Flex Power Modules announced the BMR4615001/001, a new variant of its BMR461 series of digital point-of-load (PoL) regulators. The new module provides up to 15 A/50 W at an adjustable output voltage of 0.6 to 3.3 V, which equates to a 25% higher current and power delivery at 3.3 V than the previous 12-A maximum for that voltage. The input voltage range of the device is 4.5 to 14 V.
According to the company, the higher output is in response to customer demands, offering increased current and power in the compact 12.2- x 12.2- x 8.0-mm (0.48- x 0.48- x 0.315-in.) package of the BMR461 series. The higher power density saves printed-circuit-board (PCB) space.
The new regulator is well-suited for a range of applications, including wireless and fixed telecoms infrastructure, datacom uses such as network routers and data centers, and industrial applications like Industry 4.0 and process automation. It's part of a family of scalable digital PoL solutions from Flex Power Modules. Each device includes a digital PMBus interface to provide advanced monitoring, configuration, and control capabilities, and is fully supported by the Flex Power Designer design tool.
Olle Hellgren, director of product management and business development at Flex Power Modules, said, “Our customers are telling us they have increased current requirements, including for the I/O and core voltages for FPGAs, ASICs, and processors. They are also looking for higher power density. The new regulator meets these demands and builds on the success of our familiar, reliable BMR461 series.”
The regulator is designed in accordance with the safety standards IEC/EN/UL 62368-1. Reliability is high, with an MTBF of 24 million hours, says Flex Power Modules.
The BMR4615001/001 is available in OEM quantities.