Previously known as HS200, MxC200 is a switched capacitor converter with three voltage halving stages, accepting 12-48V at the input. The three stages have separate inputs and outputs and can be mixed and matched in several configurations.
When configured as a 48V to 12V converter, is offers >97% peak efficiency and >90% at full load.
“MxC200 features a unique three-stage process, each of which divides its input in half,” said CEO Harold Blomquist. “Power can be pulled from any of its three outputs simultaneously up to 15W. The company’s MuxCapacitor technology enables the MxC200 to achieve unprecedented high efficiency and to stay nearly flat from full load down to 5% load.”
Target applications include wireless access points, security cameras, IoT gateways, and VoIP phones – as well as 24V to 48V intermediate bus converter applications and 48V input telecom and other Power-over-Ethernet applications. The MxC200 also targets products with 24V inputs, such as HVAC systems and industrial controllers. In fact, the device is very flexible and can perform voltage conversions on input voltage ranging from 12-48V with output voltage as low as 3.0V.
When regulated outputs are required, the firm proposed following its switched capacitor stages with an inductive converter.
Production of this product was announced at the Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) in San Antonio, Texas.