Power-One, Inc. introduces the FNP600-12, a 600 W hot-swap AC/DC front end that features I2C-compatible monitoring and control capabilities. Utilizing an 85 to 264 VAC universal input, the FNP600-12’s 51 A main output can be adjusted from 7 to 12 VDC, making it an appropriate bus-voltage source for a wide range of isolated and point-of-load DC/DC converters in networking and storage systems. Static information includes serial number, part number, and place/date of manufacture. Monitored operating parameters include input voltage, output voltage and current, and overtemperature alarms. Control functions include output voltage (supported by an internal microcontroller), unit enable, and fan speed. The I2C interface is powered by a 12 VDC at 0.5 A standby output that also supports host-system specific startup requirements and increases overall applications flexibility. The FNP600-12 can be mounted in either 1 U or 2 U high configurations.