AMP consortium reveals first standards for distributed power

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The initial standards cover digital point-of-load (POL) and advanced bus dc-dc converters and are being demonstrated by AMP at electronica this week.

The goal of the alliance between CUI, Ericsson Power Modules and Murata is to realize the most technically advanced, end-to-end solutions and provide a complete ecosystem of hardware, software and support. Beyond purely mechanical specifications, it is the standardization of monitoring, control and communications functions, and the creation of common configuration files for plug-and-play interoperability that will ensure compatibility between each firms’ products.

Two standards have been defined for digital point-of-load converters. The ‘microAMP’ specification covers supplies rated at 20 to 25 A in vertical and horizontal configurations, while the ‘megaAMP’ defines requirements for 40 to 50 A vertical and horizontal units. For advanced bus dc-dc converters the ‘ABC-ebAMP’ standard relates to advanced bus bricks measuring 58.42 x 22.66 mm and ranging from 264 to 300 W. For quarter-brick supplies, measuring 58.42 x 36.83 mm and ranging from 420 to 468 W, the Group has defined the ‘ABC-qbAMP’ standard. These standards detail mechanical footprints, features, and configuration files.

AMP Group spokesperson and CUI VP of Advanced Power, Mark Adams, commented: “Following the launch of Architects of Modern Power last month, the release of these standards marks an important first step on our shared technology

Patrick Le Fèvre, Marketing Communications Director at Ericsson Power Modules explained: “Providing a true multi-sourced, high efficiency power ecosystem with exceptional supply chain reliability enables continuity of production for our customers.”

Products meeting the standards are available now from the AMP Group and will be on display at electronica in Munich, November 11-14th, 2014 (CUI booth B2-113, Murata booth B5-107, Ericsson Power Modules at the MEV booth A4-260).

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