New Power Modules Meet Increased Power and Energy Monitoring Demands
"The demands for increasing computing power and signal-handling capacity in the ICT (Information and Communications Technology) industry means higher power needs per system board," said Patrick Le Fèvre, Marketing and Communications Director, Ericsson Power Modules. "However, at the same time, board real estate together with energy management and power optimization have became strategically important factors for systems designers. This new product benefits from Ericsson’s extensive experience in high-efficiency topologies, board power optimization technologies and the development of products incorporating digital interfaces and PMBus capabilities.
The first in this new series, the PIM4820BPD is a Power Interface Module that enables monitoring via the industry-standard PMBus and includes a DC/DC power module converter with 2250 VDC isolation and an adjustable output voltage of 0.85V to 7.0V within a power range of 15W/5A. While aimed primarily at high-end equipment applications, the PIM4820BPD allows the optimisation of board space and delivers board-level control of power consumption making the product also highly attractive for a broad range of ICT applications overall.