Power System Design Software programs PowerXR(TM) controllers.

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PowerArchitect(TM) v3.0 is interactive design tool that enables designers to architect, prototype, and move their designs into production. Suited for use with PowerXR family of 5 power controllers, software includes design wizard that speeds creation of power systems based on pre-existing designs. It enables users to configure sequencing, voltage and current levels, and dynamic provisioning and telemetry as well as make power updates as system requirements change.



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Exar Releases PowerArchitect(TM) 3.0 for Programming the PowerXR(TM) Programmable Power Products



PowerArchitect Provides Unparalleled Capability and Ease of Use to Build Tomorrow's Power Supplies

FREMONT, Calif. - Exar Corporation (NASDAQ:EXAR) announced today it has released PowerArchitect 3.0, the next generation design software for Exar's digital Programmable Power - PowerXR family of five innovative power controllers. This latest release represents the industry's easiest to use and most flexible solution for quickly creating custom power supplies. PowerArchitect 3.0 is available for immediate download from Exar's website at www.exar.com/Common/Content/Product.aspx?Parent=162&ID=7288.

"Speed and flexibility are critical for modern power supply design," said Tim Maloney, senior director, Digital Power Marketing. "PowerArchitect 3.0 adds many new features such as a Design Wizard to quickly create a power system based on a pre-existing design which will enable our customers to move faster than ever before from prototype to production."

PowerArchitect 3.0 Overview

PowerXR is a family of programmable power supplies and represents a new methodology for creating complex power systems by reducing risk and speeding development time. PowerArchitect is an interactive design tool that enables designers to quickly architect, prototype and then move their designs into production. Using PowerArchitect to configure complex capabilities such as sequencing, voltage and current levels, dynamic provisioning and telemetry, designers can quickly make power updates as system requirements change. Furthermore, the tool allows the seasoned power design expert to access all the advanced features, while also providing an intuitive interface for those not as familiar with power theory.

About Exar

Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, consumer, and enterprise applications. For nearly 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog/mixed signal and digital technologies has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's technology portfolio includes solutions for power management, serial interfaces, packet-based and TDM wireline communications, enterprise storage optimization, and data security. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit: www.exar.com.

Source: Exar Corporation

CONTACT: Greg Kaufman, Marketing Communications of Exar Corporation,

+1-510-668-7000

Web Site: www.exar.com/

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