Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems
Digital Point-of-Load Modules offer cycle-by-cycle compensation.
Press Release Summary:
September 21, 2012 - With self compensation feature, NDM2P Series dynamically sets optimum stability in real-time as conditions change. DC-DC modules come in 3 DIP configurations, including 12 A model measuring 0.825 x 0.500 x 0.286 in., 25 A model measuring 1.01 x 0.54 x 0.32 in., and 50 A version measuring 1.215 x 0.79 x 0.36 in. Available with 4.5~14 Vdc input and programmable output of 0.6~3.3 Vdc, modules offer efficiency above 93% at half load. All features are dynamically programmable via PMBus commands or GUI.
Original Press Release
CUI's Second Generation of Digital Point-of-Load Modules Dynamically Set Optimum Stability in Real Time as Conditions Change
Press release date: September 11, 2012
TUALATIN, Ore. — CUI Inc announced the release of its second generation digital point of load dc-dc modules for distributed power architecture applications. The NDM2P series is the latest addition to CUI’s Novum® Advanced Power product line, which focuses solely on the design and development of leading edge power platforms. The modules offer true cycle-by-cycle compensation, autonomously balancing the trade-offs between dynamic performance and system stability. With this feature, designers are able to bypass the traditional practice of building-in margins to account for factors such as component ageing, manufacturing variations, and temperature, which inevitably lead to higher component cost and longer design cycles. With the NDM2P’s self compensation feature, the module is able to dynamically set optimum stability in real time as conditions change. With the addition of these second generation modules based on Powervation’s digital IC, CUI continues to be the only module manufacturer in the industry to offer a full portfolio of self compensating digital POL modules.
Offering efficiencies above 93% at half load, the NDM2P series is initially available in three compact DIP configurations; a 12 A version measuring 0.825 (L) X 0.500 (W) X 0.286 (H) in., a 25 A version measuring 1.01 x 0.54 x 0.32 in., and a 50 A version measuring 1.215 x 0.79 x 0.36 in. SMT and SIP versions will be available as well. Additionally, to support dual layout needs, the modules are footprint nested.
The NDM2P series is available with an input range of 4.5~14 Vdc and a programmable output range of 0.6~3.3 Vdc. Features include active current sharing, voltage sequencing, voltage tracking, synchronization and phase spreading, programmable soft start and stop, as well as a host of monitoring capabilities. All features are dynamically programmable via PMBus commands or a simple, easy to use GUI.
“This is our second generation of fully-featured digital modules based on the Powervation technology,” said Mark Adams, CUI’s Senior Vice President. "The NDM2P is our highest performance family to date, targeting customers that value high efficiency and fast transient response in an extremely compact module design."
The NDM2P series joins CUI's NDM2Z based on Intersil Zilker's self compensating digital controller.
“We believe that a multi-controller portfolio provides our customers with maximum flexibility for their specific needs. CUI is the first and only company to highlight to the digital power customer the need for interoperability consideration when choosing a company to partner with. All controllers are not the same, nor are our customer’s needs,” Adams concluded.
Engineering samples are available immediately for select customers.
Learn more about CUI’s power electronics line at this year’s electronica show in Munich, running from November 13th to the 16th. CUI will be located in the power hall B2 at booth 518, and will showcase their lineup of power supplies ranging from 1 W to 2400 W, including advanced intermediate bus and digital point of load modules, medical ac-dc power supplies, and rugged industrial dc-dc converters.
About CUI Inc
CUI Inc is a technology company dedicated to the development, commercialization, and distribution of new, innovative electro-mechanical products. Our broad power, motion control, and component product portfolios allow our customers to address their design challenges across a range of industries and applications. Built on a solid foundation of core operating principals, CUI seeks to maximize value for our customers through our engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities. As an industry leader, we will continue to invest in the future through new technologies, talented employees, expanded manufacturing capabilities, and a growing global reach. For more information, please visit www.cui.com.
CUI Inc is a subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc., a publically traded company under the ticker symbol NASDAQ: CUI.