The latest RBB10 buck-boost converter with DOSA footprint and extra-low profile has been presented by RECOM. These power modules can reportedly reliably provide trimmed output voltages from a wide range of input voltages in applications such as USB voltage regenerators, 3.3 to five volt converters and battery regulators.
The RBB10 series is a four amp non-isolated buck/boost regulator power module which offers an extra-low profile for space critical applications. Due to its buck-boost operation mode, it accepts input voltages that are higher, equal or lower than the trimmed output voltage.
Transition from buck to boost mode is smooth without any interruption to the output. The compact RBB10 module reaches an efficiency of up to 96%, which allows it to operate at full load in ambient temperatures as high as 85°C without forced air cooling.
The six side shielded package optimises EMC performance and thermal management. All these features make this converter an ideal modular solution for many applications such as USB voltage regenerators, 3.3 to five volt converters, and supercapacitor or Li-Ion battery regulators.
RECOM also developed an evaluation board so that customers will be able to quickly and easily test these modules.