SAN JOSE, Calif., June 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Power-One, a global manufacturer of renewable energy and energy-efficient power conversion and management solutions, introduces a new family of wide input voltage range DC/DC Isolated Converters (Bricks). The Universal Input Brick (UIB) family consists of DOSA compatible Quarter (UIQ), Eighth (UIE) and Sixteenth (UIS) Brick form factors that support a wide input voltage range of 18VDC – 75VDC and output voltages of 12.0VDC, 5.0VDC and 3.3VDC. The UIB series supplies output power of 240W for the UIQ, 120W for the UIE and 72W for the UIS. These series of DC/DC isolated converters provide industry leading efficiencies above 91% at full load and across the entire input voltage range. The UIB family of products provides the best power density, for these DOSA compatible models, in the market today. Digital control coupled with a forward converter topology that incorporates an active clamp allows for this level of performance.
All models support protection for the following events: Over Voltage (OVP), Over Current (OCP), Over Temperature (OTP) and Under Voltage (UVLO). All protection schemes allow for recovery to normal operation once the event is over.
The UIB family is available with a baseplate / heat spreader option. Paste-in-Hole (PIH) compatibility is common to all the UIBs including models utilizing the baseplate / heat spreader.
The UIQ, UIE and UIS isolated DC/DC converters can be used in telecom, datacom, instrumentation, test equipment, embedded equipment, servers, and storage equipment, or any application that requires isolation and high performance. The wide input voltage range allows for the same model to be used in systems that utilize 24VBATT, 48VBATT or both backplane voltages providing reduction of inventories in such applications.
Power-One designs and manufactures energy-efficient power conversion and power management solutions for alternative/renewable energy, routers, data storage and servers, wireless communications, optical networking, medical diagnostics, military, railway controls, semiconductor test equipment, and custom applications. Power-One, with headquarters in San Jose, CA, has global sales offices, manufacturing, and R&D operations in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Please visit www.power-one.com/power for more information.