Rutronik Recom Releases Converter Series for Fast-Switching GaN Drivers
Rutronik Inc., a leading global broad-line stocking distributor with a comprehensive portfolio of products and technology solutions for IoT and embedded
Rutronik Inc., a leading global broad-line stocking distributor with a comprehensive portfolio of products and technology solutions for IoT and embedded systems, has announced that Recom, a leading, innovative manufacturer of DC-DC and AC-DC converters, switching regulators, and LED drivers, has released the isolated 1W DC/DC converter RP-xx06S Series to power the latest GaN (gallium nitride) drivers. The converters meet the demanding requirements of GaN drivers with a 5200VDC isolation and a low isolation capacitance of less than 10pF.
“GaN-FETs are increasingly finding use as next-generation, high-power devices for power electronics systems, which exhibit superior performance, lower losses and higher switching speeds,” said Axel Stangl, Rutronik Product Sales Manager for power semiconductors. “To be able to use these advantages, suitable converters are necessary, and GaN drivers require power supplies with an insulation barrier that can cope with the high switching voltages, high operating temperatures, and fast slew rates.”
The latest RP-xx06S Series devices from Recom feature a pot-core that physically separates the input and output windings, providing up to 6.4kV/DC isolation. For this reason, the isolation barrier stands up to even the harshest operating conditions and is ideally suited for GaN devices in higher frequency telecom and aerospace applications. The converters have an output voltage of +6V, which is ideal to efficiently switch GaN HEMTs (High Electron Mobility Transistors) without causing a gate dielectric breakdown.
Despite the high isolation grade, the RP-xx06S Series devices fit into an industry standard SIP7 case, saving valuable space on the circuit board. The converters are IEC/EN-60950-1 certified and fully compliant to RoHS2 and REACH, and also are safety certified to the latest UL/IEC60950 standard.
The converters are available from stock with input voltages of 5V, 12V, 15V or 24V at Rutronik24.com. Due to using only high-quality, name-brand components in their designs, RECOM offers a three-year warranty for the RP-xx06S Series products.
Founded in 1973 by Helmut Rudel in Ispringen (Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany), the company has developed from a “one-man-company” into one of the worldwide leading broadline distributors, employing more than 1,900. In the electronic components market, Rutronik currently ranks 11th worldwide and is the third largest European distributor. The product range includes semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components as well as embedded boards, storage technologies, displays and wireless products. The markets that the company primarily targets include automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting. Rutronik operates as an independent, owner-managed company from its German headquarters. Guided by the company philosophy of “committed to excellence”, Rutronik has more than 40 successful years of corporate history to look back upon with growth that is always beyond that of the market. The contract distributor has a dense pan-European network of sales offices and is represented through its own branches in all European countries, so as to guarantee an all-encompassing customer support. The subsidiary Rutronik Inc. serves the North American market, while the Asian subsidiaries with seven offices in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand support the customers in Asia. Consulting in technical, commercial and logistical matters as well as service and technical support are available with a consistent level of quality to customers in all the countries.