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PoL regulator at 4, 6, and 8 amps in compact low-profile package

Flex Power Modules introduces the PMU8000 series of Point-of-Load (PoL) converters, providing an excellent price/performance

Image of Flex Power Modules PMU8000 Series PoL ConverterFlex Power Modules' PMU8000 series point-of-load (PoL) converters have an excellent price/performance ratio and come in a compact, low-profile package (0.29" x 0.29" x 0.21" / 7.5 mm x 7.5 mm x 5.4 mm). These regulators offer high efficiencies up to 95.3% (12 VIN / 5 VOUT version) and excellent thermal performance, meaning they can be used in harsh conditions.

The ultra-miniature regulators include a loop optimization feature, which enables design engineers to optimize their load transient response for different capacitive loads, thus increasing flexibility in system design. They also provide a configurable soft-start or tracking feature, which makes time sequence design easier and more flexible.

To save substantial space, the regulators are provided in a very small form-factor package, measuring just 0.29" x 0.29" x 0.21". They support bottom-side assembly, which means that a customer can utilize this design capability to make further significant space savings.

There are three variants in this series, each offering different maximum output currents. The PMU8218 provides an output up to 4 A / 22 W, the PMU8318 up to 6 A / 33 W, and the PMU8418 up to 8 A / 44 W. Each device has an output voltage range of 0.6 V to 5.5 V, and an input voltage range of 4.5 V to 17 V.

The PMU8000 series regulators achieve exceptionally high levels of reliability with MTBF figures of up to 172 Mhrs and meet safety requirements according to the IEC/EN/UL62368-1 standard.

Features
  • Affordable and high-quality regulators
  • Tiny 0.29" x 0.29" x 0.21" package saves board space
  • Flexible and straightforward design enabled by loop optimization
  • Excellent price/performance ratio
  • High efficiency up to 95.3% (12 VIN / 5 VOUT version)
  • Extremely good thermal performance
  • Supporting tools: PMU evaluation board
  • Supporting tools: Flex Power Designer tool
Applications
  • FPGAs and ASICs
  • Network processors
  • CPUs and GPUs
  • ICT (telecom and datacom)
  • Industrial applications
  • Test and measurement equipment
  • Internet-of-things (IoT)
  • Railway applications
  • Medical applications

PMU8000 PoL Modules

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
ANALOG POL; 4.5-17VIN; 0.6-5.5VOPMU8318ANALOG POL; 4.5-17VIN; 0.6-5.5VO708 - ImmediateView Details
ANALOG POL; 4.5-17VIN; 0.6-5.5VOPMU8218 DANALOG POL; 4.5-17VIN; 0.6-5.5VO274 - ImmediateView Details
ANALOG POL; 4.5-17VIN; 0.6-5.5VOPMU8418 DANALOG POL; 4.5-17VIN; 0.6-5.5VO135 - ImmediateView Details

PMU8000 Evaluation Boards

ImageManufacturer Part NumberDescriptionAvailable QuantityView Details
PMU8318 EVALUATION BOARDROA170163/BPMU8318 EVALUATION BOARD15 - ImmediateView Details
PMU8418 EVALUATION BOARDROA170163/4PMU8418 EVALUATION BOARD5 - ImmediateView Details
PMU8218 EVALUATION BOARDROA170163/2PMU8218 EVALUATION BOARD5 - ImmediateView Details
Updated: 2020-04-24
Published: 2020-02-04