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Architects of Modern Power Releases Standard for High Power Bus DC-DC Converter

January 11, 2016 by CUI Inc.

The Architects of Modern Power® (AMP Group®) consortium announced a standard aimed to keep designers of high-performance datacom and telecom equipment

The Architects of Modern Power® (AMP Group®) consortium announced a standard aimed to keep designers of high-performance datacom and telecom equipment one step ahead as cloud computing and IoT continue to drive power density and power requirements higher. Initially supporting 1 kW of output power, the ‘HPABC qbAMP™’ standard establishes common mechanical and electrical specifications for high power advanced bus dc-dc converters in distributed power systems.

The new ‘HPABC qbAMP’ standard builds upon the previously released “ABC ebAMP™’ and ‘ABC qbAMP™’ that defined standards for eighth brick and quarter brick advanced bus modules ranging from 264 to 300 W and 420 to 468 W, respectively. Measuring 58.42 x 36.83 mm, the ‘HPABC qbAMP’ standard occupies the same board space as a standard quarter brick converter. The new specification defines the mechanical and electrical specifications for analog and digital versions, as well as compatible software configuration files for the digital version. The first products to meet with this new ‘HPABC qbAMP’ standard will be announced by AMP Group members early next year.

The AMP Group is an alliance formed in 2014 between CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata to define a true multi-sourced, high performance power ecosystem for distributed power architectures. AMP Group members have set out to agree upon common mechanical and electrical specifications for their products, including standardization of monitoring, control and communications functions, as well as common configuration files for plug-and-play interoperability between modules from each firm.


About Murata

Murata is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Murata innovations can be found in a wide range of applications from mobile phones to home appliances, and automotive applications to energy management systems and healthcare devices.


About CUI Inc.

CUI Inc is a technology company focused on the development and distribution of electronic components. At the leading edge of power supply design, the organization supports customers as they strive to improve the energy efficiency and environmental credentials of their application.  The company’s power group is complemented by a portfolio of world-class board level components, consisting of interconnect, sound, motion control and thermal products.  An unwavering commitment to create collaborative partnerships with customers and a drive to see that their design project is a success has been a hallmark of CUI’s sustained growth since its founding in 1989.   As a leader in the industry, CUI will continue to invest in the future through new technologies, talented employees, expanded manufacturing capabilities, and a growing global reach.