Startup Amber Solutions has been reinventing how we use electricity by creating new solid-state management solutions for old electromechanical switches and fuses. Now it’s signed a deal with semiconductor giant Infineon: one of the 10 largest semiconductor manufacturers on the planet.
Extracting DC from AC without any magnetics at all? A new solid-state circuit breaker put forth by Amber Solutions in partnership with Infineon Technologies stands to cause some pretty intense waves by displacing the nearly century-old technology upon which our electrical infrastructure is built.
Munich-based Infineon Technologies has teamed with California-based Amber Solutions to commercialize solid-state technology to digitize control of electricity in silicon with embedded intelligence.
“The goal is to exploit solid-state technology and move beyond electromechanical systems–the bulky electrolytic capacitors, magnetics, transformers and other passive elements standard today,” Casey said. “Our alliance aims to offer a transformation of every electrical endpoint in all residential and commercial buildings to a modern silicon architecture with embedded intelligence.”
The combined intelligence to manage energy dynamically with the digital solid-state structure provides new opportunities to eliminate nuisance AFCI and GFCI trips, support flicker-less LED lights, and provide embedded surge protection in every electrical endpoint powered by Amber’s technologies.
By Nick Flaherty, EE News Europe July 2020 Thar Casey of Amber Solutions talks to Nick Flaherty about a disruptive power technology for the Internet of Things Thar Casey is passionate about disruption. Whether it’s a digital hearing aid with a six month battery life, a fetal heart monitor, fingerprint sensor, it’s the disruptive nature
Amber solution’s….breakthrough of digital control of electricity allows for … solid-state architecture… software intelligence to be incorporated directly… into the structure of the building.
While the concept of a digital home is nothing new, what is new about this system is that it can installed within an existing structure with minimal effort and doesn’t require that it be incorporated at the design or construction phase. This applies equally to homes and businesses…We are intrigued.
Amber’s software-defined electrical currents could change the IoT
A Significant Achievement in Solid-State Digital Control of Electricity…impressive switch technology IP which the company has now patented.