DALLAS, USA: Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced four new SIMPLE SWITCHER power management integrated circuits for space-constrained point-of-load designs in industrial, communications and automotive applications.
The National 1-A LMZ10501 and 650-mA LMZ10500 nano modules with on-chip inductor and 2-A LMR24220 and 1-A LMR24210 nano regulators feature high performance and tiny, nano packaging as small as 7.5-mm2. Used in conjunction with the WEBENCH online design tool, the products simplify and speed the design process.
In a typical space-constrained design, TI's new nano power modules, which support an input voltage range of 2.7 V to 5.5 V, can be designed alongside the nano power regulators to step down from an intermediate voltage rail to the point of load, providing a complete power management solution in applications with space and height limitations.
"With TI's new SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules, we were able to achieve a much smaller form factor, shrinking our embedded router board power supply footprint by more than 50 percent compared to previous discrete solutions," said Doug Hollingsworth, VP of engineering, Gateworks Corp., a provider of OEM network computer solutions.
The Laguna GW2380 Network Platform is a miniature, full-featured, embedded router board with a footprint smaller than five square inches and power consumption below 3 W. Designed for space-constrained, low-power embedded applications, the GW2380 features TI's new 1-A LMZ10501 nano module along with the 3-A LMZ14203 power module announced earlier this year.
The SIMPLE SWITCHER power modules, which expand TI's portfolio of integrated power solutions, comply with the CISPR 22 Class B radiated and conducted electromagnetic interference (EMI) standard for communications applications. The new nano modules also meet the CISPR 25, Class 5 radiated noise emissions standard for automotive applications. For portable applications TI also offers the 600-mA TPS82671 in a fully integrated 6.7-mm2 MicroSiP package.