ATCA Dual-Input Bus Converter for Telecom Cards
Emerson Network Power has announced the availability of what is said to be the industry’s smallest front-end power converter to date for use on latest-generation telecom cards. The Artesyn dual-input ATC210 bus converter has a 2.3¨ × 1.8¨ footprint and a typical full load efficiency of 89 percent, yielding a power density in excess of 60W per cubic inch. The converter is expressly designed for use in ATCA systems, and appropriate for many other space-constrained systems that employ distributed power architectures. The converter is rated at 210W and has dual inputs, each capable of accommodating a wide input voltage range of -36V to 72V, generating two independent, isolated DC outputs. The main 12V output can deliver up to 17.5A and is intended for powering an on-card intermediate bus. The secondary output is for supplying peripheral power management circuitry; it is rated at 1.8A, and is resistor programmable over the range of 3.13V to 3.47V. The converter is equipped with an I2C serial bus and direct high-speed interfaces for monitoring, reporting and digital programming of fault thresholds. Built-in power management functions include input ORing, inrush control and transient protection. Pricing in 1,000-piece quantities is $148.00.
Emerson Network Power
508-628-5600, http://www.artesyn.com