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Akros Silicon and Broadcom Interoperability Collaboration Supports New PoE 60 Watt Deployments


SUNNYVALE, Calif. – November  7, 2012 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced an interoperability collaboration with Broadcom Corporation to provide fully integrated support of the emerging PoE (Power over Ethernet) 60 Watt extension.

Broadcom, a global innovator and leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has a family of PoE PSE (Power Sourcing Equipment) controllers (model BCM59111) that supports the rapidly emerging 60W application requirements.

Akros Silicon is uniquely suited to collaborate with Broadcom to enable seamless 60W PoE connectivity. Akros’ GreenEdge™ technology, integrated into a family of PoE system-on-a-chip (SoC) energy management ICs, allows high-speed digital communication across an integrated isolation barrier. This technology provides necessary handshaking and telemetry information with the power source to allow for safe and controlled power transfer, while eliminating optocouplers and their associated complex compensation networks.  The result is significant improvement in reliability, reduced real estate, unmatched efficiency in power conversion and more accurate output-voltage sensing. Additionally, this technology enables significant system-level cost reduction.

Akros’ Energy$ense™ Family Wins 2012 DesignVision Award

Akros’ Energy$ense™ Family Wins 2012 DesignVision AwardSUNNYVALE, Calif. – February 8, 2012

Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced that its Energy$enseTM family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs has won the 2012 DesignVision Award in the “Semiconductor Components and ICs” category. The DesignCon technical committee, including 130 engineers and industry editors, evaluated products from hundreds of entries to choose the winners, who were recognized at an awards ceremony at DesignCon 2012 in Santa Clara, Calif.

The DesignVision Awards celebrate “the achievements of the most innovative electronics companies and the unique tools that support customer needs to improve and simplify the design process,” says Patrick Mannion, Content Director, EDN & EE Times Designlines, for UBM Electronics. “Selection criteria included: industry vision, solution originality, and quality of implementation. "The industry-esteemed DesignVision awards honor the achievements of the most innovative semiconductor companies, the most prominent visionaries, and the most successful design tools in the industry. Reaching a final decision was difficult given the many excellent products submitted deserving of these awards."

Akros Introduces New Energy$ense™ Family of Multi-Rail DC/DC DPMUs

New AS19xx high-efficiency Energy$enseTM digital PMUs with multi-rail DC/DC offer 94% peak efficiency and real-time power sensing and control for total energy management.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – June 29, 2011 – Akros Silicon Inc., a premier supplier of leading-edge intelligent energy management ICs, today announced the new Energy$enseTM family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Energy$ense technology features include real-time power measurements and power-subsystem health monitoring, high efficiency (94% peak) and ultra-low standby current (<10uA), digital power control (via I2C) for selectable power operating modes, fast transient-handling capability for implementing adaptive power profiles, built-in spread-spectrum clocking for EMI management, and built-in sophisticated PWM-dimming for battery-draining LED-backlight displays.

Akros GreenEdge AS1854 Named “2009 Product of the Year” by Electronic Products Magazine

The AS1854 Garners Award for Innovative Advancement as the first Power System-on-a-Chip (SoC) Featuring Integrated 2kV Digital Isolation

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Jan. 14, 2010Akros Silicon, a leader in intelligent energy management semiconductor devices, today announced it was recognized with an Electronic Products’ Product of the Year award for its AS1854 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Powered-Device System-on-a-Chip (PD SoC) product.

Akros AS1854 GreenEdge PoE PD Passes First PoEPlus Plugfest

The AS1854, world’s only Powered-Device SoC with Integrated High Voltage Isolation, successfully completes University of New Hampshire Interoperability and Compliance testing for IEEE802.3at/af Standards

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Sept 28, 2009Akros Silicon announces its AS1854 Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) Powered-Device System-on-Chip (PD SoC) has successfully demonstrated compliance with IEEE 802.3at and IEE802.3af standards and multi-vendor interoperability. Results were announced following tests conducted by the New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory.

Akros Presents at Darnell’s Digital Power Forum 2009

Sunnyvale, Calif. – Sept 21, 2009Akros Silicon Inc, a leader in intelligent energy management ICs, will be presenting at Darnell’s Digital Power Forum (DPF ’09) being held from Sept 21-23, 2009, in Santa Ana, California.

Akros Offers First Integrated, 2kV-Isolated, Quad-Output Power SoC

The AS1454 integrates GreenEdge™ isolation technology on silicon to deliver a 92% efficient, space-saving and cost-effective device for isolated DC-DC power applications

Akros Silicon Introduces Industry’s First PoE Powered Device Platform with Integrated GreenEdge 2kV Isolation

The AS1854 is a highly efficient, integrated and cost-effective Power SoC solution that enables network- based energy management features for “green” enterprise

Akros Announces Industry’s First Integrated Powered Device Controller Supporting 2-Event Physical Layer Classification per Upcoming IEEE®802.3at Power-Over-Ethernet Standard

AS1135 Includes Seamless Auxiliary Power Support for Down to10V and Integrates Field Proven Low-Emission, High Efficiency DC-DC Converter

Akros Announces World’s First Family of Active EMI Suppression Devices with ESD Protection for Ethernet Applications

AS1600 Family Provides >10dB Common-Mode Suppression and +/- 25KV of ESD Protection to Meet Tougher EMI/EMC Metrics in Ethernet Applications

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