DC-DC modules make height sensitive apps matter
With a footprint of 1 x 0.5in or 25.4 x 12.5mm, Artesyn’s non-isolated DC-DC modules offer two independent and configurable 25A, 50W outputs, which can also be combined to a single configurable 50A, 100W output.
Design engineers can also generate higher current rated rails by connecting up to four units in parallel so that up to 200A can be supplied as a single power rail.
A low-profile variant that is 0.23in (6 mm) high suits height-constrained applications, such as compact 5G wireless network nodes.
Applications such as graphics, data or video processing, using high-power devices, such as server processors, FPGAs, supercomputers, network, storage and telecom equipment, can also benefit from the current density and control flexibility.
The input voltage and output voltage specifications remain the same in any configuration, so the input is defined as 7.V to 14V and the output voltage can always be adjusted within the range of 0.6 V to 5.2 V. This means the converter can support a range of semiconductor devices and applications.
The LGA50D supports analogue control and digital control functions, so design engineers can control units with resistors or control and monitor the converter modules using the industry-standard PMBus digital interface.
For simple evaluation, configuration and monitoring, Artesyn offers a PC-based graphical software package in conjunction with an evaluation kit. Two intuitive tabs allow developers to enter the required settings for individual converters and monitor the status and parameters. The demonstration board is fitted with two LGA50D modules allowing design engineers to test independent-channel or stacked-module operation.