MPS and Transim Launch MPSim, the New Online Environment Supports Customers From Design Requirements to Working Prototype in Minutes

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Dec 15, 2009 -- Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) (NASDAQ: MPWR), a leading fabless manufacturer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, and Transim Technology Corporation, the leading provider of online design solutions for the semiconductor industry, today announced the release of MPSim, a powerful online design and support environment that helps users worldwide to evaluate the performance of MPS' sophisticated IC products and generate ready to build bill-of-materials for power management applications.

MPSim supports design engineers in selecting and configuring power management applications using MPS industry-leading DC-to-DC converter ICs. Within minutes, users can create customized design schematics correctly compensated and ready to build. MPSim allows instantaneous verification of the design using sophisticated remote simulation capabilities provided by WebSIM® and generate a comprehensive design report with a push of a button. WebSIM® features a variety of specialized simulation engines for power electronics, analog/mixed signal, RF&MW, signal integrity and thermal problems. It allows a comprehensive analysis of a design under a variety of conditions, such as AC, steady state, soft start and transient.

"With MPSim we take our customer commitment for excellent support to the next level. The tool is an efficient way to provide support to our global customers in a sophisticated manner. The tool increases our application engineering bandwidth considerably and also helps to support our distribution channel," stated John Cantelmo, Director of North American Sales, MPS. "By working closely with MPS' application engineering group and capturing their deep design expertise, we were able to develop an easy-to-use and efficient design tool. It has been a pleasure to work with MPS and we are looking forward to expand the tool into other product families," stated Birgit Knorr, Transim President and CEO.

MPSim Online Design Capabilities:

--  Interactive Application Notes
--  Detailed Design Requirements Interview
--  Automatic Reference Design Generation
--  Interactive Schematic and WebSIM® remote analysis
--  High Performance Simulation, including AC, Steady
    State, Transient, and Soft Start Analysis
--  Web based waveform post-processing using WebScope®
--  Private Design Space with detailed design reports and
--  Free offline version of MPSim powered by Transim's
    WebSIM Connect!™

Logon to MPSim and start a new MPS design today with the following parts:

--  MP2107 - Internally compensated, 1.5MHz fixed-frequency
    PWM synchronous step-down regulator.
--  MP4460 - High frequency, wide 4.5V to 36V input range
    step-down switching regulator with an integrated internal high-side high
    voltage power MOSFET provides 2.5A output with current mode control for
    fast loop response and easy compensation.
--  MP4560 - High frequency, wide 4.5V to 55V input range
    step-down switching regulator with integrated internal high-side high
    voltage power MOSFET provides 2A output with current mode control for fast
    loop response and easy compensation.
--  MP8666 - Monolithic step-down switch mode converter
    with a built in high-side internal power MOSFET and a gate driver for a low-
    side external MOSFET. It achieves 6A continuous output current over a wide
    input supply range with excellent load and line regulation.
--  MP8708 - High frequency synchronous rectified step-down
    switch mode converter with built in internal power MOSFETs and 4A
    continuous output current over a wide input supply range.

MPSim Online Design

About Monolithic Power Systems

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (MPS) develops and markets proprietary, advanced analog and mixed-signal semiconductors. The company combines advanced process technology with its highly experienced analog designers to produce high-performance power management integrated circuits (ICs) for DC to DC converters, LED drivers, Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp (CCFL) backlight controllers, Class D audio amplifiers, and Linear ICs. MPS products are used extensively in computing and network communications products, LCD monitors and TVs, and a wide variety of consumer and portable electronics products. MPS partners with world-class manufacturing organizations to deliver top quality, ultra-compact, high-performance solutions through the most productive, cost-efficient channels. Founded in 1997 and headquartered in San Jose, California, the company has expanded its global presence with sales offices in Taiwan, China, Korea, Japan, and Europe, which operate under MPS International, Ltd.

About Transim Technologies Corporation

Transim Technology Corporation is the worldwide leader developing online design solutions for manufacturers of analog and mixed-signal products, micro controllers, motor drives and other complex technical products. Corporate headquarters are located in Portland, Oregon. For more information, see

Monolithic Power Systems, MPS, and the MPS logo are registered trademarks of Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. in the U.S. and trademarked in certain other countries.

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