Powervation Ltd (www.powervation.com),
the pioneer in digital power IC solutions that deliver intelligent
adaptive performance, increased system efficiency, and breakthrough
design simplicity, today announced the CUI NSM2P digital point-of-load
(POL) power module series has been awarded Electronic Products' 2012
Product of the Year award. The NSM2P modules is based on Powervation's
PV3012 digital controller and is designed and manufactured by power
supply and power module maker CUI, Inc. (http://www.cui.com/),
a subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUI). The NSM2P series is part
of CUI's Novum® Advanced Power line, which focuses on the
design and development of leading edge products for distributed power
The NSM2P series is the industry's first self-compensating POL DC/DC
module family that needs no digital bus communication, yet provides the
flexibility and configurability of digital power, as well as low
component count and high reliability. Each module looks like an analog
module to the board, but offers engineering configuration access to the
PV3012 controller during development, thus allowing many of the benefits
of a fully digital POL module during the design-in of the power
solution. Additionally, up to 8 configurations can be stored in the
module, allowing the same SKU to address multiple power rails through a
single external resistor.
Each power module provides intelligent adaptive self-compensation
through the use of Powervation's Auto-Control® technology.
Automatically and dynamically balancing the trade-off between
performance and system stability in real-time, Auto-Control compensates
for changes in the converter's output impedance (e.g., component aging,
manufacturing variances, and temperature) and wide variety of potential
The PV3012 controller provides 0.5% set-point voltage regulation for the
modules within the NSM2P series. All modules within the family support a
wide input range of 4.5 V to 14 V, and provide an output of 0.6 V to 3.3
V. Three power levels are available: 12 A, 25 A, and 50 A.
"We are honored to have received this award from Electronics Products
Magazine," said Matt McKenzie, President of CUI Inc. "Combining
Powervation's Auto-Control technology with our unique "No-Bus" package
creates a much more accessible platform for engineers looking to
leverage the benefits of digital power in distributed bus architectures.
This recognition is a testament to our talented design team and to our
mission of producing leading edge power technologies and products
through our Novum Advanced Power Division," McKenzie concluded.
Adds Powervation's CEO, Mike McAuliffe: "We congratulate CUI on this
award for their impressive NSM2P digital power module. We are pleased to
have a close design collaboration with CUI and this module is a great
demonstration of the performance of PV3012 digital controller and the
value of our unique adaptive compensation technology."
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