GlobalSpec has asked its users about the latest design trends and features related to DC-DC Converters. They have also shared their product applications and tips on how to buy and use these products.
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Q:
What new technologies are influencing DC-DC converter design?
13 answers
Answers:
IT systems, especially data communication technologies, are influencing the design where a precise ratings with almost zero ripple factors are required yet space requirements are also important.
~Iqbal H, Principal Engineer Maintenance Control & Instrumentation, Kot Addu, Pakistan
PWM controllers and the output FETs, solid miniature power inductors
~Tom D, Engineer, Austin, TX
Resonant converters for higher efficiency, miniaturization.
~Prakash Sonwalkar, Architect, Bangalore, INDIA
Control circuit, transformer and inductor
~Xie Keng, Design Engineer, Bejin, China
New semiconductor materials like SiC
~Holger T., Engineering Consultant, Amberg, Germany
High Densities & High efficiency
~YOSSI B, Technical Support, Kfar Saba, Israel
Size and pin out configuration
~JOE TAN, Engineer, WOODLANDS, SINGAPORE
Low power (green) initiatives
~Engineering, Other, Heerenveen, Netherlands
Soft-Switching. Resonant LLC
~Research & Development, Taipei, Taiwan
Buck , boost or Buck boost
~Rajesh A, Engineering Consultant, MUMABI, INDIA
Dc-dc converter isolated
~Eladio Duran Aranda, Engineer, Huelva, Spain
Micro controllers
~MURALEEDHARAN P, Design Engineer, NEW DELHI, INDIA
Semiconductor
~Andy Zhou, Builder/Contractor, NJ, China

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Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative DC-DC converters?
14 answers
Answers:
There are many; Siemens, ABB being the most reliable. Other good ones are Telemechanique, Schneider Electronics, Phoenix, Lambda, Traco, Omron, many many more.
~Iqbal H, Principal Engineer Maintenance Control & Instrumentation, Kot Addu, Pakistan
National Semi , Linear tech , Fairchild , Active Semi
~Rajesh A, Engineering Consultant, MUMABI, INDIA
Linear Technology, International Rectifier, Fairchild
~Tom D, Engineer, Austin, TX
Vicor, Lambda, CDI, Martec Power, Murata, Power One
~JOE TAN, Engineer, WOODLANDS, SINGAPORE
Texas Instruments
~Engineering, Faculty/Staff/Student, Varna, Bulgaria
Murata, Powerone
~Purchasing, Newbury, Great Britain
Delta , Vicor
~YOSSI B, Technical Support, Kfar Saba, Israel
Vicor, Astec,
~Prakash Sonwalkar, Architect, Bangalore, INDIA
Meanwell XP
~Marketing/Sales, Bubikon ZH, Switzerland
Acopian
~Engineering, Design, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela
Bening
~Fathi S, Project Manager, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Delta
~Research & Development, Taipei, Taiwan
Delta
~Holger T., Engineering Consultant, Amberg, Germany
T.I.
~Eladio Duran Aranda, Engineer, Huelva, Spain

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