Emerson Network Power has launched two intermediate bus converters (IBCs) that are capable of delivering high levels of usable output power with a conversion efficiency of 97 percent. The products comprise a 300W eighth-brick and a 642W quarter-brick. Both IBCs are targeted at the telecommunications, networking, computing and industrial electronics markets. They are intended for powering multiple downstream non-isolated point-of-load (POL) converters in distributed power systems with 9.6V intermediate bus architectures where their performance makes them suitable replacements for larger form factor converters. They are for applications with well regulated 48V input voltages, or for feeding general purpose wide input POL converters which can tolerate some supply variation.
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