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Intersil Introduces Company’s First High-Voltage Power Module

Intersil Corporation today announced the ISL8216M 80-V, 4-A non-isolated dc-dc step-down power module. This integrated and simple-to-use module solution marks Intersil’s entrance into high-voltage infrastructure and industrial applications. The ISL8216M power module provides a complete power supply in a package that can be used across multiple applications from telecom and network infrastructure to factory test equipment with minimal design effort, speeding time to market.

The ISL8216M power module supports a wide input voltage range from 10V up to 80V with an adjustable 2.5V to 30V output range, making it a flexible solution for 12V, 24V, 36V and 48V applications, including high-voltage embedded board controllers. Using a single module, designers can optimize the power efficiency of their designs with minimal cost and decreased time to market.

The ISL8216M is a turnkey power module solution that requires only five external components, streamlining power supply design and reducing design and manufacturing risk. The ISL8216M power module is packaged in a rugged thermally enhanced 15mm x 15mm x 3.6mm over-molded High-Density Array (HDA) Package, which permits full load operation without a heat sink or fans, preserving valuable board space. The ISL8216M’s full suite of protection features includes over-current, over- / under-voltage and over-temperature shutdown, further enhancing the reliability of power systems.

“Intersil is a partner for infrastructure equipment makers worldwide that rely on our power module technology to improve the efficiency of their platforms,” said Mark Downing, senior vice president of infrastructure and industrial power products at Intersil. “This latest addition to our dc-dc power portfolio is one of many recently introduced solutions for infrastructure and industrial equipment. The ISL8216M 80V power module breaks new ground for Intersil, expanding our portfolio with a simple and compact high voltage solution.”

Features and specifications include: Output regulation of ±1% over -40 to +85 degrees C ambient range; Programmable switching frequency (200kHz to 600kHz) with a default of 300kHz; Frequency sync and power good, internal soft-start; and a full suite of protection features including over-current, over-/under-voltage, and over-temperature monitoring.

The ISL8216M power module is available now and priced at $15.50 (USD) each in 1,000-piece quantities. The ISL8216MEVAL1Z provides an evaluation platform for the ISL8216M. The input voltage range is from 10V to 80V, and the output voltage is preset to five options, 5V, 12V, 20V, 24V and 30V. Any other output voltages within the range from 2.5V to 30V can be set with a single resistor. The ISL8216MEVAL1Z is available now and is priced at $41.33 (USD).

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