Surface Mount Inductors Meet High-Density Power Needs

TT Electronics has announced two new surface mount device (SMD) power inductors: the HM66M series (shown) for use in high frequency power conversion systems and EMI filter applications, and the HM78M series for use in high density and high frequency DC/DC converter applications.

The TT Electronics HM66M series power inductors are designed for the complex industrial and telecommunications markets. The HM66M is a shielded, miniature low-profile SMD inductor that integrates a ferrite material core for significant permeability and temperature advantages. Characterized by low losses at high frequencies, these inductors are ideally suited for power supplies and frequency converters that operate with fast switching power semiconductors on a GaN basis.

Power inductance is optimized within a frequency range from 700 kHz to 4 MHz, and designed for systems that require switching frequencies up to 4 MHz and operating temperatures at 125°C. The HM66M series is offered in three standard case sizes: 60, 70 and 84.

The TT Electronics HM78M series power inductors are shielded, ferrite-based SMD inductors designed for use in high frequency DC-DC converter configuration popular in industrial markets. With their high inductance and current values, these power inductors offer a switching frequency configuration range of 100 kHz to 3 MHz making them suitable as a buck converter or an EMI filter. TT Electronics’ HM78M series comes in two standard package sizes: 10 and 20. Semi-custom designs of both the HM66M and HM78M are also available to meet special requests.

TT Electronics | www.ttelectronics.com

 

Compact Power Regulator Targets FPGAs, GPUs and ASICs

Analog Devices has announced the Power by Linear LTM4646, a dual 10 A or single 20 A output, step-down µModule point-of-load regulator from 5V or 12V input supply rails. The LTM4646 includes the inductors, MOSFETs, a DC/DC controller and supporting components and is housed in a 11.25 mm x 15 mm x 5.01 mm BGA package. Compared to the prior 2 x single 10 A output module solutions, the LTM4646 reduces the solution size of more than 25%.
With its dual regulator design, small package size, and precise voltage regulation, the LTM4646 meets the PCB area constraints of densely populated system boards to power low voltage and high current devices such as FPGAs, ASICs, microprocessors and GPUs. Applications include PCIe boards, communication infrastructure, cloud computing-based systems, as well as medical, industrial, and test and measurement equipment.

Total output voltage DC accuracy is guaranteed at ±1.5% over line, load and temperature (–40°C to 125°C). Moreover, the onboard remote sense amplifiers on both outputs compensate for voltage drop caused by trace impedance of the PC board due to large load currents. The LTM4646 has selectable internal or external feedback loop compensation, enabling users to optimize loop stability and transient performance while minimizing the number of output capacitors. The peak efficiency at 12 VIN to 1.0 VOUT is 86%. With 200LFM air flow, the LTM4646 delivers a full 20A  continuously up to 85°C ambient. The current mode architecture allows multiphase parallel operation to increase output current with very good current sharing.

Standalone, the LTM4646 operates from 4.5 V to 20 V input range. When 5 V external bias is available, the device can operate from 2.375 V. The output voltages are adjustable from 0.6 V to 5.5 V, enabling the device to generate not only low voltage for digital devices but also 2.5 V, 3.3 V and  5V, which are commonly needed in system bus voltages. The switching frequency can be programmed from 250 kHz to 1.3 MHz with one resistor, and can also be synchronized to an external clock ranging from 300 kHz to 1 MHz for noise-sensitive applications. Additionally, it features overvoltage and overcurrent protection. The LTM4646 operates from –40°C to 125°C.

Summary of Features: LTM4646

  •     Dual 10A or Single 20A Output
  •     Wide Input Voltage Range: 4.5V to 20V
  •     2.375VMIN with CPWR Bias
  •     Output Voltage Range: 0.6V to 5.5V
  •     ±1.5% Maximum Total DC Output Error
  •     Multiphase Current Sharing
  •     Differential Remote Sense Amplifier, Each Channel
  •     Internal or External Compensation
  •     11.25mm x 15mm x 5.01mm BGA Package
  •     BGA Ball Finishes Available: SAC305 (RoHS), SnPb (63/37)

 

Linear Technology | www.linear.com

RED EXPERT Online Design Tool for Precise AC Loss Calculation

Würth Elektronik recently published RED EXPERT,  a new online tool you can use to simulate the power inductors. With just a few clicks, you can select the power inductors and calculate the complete AC losses.Wurth-RedExpert

RED EXPERT enables extremely precise loss calculation because it is not based on the known Steinmetz models with sinusoidal excitation. Instead, it is derived and validated from measurements of the power inductors in a switching controller setup.

The losses determined with RED EXPERT are based on current and voltage waveforms typical in applications. Besides the core and winding losses, they also include the losses arising from the specific geometries of the inductance, such as the air gap.

Particular highlights of the RED EXPERT AC loss model are the range of duty cycles supported from 10% to 90% and the switching frequency range of 50 kHz to 5 MHz. This gives the RED EXPERT AC loss model a previously unattained precision.

RED EXPERT is freely available in German, English, Spanish, Japanese, Russian, and Chinese at www.we-online.com/redexpert.

Source: Würth Elektronik