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DC/DC Power Supplies feature multi-layer ceramic capacitors.

Press Release Summary:

DC/DC Power Supplies feature multi-layer ceramic capacitors.

Nov 20, 2012 - Available in 2, 3, and 6 W power ranges, AMxQ-Z Series features 2:1 input ranges of 4.5–9, 9–18, 18–36, and 36–75 Vdc, stepping down to single and dual outputs of ±12 and ±15 Vdc at efficiency rates as high as 88%. Units operate from -40 to +85°C and feature 500 Vac I/O isolation. In addition to being non-polarized, use of MLCCs provides suppressed power line noise and minimized harmonics from ripple currents, while withstanding reflow temperatures associated with lead-free soldering.


Original Press Release

Exceptionally Low Profile DC/DC Power Supplies Boast Ceramic Capacitors

Press release date: Nov 07, 2012

Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada, – With a focus on product minimization, Aimtec has launched three new series of DC/DC converters featuring multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) which provide many technological advantages over traditional tantalum capacitors.

MLCCs used in the AMxQ-Z family of DC/DC converters withstand high temperatures; higher voltage conditions and reduced leakage current better than traditional tantalum capacitors.  Ceramic capacitors can also withstand the higher reflow temperatures associated with the lead free soldering as required for RoHS compliance.   

In addition to being non-polarized, the use of  MLCCs  in Aimtec’s AMxQ-Z power supplies provides suppressed power line noise, reduced harmonics from ripple currents, lower resistance and inductance, which helps to prevent the device and the circuit from overheating.   

The AMxQ-Z family boast an exceptionally low profile of only 7mm (including stand offs), for applications in which component height is critical.

Available in 2 watt, 3 watt and 6 watt power ranges, the AMxQ-Z series feature wide (2:1) input ranges of 4.5-9, 9-18, 18-36 and 36-75 VDC, stepping down to tightly related (±1%) single and dual outputs of ±12 and ±15 VDC at efficiency rates as high as 88%. 

Operating at temperature ranges of -40°C to +85°C (+60°C with derating), the AM2Q-Z (2watt), AM3Q-Z(3watt) and AM6Q-Z(6watt) feature I/O isolation of 500VAC, continuous short circuit protection, over voltage protection and designed to meet IEC/EN 60950-1 for IT based applications.

Samples are available from stock and can be ordered immediately from any of Aimtec’s global network of Franchised Distributors. Visit for more product information or to locate your nearest Distributor.

Headquartered in Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada, with offices in Europe and Asia, Aimtec is actively involved in the research and development of modular switching power supplies.  Aimtec’s product portfolio includes modular AC-DC and DC-DC switching power converters and LED drivers.  Aimtec’s products are designed to assist its global customer base in reducing engineering design time and expense, while facilitating miniaturization and performance enhancement of their applications.  Environmentally conscious, Aimtec power supplies are designed to boost the efficiency and reduce the carbon footprint of their applications. Visit for more information about Aimtec and its products.