10 May 2002 Potted power poser Open frame or potted power module? By Frank Liang, Karl Wolf, Joseph Thottuvelil and George Alameel. Distributed power architectures, used in a variety of communications and computing equipment, often employ board mounted power (BMP) modules to provide power conversion close to the point of use. These modules are typically dc/dc converters that provide load level voltages from a nominal 24 or 48V input. Output power ranges from less than 1W to as much as 600W. Whilst advances in components, circuits and packaging have brought smaller, lighter and more efficient BMP modules, the increase in power density poses challenges for the packaging technology. Click here to request this article by email Author Vanessa Knivett Comment on this article This material is protected by MA Business copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. 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.