Silanna Semiconductor, a leading provider of power management solutions, has announced the release of its latest production-ready solution, AnyPort™ design. This innovative solution combines Silanna’s industry-leading ACF controller and ultra-high-power-density DC/DC converter technology, enabling the production of a compact, efficient, and high-performance multi-port fast charger.
A DC/DC converter is an electronic device that converts direct current (DC) from one voltage level to another. The term “ultra-high-power-density” refers to the ability of the converter to provide a high power output in a small form factor or size. This means that the converter can deliver a significant amount of power while occupying a relatively small space. In the context of the article, Silanna Semiconductor’s ultra-high-power-density DC/DC converter technology enables the production-ready AnyPort™ design to be compact and efficient while delivering up to 65W of power to multiple USB Type-A and Type-C output ports.
The RD-35, a high-power-density, ultra-efficient, production-ready solution, is the latest addition to Silanna’s family of AnyPort™ fully integrated reference designs that provide everything an engineer needs to prototype and test fully functional multi-port fast charger applications rapidly. The RD-35 combines Silanna’s SZ1131 fully-integrated AC/DC active clamp flyback (ACF) controller and the company’s SZPL3102A high-voltage, high-efficiency integrated 65W buck converter. AnyPort™ architecture provides the flexibility to complete a charger design for a given power level prior to specifying and configuring the specific number and type of output ports.
The RD-35 exceeds conducted and radiated EMI requirements, eliminating the need for pre-production validation and certification. Full availability of PCB Gerber and production files further reduces the time from prototyping to full production. Manufacturers can create multi-port fast chargers that address stringent performance, power density, and efficiency requirements within tight time-to-market deadlines. The combination of Silanna’s CO2 Smart Power family of advanced AC/DC and DC/DC technologies and the innovative AnyPort architecture enables engineers to reduce the time needed to develop and test 65W 1C1A multi-port designs and ensure the fastest possible route from prototyping to full production.
Silanna’s RD-35 is a high-power-density, ultra-efficient, production-ready solution for multi-port 65W USB-PD applications delivering currents up to 3.25A. Operating efficiency greater than 92% minimizes power consumption during charging, while no-load consumption of less than 300 mW reduces standby power. Efficiency is relatively flat across the universal (90 – 265Vac) input voltage range and low-to full-load conditions. The RD-35 is the latest addition to Silanna’s comprehensive family of production-ready reference designs that provide everything needed to develop high-density chargers with low operational and no-load/ stand-by power consumption and minimum component count, BOM cost, and size.
In conclusion, Silanna Semiconductor’s AnyPort™ design is a production-ready solution that combines industry-leading ACF controller and ultra-high-power-density DC/DC converter technology. The RD-35 is a high-power-density, ultra-efficient, production-ready solution for multi-port 65W USB-PD applications, offering flexibility, reduced time-to-market, and low power consumption. This innovative solution provides everything needed to develop high-density chargers with minimal component count, BOM cost, and size, ensuring the fastest possible route from prototyping to full production.