CUI Inc has added its first four contact, surface mount, non-isolated converter to its DC-DC converter line. The ultra-thin VXO78-500-M provides a 500mA output current, no-load input current as low as 0.2mA and a wide -40C to +85C temperature range. This regulated DC-DC converter provides a broad 4.75VDC to 36VDC input voltage range, short-circuit protection and 4-SMD reflow solderability in an ultra-compact SMT package with half-vias corners.
Unlike linear regulators, this ultra-compact, surface mount DC-DC converter offers a remote on/off pin and extreme efficiency (up to 95%), making the device an excellent solution for applications where board space is at a premium and maximising energy efficiency is a concern. General applications for the device include ITE (commercial), controls and electronics that need a wide input at a low cost.