Kinetic Technologies Announces Industry’s First USB Type-C Complete Port Protection Enabling Power Delivery to 140W with PD3.1 Extended Power Range (EPR) Compatibility

Thunderbolt™ Compatible CC and SBU protection IC paired with ultra-low resistance protected load switch operates up to 28V VBUS, while adding robust surge, ESD and overvoltage protection

Munich, Germany – November 15, 2022 – Power management and video/audio interface IC leader Kinetic Technologies announced two new milestone products that can increase the Power Delivery capability of USB Type-C ports to 140W, removing the barrier to expanding the range of electronic products charged via USB. The KTS1898 is dedicated to switching and protecting VBUS power, while the KTU1128 is dedicated to switching and protecting the CC1/2 and SBU1/2 lines.

The KTS1898 is a low-resistance, 5A load switch with soft-start, overvoltage, “ideal diode” reverse-current, short-circuit, over-current, over-temperature and ESD protection plus integrated surge protection of ±100V, designed to isolate and protect downstream components from abnormal VBUS voltage and current conditions. The fast reverse current protection (ideal diode) allows multiple power paths to be connected to VBUS OUT without interference.

The KTU1128 companion IC is a Thunderbolt compatible, Type-C USB data line protection and switch IC, providing low-resistance, ultra-fast OVP, and surge protection for the CC and SBU lines. Maintaining pin-to-pin compatibility with existing products, the KTU1128 increases the operating tolerance on CC and SBU lines to 32V for short-to-VBUS protection and reduces the quiescent current.

“The KTS1898 and KTU1128 are industry leading devices that allow designers to implement USB Type-C PD3.1 Extended Power Range (EPR) up to 140W and effectively address safety at the same time,” says Erik Ogren, Kinetic Technologies Senior Director of Marketing. “With the ability to withstand up to +35V on VBUS, the KTS1898 delivers the margin our customers require to build 28V systems that are designed to be safe and reliable, while the super low-resistance 25mΩ MOSFET keeps heat to a minimum, which is essential when operating at such high-power levels. The KTU1128 features the same built-in robust protection and together extends Kinetic’s lead in this application.”

KTS1898 and KTU1128 samples are available now with production starting in first quarter 2023. Visit Kinetic Technologies for further information.

Key Product Highlights:

KTS1898 – 28V VBUS Protection

  • 3V to 32V Operating Voltage Range
    • 35V Abs Max. Rating at IN & OUT
  • 5A Continuous Current Rating
    • 10A peak
  • Supports 140W USB Power Delivery 3.1 (EPR)
  • “Ideal Diode” Reverse-current protection with 15µs fast recovery
  • Full Protection: OVP, SCP, OCP, OTP & RCP
  • IEC61000-4-5 Surge Protection ±100V
  • IEC61000-4-2 ESD Protection ±15kV Air, ±8kV Contact

KTU1128 – 28V CC/SBU Protection

  • 2.5V to 5.5V Operating Voltage Range
    • 32V DC Tolerance on CC1/2, SBU1/2
  • Thunderbolt Compatible
  • Fast 70ns OVP response time
  • IEC61000-4-5 Surge Protection ±40V/±30V CC/SBU
  • IEC61000-4-2 ESD Protection ±15kV Air, ±8kV Contact

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies is a global designer, developer, and provider of proprietary and innovative high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for a wide variety of markets. Kinetic’s products help its customers efficiently regulate power, intelligently protect their devices from harmful voltage and current spikes, and deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency, and secured connectivity for video, display, and general-purpose applications.

For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*Kinetic Technologies’ logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Kinetic Technologies Announces New IEEE® 802.3bt-Compliant Powered Device and DC-DC Flyback Controller Solution for PoE Power Supplies

New ICs combine to provide an 802.3bt-compliant power supply at maximum power with digital isolator feedback and local power compatibility.

Munich, Germany – November 15, 2022 – Power management and video/audio interface IC leader Kinetic Technologies announced today the KTA1140 IEEE 802.3bt-compliant Powered Device Interface IC and the KTB1095 synchronous flyback control IC with integrated digital isolated feedback as the latest additions to their PoE and DC-DC Converter product lines.

Fully compliant with IEEE 802.3bt, 802.3at and 802.3af standards, the KTA1140 integrates input surge protection, a PD controller with 100V, low resistance 0.1Ω hot-swap MOSFET, which fully supports input power levels up to 90W. The PD controller also includes eight-event classification, ATDET, PD Detect, over temperature protection and under voltage lockout (UVLO). The KTA1140 is also designed to provide seamless support for local supplies down to 9.5V.

The KTB1095 is a highly integrated synchronous flyback converter with internal feedback utilizing a 3000VRMS digital isolator, designed to eliminate the need for an external opto-coupler, reducing cost and size. Operating over a wide operating voltage range from 5V to 100V, the KTB1095 includes both primary and secondary side, high current MOSFET drivers and employs current-mode constant on-time control for fast transient response. Featuring an adjustable soft-start function to limit start-up in-rush current, the KTB1095 also includes input voltage UVLO, output over-voltage-protection (OVP), cycle-by-cycle current limit, short-circuit protection and thermal shutdown.

“Our goal at Kinetic is to make it as easy as possible for our customers to design their power supplies,” said Erik Ogren, Kinetic Technologies’ Senior Director of Marketing. “The KTA1140 supports Class 8, 90W designs with its ultra-low resistance hot-swap MOSFET and simplifies system designs with local voltage support. KTB1095 takes advantage of Kinetic’s Tru-Iso™ technology to deliver integrated 3000V-rms on-chip digital isolator feedback, reducing BOM count and PCB area.”

KTA1140 and KTB1095 are sampling now, with production expected to begin in the first quarter of 2023.

Visit Kinetic Technologies for further information.

Key Product Highlights:

KTA1140 – PoE 802.3bt PD Interface

  • Fully supports IEEE® 802.3bt
    • Input Power Levels Up to 90W
    • Class 0-8 for PoE PD
  • Compatible with IEEE® 802.3af/at
  • IEC 61000-4-2/3/4/5/6 requirements for EMC
  • Seamless support for local power down to 9.5V
  • Programmable DC current limit
  • Low resistance (typ. 0.1Ω) Hot Swap MOSFET
  • 5×5 mm, 20 lead QFN Package

KTB1095 – 100V Synchronous Flyback Controller with Digital Isolation

  • Wide 5V to 100V Operating Voltage Range
  • Integrated Digital Isolator Feedback
    • 3000V-rms Integrated Isolation
  • ±1% Voltage Reference
  • Integrated primary and secondary side MOSFET Drivers
    • 3A Sink / 2A Source driving capability
  • Adjustable Switching Frequency from 100kHz to 700kHz
  • Integrated Protection: Cycle-by-cycle current limit, Input UVLO, OCP, SCP, TSP
  • SOIC-16 Wide Body (10.3mm x 7.5mm) Package

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies is a global designer, developer, and provider of proprietary and innovative high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for a wide variety of markets. Kinetic’s products help its customers efficiently regulate power, intelligently protect their devices from harmful voltage and current spikes, and deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency, and secured connectivity for video, display, and general-purpose applications.

For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*Kinetic Technologies’ logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Kinetic Technologies to Showcase Industry-leading Power Management, Motor Control and Smart Connectivity Solutions at electronica 2022

Technical experts will demonstrate how its advanced, innovative semiconductor solutions can revolutionize next-generation consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise electronic designs

San Jose, Calif. – October 25, 2022 – Power management and video/audio interface IC leader Kinetic Technologies announces its attendance at electronica 2022, showcasing its industry leading Power Management, Motor Control and Smart Connectivity solutions serving the consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets.

Taking place between November 15 – 18, 2022 in München, Germany, Kinetic Technologies is pleased to invite attendees to visit Booth 160 in Hall C2 where its technical staff will be on hand to conduct live product demonstrations while also providing technical recommendations on how Kinetic’s unique IC product advantages can be implemented in electronic product designs.

Key demonstrations will include:

USB-C/DP (MST) Reference Designs – incorporate Kinetic Technologies’ full range of high-performance analog power and high-speed audio-video processing IC’s including USB Type-C/DisplayPort1.4 MST Hub with DSC1.2 support, Retimer, DC-DC Converters, USB power and data switching/protection ICs plus PD Controller.

BLDC Motor Control – Kinetic’s latest family of PureSineTM controllers, with integrated gate drivers offering best-in-class electrical efficiency, 1.7x RPM increase and 15% increase in torque for the same output power.

Power over Ethernet (PoE) Solutions –from one of the industry’s smallest 13W PoE solutions to new products compliant with the higher power IEEE802.3 bt standard.

Qi/WPC Qualified 5W Wireless Power Receiver Reference Design – compliant and certified to WPC/Qi v1.3 which can significantly reduce customer time-to-market.

RGB LED Color Wheel – unique programable, multi-channel and multiplexed RGB LED drivers up to 3x smaller than competing solutions.

To schedule a meeting during the show with a Kinetic Technologies representative, please click the link below:

https://www.kinet-ic.com/request-a-meeting-with-kinetic-technologies-at-electronica-2022/

Event Summary:

When: Tuesday 15th November through to Friday 18th November.
Where: Trade Fair Center Messe München, Germany. Hall C2, Booth 160

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies is a global designer, developer, and provider of proprietary and innovative high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for a wide variety of markets. Kinetic Technologies’ products help its customers efficiently regulate power, intelligently protect their devices from harmful voltage and current spikes, and deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency, and secured connectivity for video, display, and general-purpose applications.

For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*Kinetic Technologies’ logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Kinetic Technologies Announces Closing of Asset Acquisition Pursuant to Asset Purchase Agreement with Gain Semiconductor

Assets Include Innovating Motor and Motor Drive Technology Products, Intellectual Property, and 20+ Years of Know-how 

San Jose, Calif. – June 15, 2022 – Kinetic Technologies, a high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company focused on developing power management and protection solutions for consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets, announced today the Company has completed the acquisition of certain assets pursuant to an asset purchase agreement with Gain Semiconductor Incorporated. The acquisition was completed on May 6, 2022. Terms of the asset transaction include the transfer of intellectual property consisting of patents, copyrights, and industry knowledge plus seasoned motor control industry professionals.

By acquiring Gain’s Pure Sinusoidal Drive patented technology Puresine™, Kinetic Technologies is positioned to bring superior motor and motion control to market. This technology converts standard 3-wire motor control and 6-wire advanced motor control technology into a new class of motor control solutions by maximizing electrical efficiency. Higher efficiency reduces the motor’s power needed to operate, offering a way to design a smaller, lighter-weight motor. 

“Increasing motor control electrical efficiency paints a new canvas to deliver a greener environment for our future. By leveraging Kinetic Technologies’ proven manufacturing ability and technical excellence, we believe our motor control technology is now positioned to advance to the next phase in production and advanced product development,” stated Jeff Gray, GM of Motor Control at Kinetic Technologies, and previous CEO of Gain Semiconductor.

“The electronic motor control space enables Kinetic Technologies to expand its served addressable market further into consumer whitegoods, automotive and industrial. “The introduction of motor controller products will diversify our offerings and broaden our portfolio with commercially synergistic products. We believe this transaction will allow us to enter new markets, work with new customers, and expand our business with existing customers by selling additional high-performance products,” said Kin Shum, CEO of Kinetic Technologies.

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors across consumer, computer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. Along with designing power products to protect, regulate, and monitor power consumption, Kinetic also produces products that switch, transform, and protect high resolution audio, video, and data signals. Applications can include smartphones, notebook/Chromebook and accessories, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, automotive, and enterprise solutions. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia and Europe. For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders. 

Kinetic Technologies Announces Industry’s First Qi v1.3 Certified Wireless Power Receiver

KTE7000 5W Wireless Power Receiver Achieves v1.3 Certification from Wireless Power Consortium

San Jose, Calif. – March 24, 2022 – High-performance analog and mixed-signal power and protection semiconductor manufacturer, Kinetic Technologies, announces today that the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has certified their KTE7000 product as the first wireless power receiver to achieve Qi version 1.3 status. By doing this, Kinetic Technologies has further proven leadership in the wireless power market.

The Qi v1.3 specifications provide improved foreign object detection and enable optional new functionality such as device authentication.  Also implemented is more comprehensive Qi compliance testing, as well as increased automation of compliance testing, which reduce testing time and decrease potential interoperability problems. For more detailed information on this latest version of its Qi specification please view the WPC website.

Vice President of Marketing at Kinetic Technologies, Gianfranco Scherini, says, “We continue to lead the Wireless Power ecosystem with the first wireless receiver to attain Qi v1.3 certification. This is another milestone in Kinetic Technologies’ track record of delivering innovative wireless power solutions when customers need them most.” 

The KTE7000 is a single chip 5W wireless power receiver that conforms to WPC/Qi v1.3 Baseline Power Profile (BPP) standards.  Fully compatible with all WPC/Qi certified transmitters, the KTE7000 will operate in BPP mode (Baseline Power Profile) when interoperating with either BPP transmitters or EPP (Extended Power Profile) transmitters. The KTE7000 integrates a full-synchronous rectifier with robust voltage surge protection and an LDO to efficiently convert the wireless AC power into 5V DC power at up to 1.5A. Higher power outputs are possible in proprietary modes.  An embedded microcontroller with ROM and programmable memory provides power management, protection, and communications with the power transmitter. The KTE7000 is available in a green compliant, 52-bump, 2.66mm x 3.90mm, WLCSP package.

KTE7000 is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information. 

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops, and markets proprietary high-performance analog and mixed-signal power and protection semiconductors across consumer, communications, industrial, automotive, and enterprise markets, to deliver protected solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions. The company’s products sit “Behind Every Port™”, delivering solutions to not only provide, protect, regulate, and monitor the power consumed by analog and digital semiconductors and other electronic loads, but to also switch, transform and protect high-resolution video, audio, and data signals.  Kinetic Technologies develops application-specific products that solve audio-video interface, protection, and power management needs across smartphones, tablets, and wearables, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, automotive, and enterprise solutions. Kinetic Technologies, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia. 

For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/

About Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) 

The WPC is the standards organization responsible for developing and managing the Qi standard. Qi certification ensures that power receivers and chargers always work together for simple and easy charging. Products marked as Qi Certified have passed rigorous, independent laboratory tests for safety, interoperability, and energy efficiency. 

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders. 

Kinetic Technologies Announces New 13W Powered Device and DC-DC Controller which Integrates a 150V Output MOSFET for Space-saving Power over Ethernet (PoE) Solutions

KTA1136: IEEE 802.3af compliant PoE PD with Integrated DC-DC Controller and Power FET

San Jose, Calif. – August 17, 2021 – Power management and video/audio interface leader, Kinetic Technologies, is expanding its PoE power solutions portfolio with the introduction of KTA1136, a single-chip, highly integrated solution for 13W Power over Ethernet (PoE) Powered Devices (PD) significantly improving performance, while reducing both solution cost and size. Fully compliant with the IEEE® 803.2af specification, KTA1136 integrates input surge protection, a PD controller with 100V, 0.49Ω hot-swap MOSFET and a DC-DC controller with a robust 150V, 0.7Ω switching power MOSFET.

Senior Director of ESIA Marketing at Kinetic, Phil Dewsbury, says, “The integration of the 150V rated output MOSFET coupled with 600kHz switching frequency results in more than a 25% reduction in solution size, providing our customers with the smallest 13W PoE solution on the market today, making it ideal for space critical applications. Special care has been taken to minimize EMI and to optimize the light load efficiency without the switching frequency straying into the audio band”.

KTA1136 is fully compliant with IEEE 803.2af, but also supports IEEE, 803.2at and IEEE 802.3bt specifications for Type 1 power applications.

KTA1136 also includes PD Detection, classification and protection including under-voltage lockout (UVLO) and over-temperature protection (OVP).

Key applications for the new KTA1136 include Voice over IP (VoIP) Phones, Wireless LAN Access Point, Security Cameras, Biometric Authentication, Point-of-Sales Terminals, RFID Readers, Thin Clients and IoT Appliances.

KTA1136 is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

Product features include:

  • Compliant to IEEE® Std. 802.3af-2003 and supports Type 1 operation for IEEE® 802.3at-2009 and IEEE® 802.3bt-2018
  • DC-DC Controller with two robust, integrated high voltage Power MOSFETs
    • 150V, 0.7Ω Flyback MOSFET
    • 100V, 0.49Ω Low RDS_ON Hot-Swap MOSFET
  • Supports both isolated and non-isolated applications
  • Adjustable switching frequency from 100kHz to 800kHz
  • Programmable cycle-by-cycle DC-DC current limiting
  • Input ESD surge protection to IEC61000-4-2 (Level 4)
    • Contact: ±8kV
    • Air: ±15kV
    • Other pins HBM: ±2kV
  • Exceptional EMI performance
  • Integrated Short-Circuit and Over-temperature Protection
  • RoHS and Pb-free: TQFN-16, 4x4mm Package

About Kinetic Technologies
Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog and mixed-signal power and protection semiconductors across consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets, to deliver protected solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions. The company’s product sit “Behind Every Port™”, deliver solutions to not only provide, protect, regulate, and monitor power consumed by analog and digital semiconductors and other electronic loads, but to also switch, transform and protect high resolution video, audio and data signals. Kinetic Technologies develops application-specific products that solve audio-video interface, protection, and power management needs across smartphones, tablets and wearables, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, automotive and enterprise solutions. Kinetic Technologies, a Cayman Corporation, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Kinetic Technologies Announces Highly Optimized, Ultra-Low Power MST Hub with DSC Support, Elevating Productivity and Work-from-Home User Experience

New Video IC features High-Performance USB Type-C® / DisplayPort™ 1.4a Alt-Mode to Triple DP 1.4a / HDMI™ 2.0b (DP++) transmitters with USB Retimer, TCPM for Power Delivery & DSC 1.2 support

San Jose, Calif. – May 27, 2021 – Power management and video/audio interface leader Kinetic Technologies is expanding its Smart Connectivity portfolio with the introduction of the KTM5000 product family: a single-chip, highly integrated, low-power and high-performance USB Type-C / DP 1.4a Alt-Mode MST HUB with three configurable DP 1.4a or HDMI 2.0b (DP++) outputs.

KTM5000 functions as a multi-stream audio-video splitter and protocol converter including HDCP 1.x/ HDCP 2.3 repeater, targeted primarily for Mobile PC docking stations, Displays, and Digital Signage applications, capable of supporting 25 or more daisy chained monitors.

The KTM5000 family enters the market of DSC 1.2 (Display Stream Compression) enabling three 4K2K 60Hz outputs. The device was designed with optimal interoperability and backward compatibility with DSC 1.1. These features have been validated with all major Graphics Processing Platforms including NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080, AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT and Intel’s 11th generation Tiger Lake™ processors.

Its ultra-low power consumption of under 1W at the maximum video resolution supported (8K in DP out mode) or 3 x 4K2K 60Hz outputs (with DSC) makes it an ideal fit for the emerging travel dock, mini dock and docking station markets.

KTM5000 is part of a Thunderbolt™ 4 Multi-Port docking station reference design which passed Intel’s TCM (Thunderbolt™ Certification Manager) requirements. In addition, its MST interoperability with USB Type-C hosts enables fast and seamless adoption of systems that connect to the latest AMD, NVIDIA, Intel, and Qualcomm CPU powered notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

It can also function as a Type-C Port Manager (TCPM) and combines with Kinetic’s MCDP9000 or any external TCPC device to deliver up to 65W power, enabling fast charging of notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

Yehia Beydoun, product marketing manager of the Smart Connectivity division at Kinetic Technologies says, “Kinetic continues its leadership in the market with KTM5000, which integrates USB Type-C / DisplayPort 1.4 MST Hub with DSC 1.2 support, enabling three 4K2K 60Hz monitors from a single host. A KTM5000 reference design is available to speed up customer product development time, and incorporates Kinetic Technologies’ complementary high-performance analog power and high-speed audio-video processing products.”

KTM5000 is available and shipping now. Visit our Products website at Kinetic Technologies for more information.

Product features include:

  • USB Type-C “Alt mode” compatible receiver / DP MST hub
  • USB 3.1 ESS GEN1/GEN2 Re- timer: 5.0 Gbps / 10.0 Gbps pairs
  • DP 1.4 RX PHY 1.62/2.7/5.4/8.1 Gbps/lane
  • Triple DP++ TX PHY 1.62/2.7/5.4/8.1 Gbps/lane * 4 lanes each
  • Video resolution up to 8K 30Hz (uncompressed); 8K 60Hz (compressed)
  • HDR Image processing (Static and Dynamic HDR)
  • DP MST routing / DP MST-to-SST conversion / DP-to-HDMI conversion
  • Display Stream Compression (DSC 1.2) and Forward Error Correction (FEC)
  • Pixel format conversion and Chroma down sampling
  • HDCP 1.x/2.x repeater with embedded keys
  • CEC Tunneling over AUX
  • SPDIF / I2S 8Ch audio outputs
  • 249 LFBGA package / 12x12mm

 

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog and mixed-signal power and protection semiconductors across consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets, to deliver protected solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions. The company’s product sit “Behind Every Port™”, deliver solutions to not only provide, protect, regulate, and monitor power consumed by analog and digital semiconductors and other electronic loads, but to also switch, transform and protect high resolution video, audio and data signals. Kinetic Technologies develops application-specific products that solve audio-video interface, protection, and power management needs across smartphones, tablets and wearables, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, automotive and enterprise solutions. Kinetic Technologies, a Cayman Corporation, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Kinetic Technologies Announces Lowest Resistance USB Current-Sink Protection Switch Enabling Power Delivery up to 140W

KTS1696A: Low 11mΩ Resistance Load Switch with Overvoltage and Reverse Blocking, Protects Against ±90V Input Surges

San Jose, Calif. – January 11, 2021 – Power management and video/audio interface leader, Kinetic Technologies, has announced the highest power addition to its comprehensive range of power protection solutions with the KTS1696A. This robust protection device has been designed to isolate and protect against abnormal voltage and current conditions through a slew-rate controlled, reverse-blocking, 11mΩ, low-resistance MOSFET switch in a tiny 2.7×2.7mm 25-bump WLCSP package.

“In addition to its ability to protect USB inputs from abnormal power supply voltage and surge currents, the KTS1696A features an incredibly low 11mΩ resistance switch with reverse-blocking capability up to 29V.” says Jia Hu, Kinetic Technologies Senior Director of ESIA Product Marketing. “Increasing USB Power Delivery above 100W is a future trend, pushing the USB limits, with Kinetic leading the way. This low resistance switch allows product designers to do that without worrying about excessive power loss through heat dissipation.”

In addition to the low-resistance MOSFET switch, the KTS1696A features slew-rate turn-on control, preventing excessive voltage overshoot and large inrush currents. The device also features several additional protection functions – including input ±90V surge protection, input over – and under – voltage protection, over-temperature protection, short-circuit protection and current-liming protection. The over-voltage protection is internally set at typically 23V but can also be used in adjustable mode using two external resistors to set the trip point between 4V and 23V. The short-circuit and current-limiting protection is designed to turn-off the switch during hard or soft short circuits at the output. At detection, the switch is turned OFF and if no other fault is detected, the device will auto-retry to start until such time as the fault is removed or the input power removed. During any fault condition the ACOK, power good flag will be de-asserted.

Featuring an active high enable, the KTS1696A operates over a wide-input voltage range of 3V to 29V and covers USB PD applications, enabling the device to offer essential protection to enhancing system reliability.

The KTS1696A is available in a green compliant, 2.7mm x 2.7mm, Wafer-Level, Chip-Scale Package (WLCSP).

Key applications for the Kinetic Technologies KTS1696A include mini-desktop PCs, notebooks, tablets, docking stations, monitors, portable devices and USB Type-C/PD current sink ports.

KTS1696A is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

Product features include:

  • 3V to 23V Operating Voltage Range
  • 29V Abs. Max. Rating at IN and OUT
  • 7A Continuous Current Rating
    • 15A Pulse Current Rating (duration Pd limited)
  • 11mΩ typ. On-Resistance from IN to OUT
  • Soft-Start (SS) Limits Inrush Current
  • Over-Voltage Protection (OVP) at IN
    • 23V Internally Fixed
    • 4V to 23V External Resistor Programmable
  • “Ideal Diode” Reverse Current Protection (RCP)
  • Short-Circuit Protection (SCP) at OUT
  • Over-Current Protection (OCP) at OUT
  • Over-Temperature Protection (OTP)
  • Transient Voltage Suppression (TVS) at IN
    • ±90V Surge Protection (IEC61000-4-5)
    • ±8kV ESD Contact Discharge (IEC61000-4-2)
    • ±15kV ESD Air Gap Discharge (IEC61000-4-2)
  • EN Active-High Enable Logic Input
  • Auto-Retry after All Faults
  • ACOK Open-Drain Output Flag
  • Pb Free 25-bump WLCSP 2.70 x 2.70mm (0.5mm pitch)
  • RoHS and Green Compliant
  • -40°C to 85°C Operating Temperature Range

 

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog and mixed-signal power and protection semiconductors across consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets, to deliver protected solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions. The company’s product sit “Behind Every Port™”, deliver solutions to not only provide, protect, regulate, and monitor power consumed by analog and digital semiconductors and other electronic loads, but to also switch, transform and protect high resolution video, audio and data signals. Kinetic Technologies develops application-specific products that solve audio-video interface, protection, and power management needs across smartphones, tablets and wearables, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, automotive and enterprise solutions. Kinetic Technologies, a Cayman Corporation, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Kinetic Technologies Announces World’s first 100V Power Converter IC with Integrated 5kV Isolation

KTB1100: 7V-100V, 15W Flyback Converter with Integrated Feedback and Digital Isolator

San Jose, Calif. – January 11, 2021 – Power management and video/audio interface leader, Kinetic Technologies, is expanding its power conversion product portfolio with the world’s first highly integrated, high voltage flyback converters utilizing secondary digital isolation feedback. The KTB1100 operates directly from a wide 7V to 100V input supply and integrates all the major components, bar the transformer and rectifier diode, to create a highly efficient 15W isolated flyback converter with typically 1% output accuracy.

“The KTB1100 allows design engineers to simplify and reduce the size of their design, by integrating many of the external components normally required in isolated flyback designs”, says, Jia Hu, Senior Director of ESIA Product Marketing at Kinetic. “Adding digital isolated feedback, allows designers to achieve high output voltage accuracy and regulation, without an external opto-coupler, compared to equivalent PSR designs.”

The KTB1100 also reduces the BOM and solution size by integrating a robust, internally protected 150V, low 350mΩ resistance output switching MOSFET and achieves close to 88% peak efficiency. Current-mode, constant on-time control, with an adjustable switching frequency of 100kHz to 1MHz, is used for fast transient response as well as superior output voltage regulation. The device features an active-high enable pin that can be connected directly to the input supply (up to 100V) with a soft-start function to limit the in-rush current at start-up.

With 5kVRMS isolation (UL1577 compliance pending), the KTB1100 also features several protection functions including undervoltage lockout, overvoltage lockout, cycle-by-cycle current limiting, short circuit protection and thermal shutdown protection.

The KTB1100 is supplied in a lead-free, RoHS, green wide-bodied SOIC-16pin package and is rated over the -40 to +85OC ambient temperature range.

Key applications for the new KTB1100 include battery management system (BMS) in electrical vehicles, telecom and communications power systems, industrial PLCs, smart meters, PoE, bias supply for isolated DC-DC converters and low-power isolated power modules.

KTB1100 pre-production samples are available now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

Product features include:

  • Wide VIN Range: 7V to 100V
  • Integrated 150V, 350mΩ (typ.) on-resistance MOSFET Switch
  • Integrated Feedback with Digital Isolator
    • 5000VRMS Isolation
    • UL1577 Certification (Pending)
  • Internal Startup Regulator
  • Adjustable Soft-Start
  • ±1% Feedback Voltage Reference
  • Adjustable Switching Frequency from 100kHz to 1MHz
  • Precision Enable for Adjustable UVLO
  • Optional Primary Side Bias for Optimized Efficiency
    • Up to 88%
  • Comprehensive Integrated Protection
    • Input UVLO
    • Input Overvoltage Protection
    • Cycle-by-Cycle Current Limit
    • Over Current Protection
    • Short-Circuit Protection
    • Thermal Shutdown Protection
  • Pb-free SOIC-16 Wide Body (10.3mm x 7.5mm)
  • RoHS and Green Compliant
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature Range

 

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog and mixed-signal power and protection semiconductors across consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets, to deliver protected solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions. The company’s product sit “Behind Every Port™”, deliver solutions to not only provide, protect, regulate, and monitor power consumed by analog and digital semiconductors and other electronic loads, but to also switch, transform and protect high resolution video, audio and data signals. Kinetic Technologies develops application-specific products that solve audio-video interface, protection, and power management needs across smartphones, tablets and wearables, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, automotive and enterprise solutions. Kinetic Technologies, a Cayman Corporation, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.

Advanced Video Protocol Converter Elevates Productivity and Gaming Experiences to New Heights

Kinetic Technologies Announces Low Power, High-Performance USB Type-C® / DisplayPort™ 1.4a Alt-Mode to HDMI™ 2.0b Protocol Converter with USB Retimer, TCPM for Power Delivery & Adaptive Sync Support

San Jose, Calif. – January 11, 2021 – Power management and video/audio interface leader, Kinetic Technologies, is expanding its Smart Connectivity solutions portfolio with the introduction of MCDP5200, a single-chip, highly integrated USB Type-C / DP 1.4a Alt-Mode protocol converter with a USB Type-C de-multiplexer and embedded retimer for USB 3 support.

It is the industry’s first known protocol converter to support Adaptive Sync with variable refresh rate, enabling seamless connection between DP sources and gaming monitors. MCDP5200 supports all video (DP 1.4) and data (USB 3.1 Gen 2) modes of USB-C Alt-Mode that are integrated into the latest AMD, nVidia, Intel, and Qualcomm CPU powered notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

MCDP5200 can also function as a Type-C Port Manager (TCPM) and along with an external TCPC device -such as Kinetic’s MCDP9000- can deliver power up to 65W, enabling fast charging of notebooks, tablets, and smartphones.

Its low power consumption (<1W) at the maximum video resolutions supported of 5K (in DP out mode) or 4K (in HDMI out mode) makes it an ideal fit for emerging travel docks and dongles.

Elie Antoun, general manager of the Smart Connectivity division at Kinetic Technologies says, “MCDP5200 is the first release of a rich roadmap of advanced USB-C / DP 1.4 Alt-Mode interface products for multimedia processing since the company’s acquisition of Smart Connectivity earlier this year. The MCDP5200 reference design, with an optimized BOM cost, incorporates Kinetic Technologies’ expertise in proprietary, high-performance analog power IC’s and high-speed audio-video processing”

MCDP5200 is available and shipping now. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

Product features include:

  • USB Type-C “Alt mode” receiver
  • USB 3.1 ESS Gen 1/Gen 2 Re-timer: 5.0 Gbps / 10.0 Gbps pairs
  • DP 1.4a RX with SST/MST support – Link rate 1.62/2.7/5.4/8.1/ Gbps/lane
  • DP++ TX configurable as AC coupled DP 1.4a or DC coupled HDMI 2.0b
  • HDMI 2.0b PHY compliant transmitter with HDMI 2.1 features (VRR, QMS, FVA, QFT)
  • Video resolution: Up to 5K3K 60Hz (DP to DP); 4K2K 60Hz (DP to HDMI)
  • Audio stream handling – LPCM 192KHz 32Ch, HBR 8CH, One Bit, DSD formats
  • DP 1.4a MST / SST re-timer pass through: Link rate, lane count change
  • HDR Image processing (Static and Dynamic HDR)
  • Adaptive sync support (in DP to DP and DP to HDMI mode)
  • CEC Tunneling over AUX
  • HDCP 1.x/2.x repeater with embedded keys
  • ARM Cortex M3 core 300MHz / peripheral controllers
  • Package: 169 TFBGA, 7x7mm / 0.5mm pitch

 

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog and mixed-signal power and protection semiconductors across consumer, communications, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets, to deliver protected solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions. The company’s product sit “Behind Every Port™”, deliver solutions to not only provide, protect, regulate, and monitor power consumed by analog and digital semiconductors and other electronic loads, but to also switch, transform and protect high resolution video, audio and data signals. Kinetic Technologies develops application-specific products that solve audio-video interface, protection, and power management needs across smartphones, tablets and wearables, as well as serving a wide range of industrial, automotive and enterprise solutions. Kinetic Technologies, a Cayman Corporation, has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with operations and logistics based in Asia. For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/.

*The Kinetic Technologies logo is a trademark of Kinetic Technologies. All other brand and product names appearing in this document are the property of their respective holders.