85W fully regulated from a 1/16th-brick-outline DC/DC

July 01, 2014 // By Graham Prophet
The AVD85 family of 85W, 1/16th brick, high efficiency, fully regulated dc-dc converters has power density of 72.5 W/in2 and delivers a peak efficiency of 92%. For high density applications with restricted space, the AVD85 family provides an adjustable output voltage range with a 36 Vdc to 75 Vdc input range.

The high efficiency of the 1/16th brick converters yields an almost flat derating curve - for the baseplate version of the module - to 85C ambient temperature under forced airflow conditions. The 3.3 and 12V modules are the first voltage variants available as standard with the 5V variant to follow. Standard product options include baseplate and open-frame, surface-mount or plated through-hole with different pin lengths and positive and negative enable options.

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