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Our cutting-edge solutions include power modules, converters, controllers, and regulators — each of which is designed to maximize efficiency and offer industry-leading protections in tiny package sizes. These highly integrated parts are flexible and scalable, making the design process easier than ever.
MPS solutions combine reliability and performance in a cost-effective solution to meet your power needs for optical line cards.
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POWER SOLUTION FOR 5G
POWER SOLUTION FOR NIC
POWER SOLUTION FOR SWITCHES
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 ...
Smart trackers are one of the latest innovations in the growing market of wearable and highly portable devices. Intended to help the user track or find items such as keys, critical features include multi-standard wireless connectivity — such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, and near field communication (NFC) — as well as reliable sensing and feedback to communicate the devices location. These high levels...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
E-scooters have quickly risen in popularity in metropolitan areas and quickly growing cities. Lightweight, eco-friendly, and convenient, these e-scooters are two-wheeled battery-operated vehicles that integrate an electric motor and a controller that assists with increased propulsion. Of course, safety, performance, and cost are the greatest concerns for customers in any vehicle. In addition, new ...
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 ...
VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED REALITY HEADSETS & GLASSES
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) headsets and glasses are an increasingly popular wearable application that allows users to immerse themselves in a holistic audiovisual experience. The nature of these wearable devices means they must be lightweight, comfortable, and fairly durable as well as responsive to multi-sensory feedback and haptics. New designs are expected to offer longer b...
SMOKE AND HEAT DETECTORS
Smoke and heat detectors are a key aspect of safety in smart homes and other residential and industrial applications. Designed to monitor and alert occupants of danger, these safety devices must above all be reliable and accurate, with battery lifespans lasting multiple years and convenient use. In addition, demand is increasing for detectors that can accurately discern between real and nuisance s...
Gas detectors are a key aspect of safety in smart homes and other residential and industrial applications. Designed to monitor and alert occupants of high levels of toxic or combustible gases, these safety devices must above all be reliable and accurate, with battery lifespans lasting multiple years and convenient use. As the smart home market continues to grow and consumers seek for all aspects o...
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...
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