XP Power recently introduced its ITQ series of 6 Watt DC-DC converters. Packaged in a compact SIP 8-pin format, with a footprint measuring just 0.86 x 0.44 x 0.36 inches, the ITQ series occupies less board space, giving designers more flexibility to add features, or the ability to reduce end product size.
The ITQ series delivers a power density of up to 44 Watts per cubic inch. The converter is also highly efficient - typically 87% - making it suitable for modern green-standard end products. The high efficiency means the ITQ wastes less heat and does not require forced airflow or heat-sinking for cooling. The fully-regulated single and dual output models accept a wide 4:1 input voltage range of 9-36 VDC or 18-75 VDC. Single output models provide standard +3.3, +5, +9, +12, +15, +24 VDC and duals ±5, ±12 or ±15 VDC.
Standard input/output isolation is rated at 1.5 kVDC with an optional 3k VDC isolation available in -H models. All models provide a remote on/off input that allows external control of the converter for sequencing or automatically powering it on or off. The ITQ series can operate in most environments without requiring forced airflow and has a wide operating temperature range from -40 to +100°C. Full output power can be delivered up to +70°C without derating.
The ITQ range compliments the 2:1 input version of 6 Watt SIP DC-DC converters, the ITX series, released recently. The ITQ series is priced at $17.94 for 500 pcs orders and is available from Newark, Digi-Key, or direct from XP Power and come with a 3 year warranty.