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DC/DC Converter suits high/low side IGBT drive applications.

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May 5, 2014 - Comprising 12 dual-output models, MGJ2 series can power high/low side gate drives in bridge circuits using IGBTs and MOSFETs. Encapsulated products feature basic and supplementary insulation, with isolation test voltage of 5.2 kVdc, and come in SIP format. Nominal input voltages are 5, 12, 15, and 24 Vdc, and there are 3 output voltage combinations: +15/-5 Vdc, +15/-8.7 Vdc, and +20/-5 Vdc, for each input voltage. Occupying 1.96 cm² footprint, converters have power density of 0.81 W/cm³.

Murata Power Solutions

11 Cabot Blvd., Mansfield, MA, 02048, USA

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Two Watt DC-DC Converter Suits "High/Low" Side IGBT Drive Applications

Press release date: April 24, 2014

Murata today announced the MGJ2 series of 2 Watt high isolation dual output DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. These compact encapsulated devices are suitable for powering "high side" and "low side" gate drives in bridge circuits using insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) and MOSFETs. Offering basic and supplementary insulation, with an isolation test voltage of 5.2 kVDC and conforming to the internationally recognized safety standard UL60950 (pending), the MGJ2 series can provide a key element of the end-product's safety insulation system.

Packaged in an industry-standard SIP format, they occupy a 1.96 cm squared footprint and achieve a power density of 0.81 Watts per cm cubed. The series comprises 12 models offering nominal input voltages of 5, 12, 15 or 24 VDC. For each input voltage there are three output voltage combinations available: +15/-5 VDC, +15/-8.7 VDC or +20/-5 VDC.

The converters have a characterized dv/dt immunity, suiting reliable operation in fast switching applications. Partial discharge performance is also optimized to give a long service life.

The MGJ2 series has an extended operating temperature range of up to +100 degrees C that suits industrial grade temperature ratings. Typical applications include high power AC/DC conversion, motor drives and solar power inverters. Certification to the medical safety standard UL60601 3rd edition is pending.

Lead-time is from stock to 10 weeks; pricing in OEM quantities $4.95.

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Contact details for publication:
Murata Power Solutions, Inc.,
11 Cabot Boulevard
Mansfield, MA 02048-1151, USA
Tel: +1-508-339-3000
Fax: +1-508-339-6356
e-mail: muratapr@murata-ps.com

About Murata Power Solutions
Murata Power Solutions (www.murata-ps.com) is headquartered in Mansfield, Massachusetts, with over 1,300 employees worldwide. Murata Power Solutions designs, manufactures and distributes DC-DC Converter, AC-DC Power Supply, Magnetic and Digital Panel Meter product lines, and offers these products in custom, standard and modified-standard variations. Murata Power Solutions products are typically used within electronic applications serving major global market sectors including telecommunications, computing and industrial controls.

Murata Power Solutions is a division of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (www.murata.com), a worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and sale of electronic components and power supply modules. Murata's devices are found in a wide range of applications including consumer and automotive electronics, and wireless devices. The company has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.

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