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|ARTESYN 2ND GENERATION INTERMEDIATE BUS CONVERTERS RAISE THE POWER BAR
TO 450 WATTS|
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. - Artesyn Technologies (Nasdaq:ATSN) has launched a new
series of ultra high efficiency Typhoon™ quarter-brick intermediate bus converters (IBCs) that generate up to 50%
more useable power than previous generation models. The series includes the IBC38AQT unregulated, fixed ratio DC
transformer for computing, and two semi-regulated models with input voltage ranges optimized for telecom (IBC28AQW)
and networking (IBC30AQS) applications. All three IBCs employ a new, leading edge conversion topology to maximize
efficiency and power density. The unregulated IBC38AQT, for example, can deliver up to 450W of output power – 150W
more than its one-quarter brick predecessor – with an efficiency of over 95%, and has a power density in excess of
These second-generation quarter-brick IBCs are the result of an intensive on-going development program
in very high power density converters. Artesyn launched its first Typhoon quarter-brick IBCs less than 18 months
ago, which at the time set an industry benchmark. The new models employ a radically improved conversion topology to
maximize efficiency, thermal performance, power throughput and output voltage regulation, resulting in significantly
higher performance. Each IBC generates a single isolated 12V output, intended primarily for powering multiple
non-isolated point-of-load (POL) converters via an on-board intermediate voltage bus. The products have a
significantly lower ‘cost-per-watt’ than standard brick type dc-dc converters, providing designers with highly
cost-effective DC power sources for distributed power applications.
The IBC38AQT fixed ratio DC
transformer has an input range of 42 to 53Vdc, and can generate up to 37.5A at 12V. This unregulated, open loop
chopper-type converter has a minimal line regulation specification of +10% to -12.5%, but maintains load regulation
to within ±1.5% from zero to full load. It provides a very cost-effective solution for applications with
well-regulated 48V supply voltages, or for feeding general-purpose wide input POL converters, which can tolerate
some supply variation. Typically, fixed ratio IBCs are used for cost-sensitive applications in the computer, storage
and server markets.
Artesyn is also introducing two application-optimized quarter-brick IBCs with
semi-regulated outputs, primarily for boards that have an unregulated supply voltage, or for powering high
performance POL converters, which tend to require more tightly controlled input voltages than general-purpose
models. The IBC28AQW features a wide industry-standard 36 to 75Vdc input for telecom applications, while the
IBC30AQS has a narrower 42 to 53Vdc input suitable for datacom applications. Both models generate an isolated 12VDC
output with a setpoint accuracy of ±0.25%. The IBC28AQW can deliver up to 28A of output current, while the IBC30AQS
has an even higher 30A capability, and either model can be paralleled for very high current applications. The
IBC28AQW and IBC30AQS use closed loop control techniques to maintain output regulation to within ±2.0% for all load
currents from zero to maximum rated output, and have line regulation figures of ±1.0% and ±0.3%, respectively.
All three second-generation quarter-brick IBCs use an advanced full bridge conversion topology, with
a primary side microprocessor supervising the PWM (pulse width modulated) controller to maximize performance. This
patent-pending topology also employs a ‘driven synchronous system’, in which all power switches are directly
controlled by the PWM controller. Compared to the traditional self-driven synchronous rectifier approach, the driven
synchronous system provides much tighter timing control of the secondary side switches, resulting in higher
efficiency and, in the case of the closed-loop, semi-regulated models, better output voltage regulation. All three
IBCs also feature a novel distributed power train, using two power cores instead of one, which increases overall
efficiency and improves thermal management and reliability by dispersing heat evenly across the entire module.
All Artesyn Typhoon quarter-brick IBCs have an industry-standard pin-out and 2.3 x 1.45in footprint
and are based on an open-frame, single-board package designed for through-hole board mounting. There is a choice of
two body heights and three pin lengths to accommodate different board layouts and thickness. Designed for fully
automated assembly to help reduce manufacturing costs, the modules are constructed entirely from surface-mount
components, using planar, in-the-board transformer structures to minimize profile. The low profile versions have an
installed height of just 0.40in, making them ideal for system racks with very tight card pitches.
Advanced component layout and thermal design techniques are employed to maximize efficiency, power density and
reliability. All three models are designed for operation over a wide ambient temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees
Celsius without a heatsink, and are suitable for both convection cooled and forced air environments. They are
comprehensively protected against overtemperature and short-circuit conditions, and also feature non-latching
overvoltage protection and input undervoltage lockout.
These IBCs carry a full set of
international safety approvals, including UL/cUL60950-1 and EN60950-1 VDE. They also meet the rigorous EN61000-4-6
EMC standard for conducted emissions and the telecom-standard input transient rating of 100V for 100ms, which helps
customers reduce system qualification time and accelerate time-to-market. A fixed 400kHz switching frequency is
employed to maximize efficiency and minimize EMC issues, and the IBCs also feature 1500Vdc basic insulation and
require no minimum load capacitance for stable operation.
Lunes, 04 Julio, 2005 - 06:05