Ideal Power launches the STB0xxxyyy-S-P-B50 series DC/DC converter modules from PowerGood. The new converters offer high efficiency and performance in the industry-standard sixteenth-brick form factor.
The ‘STB’ series modules are based around isolated, PCB mount, fixed switching frequency DC/DC converters, which use synchronous rectification to achieve extremely high-power conversion efficiency of 91% at 5V. The modules offer a 2:1 / 4:1 ultra-wide input range (9-36 / 18-75 / 18-36 / 36-75), with input-to-output isolation of 2250V DC. They provide an output voltage trim range of -10%, +10%, and customisable output power of up to 60W. A fixed switching frequency provides consistent EMI, and the modules are RoHS-compliant.
The new converter modules are provided in a robust metal case, making them suitable for the harsh environments seen in many industrial and agriculture vehicle applications. They have an industry-standard, DOSA-compliant pin out, and are compact in size, measuring 38mm x 37mm x 13mm (1.49” x 1.46” x 0.5”).
Operating temperature range is -40ºC to +70ºC, without derating, and reliability is improved because the modules do not include a constrained life-span capacitor, enabling them to achieve a Mean Time Between Failure (MTBF) of 1.6 million hours. The new converter modules are ideally-suited to a wide range of applications, including telecoms, industrial control, data communications, wireless networking and railway systems.