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Current Mode Step-Up Converter offers adjustable output to 27 V.

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February 18, 2014 - Intended for small, low-power applications, APE1913-3 comes in RoHS-compliant and halogen-free TSOT-23-5 package, has 2.6–5.5 V input range, and automatically switches from PWM to PFM during light load conditions to increase efficiency. Nominal operating frequency is 1.2 MHz, internal soft-start minimizes inrush current and extends battery life, and internal power MOSFET promotes efficiency. Protection functions include UVLO, current limit, and thermal shutdown.

Advanced Power Electronics Corp

3150 Almaden Expressway, San Jose, CA, 95118, USA

Original Press Release

New Current Mode Step-Up Converter from Advanced Power Electronics Corp. Offers Adjustable Output Voltage up to 27V

Press release date: February 1, 2014

Ideal solution for small, low power applications

San Jose, Ca … Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA), a leading Taiwanese manufacturer of MOS power semiconductors for DC-DC power conversion applications, is introducing a new current mode step up converter for small, low power applications. The input voltage of the APE1913-3 converter can range from 2.6V to 5.5V, while the output voltage can be adjusted up to 27V. The nominal operating frequency of 1.2MHz enables the use of small external inductors and capacitors and facilitates fast transient response. The internal soft-start results in a small inrush current and extends battery life. An internal power MOSFET with very low on-resistance (Rds(on)) ensures high efficiency.

The APE1913-3 converter automatically switches from PWM to PFM during light load conditions to further increase its efficiency. The device also provides protection functions such as under-voltage lockout, current limit and thermal shutdown. The APE1913TY5-HF-3 is available in a fully RoHS-compliant and halogen-free TSOT-23-5 package.

Comments Ralph Waggitt, President/CEO, Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA): “This converter includes the popular protection functions such as under-voltage lockout, current limit and thermal shutdown, and is a simple, cost-effective solution for a wide variety of applications.”

For more information, a datasheet can be downloaded at
http://www.a-powerusa.com/docs/APE1913-3.pdf

About Advanced Power Electronics Corp.
Established in Taiwan in 1998, Advanced Power Electronics Corporation (APEC) has become a leading supplier of MOS power discretes, IGBTs and Power ICs which enable cost-effective efficient solutions for new and existing power applications. The company’s wide range of solutions broadly targets the computing, consumer electronics, display, communications and industrial segments. ISO-approved, Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA)’s commitment to consistent quality assurance and the increased economies of scale has seen the company increase in revenue - and trade profitably each year since its foundation - and it has been ranked as one of the world's top fifteen power transistor suppliers by iSuppli.

For further information:
Ralph Waggitt,
President/CEO, Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA),
Tel: +1 408-717-4231
Email: rwaggitt@a-powerusa.com
http://www.a-powerusa.com

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Nick Foot
PR-Director
BWW Communications
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E-mail: nick.foot@bwwcomms.com

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