Murata Expands the Line-Up of Micro DC-DC Converters Aimed at Small Portable Devices
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Murata Power Solutions, Inc.
11 Cabot Blvd.
Mansfield, MA, 02048
Press release date: March 1, 2012
Hoofddorp, Netherlands: Murata today announced additions to its LXDC series of ultra compact DC-DC converters that are aimed at a broad range of mobile consumer electronics such as smartphones. The new devices, comprising the LXDC55B step-down and LXDC44A step-up models complement the existing LXDC2UR and LXDC3EP devices.
The LXDC55B measures 5.7 x 5.0 x 2.1 mm and can support output currents up to 3.0 A. Input voltage is within the range 2.7 to 5.5 VDC across the series and single output models provide the nominal output of 1.2, 1.8, 2.5, 3.0 or 3.3 VDC.
Operating as an output boost converter, the LXDC44A measuring 4.0 x 4.0 x 2.0 mm can deliver up to 0.7 A output at 5 VDC from an input of 2.7 to 4.5 VDC.
The existing models LXDC2UR and the LXDC3EP, measuring 2.5 x 2.3 mm and 3.5 x 3.2 mm respectively, are believed to be the World's smallest DC-DC converters.
Constructed on a ferrite substrate with an embedded inductor, multi-layer construction and integrating the power IC and I/O capacitors together the LXDC family has good EMI suppression and reduced harmonic noise characteristics.
About Murata Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Ceramics Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets 40% of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth & WiFi Modules, and a key manufacturer of power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems, short focal length ceramic lenses and speaker products.
Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Finland and Hungary.
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