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What to Consider when Transitioning from Enpirion® to MPS

Mariel Galarza in Blogs on March 02, 2022

About Mariel Galarza

Mariel Galarza is an Applications Engineer at Symmetry Electronics. She has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Renewable Energy from CETYS Universidad with focused studies in biomass, wind, and solar energy. In her current role, Mariel provides technical support regarding timing, power and microcontrollers. Mariel’s professional background in sales, training, and customer service fortifies her skills in helping customers find optimal solutions for their desired applications. Mariel has a passion for learning and the fast-paced environment of the electrical engineering industry.
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Intel® has issued a notice announcing the discontinuation of Intel® Enpirion’s® Power Solutions product line. Their power management devices serve to power FPGAs, SoCs, CPUs, ASICs, and other semiconductor devices. Luckily, Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) has a broad power solutions portfolio that can aid the transition from Intel Enpirion’s EOL products.

What should I look for in a replacement?

An optimal power management solution will ensure your device’s electrical requirements are properly met. When looking for a replacement, be sure that the input voltage range and maximum output current match or are close to one another. Pin-to-pin compatibility between power solutions will be rare, so developers should expect a board redesign.

How can I know which MPS parts match up best with Intel’s FPGAs and SoCs?

MPS has a comprehensive cross reference guide to aid developers in finding a high efficiency, compact, ultra-fast power solution to suit their needs. Additionally, MPS has power tree reference designs for Agilex, Cyclone 10, and MAX 10 FPGAs as well as Stratix 10, Arria 10, and Cyclone V FPGAs and SoCs.

What are important considerations when choosing an MPS Power Module?

While many of MPS’ power solutions provide a compact footprint, not all of MPS’ parts are smaller than Enpirion’s but in scenarios of size discrepancy, MPS components tend to have higher efficiency. Generally, MPS solutions are more compact and efficient than their counterparts. A final consideration to note is that not all MPS alternatives are automotive-grade. This can be an important factor if automotive-grade components are necessary for end applications.

MPS Featured Products:

  • Monolithic, step-down, switch-mode converter with built-in, internal power MOSFETs and an inductor
  • The MPM3804 achieves 0.6A of continuous output current from a 2.3V to 5.5V input voltage range
  • MPS’ MPM3804 is a suitable replacement for Enpirion’s EP5357HUI, EP5357LUI, EP5358HUI, and EP5358LUI offering 30% smaller size
  • MPS’ MPM3804 is a suitable replacement for Enpirion’s EP5348UI offering 30% higher efficiency.
  • The MPM3804 is a monolithic, step-down, switch-mode converter with built-in, internal power MOSFETs and an inductor.
  • The MPM3804 achieves 0.6A of continuous output current from a 2.3V to 5.5V input voltage range
  • MPS’ MPM3804 is a suitable replacement for Enpirion’s EN5337QI, EN5339QI, EN6337QA, EN6337QI, and EN6338QI offering at least 40% smaller size
  • MPS’ MPM3804 is a suitable replacement for Enpirion’s EN5335QI and EN5336QI offering 90% smaller size and 2% higher efficiency


  • The MPM3811GG is a monolithic, step-down, switch-mode converter with built-in, internal power MOSFETs and inductor.
  • The MPM3811 achieves 1A of continuous output current from a 2.3V to 5.5V input voltage.
  • MPS’ MPM3811GG is a suitable replacement for Enpirion’s EP53A7HQI and EP53A7LQI offering a 60% smaller size.
  • MPS’ MPM3811GG is a suitable replacement for Enpirion’s EP53A8HQA, EP53A8HQI, EP53A8LQI, and EN5311QI offering at least 60% smaller size and 4% higher efficiency.
  • The MPM3683-7 is an easy-to-use, fully integrated, step-down, DC/DC power module with 8A of continuous current and 10A of peak current.
  • MPS' MPM3683GQN-7 is a suitable replacement for Enpirion's EN6360QA and  EN6360QI, offering 40% smaller size and 2% Higher efficiency 
  • MPS' MPM3683GQN-7 is a suitable replacement for Enpirion's EN6382QI, offering 20% smaller size and 2% Higher efficiency

Our team of skilled Applications Engineers at Symmetry Electronics can also be a useful resource to help developers streamline the transition to MPS power solutions. Have questions? Contact us today!

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Mariel Galarza in Blogs on March 02, 2022

About Mariel Galarza

Mariel Galarza is an Applications Engineer at Symmetry Electronics. She has a bachelor’s degree in Engineering in Renewable Energy from CETYS Universidad with focused studies in biomass, wind, and solar energy. In her current role, Mariel provides technical support regarding timing, power and microcontrollers. Mariel’s professional background in sales, training, and customer service fortifies her skills in helping customers find optimal solutions for their desired applications. Mariel has a passion for learning and the fast-paced environment of the electrical engineering industry.

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