Artesyn Embedded Technologies, formerly Emerson Network Power’s Embedded Computing & Power business, today announced the new AXA series of compact 20W high power density dc-dc converters designed to be used in applications such as battery-operated equipment, instrumentation, distributed power architectures in communications and industrial electronics and other space critical-applications.
A fully-potted and metal-cased construction makes the Artesyn AXA series suited for harsh environments and enables the modules to operate between minus 40 and plus 85 degrees Celsius. An optional clip-on heat sink is available to extend the thermal performance of the unit in a convection or forced-air environment.
Artesyn AXA series modules cover an ultra-wide 4:1 input voltage range of 9- to 36-Vdc or 18- to 75-Vdc. The first models available offer single output models with voltages of 3.3-, 5-, 12-, 15- and 24-V along with dual output models offering +/- 12- or 15-V, all with tight output voltage regulation. Enclosed in a 1.0 x 1.0 x 0.4 inch (25.4 x 25.4 x 10.16 mm) package, the Artesyn AXA series offers up to 89 percent efficiency.
The converters offer additional features such as overload protection, remote on/off control, input-to-output isolation voltage of 1500Vdc, and the output voltage can be trimmed by +/- 10 percent of the nominal output. All models are approved to CSA/NTRL/IEC/EN 60950-1 for IT equipment.