EDN Magazine Designates PowerXR(TM), Exar's Family of Advanced Digital Power Solutions, for its Hot 100 Products for 2009

Jan 06, 2010, 20:00 ET from Exar Corporation

FREMONT, Calif., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EDN Magazine has recognized Exar Corporation's (Nasdaq: EXAR) PowerXR family of advanced digital products for the Hot 100 Electronics Products for 2009. The XRP 7704 and XRP 7740 were chosen by EDN editors from the countless product announcements they evaluate each year. The EDN Hot 100 represents a prestigious annual snapshot of innovation in the tech industry.

The PowerXR XRP7704 a 5Amp/channel regulator, and the XRP7740 a 15 Amp/channel version integrate the best of both worlds - the low cost and flexibility of digital power management and control, and the robust power capabilities of analog switching power supplies. PowerXR solutions will reduce development time from weeks to hours enabling a significant time-to-market advantage. Both PowerXR devices permit real-time power system adjustments during design, enabling quick response to changing requirements or even after initial field-deployment.

"We've listened closely to customers over the last year to create a differentiated, value-rich digital power portfolio," said Tim Maloney, senior director, Marketing. "EDN's Hot 100 recognition as well as rapid customer adoption confirms that the PowerXR family delivers real and substantial customer value. As we broaden the PowerXR product line this year, we will drive more differentiated IP into the PowerXR family extending our reach into consumer applications and, additionally, penetrating the portable, industrial, medical & other related segments."

About PowerXR

Exar's PowerXR products fuse digital power-supply control and monitoring technology with high-performance analog circuitry in a new generation of digital power-management products that enable system architects to create products with advanced, integrated, switching power supplies that significantly reduce wasted energy compared to more commonly used linear power-supply regulators.

About EDN Hot 100 Electronics Product

For additional information, please read the EDN article on the PowerXR solutions at http://www.edn.com/article/CA6702709.html, or the complete Hot 100 Electronics Products article at http://www.edn.com/article/CA6711866.html.

About Exar

Exar Corporation delivers highly differentiated silicon, software and subsystem solutions for industrial, datacom and storage applications. For nearly 40 years, Exar's comprehensive knowledge of end-user markets along with the underlying analog, mixed signal and digital technology has enabled innovative solutions that meet the needs of the evolving connected world. Exar's product portfolio includes power management and interface components, communications products, storage optimization solutions, network security and applied service processors. Exar has locations worldwide providing real-time customer support to drive rapid product development. For more information about Exar, visit: http://www.exar.com.

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