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AMP Group announces ‘picoAMP’ standard

The Architects of Modern Power (AMP Group) consortium has announced the ‘picoAMP’, a standard designed for the lower range of the spectrum for board-level conversion needs. The ‘picoAMP’ provides customers with a non-isolated standards platform ranging from 6 to 18A and defines a footprint of 12.2 x 12.2mm in a LGA format.

The ‘picoAMP’ standard builds on the previously released ‘teraAMP’ standard for non-isolated digital point-of-load DC/DC converters, and the ‘microAMP’ and ‘megaAMP’ standards released in 2014.The first products to meet with the ‘picoAMP’ standard will be announced by AMP Group members later this year.

“The ‘picoAMP’ standard is the next step for the AMP Group in standardising all areas of the digital power market,” commented Carlos Bustos, vice president global strategic product marketing at Murata Power Solutions.

“By adding a standard to cover 6 to 18A power levels we are addressing the challenge for power solutions that address all the power requirements presented by reducing chip architectures,” added Martin Hägerdal, president of Ericsson Power Modules.

The goal of the AMP Group, an alliance between CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata, is to realise the most technically advanced, end-to-end solutions and provide a complete ecosystem of hardware, software and support. The standardisation of monitoring, control and communications functions, and the creation of common configuration files for plug-and-play interoperability will ensure compatibility between each firms’ products.

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Tom Austin-Morgan

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