RECOM unveils next generation of linear regulators

RECOM unveils next generation of linear regulators

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Linear regulators suffer from sharply decreasing efficiency with increasing input-output voltage variance. This is not so with switching regulator designs. Although the R-78C has the highest efficiency of 96% when the input/output voltage variance is only a few volts, it still reaches a respectable 90% with an input voltage that is 30 V higher than the output voltage. RECOM claims that the R-78C can deliver high efficiency over the entire input voltage range and with a nearly constant efficiency when the load varies between 20% and 100%.

Not only has the R-78C consistent efficiency, it has also low output ripple (20-40 mVp-p) and can meet Class B EMC with a simple low pass filter. The standard output voltage options are 1.8 V, 3.3 V, 5 V, 9 V, 12 V and 15 V all with 1 A continuous output current and 3 A peak current. The output is overload and short circuit protected. The ambient operating temperature covers the full industrial range of -40 to +85°C and the high conversion efficiency is makes heat-sinking unnecessary. The converter is EN60950 certified, RoHS 6/6 conform and comes with RECOM’s standard three year warranty. The MTBF is specified by MIL-HDBK 217F at +25°C with 8.6 million hours.

Applications for the R-78C include industrial controls, battery-powered devices, hand-held equipment, avionics, fan controllers and embedded designs.

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