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Publication Date: 04/1/2011
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Lineage Power Intros Fully Regulated Bus Converters
Drop-in power converter.
Plano, TX — Lineage Power Corporation, a Gores Group company, has introduced the Barracuda family of digitally controlled, fully-regulated bus converters for DC-DC Intermediate Bus Architectures. The cost-effective, high-efficiency Lineage Power® Barracuda series delivers digital power communication and control in standards-based eighth-brick and quarter-brick DOSA footprints.

Power design engineers can deploy the new Barracuda modules in existing power designs as DOSA (Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance)-compliant, drop-in upgrades for unregulated and semi-regulated bus converters challenged by recent industry-wide intellectual property issues. As part of the company's Total Efficiency architecture, the new Barracuda modules deliver efficiency of 96 percent and are priced comparable to current semi-regulated bus converters to encourage rapid adoption in new and existing product designs.

The Barracuda QBVW series is a digitally controlled drop-in alternative for unregulated and semi-regulated bus converter products. The PMBus Rev.1.1-compliant Barracuda QBDW series features built-in I2C digital communications to enable design engineers to leverage the benefits of both digital communication and control. Both members of the Barracuda family are designed to provide a 9.6 to 12VDC intermediate bus voltage after which multiple, low voltage rails are generated using additional Point of Load (POL) converters such as DLynx. This architecture is designed to power silicon devices such as processors and memory devices on circuit boards using POL converters. Barracuda converters can also be utilized for other applications requiring a fully-regulated output voltage in distributed power architectures deployed in networking, Power over Ethernet (PoE), computing and data storage devices.

Contact: Lineage Power, 601 Shiloh Road, Plano, TX 75074 888-546-3243 or 972-244-9288 E-mail: Web:

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