Amber AC Direct Power System Demo Kit Available for Technical Evaluation

The Amber AC Direct DC Enabler is said to allow manufacturers to add intelligence and enhanced functionality to new and existing products.

DUBLIN, Calif. — Amber Solutions, a developer of technologies for digital control of electricity in solid-state architecture, announces that its patented AC Direct DC Enabler is now available as a demo kit for technical evaluation by consumer, commercial and industrial electrical products manufacturers and semiconductor companies.

The Amber AC direct power system is said to enable DC extraction directly from AC mains without the use of transformers, rectifiers or filtering. It eliminates many of the old-tech electromechanical components that are still standard today, enabling a dramatically smaller size footprint, while simultaneously delivering a more dynamic, configurable power delivery capability.

The result is an opportunity for manufacturers and semiconductor companies to reinvent how electricity is leveraged, designed and feature-scoped in all electrical products, according to Amber Solutions Founder Thar Casey.

“Our success in integrating Amber’s patented technologies into next generation products will change how the world manages electricity and powers daily life,” Casey says. “We are making our patented AC Direct DC Enabler available for testing by major global manufacturers and product designers who are eager to innovate and launch powerful new electrical devices and products based on our revolutionary architecture.”

The new evaluation platform, now available in a pre-production discrete board format, allows manufacturers to experience and understand the unique capabilities, functions and value Amber’s Enabler can offer in a final commercial-ready silicon chip format that is scheduled for release early 2023 or sooner.

Last month, the company announced that its Indestructible AC Switch technology had reached a similar new productization milestone as a demo kit. This fully demonstrable, solid-state AC switching technology platform showcases how Amber’s Indestructible AC Switch provides precise digital control of electricity regulation, control, and protection. It also includes Amber’s AC Direct DC Enabler technology, affording the AC Switch the Enabler’s size and reliability advantages, along with its dynamic, intelligent DC power delivery capabilities, according to the company.

The Amber AC Direct DC Enabler is said to allow manufacturers to add modern intelligence and enhanced functionality to new and existing products using much smaller silicon chips to manage and deliver DC power.

Using a single silicon chip, the AC Direct power delivery system provides increased reliability and dramatically smaller size than today’s standard bulky AC/DC power converters. With embedded intelligence for digital management of electricity, Amber’s AC Direct DC Enabler provides a dynamic and configurable DC delivery range and broad AC input range, offering true global compatibility in a single SKU.

Additionally, the silicon architecture simplifies integration into products and lowers manufacturing touch costs by eliminating up to 50% of the components in standard analog power converters, according to the company.

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