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Aimtec Intros Low Profile DC/DC Power Supplies
Very low profile DC/DC power supplies.
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada — Aimtec has launched three new series of DC/DC converters using multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) which provide many technological advantages over traditional tantalum capacitors. The new AMxQ-Z converters provide an exceptionally low profile of only 7mm — including stand-offs — for applications in which component height is critical.

According to the company, MLCCs used in the converters withstand high temperatures, higher voltage conditions, and reduced leakage current better than traditional tantalum capacitors. Ceramic capacitors can also withstand the higher reflow temperatures associated with the lead-free soldering.

In addition to being non-polarized, the use of MLCCs in Aimtec's AMxQ-Z power supplies provides suppressed power line noise, reduced harmonics from ripple currents, and lower resistance and inductance, which help to prevent the device and the circuit from overheating. Available in 2, 3, and 6-watt power ranges, the power supplies have wide (2:1) input ranges of 4.5-9, 9-18, 18-36 and 36-75VDC, stepping down to tightly regulated (±1 percent) single- and dual-outputs of ±12 and ±15VDC at efficiency ratings as high as 88 percent. Operating temperature range is -40 to +85°C (+60°C with derating), the AM2Q-Z (2watt), AM3Q-Z (3watt) and AM6Q-Z (6watt) provide I/O isolation of 500VAC, continuous short-circuit protection, over-voltage protection and are designed to meet IEC/EN 60950-1 for IT based applications.

Contact: Aimtec Inc., 205 rue Joseph Carrier, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec J7V 5V5, Canada 888-924-6832 or 514-620-2722 fax: 514-620-2725 E-mail: Web:

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