85-Watt Sixteenth-Brick Fully-Regulated DC-DC ConvertersJune 29, 2014 by Jeff Shepard
Artesyn Embedded Technologies, formerly Emerson Network Power's Embedded Computing & Power business, today announced the new AVD85 family of 85-Watt, sixteenth-brick, high-efficiency, fully-regulated dc-dc converters. The AVD85 offers excellent thermal performance, high power density of 72.5 W/in2 and delivers a peak efficiency of 92 percent. Optimized for high density applications with restricted space, the AVD85 family provides an adjustable output voltage range with a 36 Vdc to 75 Vdc input range.
The high efficiency of the sixteenth brick converters yields an almost flat derating curve - for the baseplate version of the module - to 85 degrees Celsius ambient temperature under forced airflow conditions. The 3.3 and 12 V modules are the first voltage variants available as standard with the 5 V variant to follow. Standard product options include baseplate and open-frame, surface-mount or plated through-hole with different pin lengths and positive and negative enable options.
â€œThe launch of the new AVD85 brick family follows the recent announcement of Artesyn's strategy to become the supplier of choice for board-mounted dc-dc power solutions,â€ said Andy Brown, technical marketing director for dc-dc products at Artesyn Embedded Technologies. â€œThe AVD85 solutions are a part of the continuing enhancement of the product portfolio that will address the growing demand in the communications world for highly efficient power conversion with a lower cost of ownership.â€