Encapsulated package and excellent thermal performance ensures long-term reliability in the most demanding industrial applications
MINMAX Technology, a manufacturer of DC-DC converters and AC-DC power supplies for industrial, railway, renewable energy and medical applications, has announced the introduction to the European market of its MD family of isolated DC-DC converter modules, which offer very high power density of up to 63.5W/in3 for use in space-constrained designs.
The 6W MDWI06, 8W MDWI08 and 10W MDWI10 are available with 4:1 input voltage ranges of 9-36V or 18-75V. The 8W MDW08 and 10W MDW10 give a choice of three 2:1 input voltage ranges of 9-18V, 18-36V or 36-75V. All these series of converters are supplied in versions offering a fixed output voltage of 3.3V, 5V, 5.1V, 12V, 15V, 24V, ±12V or ±15V.
The MD converters’ robust, encapsulated DIP16 package has an industry-standard footprint of 0.94” x 0.54”, and is just 0.31” high. It weighs 6.1g.
System design engineers can use an MD family DC-DC converter to cut both board footprint and weight typically by 50% when replacing a competing module that has an equivalent power rating.
The shielded metal case with insulated baseplate provides excellent EMC performance. The MD products are certified for compliance with the EN 55032 EMI standard to Class A, and with the EN 61000-4-2/3/6/8 standard with no need for external components.
Class A compliance with EN 61000-4-4/5 and with EN 55022 Class B require only a small number of external components.
Isolation of 1.5kV protects sensitive circuitry from noise, and supports use in safety-critical applications.
The converters have no minimum load requirement, and maintain stable regulation with no oscillation in no- and light-load conditions. Typical start-up time of 20ms helps designers to eliminate the risk of system timing failures.
- Operation at temperatures up to 90°C
- High efficiency
- Accurate regulation across the whole line, load and temperature range
- Peak efficiency is 88% at the maximum load
- No-load power consumption is 0.1W
- Line regulation is rated at ±0.2%, and load regulation is rated at ±0.5%
All MD family parts are now available in production volumes to customers throughout Europe via local channel partners, or globally from Future Electronics.
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