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DC/DC Converter Module has step-down chopper circuit topology.

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October 25, 2013 - Targeting telecom and consumer markets, BR300 series includes control IC, inductor, ceramic capacitor, and standoff pins in each module. Non-isolated step down type DC/DC converter module provides complete solution that requires few external components. Along with 8–30 V input range, series features switching frequency of 350 kHz with output of 5 V, 1 A, and 5 W. Configuration is possible via high-frequency technology, allowing reuse of designs.

Allegro Microsystems, Inc.

115 N.E. Cutoff, P.O. Box 15036, Worcester, MA, 01615, USA

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Allegro MicroSystems, LLC Announces New DC-DC Converter Module Series

Press release date: October 1, 2013

Designed for small space and high efficiency applications

Worcester, MA — Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces a new DC-DC converter module series that is targeted at the telecommunications and consumer markets. The BR300 series is non-isolated step down type DC/DC converter module. The single module includes a control IC, inductor, ceramic capacitor, and standoff pins. This module provides a complete DC - DC converter solution, requiring few external components. This new series is offered by Allegro and manufactured and developed by Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. in Japan.

The BR300 series has an input voltage range of 8 to 30 V and includes a step-down chopper circuit topology. It has a switching frequency of 350 kHz with an output of 5 V, 1 A and 5 W. Through the use of high-frequency technology it can be configured easily, reducing overall design time, allowing the reuse of designs, to save space on the application PCB.

Key protection features include overcurrent protection (OCP) with automatic restart as well as thermal shutdown protection (TSD).

The BR300 and the BR301 are priced at $3.00 in quantities of 1000.

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC is a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing high-performance semiconductors. Allegro's innovative solutions serve high-growth applications within the automotive market, with additional focus on office automation, industrial, and consumer/communications solutions. Allegro is headquartered in Worcester, Massachusetts (USA) with design, applications, and sales support centers located worldwide. Further information about Allegro can be found at www.allegromicro.com.

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