High-quality regulators deliver excellent price and performance

04-10-2019 | Flex Power Module | Subs & Systems

Flex Power Modules has introduced the PMU8000 series of PoL converters, giving an excellent price-performance ratio in a compact, low-profile package. The new regulators provide high efficiency of typically 95.3% (at half load) and outstanding thermal performance, indicating they can be employed in harsh conditions.


These ultra-miniature regulators comprise a loop optimisation feature, which enables design engineers to optimise their load transient response for various capacitive loads, therefore improving flexibility in system design. They also give a configurable soft start or tracking feature, which makes time sequence design easier and more flexible.


The regulators are offered in a very small form factor package, measuring only 7.5mm x 7.5mm x 5.4mm. They support bottom side assembly, which indicates that a customer can employ this design ability to make additional significant space savings.


There are three versions in the new series, each providing different maximum output currents. The PMU8218 gives an output up to 4A/22W, the PMU8318 up to 6A/33W, and the PMU8418 up to 8A/44W. Each device has an output voltage range of 0.6V to 5.5V, and an input voltage range of 4.5V to 17V.


The new regulators are ideal for a broad range of power conversion applications, including producing power for FPGAs, ASICs, Network Processors, CPUs and GPUs, across multiple sectors as well as ICT, industrial, test and measurement, IoT, railway and medical.


Olle Hellgren, director of Product Management and Business Development at Flex Power Modules, said: “By using automatic production processes, we have been able to achieve high quality and lower component costs for the new PMU8000 regulators – giving our customers the reliability, efficiency and affordability they demand.”

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