Power Supply Reference Design delivers up to 92.35% efficiency.

Press Release Summary:

Silver box reference design, IFX90ATX300W, enables PC and server power supplies to achieve up to 92.35% efficiency and meets 80 PLUS® Platinum standard. Use of Continuous-Conduction Mode-Power-Factor-Control ICs (ICE3PCS01G) optimizes efficiency for ~150-500 W PC power supplies accompanied by PFC stage. Other components include ICE2HS01G half-bridge driver ICs with synchronous rectification and ICE2QR2280Z quasi-resonant CoolSET(TM) Current Mode Controller with digital frequency reduction.

Original Press Release:

Infineon First Semiconductor Supplier to Offer "80 PLUS(R) Platinum" Compliant Computing Silver Box Reference Design

Infineon Technologies has developed the first marketable silver box reference design that enables PC and server power supply units to achieve up to 92.35 percent efficiency, while significantly reducing the material costs.

Infineon's solution IFX90ATX300W is based on the latest generation of three ICs (Integrated Circuits) and meets the industry's highest energy efficiency standard: "80 PLUS(R) Platinum". Efficiency indicates what share of the power drawn is actually used. The difference between power input and power output is the power loss, which is converted into heat. High efficiency, therefore, translates into a reduction in power consumption and lowering of electricity bills.

Infineon's new solution uses the third generation of Continuous-Conduction Mode-Power-Factor-Control ICs - ICE3PCS01G - providing the highest efficiency available today for the power range of approximately 150 to 500 Watt typical of PC power supplies accompanied by the best cost-performance ratio of the PFC stage. Infineon's second generation of half bridge driver ICs - ICE2HS01G - improves the efficiency of LLC half bridge converters with synchronous rectification by optimizing the interplay between half bridge driver operation and synchronous rectification, hence preventing unnecessary switching losses. In addition, Infineon's ICE2QR2280Z - a quasi-resonant CoolSET(TM) Current Mode Controller with digital frequency reduction - minimizes the switching losses in the auxiliary supply typically taking the form of a fly back converter, thereby achieving high efficiency especially in low load and standby mode.


Samples of the whole chip set and demo boards are now available to qualified customers. Each IC is available in high-volume quantities.

Further information about the three components of the Infineon Silver Box Solution IFX90ATX300W is available at www.infineon.com/silverbox .

Background information on "80 PLUS(R) certification"

"80 PLUS(R)" promotes the manufacture and use of energy-efficient power supplies in desktop computers and servers. For "80 PLUS(R)" certification, power supply units have to achieve at least 80 percent energy efficiency at various load levels. Higher levels of efficiency is categorized into "80 PLUS(R) Bronze", "80 PLUS(R) Silver", "80 PLUS(R) Gold" and "80 PLUS(R) Platinum". To acquire Platinum certification, a power supply has to achieve efficiency of 89 percent at 100 percent load, 92 percent at 50 percent load and 90 percent at 20 percent load.

About Infineon

Infineon Technologies offers semiconductor and system solutions addressing three central challenges to modern society: energy efficiency, mobility, and security.

David Ong of Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific, +65-6876-3070, david.ong@infineon.com

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