DSCC SMDs released for International Rectifier family of space-level DC-DC converters

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 4 Dec. 2006. International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced that the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) has issued additional Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) for its family of high-reliability DC-DC converters to include the majority of IR's M3G series of space-level DC-DC converters.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., 4 Dec. 2006. International Rectifier, a leader in power management technology, announced that the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC) has issued additional Standard Microcircuit Drawings (SMDs) for its family of high-reliability DC-DC converters to include the majority of IR's M3G series of space-level DC-DC converters.

With the addition of these 40 new DSCC SMDs, the total number of International Rectifier DC-DC SMDs complying with the MIL-PRF-38534 performance specification now stands at more than 500. For systems designers involved in Department of Defense programs, this action simplifies procurement and support tasks for high-reliability microcircuits they select.

"Having our M3G series now DSCC qualified simplifies the design cycle and furthers our continuing efforts for off-the-shelf radiation-hardened DC-DC converters. The M3G series reduces power architecture development and sourcing costs while providing critical electrical and environmental performance," says Robert Gendron, International Rectifier's executive director of marketing.

The M3G converters are complete single-ended forward buck converter "building blocks" for 28-, 50-, and 70-volt input power buses. These converters are offered in single-, dual-, and triple-output configurations and are targeted for space-level applications. Each module is assembled, tested, and documented to reduce or eliminate time needed for analysis and documentation of "in-house" circuit designs. The new converters simplify integration since EMI filtering as well as frequency and phase synchronization are built-in.

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