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DC/DC Converter suits wireless backhaul, smart grid applications.

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March 13, 2014 - Accommodating networking and telecom applications, UWQ 240 W DOSA-compatible, open-frame, quarter-brick DC/DC converter has fixed, 12 Vdc/20 A single output and accepts 3:1 input range of 18–60 Vdc around nominal 48 Vdc. Remote sense automatically adjusts Vout to make up for line and load losses, and trim function allows ±10% of Vout. Supplied in 58.4 x 36.8 x 11.7 mm package, UWQ-12/20-T48 has 92% typ efficiency. Up to 3 units can operate in parallel to provide redundancy or load sharing.

Murata Power Solutions

11 Cabot Boulevard, Mansfield, MA, 02048-1151, USA

Original Press Release

Murata 12 V 20 Amp DOSA Compatible Quarter Brick DCDC Converter Suits Wireless Backhaul and Smart Grid Applications

Press release date: March 1, 2014

Hoofddorp, Netherlands – Murata today announced the UWQ 240 Watt quarter-brick DCDC converter from Murata Power Solutions designed for a wireless backhaul, smart grid, and a broad range of networking and other telecommunications applications. With a fixed 12 VDC / 20 A single output this DOSA compatible open-frame quarter brick package occupies only 58.4 x 36.8 x 11.7 mm. This compact device helps designers conserve valuable board footprint for today’s space-constrained designs. The converter accepts a wide 3:1 input range of voltage from 18 to 60 VDC around a nominal 48 VDC. A remote sense feature provides the automatic adjustment of Vout to make up for line and load losses while a trim function allows +/-10% of Vout. The series has tight load and line regulation that ensures that the output voltage does not vary beyond +/- 1.25% when the load changes.

The UWQ-12/20-T48 has a typical efficiency of 92% and up to 3 units can operate in parallel in order to provide redundancy or load sharing of a higher power requirement.

Controls include remote On/Off control of either negative or positive logic. In addition, the converter has a number of protection features including overcurrent, overtemperature, input undervoltage and output short circuit.

The UWQ converter is designed to operate in environments ranging from - 40 to + 85 degrees C. Input to output isolation is 2,250 VDC with a Basic insulation system to meet industry safety requirements. An optional baseplate is offered to suit conduction cooled applications.

For further information and reader enquiries:
Aya Tonooka
Murata Europe Limited
Oak House, Ancells Road
Ancells Business Park
Fleet, Hampshire  GU51 2QW , United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1252 811666 
E-mail: atonooka@murata.co.uk
Fax:  +44 (0) 1252 811777 
Web: www.murata.eu

Agency contact:
Robert Huntley
Publitek Limited
18 Brock Street
Bath, BA1 2LW, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 470000 
E-mail: robert.huntley@publitek.com
Fax:  +44 (0) 1225 470047 
Web: www.publitek.com

About Murata
Murata is a leading manufacturer of electronic components, modules, and devices. The complete range of this Technology house includes ceramic capacitors, resistors/thermistors, inductors/chokes, ceramic resonators, buzzers, sensors and EMI suppression filters. Whilst the company gets the majority of its revenue from its ceramic capacitor products, it is also the world leader in Bluetooth® & WiFi™ Modules, the world's no.1 manufacturer of board-mount DC-DC converters and is a key manufacturer of standard and custom AC-DC power supplies. Murata also designs and manufactures mobile handset antenna families, piezoelectric actuators for fuel injection systems and short focal length ceramic lenses.

Established in 1944, Murata is headquartered in Japan and has European offices in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain, Finland and Hungary.

For more information on Murata, please visit: www.murata.eu. You can also follow us on Twitter @MurataEurope or LinkedIn http://www.linkedin.com/company/murata-electronics, or join us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/MurataElectronics.

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