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Powervation-Based Digital Power Modules Awarded Electronic Products’ “Product of the Year”

  Powervation-Based Digital Power Modules Awarded Electronic Products’
  “Product of the Year”

  Industry’s First Self-Compensating Point-of-Load DC/DC Module Family that
                      Needs No Digital Bus Communication

Business Wire

CORK, Ireland -- January 10, 2013

Powervation Ltd (www.powervation.com), the pioneer in digital power IC
solutions that deliver intelligent adaptive performance, increased system
efficiency, and breakthrough design simplicity, today announced the CUI NSM2P
digital point-of-load (POL) power module series has been awarded Electronic
Products’ 2012 Product of the Year award. The NSM2P modules is based on
Powervation’s PV3012 digital controller and is designed and manufactured by
power supply and power module maker CUI, Inc. (http://www.cui.com/), a
subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: CUI). The NSM2P series is part of
CUI’s Novum^® Advanced Power line, which focuses on the design and development
of leading edge products for distributed power architecture applications.

The NSM2P series is the industry’s first self-compensating POL DC/DC module
family that needs no digital bus communication, yet provides the flexibility
and configurability of digital power, as well as low component count and high
reliability. Each module looks like an analog module to the board, but offers
engineering configuration access to the PV3012 controller during development,
thus allowing many of the benefits of a fully digital POL module during the
design-in of the power solution. Additionally, up to 8 configurations can be
stored in the module, allowing the same SKU to address multiple power rails
through a single external resistor.

Each power module provides 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.

The PV3012 controller provides 0.5% set-point voltage regulation for the
modules within the NSM2P series. All modules within the family support a wide
input range of 4.5 V to 14 V, and provide an output of 0.6 V to 3.3 V. Three
power levels are available: 12 A, 25 A, and 50 A.

“We are honored to have received this award from Electronics Products
Magazine,” said Matt McKenzie, President of CUI Inc. “Combining Powervation’s
Auto-Control technology with our unique “No-Bus” package creates a much more
accessible platform for engineers looking to leverage the benefits of digital
power in distributed bus architectures. This recognition is a testament to our
talented design team and to our mission of producing leading edge power
technologies and products through our Novum Advanced Power Division," McKenzie
concluded.

Adds Powervation’s CEO, Mike McAuliffe: “We congratulate CUI on this award for
their impressive NSM2P digital power module. We are pleased to have a close
design collaboration with CUI and this module is a great demonstration of the
performance of PV3012 digital controller and the value of our unique adaptive
compensation technology.”

Contact:

Powervation Limited
David New
Tel: +353 21 2425501
www.powervation.com
 
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