Power Modules from Würth Elektronik eiSos

Würth Elektronik eiSos launches new product group: Power Modules for Point-of-Load DC/DC-Converter, FPGAs, DSPs MCUs & MPUs and I/O interfaces.

The new range bears the name MagI³C. MagI³C stands for Magnetic Integrated, Intelligent IC and opens the company’s entry into the power electronics market with active components. Würth Elektronik eiSos has been a European leader in the development, manufacturing and sales of passive and electromechanical components for many years. Four years ago, the company also began offering active components for the electronics market. The first product group comprised TVS diodes; LEDs soon followed. The family of MagI³C Power Modules now represents the first active components for power electronics.

Würth Elektronik will launch its step-down regulator Power Modules product range with five modules offering variable output voltage and two modules with output voltage. Both types will provide auto-reset for overvoltage and overcurrent as well as thermal shutdown. Amongst others, the modules target applications in the industry and in telecommunications, rail and medical engineering for Point-of-Load DC/DC Converter FPGAs, DSPs MCUs & MPUs, I/O interfaces, etc.

The fixed load voltage modules ( MagI³C-FDRM) with 3.3 V / 5.0 V will have the input and output capacitor already integrated, resulting in a peak efficiency of up to 95%. No external component will be required for the DC/DC step-down function, thus reducing the BOM, storage and production costs. With an input voltage range of 5 V to 18 V, these modules are particularly suitable for use with 12 V power supplies. They have a current capability up to 3 A.

Modules with variable output voltage ( MagI³C-VDRM) have an input voltage range of 6 V to 42 V and an output voltage range of 0.8 to 24 V. Adjustable switching frequency (200 kHz to 800 kHz) and a programmable soft-start provide additional flexibility.

The components specialist Würth Elektronik eiSos also provides application notes for different voltages. These can be found in the specifications of the various Power Modules.

Evaluation Boards will be available from September on. These will enable the user to make a fast and simple module functionality test and integrate the circuit into the layout. Here again, application examples will be provided in the datasheet so that clients can design their application in compliance with EN55002 Class B EMI standards.