Eindhoven, Netherlands - NXP's energy-efficient GreenChip PC chipset has achieved 80 PLUS Gold certification for a reference design, as set by Ecos Consulting and the 80 PLUS Program.
The chipset, which has an efficiency rating of more than 90 percent, claims to be the first PC desktop power supply reference solution to meet the stringent demands of the Gold standard, helping to enable the PC industry to accelerate its green power roadmaps.
Desktops with the NXP GreenChip PC solution installed will cut energy losses up to 50 percent compared to the average desktop. NXP estimates that 160 million desktop PCs equipped with 80 PLUS Gold-certified supplies will save the equivalent of 200 million tons of CO2 emission.
Edwin Kluter, marketing director, power solutions product line, NXP Semiconductors, said: "Passing the 80 PLUS Gold standard demonstrates NXP's commitment to the process of reducing power consumption. The company is pushing manufacturers to deliver greener products today by providing a solution that is available now."
"We want to recognize NXP for being first in the industry to reach the 80 PLUS Gold level for a multiple output reference design," said Jason Boehlke, channel manager for Ecos Consulting and the 80 PLUS program. "The value of 80 PLUS is made available by a partnership between manufacturers, utilities and consumers and is helping to bring forward new market innovations and efficiencies that are helping to enable greener IT solutions."
Key features of the NXP GreenChip PC chipset include:
Highly efficient secondary side 'controlled switch' concept;
Scalability through the selection of external components which set the output power and efficiency of the supply;
Active Clamp Reset with integrated switch, lowering the breakdown voltage demand for the power components;
Integrated standby and housekeeping functionality, reducing the number of external components required to meet energy star standby requirements;
Independent regulation of output voltages resulting in perfect cross regulation;
Fanless design allowing for living room computing applications;
Fits standard ATX size box.
Availability: The GreenChip PC chipset solution is available now and shipping in Europe, the US, APAC and Japan.