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National Semiconductor to Showcase SolarMagic Safety Reference Designs and Products at Intersolar 2011

Jun 1, 2011

What:  National highlights advances and expertise in photovoltaic system solutions
Where:  Intersolar 2011, New Munich Trade Fair Centre, Munich, Germany. Hall A1, Booth 151
When:  June 8-10, 2011
 
Fuerstenfeldbruck/Germany – June 1, 2011 – National Semiconductor Corp. (NYSE:NSM) will present its safety-enhanced photovoltaic (PV) reference designs and products at the Intersolar Europe conference, June 8-10, 2011 at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre in Munich, Germany.  The company’s new SolaMagic™ product demonstrations will include a reference design for detecting electrical arcing in PV systems, a power optimization reference design with RF communications and safety shutdown, and a charge controller to improve battery efficiency.
 
Intersolar PV Design Demonstrations – Hall A1, Booth 151
 
 • SolarMagic PV Safety System: Comprised of analog front-end integrated circuits and multi-band dynamic filtering firmware, the PV safety system is the first commercially-dedicated chipset to detect hazardous DC arc faults in PV systems. The demonstration will feature an interactive arc fault generation and shut down of a PV panel simulated in an operational string.
 
  SM3320-RF-EV – SolarMagic RF Communications System: The SM3320-RF-EV reference design showcases a low cost RF bi-directional communication scheme that enables per panel monitoring and safety shutdown in a PV system.  The remote shutdown can be used during installation, maintenance or emergency situations to stop powering the PV system.
 
 • SM3320-BATT-EV – SolarMagic Charge Controller: The SM3320-BATT-EV charge controller provides maximum charge current using MPPT control methodology from a PV module. The demonstration will highlight the quick-charge capability of a 12V lead acid battery with state-of-charge indicator and auto shut-off.
 
 Join us at National’s Intersolar stand in Hall A1, Booth 151 to learn more about National’s SolarMagic portfolio.
 
 To arrange a briefing with one of National Semiconductor’s PV experts, please contact:
 
Kurt Löffler
MEXPERTS AG
Trimburgstrasse 2
81249 München
Tel.: +49-89-897361-0
Fax: +49-89-897361-11
Email: kurt.loeffler@mexperts.de 
 
 
About National Semiconductor
National Semiconductor is a leader in power management technology.  Known for its easy-to-use analog integrated circuits and world-class supply chain, National’s high-performance analog products enable its customers’ systems to be more energy efficient.  Headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., National reported sales of $1.42 billion for fiscal 2010.  Additional information is available at www.national.com.