Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance

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DOSA Establishes Sixteenth Brick DC-DC Converter Standard



DALLAS, TX – The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) announces its standard sixteenth brick DC-DC converter footprint. This standard footprint is an optimization of power supply design criteria and customer requirements, created with input from several power companies and market-leading customers. In addition to DOSA founding members, Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc. and SynQor, DATEL, currently a non-member, also participated in the development. “Previous sixteenth bricks announced are non-standard in form and continue to rely on traditional market adoption before becoming a standard, facing the challenges and uncertainty that this approach brings. DOSA develops a standard with agreement among multiple manufacturers and input from market-leading customers. This accelerates the standard’s adoption with the assurance of multiple sources and customer acceptance from the very beginning,” said Joseph Coupal, SynQor Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales.

“DATEL had proposed a sixteenth-brick footprint about a year ago to stimulate industry discussion and further definition,” said Chuck Sabolis, Director of Marketing at DATEL. “We are very pleased to be involved in the DOSA standard and have applied it toward our sixteenth brick.” Sixteenth brick pin-to-pin spacing is the same as the existing eighth-brick standard, facilitating the layout of dual footprints with existing eighth-brick product. The shorter distance between rows of pins provides an eventual board space savings as shown in the following outline sketch.

DOSA 16th brick footprint

New product announcements will follow this standards announcement. Tyco Electronics will announce its KW Series* DC-DC Converters, which will provide output voltages from 5.0V to 1.0Vdc, up to 25A output current, 36-75Vdc input voltage range. SynQor will announce its SML family of sixteenth brick DC/DC converters. DATEL will also announce its ULS family of sixteenth brick DC/DC converters.

DOSA was formed to ensure future DC-DC product compatibility and standardization within the increasingly fragmented power converter market. Ultimately, the alliance will establish standards over a broad range of power converter form factors, footprints, feature sets and functionality for both point-of-load (POL) and isolated applications, including intermediate bus converters. Alliance membership is open to qualified companies per the alliance charter. DOSA converters will be geared toward wireless infrastructure, optical switching, networking, storage and industrial systems.


This release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks, uncertainty and changes in circumstances, which may cause actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from anticipated results, performance or achievements. All statements contained herein that are not clearly historical in nature are forward looking and the words "anticipate," "believe," "expect," "estimate," "plan," and similar expressions are generally intended to identify forward-looking statements. More detailed information about these and other factors is set forth in Tyco's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003. Tyco is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Austin SuperLynx is a trademark of Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc.

*KW is a trademark of Tyco Electronics Power Systems, Inc. Tyco is a trademark.

Tyco Electronics Power Systems, a division of Tyco Electronics, is a leading global provider of innovative, reliable power supply products including AC-DC and DC-DC switching power supplies, batteries and complete communications and energy power systems. Tyco Electronics Power Systems also offers custom design, engineering, installation and technical support services to its customers.

Tyco Electronics, a major business segment of Tyco International Ltd., is the world's largest passive electronic components manufacturer; a world leader in cutting-edge wireless, active fiber optic and complete power systems technologies; and is also rapidly developing extensive networking and building technology installation services. Tyco Electronics provides advanced technology products from over forty well-known and respected brands, including Agastat, Alcoswitch, AMP, AMP NETCONNECT, Buchanan, CII, CoEv, Critchley, Elcon, Elo TouchSystems, M/A-COM, Madison Cable, OEG, OneSource Building Technologies, Potter & Brumfield, Raychem, Schrack, Simel and TDI Batteries.

SynQor is the technology leader in high-efficiency DC/DC converters for distributed power architectures. SynQor’s products exceed the exacting performance, quality, and reliability requirements of its world-class customers. SynQor serves the converging telecom and datacom markets with their high-efficiency PowerQor®, DualQor®, BusQor®, NiQor® and HyperQor® families of DC/DC converters. SynQor’s products are designed to meet the challenging demands of OEM engineers building today’s communications infrastructure hardware. SynQor is a privately owned company headquartered in Boxborough, Massachusetts, with offices in Dallas, Texas, Europe, Singapore, Korea, China and Japan. ABOUT DATEL DATEL is an international electronics manufacturing company maintaining performance and quality leadership in DC/DC converters, pc-104 power, digital panel meters and data acquisition components. DATEL maintains multiple manufacturing and assembly technologies including thick and thin-film hybrid, SMT on ceramic, SMT on pcb, and traditional through-hole pcb. DATEL possesses one of the most modern, fully automated, pick-and-place SMT assembly operations in the industry with complete, in-house, quality/reliability, HALT and EMI/EMC testing. DATEL operates under the umbrella of a company-wide, continuous-improvement program. DATEL’s ERP and MES systems exploit SPC, JIT, and MRPII manufacturing controls. DATEL is ISO-9001 registered and the thick and thin-film hybrid facilities are qualified to MIL-PRF-38534.

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