SOURCE: Lineage Power

Lineage Power

June 22, 2010 09:00 ET

Lineage Power ProLynx Line Conserves Power and Space for OEM Applications

New Family of DC-DC Converters Accelerates Speed to Market by Reducing Design Cycle Time for Aerospace, Automotive, Industrial, Medical, Military and Wireless Applications

PLANO, TX--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  Lineage Power Corporation, a Gores Group company and the first name in power, today announced availability of its new family of ProLynx™ board mounted, DC-DC converter modules. The wide input design for distributed power architectures and intermediate bus voltage applications targets the aerospace, automotive, industrial, medical, military, and wireless communications industries. The ProLynx line is the newest member of the TLynx™ series of modules, offering an industry-standard DOSA footprint and powerful Tunable Loop™ technology. With an extended input voltage range of 9V to 36V DC and programmable output voltage of 3V to 18V, the ProLynx family is a cost-effective, "drop-in" alternative to discrete power design.

"The ProLynx series reduces risks and accelerates new product development schedules with a cost-effective, energy efficient alternative to discrete designs in a small, standards-based footprint," said Niklas Fallgren, vice president and general manager of Lineage Power's Embedded OEM division. "Our design assistance services coupled with decades of proven product reliability make this the smart choice for a broad range of vertical markets."

The first module to be available from the ProLynx family, the APXW005, can provide up to 45W of output power. The module offers a new AutoLimit™ feature to optimize power for the package size across a wide input range, reducing the need to oversize components. As part of the Lineage Power Total Efficiency™ architecture, the APXW005 boasts an efficiency of 96 percent at 28Vin, 18Vout with a rich set of features such as over-temperature and over-current protection. This non-isolated, point-of-load (POL) converter is tested and certified for continuous, full-load operation with no derating, in extreme environmental conditions up to 85 degrees Celsius and no air flow.

Availability

Lineage Power is the POL market leader, delivering over a million modules a month, and proven field reliability with a mean time between failure (MTBF) of up to 3 billion hours. Available within 30 days worldwide, the APXW005 starts under $10 per unit for OEM quantities. For more information please call 888-LINEAGE or +1 972 244 WATT.

About Lineage Power

Lineage Power Corporation, a Gores Group company, traces its 95+ year heritage of patented innovation to AT&T, Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Western Electric. The first name in power, Lineage delivers reliable and intelligent power conversion solutions with energy-efficient AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC board-mounted power modules, telecom energy systems, and custom power products backed by local field expertise in 25+ locations worldwide. Designed for decades of non-stop operation, the high-availability DC power conversion solutions enable voice, video and data communications while assuring investment protection, total system efficiency, and significantly reduced total cost of ownership. More information about Lineage hardware, software, services and training is available at www.lineagepower.com.

About The Gores Group, LLC

Founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, The Gores Group LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm's operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, LLC has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. The firm's current private equity fund has committed equity capital of $2.7 billion. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group, LLC maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

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