Thursday, April 25, 2024

High-Power, Medical-Grade DC/DC Converter

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RECOM has introduced a high-power, medical-grade DC/DC converter with 90% peak efficiency, compact size, and advanced protection features. 

RECOM DC DC converter

RECOM has launched a 60W board-mount DC/DC converter offering high power density and medical-grade isolation. Per the company’s claim, the REM60-W is a cost-effective solution available in two input ranges: 9-36VDC and 18-75VDC. It offers a variety of tightly regulated single and dual outputs, including 5V, 5.1V, 12V, 15V, 24V +/-12V, and +/-15V. Despite its compact size, measuring only 2.3″ x 1.5″ x 0.5″ (57.9 x 36.8 x 12.7mm), this DC/DC converter boasts industry-leading power density for a 60W component. With exceptional efficiency, peaking at over 90%, these converters can operate in ambient temperatures of up to 105°C with derating. For instance, they can sustain a full output power of 60W with 2m/s airflow at a temperature of 83°C.

The company claims that DC/DC converters have obtained various medical safety certifications, enabling their use in North American markets. The series is designed for operation at altitudes of up to 5000m and in a pollution degree 2 (PD2) environment. With a reliability of over 1 Million Hours (1Mhrs) Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) according to Military Handbook 217F (MIL-HDBK-217F) under Ground Benign conditions at 25°C, the series offers high reliability. In medical Type B applied parts, Body Floating (BF), and Cardiac Floating (CF) applications, the maximum patient leakage current is 4.5µA.

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According to the company’s press release, the converters feature an On/Off control, remote sense, and output voltage trimming. They protect against over-temperature, output overloads, short circuits, and input under-voltage. Zero-load operation is possible while maintaining high efficiency even under light load conditions. The converters have low quiescent and standby current. Furthermore, they have an industry-standard pin-out for easy integration and compatibility.

“The REM60-W is a high-specification, power-dense part which will be appreciated in medical and demanding industrial applications,” Matthew Dauterive, DC/DC Product Manager at RECOM.

Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal
Nidhi Agarwal is a journalist at EFY. She is an Electronics and Communication Engineer with over five years of academic experience. Her expertise lies in working with development boards and IoT cloud. She enjoys writing as it enables her to share her knowledge and insights related to electronics, with like-minded techies.


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