20 February 2013 DC/DC converters cut board space by 50% Texas Instruments has introduced two new monolithic point of load dc/dc converters for harsh environments, including radiation tolerant, geological, heavy industrial, and oil and gas applications. The 6.3V, 6A TPS50601 and the 6.3V, 3A TPS50301 are synchronous step down converters optimised for small form factor designs. The devices' current mode control, high switching frequency, and integration of the high and low side mosfets is said to slash board space by 50% compared to other solutions, reducing the size of equipment needed for tight spaces, such as down hole drilling. Author Laura Hopperton Comment on this article Websites http://www.ti.com Companies Texas Instruments Deutschland 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.