Microsemi Debuts New Chip

Aliso Viejo-based semiconductor developer Microsemi announced this morning that it has launched a brand new chip. According to the company, it has launched a diode bridge, used to power wireless LAN access points, small cells, small switches and routers, and other devices. The new, MOSFET-based full-bridge rectifier device is used for Power-over-Ethernet (poE) and Power-over-HDBaseT (PoH) applications. Pricing was not announced; the company said it is shipping the new chip in sample quantities now, with volume production later this month.