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Power Management

Power sourcing and management products are utilized in virtually all applications covering requirements from ultra-low power to high-efficiency, high voltage/high current applications. Over time, power supply design has evolved to meet the demands for higher efficiency and more stringent safety standards. Designs are typically a mix of application-optimized controllers and management devices along with a variety of multi-source discrete components.

Customers often implement a base design throughout a product line with only minor variations to provide a consistent bill of materials. Medical, industrial, defense, and automotive applications may also require safety approvals set by UL, VDE, TUV, CSA, and BSI or IEC-60950 / IEC-62368-1. Consequently, having developed these designs, customers have a strong inclination to maintain them over an extended period and avoid re-qualifications.

Challenges in the supply chain and limited product availability continue to be a factor in the semiconductor market. The power-related segment has been no exception. Whether it is a requirement for a sole-source power management device or a multi-sourced transistor, device availability is often extended out and, in some cases, may be 52 weeks or longer. To improve options, customers are adding additional sources as approved suppliers, broadening the allowable temperature and performance grades, even at the detriment of cost, and being open to source a wider range of allowable date codes.

Through our long-term partnerships, Rochester Electronics offers a broad array of both active and end-of-life devices. The offering includes over 5-billion units of power-related products with over 33% of the available inventory classified with a greater than 20-week lead-time. Our inventory is sourced from the industries’ top suppliers, such as Texas Instruments, ONSEMI, Analog Devices-Maxim, Infineon Technologies, Renesas, NXP, and Nexperia. All devices are 100% authorized, traceable, certified, and guaranteed.

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