Amber Semiconductor (AmberSemi) announced that it has completed the design of a digital chip for direct AC-to-DC conversion. The patented technology represents a huge global opportunity to revolutionize the way energy is delivered to every end electrical device on Earth. One tiny chip will replace a large converter block with a mass of discrete piping and free up that space for something useful.
Today, a variety of devices from simple smoke detectors to consumer and computing electronics rely on an AC power connection for power. Quite cumbersome AC/DC converter circuits are created every 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 two times. The freed up space can be used either to reduce the size of devices, or to increase its capabilities by adding new functions.
The new chip has not yet been released in silicon. Only its digital design is ready. Now the company is engaged in the manufacture of photomasks to launch the solution in mass production.
“Going to market is a key milestone in the commercialization of our achievements, which is important not only for AmberSemi, but also for our strategic partners and the industry as a whole, signaling the advent of a new era of solid state electrification, the second electrical revolution of digital power management,” said Tar Casey (Thar Casey), CEO of Amber Semiconductor.
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