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.

New Programmable RGB LED Driver with AutoBreathe™, Reduces System Size and Simplifies Software Development

KTD2052B: 12-Channel RGB LED Driver with I2C Control and integral fade-engines

San Jose, Calif. – January 11, 2021 – Power management and video/audio interface leader, Kinetic Technologies, is adding to its innovative line of RGB LED drivers with the introduction of the KTD2052B a 12-channel fully programmable current regulator capable of driving up to four RGB LEDs with fewer PCB traces. Packaged in a tiny 8-pin UDFN package, the KTD2052B is 2x smaller than competing products.

“The KTD2052B is ideal for driving up to 4 RGB LEDs in A.I. Speakers, IoT, Gaming Controllers or V.R. Headsets”, says Jia Hu, Kinetic Technologies’ Senior Director of ESIA Product Marketing. “Using multiplexing techniques, the number of PCB traces can be reduced by a factor of 3, significantly reducing the solution size over competing solutions. To help simplify software design and to reduce the burden on system resources, a flexible pattern generator allows set-and-forget autonomous useful patterns. In systems with long boot times, or long periods of inactivity, the RGB LEDs will ‘AutoBreathe’ blue light, showing the user the system is alive”.

Programmed by a 1MHz, I2C serial interface, the KTD2052B has an integrated pattern/animation engine that controls 12 independent current sinks with, in NORMAL-mode, up to 24mA/LED in 125µA steps and in NIGHT-mode, up to 1.5mA/LED in 8µA steps. A 3-bit programmable fade-rate with ultra-smooth 8µA steps is also included. Optimized for the lowest power consumption, the KTD2052B also includes Kinetic’s patented BrightExtend™ and CoolExtend™ technologies preserving color balance and the ability to maintain light output at high operating temperatures. In case of LED failure (Shorts, Open, Dropout) additional protection and monitoring functions are included.

Key applications for the new KTD2052B include A.I. Speakers, Bluetooth / WiFi Loudspeakers, automotive indicator and ambiance lighting, IoT, gaming consoles and controllers, toys, indicator / button illumination.

The KTD2052B is available with an alternative I2C address option to double the number of RGBs in a system and is available without AutoBreathe. All options are shipping now.

Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

Product features include:

  • 2.5V to 5.5V Operating Supply Voltage Range
  • Drives up to 12 LEDs (4 RGBs)
  • Multiplexed LED Current Driver Outputs
    • Only 4 PCB Traces to the LEDs
    • 20.8kHz MUX Frequency Prevents Audio Noise
  • 14 Million Colors
    • LED Current: 125μA to 24mA in 125μA Steps
    • Night-Mode: 8μA to 1.5mA in 8μA Steps
    • 5% Max. Current Accuracy & Matching
  • 12 Independent Exponential Fade-Engines
    • Ultra-Smooth 3072-Step (8μA) Fade Resolution
    • 3-bit Programmable Fade-Rate
  • Flexible Pattern Generator with Watchdog Counter
  • AutoBreathe Mode (KTD2052B/D)
  • Patented1 BrightExtend Technology
    • Maintains Color-Accuracy and PSRR for Battery-Powered Applications with Low Vin
  • Proprietary CoolExtend Technology
    • 2-bit Programmable Maximum Die-Temp
  • 0.6μA Automatic Shutdown (Standby) Current
  • 1MHz I2C Serial Interface with alternative I2C Addresses
  • Pb free, RoHS and Green Compliant 8-pin UDFN 2x2mm (0.5mm pitch) package
  • -40°C to +85°C Operating Temperature Range

1 US Patent 8,482,216 B1

 

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 its Industry-Leading Power Management and Smart Connectivity Solutions at CES 2021

An invitation: Join Kinetic Technologies at CES 2021 All-Digital Show to learn about the latest industry-leading consumer, IoT and enterprise solutions

San Jose, Calif. – January 5, 2021 – Industry leader Kinetic Technologies will announce its latest power management and smart connectivity solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2021 All-Digital Show, taking place from January 11 to 14. Engineering and management teams will be available online to answer questions and discuss its market leading products with customers. Kinetic will be announcing industry leading new products across the mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise markets, including the lowest resistance USB Type-C Protection switch, a unique Programmable RGB LED Driver, the world’s first 100V Fully Integrated DC/DC Isolated Flyback Converter and a USB Type-C/DP to HDMI Protocol Converter that elevates productivity and gaming experiences to new heights. CES attendees are invited to come to Kinetic Technologies’ online booth, chat with our staff and schedule meetings in the CES online platform. Meetings can be scheduled in advance by emailing info@kinet-ic.com.

CES 2021 Kinetic Technologies event details:

  • When: Exhibitor Days are Tuesday and Wednesday January 12 and 13.
  • Where: CES 2021 Online https://bit.ly/3hMwqLY
  • Schedule a meeting: Email Kinetic Technologies at info@kinet-ic.com to schedule

 

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 Leading Wireless Charging and RGB LED Driver Solutions at CES 2020

KTE7000: 5 Watt Wireless Power Receiver for WPC/Qi BPP

KTD2052: 12-Channel RGB Driver with I2C Control

San Jose, Calif. – January 7, 2020 – Power management leader Kinetic Technologies is announcing two new power management IC products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas: the KTE7000 5W Wireless Power Receiver and the KTD2052 12-Channel RGB LED Driver.  The KTE7000 is a 5W Wireless Power Receiver and is the company’s first in a new line of WPC/Qi compliant, Wireless Charging products. The KTD2052 packs a 12-Channel, I2C controlled RGB driver, in a tiny 8-pin UDFN package; over 2x smaller than competing products.

“The introduction of these two new ICs demonstrates Kinetic’s strategy of developing a comprehensive portfolio of leading power management products that our customers demand.” says Kin Shum, CEO of Kinetic Technologies. “While the proprietary KTD2052 RGB Driver builds upon the company’s industry leading position, the KTE7000 expands our product line portfolio, offering customers more options, and takes advantage of Kinetic’s robust fault protection IP.” Both products will be demonstrated at the show.

The KTE7000 is a single-chip 5W wireless power receiver that conforms to WPC/Qi v1.2.4 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.

The KTD2052 is a 12-Channel LED driver, ideal for driving up to 4 RGBs in AI Smart speakers, IoT, Gaming Controllers, or VR Headsets. Packaged in a tiny 2 x 2 mm UDFN, the KTD2052 uses multiplexing techniques, to reduce the number of PCB traces by a factor of 3, significantly reducing the solution size over competing solutions.  Programmed by a 1MHz, I2C serial interface, the KTD2052 has an integrated pattern/animation engine that controls 12 independent current sinks with, in NORMAL-mode, up to 24mA/LED in 125µA steps and in NIGHT-mode, up to 1.5mA/LED in 8µA steps. A 3-bit programmable fade-rate with ultra-smooth 8µA steps is also included. The KTD2052 also includes Kinetic’s patented BrightExtend™ and CoolExtend™ technologies preserving color balance and the ability to maintain light output at high operating temperatures. In case of LED failure (Shorts, Open, Dropout) additional protection and monitoring functions are included. The KTD2052 is available in a green compliant, 8-pin, 2.0mm x 2.0mm, UDFN package.

For more information visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

 

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power, protection and smart connectivity semiconductors across mobile, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

*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. 

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Kinetic Technologies Previews its Industry-Leading Power Management, Wireless Charging and Smart Connectivity Solutions at CES 2020

An invitation: Join Kinetic Technologies at CES 2020, Las Vegas to see the latest industry-leading mobile, IoT and enterprise solutions

San Jose, Calif. – December 18, 2019 – Industry leader Kinetic Technologies will demonstrate its latest power management and smart connectivity solutions at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas, taking place from January 7 to 10.

Engineering and management teams will be on-site to meet with customers. Solution demonstrations will be available, showcasing Kinetic’s technology across the mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and enterprise industries. Among the demos is the new KTD2052 12-Channel Programmable RGB LED Driver which expands on Kinetic’s leading position in high-performance RGB Driver ICs. Coming from the recently acquired MegaChips Smart Connectivity division, Kinetic will be demonstrating the latest generation of high-performance USB Type-C protocol converters and retimers supporting DisplayPort 1.4a, USB 3.2, and HDMI 2.0/2.1 TMDS in a single device.

Kinetic will also feature its leading technology across wireless charging, USB type-C interface and overvoltage protection, backlight and more.

Meetings are available with the Kinetic Technologies’ leadership and engineering teams by appointment at the Westgate Hotel (Central Tower, Suite 1530). Those interested in connecting with Kinetic Technologies at CES 2020 in person can schedule a meeting by emailing info@kinet-ic.com.

CES 2020 Kinetic Technologies event details:

  • When: Tuesday, January 7 through Thursday, January 9
  • Where: Westgate Hotel, Central Tower Suite 1530
  • Schedule a meeting: Email Kinetic Technologies at info@kinet-ic.com to schedule

About Kinetic Technologies
Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power, protection and smart connectivity semiconductors across mobile, IoT, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support. Visit Kinetic Technologies for more information.

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Kinetic Technologies Announces Closing of MegaChips’ Smart Connectivity Acquisition

Acquisition Adds Smart Connectivity Products and Intellectual Property to Kinetic’s Portfolio

SAN JOSE, Calif. – December 16, 2019 – Kinetic Technologies, a high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductor company focused on developing power management and protection solutions for mobile, enterprise, industrial and automotive markets, announced the completion of MegaChips Corporation’s Smart Connectivity Division acquisition. The asset transaction was closed on December 12, 2019.

Adding the Smart Connectivity product line to Kinetic’s portfolio is a continuation of the Company’s growth strategy, executed organically as well as via acquisitions. Smart Connectivity Division management and staff have joined the Kinetic team as part of the deal. “The addition furthers Kinetic’s strategy of developing and acquiring high-performance technology which relies on our system architecture expertise.”, said Kin Shum, CEO of Kinetic Technologies. ” We see the Smart Connectivity products as highly complementary to Kinetic’s portfolio with demand at our existing top-tier OEM customer base.”

 

 

About Kinetic Technologies

Kinetic Technologies designs, develops and markets proprietary high-performance analog power and protection semiconductors across mobile, industrial, automotive and enterprise markets. We deliver protection solutions tolerant of real-world fault conditions and make power management solutions smaller and more energy efficient. Kinetic Technologies has R&D centers in Silicon Valley and Asia, with worldwide operations, logistics and customer sales support.For more information, please visit http://www.kinet-ic.com/

About MegaChips Corporation (“MegaChips”)
MegaChips Corporation (1st section of the TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange): 6875) was established in 1990 as the first innovative fabless semiconductor company in Japan. MegaChips exploits expertise in analog, digital and MEMS technology and globally provides LSIs and solutions that are crucial for advancing technology innovation.
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