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Publication Date: 06/1/2008
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Lambda Intros 16A POL DC-DC Converters
16Amp DC-DC converter.
San Diego, CA — Lambda Americas has expanded its range of point-of-load (POL) DC-DC converters with the launch of the iAD series of 16-Amp non-isolated, single inline package (SIP), thru-hole mounted devices. Using a DOSA (Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance) compatible pin-out, the iAD series addresses a broad range of applications including telecom, computer, datacom, medical and industrial equipment.

With its ultra wide input range from 6V to 14V, the iAD converters are particularly well-suited for powering today's diverse range of loads in a variety of architectures including distributed power and non-regulated 4:1 and 5:1 bus converter systems. Furthermore, its broad output adjustment range from 0.8V to 5.5V, its maximum output current of 16A and its ability to start into a pre-biased load make it especially useful in ASIC, FPGA and other applications where multiple voltages may be required.

Special attention has been paid to the electrical design to gain a high power conversion efficiency of up to 94 percent. Combined with careful component layout, this allows the iAD series converters to provide better thermal performance than many similar devices. This enables the designer to benefit from higher output power for a given thermal environment, or lower thermal stress for the same output power. Using proven circuitry, the low component count provides greater reliability, a calculated MTBF of greater than 13.7 million hours, and a more cost-effective solution than other modules on the market.

The iAD POL converter's standard features include fixed-frequency operation for reduced EMI/RFI noise, remote sense, remote on/off, flexible output voltage sequencing, auto-recovery of input under-voltage and output over-current protection circuitry. Available options include: Negative polarity on/off, no output voltage sequencing, industry standard narrow 9.6V to 14V input voltage range and shorter thru-hole pins at 0.13-in. (standard pin length is 0.20-in.).

These compact units measure only 2.0 x 0.55 x 0.31-in. Safety approvals include UL60950, VDE 0805, CB scheme IEC950, CE Mark EN60950.

Contact: Lambda Americas, Inc., 3055 Del Sol Blvd., San Diego, CA 92154 800-526-2324 or 619-575-4400 fax: 619-429-1011 Web:

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