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Murata, Ericsson rise up for technology sharing

Posted: 04 Jul 2014 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share


Murata Power Solutions and Ericsson are pooling their technologies to develop a range of standardised digital power modules expected to be released later this year.

"Portfolio details under this agreement cannot be communicated at this point of time but it includes isolated Advanced Bus Converters, such as Ericsson BMR456, and digital POL, such as BMR464," Marketing & Communication Director of Power Modules at Ericsson Patrick Le Fvre told EE Times Asia.

The companies will introduce separate product lines. Collectively, these will give multiple product options to engineers considering migrating designs from analogue to digitally monitored and controlled units.

The collaborative agreement is positioned to accelerate the adoption of digitally controlled power systems.

CEO and President of Murata Power Solutions Tatsuo Bizen said: "Initially, the benefits of using digitally controlled power sources were considered not to be worth the extra price. However, customers now can see the advantages digital control and monitoring can bring to their end application, so we believe that by introducing a second-source route of Ericsson's products we will speed the development of this market."

Murata aims to launch the first of their standardised digitally controlled power modules into the market during summer 2014.

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