Artesyn Launches High Current Density RoHS Point-of-Load Converters

3/20/2006 - Artesyn Technologies (Nasdaq:ATSN) has launched five new high current density point-of-load (POL) converters that provide dramatic savings in board real estate and external component costs. All five converters are RoHS-compliant members of Artesyn's C-class family of cost-optimized products, intended for general-purpose computer, storage and networking applications.

Three of the new converters are the ultra-small LDO-C series units, offering a choice of 3, 6, and 10 A outputs, while the other two are members of Artesyn's SIL-C2 family, with 20 A and 40 A outputs. All five converters are the direct result of Artesyn's ongoing R&D program in very high current density converters - involving specialized component layout, thermal analysis and packaging techniques - and are available with a choice of vertical or horizontal through-hole mounting, and horizontal surface mounting.

The 3 A, 6 A and 10 A output LDO-C converters accommodate an input range of 3.0 to 13.8 Vdc and have an output range of 0.59 to 5.1 Vdc. The two higher power SIL-C2 converters have an input range of 4.5 to 13.8 Vdc; the 20 A model - known as the SIL20C2 - has an output range of 0.59 to 5.1 Vdc, while the 40 A rated SIL40C2 has a 0.6 to 5.0 Vdc output range. All five converters provide a flexible and economic solution for powering silicon on densely packed boards, and are also ideal where height is restricted, such as in the latest 1U high rack-mounting equipment.

The converters use a fixed frequency switching topology to maximize efficiency, minimize ripple and noise, and ensure a fast transient response. They all employ an open-frame, single-board construction to simply thermal management, are primarily intended for use in forced air environments, and accommodate an ambient operating temperature range of 0 C to +70 C, with suitable derating.

The converters are comprehensively protected against short-circuit and overvoltage conditions and carry a full set of international safety approvals, including EN60950 (TV Product Service) and UL/cUL60950.

Pricing for 1,000-piece quantities is $11.95 US for the SIL20C2 and $18.90 US for the SIL40C2. In similar quantities, the LDO03C, LDO06C and LDO10C are priced at $4.95 US, $7.00 US and $9.85 US respectively. Standard lead-time for all models is stock to 6-8 weeks.

About Artesyn Technologies, Inc.
Artesyn Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Boca Raton, FL., is a world leader in the design, manufacture and sale of power conversion and embedded board solutions for infrastructure applications in server and storage, wireless and telecommunications systems. Our products are used in middle to high-end servers, data storage devices, routers, hubs, high-speed modems, RF amplification systems, base station controllers and transceivers. The company has a global sales reach with design and manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe and North America. Artesyn is a public company whose common stock is traded on the Nasdaq stock market under the symbol ATSN.

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