Helix Semi signs power deal with Digi-Key

Helix Semi signs power deal with Digi-Key

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By Nick Flaherty

Digi-Key will distribute Helix Semiconductors’ MxC 200 family of configurable, high-efficiency 15W DC-DC power chips and evaluation boards worldwide.

The MxC 200 family consists of five monolithic, configurable, high-voltage switch capacitor ICs targeted for use in both non-isolated and isolated, buck or boost DC-DC converter applications. The MxC 200 takes voltage input ranging from 12-48V and converts it to selectable lower voltages, enabling it to achieve unprecedented high efficiency and to stay nearly flat from full load down to 5% load.

Target applications include machine vision and security cameras, wireless access points, IoT gateways, and VoIP phones – as well as 24V to 48V intermediate bus converter applications and 48V input telecom and other Power-over-Ethernet applications. The MxC 200 also targets power systems with 24V inputs, such as HVAC systems and industrial controllers.

“We are very excited to bring on Helix Semiconductors as one of our newest supplier partners,” said Nick 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.”

The transformer-less capacitive power conversion technology was developed as part of Semtrex.

“Not only does Digi-Key have the world’s largest selection of electronic components available for immediate shipment, their reputation is unparalleled in the channel,” said Harold Blomquist, president and CEO of Helix Semiconductors. “Selecting them as our global distribution partner was the obvious choice. Last year, Digi-Key experienced 35% growth and received over 100 million visits to their website. Their total customer base spans more than 500,000 in over 170 countries. Now this massive audience will see products from Helix Semiconductors. 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.”

Helix Semiconductors’ MxC 200 family of power ICs – including board products, evaluation boards and parts – are currently available for immediate shipment from Digi-Key.

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