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Rutronik: Recom Releases Converter Series for Fast-Switching GaN Drivers

Designed to power the latest GaN (gallium nitride) drivers, the isolated 1W DC/DC converter RP-xx06S Series meet the demanding requirements of GaN drivers with a 5200VDC isolation and a low isolation capacitance of less than 10pF

PLANO, Texas (May 8, 2018) – Rutronik Inc., a leading global broad-line stocking distributor with a comprehensive portfolio of products and technology solutions for IoT and embedded systems, has announced that Recom, a leading, innovative manufacturer of DC-DC and AC-DC converters, switching regulators, and LED drivers, has released the isolated 1W DC/DC converter RP-xx06S Series to power the latest GaN (gallium nitride) drivers. The converters meet the demanding requirements of GaN drivers with a 5200VDC isolation and a low isolation capacitance of less than 10pF.

“GaN-FETs are increasingly finding use as next-generation, high-power devices for power electronics systems, which exhibit superior performance, lower losses and higher switching speeds,” said Axel Stangl, Rutronik Product Sales Manager for power semiconductors. “To be able to use these advantages, suitable converters are necessary, and GaN drivers require power supplies with an insulation barrier that can cope with the high switching voltages, high operating temperatures, and fast slew rates.”

The latest RP-xx06S Series devices from Recom feature a pot-core that physically separates the input and output windings, providing up to 6.4kV/DC isolation. For this reason, the isolation barrier stands up to even the harshest operating conditions, and is ideally suited for GaN devices in higher frequency telecom and aerospace applications. The converters have an output voltage of +6V, which is ideal to efficiently switch GaN HEMTs (High Electron Mobility Transistors) without causing a gate dielectric breakdown.

Despite the high isolation grade, the RP-xx06S Series devices fit into an industry standard SIP7 case, saving valuable space on the circuit board. The converters are IEC/EN-60950-1 certified and fully compliant to RoHS2 and REACH, and also are safety certified to the latest UL/IEC60950 standard.

The converters are available from stock with input voltages of 5V, 12V, 15V or 24V at Rutronik24.com. Due to using only high quality name-brand components in their designs, RECOM offers a three-year warranty for the RP-xx06S Series products.

For more information on the RP-xx06S Series from Recom, visit Rutronik24.com, or to place an order directly, visit https://www.rutronik24.com/category-type/ac-dc-dc-dc-converter/dc-dc-converters/isolation:5.2/move:0/no-of-outputs:SINGLE/power:1/reg-unreg:UNREG/v-out:6.

About Recom
Recom is a manufacturer of electronic power supply converters with over 30,000 compact modules for use in a wide variety of applications. RECOM specializes in AC/DC converters and DC/DC convertersswitching regulators, and LED drivers, and provides worldwide customer service.

About Rutronik
Rutronik is a global, privately held, broad-line, stocking distributor currently ranked as the third largest European electronic components distributor, and the 10th largest worldwide with annual sales of $1.5 billion. Their product range includes semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components, as well as embedded boards, storage technologies, displays and wireless products. Primary target markets include automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy, and lighting. In addition to a comprehensive line of components, Rutronik delivers consulting services for technical, commercial, and logistical issues, with unparalleled service and technical support to customers worldwide. Their e-commerce site Rutronik24 provides customers worldwide 24/7 component procurement and personalized customer support.

An ECIA authorized distributor, Rutronik Inc. serves the North American market with headquarters in Plano, TX and a warehouse facility in Austin, TX, as well as sales offices in Concord, MA, Santa Clara, CA, and Mexico. Rutronik’s sales offices serve customers with sales support and field application engineering services. For more information, please visit: www.rutronik.com.

For more information, contact:
Axel Stangl
Product Sales Manager, Rutronik
+49 7231 801-0
axel.stangl@rutronik.com

Christina Sandidge
PR Specialist, BtB Marketing
919-872-8172
christina.sandidge@btbmarketing.com

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