Murata introduced the first in a series of Power Blocks designed to provide the power system architect with an alternative design approach for non-isolated DC-DC conversion. This concept, developed by Murata Power Solutions to meet the growing demand for increased power densities, sits between a discrete point-of-load (PoL) design and that of a complete non-isolated PoL converter module. The power block is essentially a non-isolated buck converter without the PWM controller.
The Power Block design approach allows the power engineer to achieve the highest efficiency and maximum possible power and current density while maintaining a high performance system at a lower cost when compared to a complete module design approach. Murata's Power Block provides a single component solution that incorporates all of the power handling components, fully tested and characterized for thermal and dynamic performance.
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