Maybe I’m running a little slow today, but when I first saw this product release, my knee-jerk reaction was to say to myself “What does POL stand for?”
I Googled POL to no avail. Eventually I bounced over to Ask.com, which led me to the Acronyms section of TheFreeDictionary.com. The most relevant entry for POL seemed to be “Point-Of-Load (DC/DC converter),” which would certainly seem to make sense … so unless anyone tells me otherwise we will go with that.
Of course I may be the only person on the planet (apart from my 80-year old mother) for whom the term “POL” was not immediately obvious. On the other hand, on the off-chance that others might have the same difficulty, it would be nice to spell this sort of thing out. Quite apart from anything else this would have saved yours truly a frustrating few minutes (grin).
Anyway, armed with our definition of POL, the rest of this release makes a lot more sense… well, sort of… see my additional notes at the bottom…
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To meet the high-speed, low voltage, high current requirements of the latest FPGA designs, Bellnix has developed the BSV-1.8S4R0NA POL converter demonstrating unprecedented levels of performance including:
- Ultra high-speed response using a new control system that is different from traditional PWM architectures
- Small form factor, 11x11mm package, reducing PCB area by 50% and allowing positioning close to the FPGA
- Low power loss switching element
- Efficient heat treatment technology for high-efficiency
- Partnership with two of the world’s largest FPGA manufacturers, Xilinx and Altera
Previous solutions required large value decoupling capacitors to decrease circuit impedances; however the high-speed response performance of the BSV-1.8S4R0NA significantly reduces this need.
The BSV-nano POL converter provides optimal performance for the latest FPGAs designs.
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So what’s the pricing and what's the availability? Where should one go to acquire these little rascals? Inquiring minds want to know (grin). The only additional information provided on the release was information about two companies as follows:
About Bellnix America, Inc.
Bellnix America, Inc. was established in San Jose, CA in November 2009 as a subsidiary of Bellnix Co., Ltd., a leading Japanese power supply manufacturer. Bellnix produces world-class products based on leading-edge technology and its products are used extensively by OEMs in the areas such as Enterprise, Communications, Telecom, Medical, Aircraft, Industrial and Test and Measurement.
ARCO, INC. is an ISO9001:2008 certified Global Supply Chain Service Company and Stocking Franchised Distributor of Memory, Optoelectronic and other active and passive components. Our headquarters are in New Jersey with locations in Germany, Hong Kong, and China, offering a global footprint to service your procurement needs and logistics-warehousing operations around the world.
For more information please contact: Bill Henderson, 300 Route 17 South, Unit K, Mahwah, NJ 07430, Tel: 1-201-828-9808 Fax: 1-201-828-5955, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.arcoinc.com
Where does ARCO fit into the picture? Well, I just now realized that this press release was issued by ARCO, so Bill Herderson is the man we need to be talking to to discover more...