Behlman Electronics Inc. has announced that its new VPXtra 1000CM-IQ Power Supply is a VITA 62, Open VPX compliant, 6U power supply that delivers 700W of dc power via five outputs, along with an array of high intelligence features. The ability to utilize wide-ranging input power from 18- to 36-Vdc enables the VPXtra 1000CM-IQ Power Supply to operate effectively in extremely variable conditions.
Delivering its 700W of dc to five different outputs gives VPX system designers the versatility of having 12-Vdc at 40A; 5-Vdc at 24A; 3.3-Vdc at 15A; -12-Vdc at 2A, and +12-Vdc at 1A. In addition, the 12-Vdc output can be paralleled. Other features include low noise and ripple; input-output isolation; over-current, over-voltage and over-temperature protection; excellent load regulation; high power density; and 90% typical efficiency.
The high level of intelligence built into VPXtra? 1000CM-IQ Power Supplies, enables VPX system designers to create more compact systems with fewer additional components needed to accomplish vital communication, measurement and control functions. VPXtra? IQ features include the ability to monitor and report all output voltages; output current; input voltage; input current; and temperature. It also supports ANSI/VITA 46 signals for geographical addressing, NVMRO (Non-Volatile Memory Read Only) and SYSRESET.
Also included are user-adjustable warning/fault levels for voltage, current and temperature; inventory management information such as part numbers, serial numbers, and revision status; SMBALERT# signal to alert system controller of a power supply status change; over 200K user storage memory for settings and information; extensive PMBus? command set and status registers support.
According to Behlman’s President, Ron Storm, “After we broke through the low VPX power ceiling in 2012, and became the only manufacturer that could supply 700W and 1000W VPX Power Supplies in a 6U form factor, we knew it would be a matter of time before we could increase their versatility and utility. By adding intelligent features that support communication, measurement and control functions, that day has arrived, and now VPX systems designers can do more in less space than ever before.”