21 May 2012 Power modules shrink pcb size by up to 70% Power modules shrink pcb size by up to 70% Said to shrink pcb size by up to 70% and simplify Class D amplifier design, International Rectifier's new PowlRaudio family of integrated power modules is targeted at home theatre systems and car audio amplifiers. The devices integrate a pwm controller, two digital audio power mosfets and an advanced audio controller IC in a single package. According to IR, they are capable of operating without a heat sink over a wide power supply range on either a single or split power supply. The single channel IR4301M and dual channel IR4302M are designed for building stereo amplifier and multi channel designs in various channel configurations. The devices' 5 x 6 and 7 x 7mm PQFN packages are said to enhance the benefit of utilising a smaller size of Class D topology. Other key features include high voltage ratings, over current protection, thermal shutdown, internal/external shutdown, noise immunity and floating differential input. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.irf.com Companies International Rectifier This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... Arrow buys Nu Horizons Arrow is buying Nu Horizons in an all cash deal which values the ... Read Article Claire Jeffreys, NEW Claire Jeffreys, events director, National Electronics Week, ... Read Article NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.