Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Compact, 1 W DC/DC Converter helps improve efficiency.

Press Release Summary:

Compact, 1 W DC/DC Converter helps improve efficiency.

Feb 25, 2014 - Comprised of single-output, 1 W DC/DC converters, NCS1 series includes two versions which accommodate respective 4:1 input ranges of 4.5–18 Vdc around 12 Vdc nominal and 9–36 Vdc around 24 Vdc nominal. Output voltage options, regulated to within ±0.5% of stated output, are 3.3, 5, or 12 Vdc. Supplied in single-in-line format package measuring 21.87 x 11.3 x 8.2 mm, series offers continuous short circuit protection and can be operated over -40 to +105°C range with derating.

Original Press Release

Murata Power Solutions Announces : 1W DC-DC Converter Improves Efficiency and Reduces Footprint

Press release date: Feb 21, 2014

Murata today announced the NCS1 series of regulated single output 1 Watt DC-DC converters manufactured by Murata Power Solutions. The series comprises two input voltage versions accommodating the wide 4:1 input range of 4.5 - 18 VDC around a 12 VDC nominal, or 9 - 36 VDC around a 24 VDC nominal. Output voltage options, regulated to within ±0.5% of stated output, are 3.3, 5, or 12 VDC.

Packaged in an industry standard single-in-line format measuring 21.87 x 11.3 x 8.2 mm, the NCS1 series is up to 8% more efficient compared to similar products currently available on the market. This helps lower overall system power consumption and also contributes to improving system reliability. The converter is suitable for use in a wide range of operating temperature environments from -40°C to 105°C with derating.

Ann-Marie Bayliss, Product Manager, Murata Power Solutions comments, "The NCS1 is up to 9% smaller than other similar SIP DC-DC converters. That coupled with an improved derating capability and a 4:1 input range makes the converter suitable for use in a broad range of industrial and telecommunications applications."

The NCS1 series features continuous short circuit protection. Certification to the internationally recognized IT safety standard UL/IEC/EN 60950 is pending.

With lead-times from stock to 10 weeks, pricing in OEM quantities is $5.12.

Contact details:
Murata Power Solutions, Inc.,
11 Cabot Boulevard
Mansfield, MA 02048-1151, USA
Tel: +1-508-339-3000
Fax: +1-508-339-6356

About Murata Power Solutions
Murata Power Solutions ( 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. (, 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.