Docking Stations Content
Our large portfolio covers all the power needs for most docking station designs. These comprehensive offerings include power solutions for USB Type-A and USB Type-C, Thunderbolt, Ethernet docking controllers, aux power, and many more. Industry-leading technologies from MPS allow for fully integrated charging port solutions that include a buck, CLS, and port controller all in one package. Fully integrated buck-boost solutions include an I2C interface for high-accuracy output voltage control.
MPS’s cost-effective, highly efficient devices provide everything needed to simplify design and power up the system.
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PLANNING FOR SUDDEN POWER FAILURES WITH THE MP5515
Power failures tend to cause a domino effect of disruptions, resulting in system failures and data loss, as well as damage to servers and equipment. This article describes how to use the MP5515 to protect solid-state drives (SSDs) against sudden power failure. There are three main issues if an SSD experiences a power failure: The MP5515 is an input power conditioning PMIC that provides a compact...
MPS POWER MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS FOR POWER OVER ETHERNET (POE) SWITCHES
Modern devices are increasingly powered by Power over Ethernet (PoE), such as IP phones, wireless APs, and IP cameras. Customer premise equipment (CPE) and small base stations in the 5G era also require PoE power. Figure 1 shows common applications powered by PoE. This article discusses MPS’s comprehensive suite of power management solutions for a wide range of switches, including PSE, boo...
UNDERSTANDING POWER OVER ETHERNET AND POE CONTROLLERS AND CONVERTERS
This introduction to power over Ethernet (PoE) covers the basics of PoE standards, how PoE structure functions, and how PoE works between the PSE and PD. PoE enables an Ethernet cable to transmit DC power while also transmitting data in parallel to IP terminal devices. PoE power delivery includes two equipment types: Power-sourcing equipment (PSE) or a power provider, and powered devices (PDs) or ...
GAMING CONTROLLERS & PERIPHERALS
Gaming controllers and peripherals are expected to have fast, accurate controls, reliable haptic feedback, and a long battery life. The nature of these devices means they must also be lightweight, comfortable to hold, and fairly durable. Connectivity options include RF signals, WiFi, Bluetooth, and near field control (NFC), and many controllers and peripherals integrate more than one of these. Oth...
ELECTRONIC SMART LOCKS
Electronic smart locks are increasing in popularity with the rise of IoT and smart homes, as they provide convenience and a sense of security to consumers. Because they are typically battery-powered, energy efficiency to maximize battery life is crucial. The nature of these devices means they must also offer ease-of-use, stable operation, and the ability to withstand wide temperature ranges and ex...
AIR PURIFIERS & HUMIDIFIERS
Air purifiers and humidifiers must be able to reliably improve air quality for end users. The best designs also offer improved energy efficiency, convenience, and low noise. As more and more appliances are expected to be smart-home ready, consumers are demanding new features such as wireless connectivity for ease of control. To meet and exceed customer expectations, designers are challenged with f...
Mobile points of service (POS) offer the same features as other portable POS devices from the convenience of a tablet or smartphone. POS are expected to deliver fast, secure payment transactions amid changing payment methods and rising customer expectations. They must offer high reliability, long battery life, ease-of-use, and quick processing speeds to accelerate checkout times. As retail and ser...
DRONE REMOTE CONTROLLERS
Drone remote controllers must be able to offer consumers the precise, reliable control of drones and multicopters without hindering speed, navigation, or flight time. Wireless connectivity, as well as fast data processing and communication across a broad transmission distance, are crucial to ensure proper control and safety. Many new designs also feature LCD or LED interfaces, or even smartphone c...
MPS works closely with Qualcomm to create power solutions for their IoT products supporting 802.11a/b/g and 802.15.4 standards The MPS components on these reference designs are carefully selected to meet price and performance objectives of these designs. Please contact your regional MPS contact or use the displayed link below for assistance
OPTICAL NETWORK TERMINAL (ONT) UNITS
An optical network terminal (ONT) unit is a device that connects fiber optics cables to other wiring such as Ethernet and phone lines by converting the signal from optical to electrical and vice versa. Though they draw power from an electrical source, these devices also often have battery backup options in case of a power outage. It is typically part of a larger GPON (gigabyte passive optical netw...
VENTILATOR OPEN SOURCE
The MPS engineering team is working on an open source mechanized BVM bridge ventilator to help apply its expertise in motor controls and power supply on a solution to quickly automate what is normally a manual process. We have followed multiple other open source design projects, primarily the MIT E-Vent project, in our approach to come up with a working solution. Ventilator Project Page
NETWORK-ATTACHED STORAGE (NAS)
Network-attached storage (NAS) is a data storage option that is quickly growing in popularity. A NAS system is a centralized storage server that is connected to a network and able to be accessed by any authorized user within the network. These systems provide convenience and flexibility by being able to be physically stored and maintained on-site, as well as the ability to have their storage scale...
Fitness machines can be a key component of medical treatment and physical wellness. State-of-the-art medical systems often include next-generation user interfaces, real-time sensing and biometrics, and multi-standard connectivity. With growing concerns about the price of healthcare, reliability and cost are also crucial factors for customers. And of course, to help enhance the abilities of healthc...
MP8859: INTEGRATED DC/DC BUCK-BOOST CONVERTER WITH I2C CONTROL
The MP8859 is a synchronous buck-boost converter with four switches. It supports a wide input voltage range from 2.8V to 22V (at currents up to 4A), and an output voltage range from 1V to 20.47V in 10mV steps (at currents of up to 3A). Operating parameters are easily configured through the MP8859’s user-friendly I2C interface — these features make it suitable for USB-powered devices (P...
Ovens are a key household appliance, and one which consumers expect to be reliable, effective, convenient, and energy efficient. The rise of smart homes has added a new layer of design requirements to new generations of ovens, including durable and intuitive user interfaces, wireless connectivity, smart sensing, and predictive maintenance. IoT capabilities can help keep up with growing consumer ex...
Portable printers are incorporating more features into a small, lightweight packages. New designs are expected to include easier wireless connectivity, support for multiple input types, easy-to-use interfaces, and longer battery runtime. These printers must be able to quickly print high-quality renditions of documents or photos, as well as keep up with energy-saving trends that have increased the ...
SMALL CELL BASE STATIONS
Small cell base stations are more useful than ever with the ubiquity of smartphones, rising data usage, and the advent of 5G. However, small cell base station designs must meet these demands as well as weight and volume restrictions, without sacrificing performance or significantly increasing power consumption. Todays wireless market demands reliability and flexibility wherever possible, so new pr...
WEARABLE FITNESS & ACTIVITY MONITORS
Wearable fitness and activity monitors compose a sizeable portion of the growing wearables market. These small devices provide consumers a highly convenient option to track and monitor health information, send and receive notifications, and more. They can be worn on the wrist or clipped to a belt, and typically offer multi-standard wireless connectivity — from Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to cellular baseb...
CONSUMER BATTERY CHARGERS
Consumer battery chargers provide at-home recharging for enabled AA and AAA batteries. It is crucial that these devices offer not only the fastest available safe charging rates, but also accurately sense and respond to battery charge information to protect the batteries from damage. In addition, consumers expect them to be highly efficient and have low standby power consumption in a small solution...
Smart speakers are a growing market as end consumers expect more connectivity than ever in their day-to-day environments, and increasingly feature-rich devices available. Of course, any new speaker is expected to maintain exceptional audio quality, low standby power for extended playtime, and offer complete ease-of-use to the consumer. Smart speakers also integrate new features like voice command,...
Electrocardiogram (ECG, or EKG) devices measure heart rate based on electrical activity. This key piece of medical equipment is used in home, first responder, and clinical settings. New ECG designs are incorporating additional features such as wireless connectivity and innovative user interfaces. These devices are under a constant need to deliver highly accurate, reliable performance with reduced ...
RF REMOTE CONTROLS
RF remote controls are being used for more and more control systems, including televisions, sound systems, lighting, and other home environment controls. Because these remotes transmit their signals using radio frequency (RF), they do not need to be operated within line of sight of the device they are controlling. Other advanced features — such as voice control, capacitive touch and haptic feedbac...
Mobile projectors are becoming an increasingly popular part of consumer entertainment systems. Consumers have come to expect long battery life, and a broad range of input and connectivity options as part of a satisfying portable viewing experience. These systems must offer high resolution and brightness displays with exceptional audio quality and a user-friendly interface — all while maintaining h...
HEADPHONES & EARBUDS
Headphones and earbuds are following the trend of other portable electronics adding more features and increased connectivity into smaller solution sizes. New headphone and earbud designs prioritize wireless connectivity and smart features, along with long battery life for maximum use time. Next-generation hearables are gaining mass market appeal offer exceptionally complex features, such as biosen...
THERMAL IMAGING CAMERAS
Thermal imaging cameras sense and display infrared radiation as visible light, and many are designed to withstand extreme conditions such as high heat, dust, and smoke. These devices need to offer high performance and long battery life amid varying environments. Above all, they need to be reliable, as they are used in applications from examining electrical equipment to dangerous first-responder em...
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