Digital electricity demo kit extracts DC directly from AC mains

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By Rich Pell

The Amber AC direct power system enables DC extraction directly from AC Mains without the use of transformers, rectifiers, or filtering. It eliminates many of the electromechanical components that are still standard today, enabling a dramatically smaller size footprint, while simultaneously delivering a much more dynamic, configurable power delivery capability.

The result, says the company, is an unprecedented opportunity for manufacturers and semiconductor companies to reinvent how electricity is leveraged, designed and feature-scoped in all electrical products.

“Our success in integrating Amber’s patented technologies into next generation products will change how the world manages electricity and powers daily life,” says Amber Solutions Founder Thar Casey. “We are making our patented AC Direct DC Enabler available for testing by major global manufacturers and product designers who are eager to innovate and launch powerful new electrical devices and products based on our revolutionary architecture. Our efforts across a range of technology demo kits brings the vision of a new standard for silicon-based digital control of electricity a major step closer to market availability.”

The Amber AC Direct DC Enabler allows manufacturers to add modern intelligence and enhanced functionality to new and existing products using much smaller silicon chips to manage and deliver DC power. Using a single silicon chip, the patented AC Direct power delivery system is offered as providing increased reliability and dramatically smaller size than today’s standard AC/DC power converters.

With embedded intelligence for digital management of electricity, the AC Direct DC Enabler provides a dynamic and configurable DC delivery range and broad AC input range, offering true global compatibility in a single SKU. Additionally, the silicon architecture simplifies integration into products and lowers manufacturing touch costs by eliminating up to 50 percent of the components in standard analog power converters.

The new AC Direct DC Enabler evaluation platform, now available in a pre-production discrete board format, allows manufacturers to experience and understand the capabilities, functions and value the Enabler can offer in a final commercial ready silicon chip format that is scheduled for release early 2023 or sooner.

Amber Solutions


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