EPC Adds 300W Bidirectional 16th Brick
Power stage enables higher performance and smaller solution size for high power density, low-cost DC-DC conversion
EPC announces the availability of the EPC9151, a 300 W bidirectional DC-DC voltage regulator in the 16th brick format which is just 33 mm x 22.9 mm.
The EPC9151 power module features Microchip's dsPIC33CK digital signal controller (DSC) with the EPC2152 ePower Stage integrated circuit from EPC to achieve greater than 95 percent efficiency in a 300 W 48 V to/from 12 V converter design. Additional phases can be added to this scalable 2-phase design to further increase power.
Brick DC-DC converters are widely used in data centre, telecommunication and automotive applications, converting a nominal 48 V to (or from) a nominal 12 V distribution bus. Advances in GaN integrated circuit (IC) technology have enabled the integration of the half bridge and gate drivers, resulting in the EPC2152 single chip solution employed in the EPC9151 module to simplify layout, minimise area, and reduce cost for these applications.