard, flexible, extensible, and easy to program for. The PMBus command language enables communication between components of a power system: CPUs, power supplies, power converters, and more. For more information, please go to the PMBus.org website and download an Introduction to PMBus.

About SMIF
The System Management Interface Forum (SMIF) is an industry Special Interest Group (SIG) composed of 35+ member companies and adopters who work together to develop, implement and promote standardized communications protocols. The PMBus and AVSBus name and logo are trademarks of SMIF, Inc. Commercial use of the PMBus and AVSBus name and logo is restricted to PMBus adopters. Refer to the PMBus.org website for additional details.

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