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Sixteenth-Brick DC-DC Converters deliver up to 50 W of power.

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Available in open frame (SMA), open frame low profile (SML), and encased (SMC) configurations, PowerQor® Mega series PQ60xxxSMx converters have operating temperature range of -40 to +100°C and wide input voltage range from 35-75 V. All parts can withstand input transients up to 100 V for 100 msec, while power and current levels range from 30-50 W and 3-25 A, respectively. Other features include 2,250 V input to output isolation, remote sense, and continuous short-circuit protection.

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SynQor Develops Versatile Family of Sixteenth-Brick DC-DC Converters

Eight output voltages deliver up to 50W of power Open frame, low profile and encased versions

BOXBOROUGH, Mass., August 31, 2009 - SynQor has developed a new line of PowerQor® Mega series, sixteenth-brick dc-dc converters. The PQ60xxxSMx series of dc-dc converters is an efficient yet economical power solution composed of next-generation, board-mountable, isolated, fixed switching frequency dc-dc converters which are particularly useful for telecom and other low power applications. PQ60xxxSMx converters use synchronous rectification to achieve extremely high power conversion efficiencies up to 88%, require no minimum load and deliver up to 50W of power with minimal derating.

To accommodate a broad spectrum of applications, the highly versatile PQ60xxxSMx series is available in three configurations, including open frame (SMA), open frame low profile (SML), and encased (SMC), all with identical industry standard pin-outs. Technical advances have resulted in a cost reduction of up to 26% compared with previously available sixteenth-brick power solutions.

PQ60xxxSMx series dc-dc converters are available in a single-output configuration, and will accept a wide range of input voltages from 35V to 75V. Eight module versions are offered with outputs ranging from 1.2V to 15V, including 1.2V, 1.5V, 1.8V, 2.5V, 3.3V, 5.0V, 12V and 15V. Power and current levels are available ranging from 30-50W and 3-25A, respectively. All parts are capable of withstanding input transients up to 100V for 100ms. The device has a broad operating temperature range of -40° to +100°C, and is fully RoHS 6/6 compliant.

The feature-rich PQ60xxxSMx series includes on/off control referenced to input side, output voltage trim, remote sense, clock synchronization, continuous short-circuit protection and input under-voltage lockout. Safety features include 2250V input to output isolation, and compliance with a host of specifications, including UL 60950-1:2003, CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1:2003, EN60950-1:2001, Needle Flame Test (IEC 695-2-2), and IEC 61000-4-2.

Sample and production quantities are available immediately with a stock to 10 week lead-time. PQ60xxxSMX dc-dc converters are value-priced starting at $32 in 1000 piece quantities. For additional information, please see or contact your local SynQor representative.

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About SynQor

SynQor, headquartered in Boxborough, Massachusetts is a leading supplier of power conversion solutions to the communications, computing, medical, military and industrial markets. SynQor's innovative products are designed to exceed the demanding performance, quality, and reliability requirements of today's power electronic engineers that are developing leading-edge infrastructure hardware. Our global customer base extends from small Original Equipment Manufacturers to Fortune 500 multinationals and includes the 12 largest telecom OEMs in the world. SynQor's capabilities include both standard and custom solutions for distributed power architectures and we deliver them with industry leading service and support. SynQor's total commitment to quality, customer satisfaction and continuous improvement drives our business processes and lays the foundation for our success. For more information about SynQor and its products, please visit the company's web site at

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