Aimtec (Montreal, Canada) has expanded its line of DC/DC switching regulators with the launch of two new series: AMSR1.5-78-NZ and AMSR2-78-NZ (AMSRx-78-NZ). Feature rich with pin-to-pin replacements of 78xx linear regulators, the AMSRx-78-NZ switching regulators provide highly regulated (±1%) output voltages ranging as low as 2.5 VDC up to 6 VDC. Maximum output currents of 1.5A or 2A are produced at efficiency rates of up to 93% that remain virtually constant over the entire input range. Low output ripple and noise (45mV p-p) make these robust converters ideal for noise sensitive applications.

Wide input ranges extend from 4.75-18 VDC to 8-18 VDC for models, allowing these highly reliable products to be powered from unregulated sources. Designed in a lightweight (4g) SIP3 package (11.50 × 8.90 × 17.50mm), the AMSRx-78-NZ series are pin compatible to the TO-220 package and ideal for space critical configurations such as portable power and stand-by-power applications. Other important and useful features include continuous short circuit protection, output current limiting and thermal shutdown. Aimtec’s DC-DC switching regulator converters operate continuously at full load without derating below +71°C, within an ambient temperature range of -40° to +85°C.

For Free Info Click Here 

Embedded Technology Magazine

This article first appeared in the August, 2011 issue of Embedded Technology Magazine.

Read more articles from this issue here.

Read more articles from the archives here.