New Industry Products

Programmable 36V DC-DC Power Module up to 3A

July 10, 2018 by Paul Shepard

The mEZDPD3603a from Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. is a programmable dc-dc power module up to 3A and 0.6- to 12-Vdc output voltage. This part has a multiple time programmable memory and a simple GUI to program.

The GUI includes modeling software for performance verification. During bench evaluations, different configurations can be obtained easily through the I2C interface. This allows users to optimize each output for their requirements.

The online design tool allows engineers to simulate/verify performance & program specific project requirements. Rapid prototyping and no tedious lab work reduces time to market for new products.1

These dc-dc power modules are web and field programmable.  All the non-programmed parts (mEZDPD3603A-XXXX) only need current and output voltage values to start the evaluation. Additional parameters have default settings that can be modified, if needed.

Product features

  • 5V to 36V Operating Input
  • 6V to 12V Output Voltage
  • Up to 3A Continuous Current
  • High Efficiency Up to 97%
  • Meets EN55022 Class B Emissions
  • Operation Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Standard DIP Package (16x23x6.5mm)
  • Programmable Parameters
    • Output Voltage
    • Output Current Limit
    • Switching Frequency
    • Multiple Selection Modes
    • Compensation

Programmables FAQs

How do I create a dc-dc module with my own specifications?

There are 2 options for building a module with your own specifications.

Option 1 - Program in your lab:

Purchase the mEZDPD3603A-0001 Field Programmable module. You'll also need the PKT- ZPD3603A Programming Kit for Configurable Modules and the Virtual Bench 2.2 software.

Option 2 - Design and Simulate on the MPS Website:

Adjust the parameters via the website. Save your configuration and MPS will program and ship your modules within 10 days.

How do I order a mEZDPD3603A module?

The Field Programmable version can be purchased via the website or your sales representative.

The Web Programmable version must be purchased with your configuration via the website.

Note: Due to the programming element of the mEZDPD3603A it is not available from distributors.

Can I reprogram a mEZDPD3603A module in my lab once it's been programmed with my original configuration?

Yes. When you receive a part that's been programmed with your original configuration, you can reprogram the device once more in your lab.

Can I order non-programmed modules and write to ROM memory?

Yes, order a non-programmed mEZDPD3603A-0001 and use the the PKT- ZPD3603A Programming Kit for Configurable Modules and the Virtual Bench 2.2 software to configure and write to Memory. See the User Guide for complete instructions.

After prototyping with the module am I able to buy other passives for high volume production?

Yes, MPS provides a full Build of Materials for each module. The individual IC's and other passives can all be order separately. The configuration applied to the module can also be used in the IC for matching performance.