Tiny Isolated 3V to 5.5V Power Supplies Possible for Low Power

Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc. introduces a tiny series of surface mount transformers developed with Texas Instruments to be used with the SN6501 Transformer Driver for Isolated Power Supplies.

This new series enables tiny power supplies with very low part count to be developed for a host of applications up to 150mA of load current. In particular, the reference design is especially suited for CAN, RS232/422/485, SPI, I2C, and low-power LAN products used in industrial automation, process control and medical equipment.

The low-profile, surface-mount transformers from Wurth Electronics Midcom accommodates voltage levels ranging from 3V to 5.5V on both the input and the output. The transformers have a dielectric isolation rating of 2500VRMS for one minute, comply with various UL, EN and IEC safety standards, and satisfy functional insulation requirements for a primary circuit at a working voltage of 400VRMS. The body size of the transformer is roughly 7x7mm and 4mm tall. The operating temperature of the transformers is –40°C to 125°C.

The SN6501 is a monolithic oscillator/power-driver, specifically designed for small form factor, isolated power supplies in isolated interface applications. It drives a low-profile, center-tapped transformer primary from a 3V to 5.5V DC power supply. Wurth Electronics Midcom can also wind custom transformers to provide other isolated voltage based on application requirements.

SN6501 is available in a small SOT23-5 package and is specified for operation at temperatures of –40°C to 125°C.

To request free samples or to find more information, visit www.we-online.com/midcom.

About Wurth Electronics Midcom:

Wurth Electronics Midcom is a global leader in the design and manufacture of custom magnetics. A standard line of magnetics is offered, including inductors, ferrites, chokes, and EMI shielding materials. Recently, the electromechanical and interconnect line was added to the product offering, which includes Board-to-Board, Wire-to-Board, Terminal Blocks, and Input/Output Communication.

Customers in Asia, Europe and the Americas are supported through local direct technical sales network, regional design and applications engineers and manufacturing based in the People’s Republic of China.

Our standard lines and custom-made transformers are used around the world in LED and CFL lighting, smart grid and utility metering, home automation, test & measurement, industrial controls, circuit management, and security systems.

Wurth Electronics Midcom offers all catalog products in stock and no minimum order quantities. Free samples are offered to customers on connectors and both catalog and custom magnetics.