Micro DC-DC Converters advance mobile device miniaturization.
June 26, 2012 -
Embedding power inductor within actual ferrite substrate, LXDC Series can be mounted directly above power inductor coil with almost no pattern length to diminish leakage radiation noise. I/O connections are also routed through same ferrite substrate to create function similar to ferrite beads that minimizes conductive noise. Series LXDC2UR and LXDC3EP feature 600 mA and 1 A current ratings, respectively, while Series LXDC55B is rated at 3 A.
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Murata Electronics North America, Inc.
2200 Lake Park Dr.
Smyrna, GA, 30080
Murata Introduces World's Smallest Micro DC-DC Converter Series; LXDC Line Advances Mobile Device Miniaturization and Increases Functionality
Smyrna, GA, - Murata Americas today announced the launch of its new LXDC micro DC-DC converter series. By combining a number of Murata's proprietary materials and technical capabilities (specifically ferrite material expertise, multilayer processing, and power module design), the company developed a product line that delivers ultra-compact size and EMI noise suppression. Moreover, the LXDC2UR and LXDC3EP series are the world's smallest DC-DC converters (at 600mA and 1A current ratings, respectively) that also incorporate the I/O capacitors into the same package. Murata also provides the LXDC55B series, available at 3A.
A key feature of the LXDC line is the embedding of the power inductor within the actual ferrite substrate. By utilizing this structure, the IC can be mounted directly above the power inductor coil with almost no pattern length to diminish leakage radiation noise. The I/O connections are also routed through this same ferrite substrate to create a function similar to ferrite beads that significantly reduces conductive noise. Lastly, board space is greatly decreased when using this product versus other discrete surface mount designs.
"Murata achieved a ferrite substrate with an embedded inductor and EMI filter feature by leveraging our expertise and leadership in material engineering, multi-layer processing, and circuit design," stated Geoff Brock, Marketing Manager, Murata Americas. "We are confident that the LXDC series will greatly contribute to further miniaturizing mobile devices while continuing to provide greater functionality that the market demands."
The approximate lead-time for the LXDC series is 14 weeks. The LCDC2UR series is priced at $1.69, and the LXDC3EP is $1.95. Both prices depend on purchasing volume. For more information visit http://www.murata-americas.com/murata/murata.nsf/pages/06072012.
About Murata Americas (www.murataamericas.com)
Murata Americas is the group of Murata companies located in North and South America. The regional HQ of Murata Americas is Murata Electronics North America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., whose global headquarters are in Kyoto, Japan. Established in 1944, Murata Manufacturing is a worldwide leader in research, design, manufacture and sale of ceramic based passive electronic components, power supply and wireless module solutions. With annual revenues in excess of $7 billion dollars, Murata is committed to the environmentally conscious development and stable supply of advanced electronic materials, leading edge electronic components, and multi-functional, high-density modules. Products include: monolithic ceramic capacitors, polymer aluminum electrolytic capacitors, electric double layer energy device (EDLC), noise suppression products/EMI suppression filters, inductors, resistor products, resonators, filters, RF components, communication and wireless module solutions, sensors, thermistors, DC-DC converters, AC-DC power supplies, sound components, piezo actuators, micromechatronics products, ceramic applied products, and RFID solutions. Murata's products are found in a wide range of applications including consumer, mobile communications, computers and networking equipment, automotive electronics, advanced metering equipment, digital home electronics, lighting and illumination, and healthcare devices. Murata has employees and manufacturing facilities throughout the world.