Avago Technologies Demonstrates Innovative Versatile Link Solution at PCIM 2014

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Industry’s First Implementation of Amantys Power Insight Protocol with Optical Link Management

SAN JOSE, Calif., and SINGAPORE,&nbsp May 20, 2014

Avago Technologies (NASDAQ: AVGO), a leading supplier of analog interface components for wireless, wireline, and industrial applications, today announced the successful implementation of Amantys Power Insight™ protocol with Avago’s 50MBd Versatile Link™ transmitters and receivers. The combined solution enables a highly reliable IGBT gate driver with intelligent optical link management and on-board condition monitoring and diagnostics capabilities. It optimizes system power efficiency, cost and availability for inverters targeting renewable energy, industrial motor drive and transportation applications.

Solution Highlights

  • Market proven and highly reliable 50MBd Tx/Rx fiber optic link
  • Intelligent optical link management
  • Controlled switching characteristics optimizing power efficiency
  • Real-time monitoring, diagnostics and adjustment of power transistor switching

Avago will be demonstrating the 50MBd Versatile Link solution with Amantys Power Insight protocol in the Avago Booth 6-220 at the PCIM Europe 2014 exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany from May 20th to 22nd.

“Avago Technologies has been supplying highly reliable Versatile Link products to the power industry for more than two decades,” said Martin Weigert, vice president and general manager of Avago’s Industrial Fiber Product Division (IFPD). “As real-time condition monitoring, diagnostics and adjustment are becoming increasingly important in the power industry, we will continue to enhance our Versatile Link products with innovative features to improve system efficiency, cost, reliability and availability.”

“Our vision is to improve the availability and reliability of power systems through the intelligent control of power,” commented Erwin Wolf, CEO at Amantys. “The development of the optical link management using the Amantys Power Insight protocol over Avago Versatile Link devices represents a major milestone along this journey, and we are very excited about the capabilities being developed as part of our on-going cooperation with Avago Technologies.”

About Avago Technologies
Avago Technologies is a leading designer, developer and global supplier of a broad range of analog, digital, mixed signal and optoelectronics components and subsystems with a focus in III-V compound semiconductor design and processing. Backed by an extensive portfolio of intellectual property, Avago products serve four primary target markets: wireless communications, wired infrastructure, enterprise storage, and industrial and other. For more information, visit Avago’s website: www.avagotech.com.

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