Helix Semiconductors and Digi-Key reported that the two companies have entered into a global distribution partnership. Under the agreement, Digi-Key will distribute Helix Semiconductors’ MxC® 200 family of configurable, high-efficiency 15W dc-dc power ICs and evaluation boards worldwide.
The MxC 200 family consists of five monolithic, configurable, high-voltage switch capacitor ICs targeting both non-isolated and isolated, buck or boost dc-dc converter applications.
The MxC 200 takes voltage input ranging from 12V to 48V and converts it to selectable lower voltages, enabling it to achieve what the company claims to be unprecedented high efficiency and allowing it stay nearly flat from full load down to 5% load.
“We are very excited to bring on Helix Semiconductors as one of our newest supplier partners,” noted Nick D. Olson, manager, semiconductor products for Digi-Key Electronics. “Their products and innovations in the world of power management are true game changers and welcome additions to our product offering.”
Target applications for the MxC 200 include a wide variety of products including security cameras and machine vision, wireless access points, VoIP phones, and IoT gateways, as well as 24V to 48V intermediate bus converter applications and 48V input telecom and other PoE applications. The MxC 200 also targets products with 24V inputs such as industrial controllers and HVAC systems.
“By expanding our sales channel and making it easy for customers to get our evaluation boards and parts quickly, Digi-Key is playing a critical role in our mission to make more efficient, smaller, lighter, cooler power supplies and products possible,” said Harold A. Blomquist, president and CEO of Helix Semiconductors.
Helix Semiconductors’ MxC 200 family of power ICs including board products, evaluation boards and parts are currently available for immediate shipment from Digi-Key.