CUI’s Novum® Power Modules Rely on Powervation’s Digital Power Controllers for Self-Adapting, Automatic Loop Compensation

  CUI’s Novum® Power Modules Rely on Powervation’s Digital Power Controllers
  for Self-Adapting, Automatic Loop Compensation

    12 A, 25 A, & 50 A Digital POL Modules with Optional PMBus™ Compliant

Business Wire

CORK, Ireland, & SAN JOSE, Calif. -- October 02, 2012

Powervation Ltd., the pioneer in adaptive digital power IC solutions that
increase system efficiency, improve field reliability, and accelerate time to
market, today announced that power supply and power module maker CUI, Inc.
(, a subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc. has selected its
PV3012 next-generation digital controller in two newly-released power product

Headquartered in Tualatin, USA, CUI’s Novum Advanced Power line focuses solely
on the design and development of leading edge products for distributed power
architecture applications. The new NDM2P-series PMBus compliant point of load
(POL) converters are the latest additions to the company’s Novum Advanced
Power product line. Also new is the Novum NSM2P-series, the industry’s first
self-compensating no-bus digital POL DC/DC module family, which targets
customers who need the flexibility and configurability of digital power, as
well as low component count and high reliability, but who do not wish to
include digital bus communications in their systems.

Both power module product families deliver intelligent adaptive
self-compensation through the use of Powervation’s Auto-Control^® technology.
Automatically and dynamically balancing the trade-off between performance and
system stability in real time, Auto-Control compensates for changes in the
converter’s output impedance (e.g., component aging, manufacturing variances,
and temperature) and wide variety of potential loads.

In addition to providing the company’s patented adaptive loop compensation
technology, the PV3012’s differential measurement and high resolution ADC,
enables precision measurement and precision control of outputs. PV3012
provides 0.5% set-point voltage regulation over the module’s wide input range
of 4.5 V ~ 14 V, and output current measurement down to 3% accuracy over a
wide range of load currents.

The converter’s output can be configured and controlled through pre-stored
configurations, single resistor pin strapping, or via PMBus commands. When
used in dual phase mode, phases may be added or removed as the load varies, so
that efficiency is maximized over the load range. Additionally, the outputs of
the phases are interleaved so that the effective switching frequency at the
output is doubled. With Powervation’s Digital Stress Share (DSS) and PLL
synchronization, multiple PV3012 devices may be used in parallel to increase
the number of phases supporting the application’s load.

Comments Mark Adams, Senior Vice President, CUI Inc.: “The configurability and
flexibility of the PV3012 and its outstanding transient response, allows our
modules the performance and features demanded by our customer base. The NDM2P
modules are our highest performing modules in these key areas.”

Adds Powervation’s CEO, Mike McAuliffe: “CUI’s innovative new power modules
perfectly utilizes our adaptive digital controllers to maximize performance
regardless of load or operating conditions. We are pleased to have worked
closely with CUI on developing these new modules and are sure that customers
will appreciate the significant performance benefits that they offer.”

About Powervation

Powervation ( delivers breakthrough digital adaptive power
IC solutions for Communications, Computing, and Point-of-Load DC/DC power
systems. The company’s digital power controllers, based on its patented
Auto-Control^® technology, are the industry’s only real-time adaptive
compensation DC/DC controllers which deliver major benefits in performance,
efficiency, reliability, and ease-of-use. Powervation is a private, fabless
semiconductor company backed by leading global VCs and is headquartered in
Cork, Ireland, with operations in San Jose, California and Hong Kong.

About CUI, Inc.

CUI, Inc. is a technology company dedicated to the development and
distribution of electro-mechanical products. Their broad power and component
product portfolios allow customers to address design challenges across a range
of industries and applications. Built on a solid foundation of core operating
principals, CUI seeks to maximize value for customers through their
engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities. As an industry
leader, CUI continues to invest in the future through new technologies,
talented employees, expanded manufacturing capabilities, and a growing global

About CUI Global, Inc.

CUI Global is a publicly traded platform company dedicated to maximizing
shareholder value through the acquisition and development of innovative
companies, products, and technologies. From its Vergence™ GasPT2 platform
targeting the energy sector, to its subsidiary CUI Inc.'s industry leading
digital power platform targeting the networking and telecom industries, CUI
Global has built a diversified portfolio of industry leading technologies that
touch many markets. As a publicly traded company, shareholders are able to
participate in the opportunities, revenues, and profits generated by the
products, technologies, and market channels of CUI Global and its
subsidiaries. CUI Global prides itself on operating with the same level of
integrity, respect, and philanthropic dedication that was put in place by CUI
Inc.’s founder more than 20 years ago. It is these values that allow the
company to make a difference in the lives of their customers, their community,
their employees, and their investors. Recently, a move was made to merge and
streamline resources with its subsidiary CUI Inc. in order to create a
unified, international brand that now positions CUI Global for further
strategic expansion.


Powervation Inc.
David New
Director, Product Marketing
Office: +1 408 837 0544
For Press Enquiries:
BWW Communications
Nick Foot
PR Director
Office: +44-1491-636 393
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