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With MicroDLynx II, ABB Provides High Current and Power Density for Compact IT Equipment

ABB | April 26, 2021

Pushing the limits of advanced IT and networking devices requires advances in component density and functionality. This means building board-level power modules in ever-shrinking, high-density packages for power and electrical engineers. The latest MicroDLynx IITM DC-DC from ABB helps satisfy the power requirements of demanding, data-hungry applications by offering highly accurate voltage control in a compact, 232-mm2 footprint – with a power density of 167 A/in2.

The new MicroDLynx II power modules, the latest addition to ABB's established DLynx II family of DC-DC converters, provide the precision power needed for equipment such as high-speed switches and routers, AI processors, application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), high-current field-programmable gate array (FPGA) processors, and ARM-based processors – all in a small footprint.

Performance and Control

Features of the new MicroDLynx II non-isolated, high-density DC-DC converters – or UJT060 DC-DC converters – include:

• DC input voltage range of 7.5 to 14.4 volts (V).

• Precisely regulated, programmable output voltages of 0.5 to 2 V.

• Ability to link in parallel configurations of up to four units to achieve maximum output currents of 240A.

• Advanced digital controls and monitoring via PMBus 1.3 that creates “black box” fault detection for advanced diagnostics. PMBus commands can be set to record and store a wide range of parameters.

• 88% high-efficiency power conversion from 12V input to 1V output, reducing energy consumption and improving thermal management.

• Minimal power thermal derating from airflow and ambient temperatures.

• Fully tested and IPC9592-qualified modules that can help reduce application time-to-market and design risk while also improving field reliability.

• Low transient and ripple attribute to meet load input voltage requirements.


New Digital Power Insights ProGUI III

ABB has released a new version of its validated Digital Power Insight software tool, in addition to the MicroDLynx II DC-DC converters. The Digital Power Insight software works with ABB's digital devices, such as AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies, digital bus converters, and point-of-load/voltage regulator modules, to allow communication between the power supplies and customer end-use equipment through a PMBus interface. Customers can conveniently find the best product for their application needs and digitally test various options as a result of this.

The updated ProGUI III software version blends previous versions of the Digital Power Insight tool (including the graphical user interface, command-line interface, and initial ProGUI versions) into a single software solution for all ABB Power Conversion digital power supplies and modules, including the latest UJT060 MicroDLynx II.

ABB Power Conversion serves customers in fast-changing, mission-critical environments where information, access, and response times are redefining their markets. They provide integrated, end-to-end utility solutions and services around the power landscape, providing the power quality, reliability, and efficiency required to maximize uptime in the most critical applications.

About ABB

is a leading global technology company that energizes social and industrial transformation to create a more productive, sustainable future. ABB pushes the limits of technology by adding software to its electrification, robotics, automation, and motion resources to drive success to new heights. ABB's success is driven by over 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries and has a legacy of innovation dating back more than 130 years.

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IT Infrastructure monitoring is the process of collecting and analyzing data from IT infrastructure, systems, and processes, and using that data to improve business outcomes and drive value across the whole organization. Simply put, infrastructure monitoring is the oxygen to your infrastructure.

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prnewswire | November 18, 2020

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"We created 5G-native security in order to give enterprises the confidence they need to harness 5G for business transformation and to help service providers secure the new enterprise services they are creating." Palo Alto Networks has taken its expertise in securing enterprises and mobile networks and added understanding of the 5G protocols and 5G network interfaces to introduce a number of industry firsts: Containerized 5G security: Much of the 5G framework is being worked with cloud local structures. Palo Alto Networks containerized 5G security is intended to make sure about the 5G center and edge mists even across multi-cloud and multi-seller conditions. Constant perceivability, avoidance and relationship of 5G client/gadget dangers: The capacity to investigate the flagging channel lets specialist co-ops and undertakings apply security strategies dependent on the client and gadget. Ongoing relationship of dangers can help distinguish which endorser, gadget or machine may be the objective of an assault, or where the underlying driver of dangers may be. This can help in criminology and quickened security occasion examination. 5G network cut security: 5G networks permit specialist co-ops to offer a devoted start to finish bit of the organization that gives endeavors the unwavering quality and certainty to utilize 5G for their center business exercises. Palo Alto Networks 5G-local security lets specialist organizations offer secure renditions of these cuts to their clients as another item. "We have an immense opportunity with 5G, and security is more important than ever. We want a cybersecurity partner that can holistically protect our 5G network and shares our vision of 5G. Security should be simple to deploy and operate. For obvious reasons, I cannot discuss any security partner agreements. 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"5G networks bring new capabilities and transform the network architecture adopting containers and multi-clouds, enabling dramatic service innovation. Enterprises in verticals such as automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas, mining, etc. are embracing 5G networks to transform their industries," says Tanner Johnson, Omdia. "This presents a requirement for service providers and enterprises to integrate security across the entire 5G network, and establish secure connectivity services. The innovation with Palo Alto Networks 5G-native security speaks to this approach." Availability 5G security capabilities are available on the following Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls: PA-5200 Series and PA-7000 Series hardware models as well as all VM-Series software models running PAN-OS 10.0+. Security Services can be added based on use case requirements. 5G security capabilities will be available on CN-Series containerized firewalls soon. 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Vodafone and Oracle Collaborate to Speed Up Technology Modernization

Vodafone | June 22, 2022

In order to modernize the operator's European IT infrastructure and hasten its shift to the cloud, Oracle and Vodafone, the largest pan-European and African technological communications firm, established a strategic alliance. A major portion of Vodafone's systems will be updated and moved to OCI Dedicated Region, a fully managed cloud region that integrates all of Oracle's public cloud services into Vodafone's own network and data centers, as part of the multi-year arrangement. As a result, in addition to updating its tens of thousands of Oracle databases, Vodafone will be able to support and extend its mission-critical OSS and BSS services, such as CRM and order management, on a dedicated cloud platform. Vodafone will be able to develop new cloud-based applications more quickly thanks to the deployment, and by utilizing its geographic reach, it will be able to simultaneously launch them in a number of markets. In Vodafone's primary data centers, which oversee its European IT and network operations, Oracle will implement OCI Dedicated Region. As a result, Vodafone will be able to more easily meet the latency and performance requirements of these applications by deploying public cloud services inside of its own network and data centers. In addition, this will allow the operator to modernize, manage, and automate its critical systems using new technologies like autonomous services. "As Vodafone focuses on growth, data is key to how we evolve our business, build new capabilities and innovate to meet the needs of our customers. Our collaboration with Oracle supports our vision of becoming a technology communications company. The agreement enables Oracle to bring its entire portfolio of cloud services directly into Vodafone data centers. This includes the same architecture, software, services and control plane used in OCI public cloud. The flexibility offered by OCI enables us to build a robust, secure, and extensible cloud platform in our own data centers, while also providing the operational agility and scalability required to support the growth and diversification of our business." Scott Petty, Chief Digital & IT Officer, Vodafone The collaboration backs Vodafone's multi-year commitment to streamline and update the IT infrastructure that underpins its mission-critical systems into a common, on-premises, open-standard platform ready to support and scale next-generation digital services. Additionally, it will assist Vodafone in achieving its Tech 2025 objectives, which include speeding up the time it takes to market new services, delivering standout client experiences through always-on services, and cutting operating costs through automation. "Now more than ever, telecom companies need to quickly adopt new technologies to deliver new innovative products at speed while continuing to meet evolving regulatory requirements. Our partnership with Vodafone is based on achieving this balance, providing a cloud platform that enables Vodafone to modernize and consolidate its existing infrastructure while also building a foundation for a digital future. We are looking forward to partnering with one of the telecom sector's digital trailblazers as we help shape the next generation of communication services and business models," said Jonathan Tikochinsky, executive vice president, global strategic clients, Oracle.

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TNS | December 13, 2021

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