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Artesyn Announces 100 W Highest Density 1/16th Brick Fully Regulated DC-DC Converter for Telecom and Computing Applications

Posted June 18, 2014

Tempe, Ariz. [18 June, 2014] — Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced its highest density sixteenth brick isolated DC-DC converter for distributed power applications such as telecom, computing and networking equipment. The new AVD100 series of 100 to 120 W, 1/16th brick DC-DC converters are optimized for high density applications with restricted space, offering excellent thermal performance and up to 92.5 percent efficiency.

“As real estate on boards becomes ever more valuable, designers are looking for innovative ways to save space and add more value to their end products,” said Andy Brown technical marketing director for dc-dc products at Artesyn Embedded Technologies. “Historically, 100 to 120 W DC-DC converters required an eighth-brick footprint so the new AVD100 series offers our customers the same power in half the size.”

Artesyn AVD100 series units operate from a wide 36 VDC to 75 VDC input range and provide regulated adjustable 5 or 12 V output voltages. They can operate from minus 40 to 85 degrees Celsius.

Features include output over current, short circuit, over voltage and over-temperature protection. The AVD100 series also has an enable pin on the primary side of the converter. The units are an open frame design with baseplate option that is optimized for either contact-cooled or forced-airflow applications. Standard product options include surface-mount or plated through-hole with different pin lengths and positive and negative enable options.

About Advanced Energy

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEIS) is a global leader in the design and manufacture of highly engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions for mission-critical applications and processes. Advanced Energy’s power solutions enable customer innovation in complex applications for a wide range of industries including semiconductor equipment, industrial production, medical and life sciences, data center computing, networking and telecommunications. With engineering know-how and responsive service and support for customers around the globe, the company builds collaborative partnerships to meet technology advances, propels growth of its customers and innovates the future of power. Advanced Energy has devoted four decades to perfecting power. It is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, USA.

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