Power input modules target telecom board design
GE’s Critical Power business introduced its new PIM400 Power Input Module, positioned as simplifying the task of implementing dual redundant, hot-swappable -48-V DC power distribution. Available in a quarter-brick design (2.3” x 1.45“ x 0.54”), the module’s reduced footprint enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to install additional components in the freed-up space on the board. The PIM400 offers an optional I2C digital interface allowing a user to monitor and report critical module parameters. Together with GE’s Barracuda Series of bus converters and DLynx Series of point of load devices, the PIM400 modules provide a sophisticated and efficient power architecture solution for all advanced telecommunications computing architecture (ATCA) applications. Additional features include support for ATCA blade’s power requirements; accommodates a wide range of input voltage—from 36 V to 75 V; and it provides isolated management power (3.3-V and 5-V output).
GE Energy Management, www.ge.com