TI Simple Switcher nano modules promise industry’s smallest packages
By Alyssa Dalton
Apr. 1, 2015 – Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced four Simple Switcher nano power modules that claim to redefine power supply design for space-constrained applications. The 17-V and 5-V modules boast high performance in what they say is the industry’s smallest packages. The 17-V, 0.65-A LMZ21700 and 1-A LMZ21701, and 5-V, 1-A LMZ20501 and 2-A LMZ20502 DC/DC power modules promise to achieve an overall solution size of up to 40-per-cent smaller than a discrete implementation, and are suitable for servers, factory automation, test and measurement, and network security cameras. The modules offer high efficiency with high density and reduce EMI, even while operating at low power, says the company, adding that low component count simplifies design and increases system reliability.