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EMCO Announces New Ultra Low Power Consumption, High Voltage Power Supplies

November 01, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

EMCO High Voltage Corp. announced its new Ultra Low Power (ULP) Series dc-dc converters, which are said to deliver orders of magnitude reduction in power consumption over existing solutions. Designed for the demands of portable, battery-powered applications, the ULP Series provides output voltages from 0 to 500 through 5000Vdc, while consuming less than 2mW of power. This translates to 4500 hours of operation on just two AA lithium batteries.

The output voltage is regulated, programmable, and can deliver up to 4W of power on demand at >85% efficiency. Proprietary packaging produces a miniature module just one half inch (12.7mm) high and weighing less than 2 ounces (56.7 grams), suitable characteristics for hand held applications.

Designed specifically with "green" applications in mind, the ULP Series also features a shutdown pin which drops current consumption below 10µA. Standard input voltage range is 5.4 to 7.4V and models are available in positive and negative outputs. Operating temperature range is available in both -20 to +70°C and -55 to +85°C versions.

The ULP Series is available from stock and priced under $295 in single unit quantities.