Beaverton, Ore. - V-Infinity's new VPOL series of DC/DC point-of-load (POL) converters point to their high efficiency (up to 94 percent in the 5 volt models) and low cost (priced starting at $10 each in OEM quantities) for a range of distributed power architecture applications. They're available in 5-, 15-, and 16-amp versions with single outputs from 0.75 to 5 volts.
The (nonisolated) converters, working from a 5-volt or 12-volt input, feature trimmable output voltage via an external resistor, remote on/off functionality, and short-circuit, output over-current, and over-temperature protection.
These low-profile units, measuring 22.9-by-13.76-by-5.6 mm for the 5-amp SIP version and 20.3-by-11.43-by-6.1 mm for the 5-amp SMT model, are rated for operation over -40 to +85°C. The converters are UL certified. Availability is from 5 to 7 weeks.