Carlsbad, Calif. - Astec Power's (Emerson Network Power) APA18 is a 75-watt point-of-load (POL) converter that's suited to restrictive space requirements. The DC/DC converter, in a single-in-line package (SIP, 2-by-0.5-by-0.4 inches), delivers 18 amps at 0.75 to 5.5 volts from a 10-14 volt input for a wide range of tasks ranging from telecom to instrumentation. It sports an efficiency as high as 92 percent.
The module has built-in overcurrent and over-temperature protection, with auto-recovery. It is rated for operation over -40 to +85°C. Mean time between failure (MTBF) is in excess of 1 million hours.
The POL meets worldwide standards for safety and performance. Available with vertical or horizontal mounting pins, the APA18 is priced from $24.45 each in OEM quantities, with samples available now.