Buy is Cheaper than Make!
Modular DC/DC converters were always considered to be more expensive than discrete solutions. However, with the commissioning of two new SMT lines, RECOM Power is now able to offer select converter series at very attractive prices. Developers already know how unexpected problems such as poor efficiencies or EMC issues coming from in-house developments can lead to delays and re-designs. A planned launch of a product can quickly be delayed by months. Those who design in complete modules not only save on development time but also reduce the risk of time-to-market delays. By focusing on the most common specification types and producing these in large quantities we are able to realize cost savings of up to 50% without compromising quality.
And it is not only the design engineer that wins. By using a single module instead of the multiple components required for a discrete solution, sourcing and procurement begins and ends with one part.
1 Watt DC/DC SMD Converters
R1SE Series drives down the Cost of 1 Watt DC/DC SMD Converters.
The pricing has now been further reduced on the R1SE Series from RECOM, with 1 watt of power, 1000 VDC isolation, and 5 V input/output, is the first release in the new economical “E-class”. These converters are mainly used to provide isolation for the interfaces of bus systems. In these applications, operating temperatures of +85°C without de-rating are sufficient. It is unnecessary to use high-grade temperature components that de-rate down to +85°C.
The case, measuring only 12.75 x 10.7 x 6.7 mm and consisting of two parts, has been designed so that potting is not necessary - further reducing the material cost. Weighing only 1 gram, this lightweight component can be positioned quickly and precisely with automatic placement equipment. Despite not being potted, the 100% lead-free design enables it to withstand all thermal cycling in the vapor phase solder processes. The modules are UL60950 certified.
1 Watt DC/DC Through Hole Converters
The ROE / REE / RBE Series of 1 W DC/DC converters with 40% lower cost than equivalent converters.
These series are available in three different form factors - SIP4 for the ROE-0505S and SIP7 for the REE-0505S and RBE-0505S with two alternative pinning. Designed to offer high quality despite the very low cost; they offer reasonable efficiency and still meet the full industrial operating temperature range of -40° to +85° C. All converters are 100% tested in production and UL certified.
1 Watt DC/DC Highly Isolated Converters
The RKE/H Series deliver High Isolation at a low cost - 40% lower than equivalent converters!
The RKE-0505/H series is an unregulated DC/DC converter series that has been designed to offer high quality despite its low cost; the series offers reasonable efficiency and still meets the full industrial operating temperature range of -40° to +85° C. The 1W converters of the RKE/H series in SIP7 housing offer high isolation of 3.75kVDC and 5V input/output. The converters of the E-series also have to pass the same rigorous quality tests as the standard series and offer UL certification.
R-78E Switching Regulator Module
The R-78E low-cost switching regulator saves engineers significant development time and keeps their BOM under budget.
R-78E switching regulator module now offers all the advantages of a switching regulator (high efficiency, wide input voltage range, accurate output voltage regulation) with a low cost for production quantities. The R-78E offers a risk-free, pre-tested solution that makes designing a switching regulator circuit redundant. The R-78E meets all of the most commonly requested specifications yet makes no compromise when it comes to quality and reliability.
The input voltage covers the 7 VDC to 28 VDC range, allowing operation from both an industrial 24 V bus or from either a 9 V or 12 V battery. The converter is fully protected against overload, short circuit, and over-temperature conditions. Due to the R-78E’s high efficiency of up to 92% at output voltages of 3.3 V/500 mA or 5 V/500 mA, no heat-sink is required for operation over the full industrial temperature range of -40°C to +85°C (+70°C without derating). The compact SIP3 package, TO-220 compatible, measures only 11.6 x 8.5 x 10.4 mm saving precious board space. The R-78E is UL60950 certified
Open frame Surface Mount Modular Switching Regulator
The ROF-78E Series high-efficiency switching regulators are ideally suited to replace SMD linear regulators.
The ROF-78E is a low profile, postage-stamp-sized SMD DC/DC power supply module designed to provide 5 V or 3.3 V at up to 0.5 A continuous load (0.95 A peak). It is also short circuit, overload and over-temperature protected. An enable connection is provided to allow sequential start-up and shutdown control. The modules small footprint of 12.5 mm x 13.5 mm and a height of only 4.5 mm will find many applications in low-profile PCBs, rack-mounted cards and restricted space designs. The high efficiency of up to 87% means that no heatsinks or forced cooling is required to meet the -40°C to +75°C ambient temperature range (no derating). Despite its low cost, the ROF-78E is subjected to the same rigorous RECOM quality checks as all other SMD products and features UL60950 certification.