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Join us at APEC 2016

At the upcoming Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) 2016, CUI will be demonstrating its embedded digital distributed power system, including front-end power supplies, advanced bus converters and digital POLs. CUI's booth will also showcase the Software Defined Power® ecosystem for datacenters as a part of the recent partnership between CUI and Virtual Power Systems (VPS).

APEC is the premier event for Applied Power Electronics™. The conference focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics industry, and will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California from the 20-24 March 2016.

Visit CUI at Booth 1337

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NDM3Z-90 Digital POL Module Nominated as Golden Mousetrap Finalist

CUI's NDM3Z-90 series was named as a finalist for the 2016 Golden Mousetrap Awards by Design News. The 90 A Novum® digital POL dc-dc converter module series was recognized in the Electronics and Test: Analog/Power Management/Control category among six other finalists. The Golden Mousetrap Awards celebrates the success of the people, companies and technologies that are driving progress in today's U.S. design and manufacturing industries.


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New Products

Level VI Compliant Ac-Dc Power Supplies Feature Interchangeable Input Blades for Global Use

CUI's family of Level VI compliant external ac-dc power supplies ranging from 5 W to 36 W feature interchangeable ac input blades. Designed for global use, the wall plug-in SMI5-USB, SMI6, SMI18, SMI24 and SMI36 include ac blade options for North America, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and China.

  • 5 W to 36 W continuous power
  • Level VI efficiency
  • No load power consumption < 0.1 W
  • Universal input voltage range
  • Interchangeable Ac blades for global use
  • Over voltage, over current and short circuit protections
  • UL/cUL, GS, RCM, CCC, PSE, CE safety approvals

SMI5-USB series / SMI6 series / SMI18 series / SMI24 series / SMI36 series

2 kW Hot Swap Ac-Dc Power Supply Delivers a High Dc Output Voltage from 100~410 V

The PFR-2100 is a blind-mate rectifier with a programmable output voltage range of 100~410 Vdc. Featuring high efficiency and the ability to parallel up to 12 units, this ac-dc power supply is ideal for high voltage distributed dc bus power systems.

  • Up to 2050 W continuous power
  • Current limited to 5.125 A
  • Blind mate connections for hot-swap functionality
  • Power factor correction
  • DROOP current sharing
  • Single I/O connector for AC input, DC output & signals
  • Remote on/off control
  • Power good signal
  • Front panel LED indicators
  • Efficiency up to 93%

PFR-2100 series

Novum® Digital Power Demo Kits

The Novum Digital POL Demo Kit is designed to allow a user simple access to the advanced digital features of the 25 and 50 A NDM2Z point of load series. When mated with CUI's Novum ACE™ GUI, users can easily test and configure the module to help develop an optimized board-level power system.

NDM2Z-25A POL Demo Kit / NDM2Z-50A POL Demo Kit


CUI in the Lab - AMT Zeroing & One Touch

CUI in the Lab series takes viewers inside the engineering lab for technical and application-based demonstrations on the latest technologies from CUI. In this video CUI's VP of Application Engineering and Motion Control, Jeff Smoot, demonstrates the fast and simple process of aligning CUI's innovative AMT modular encoder series versus an optical encoder.

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A More Efficient IoT with New Adapter Regulations

In this article published by Electronics Weekly, CUI's VP of Global Marketing, Jeff Schnabel, discusses the role Level VI efficiency standards will play in energy savings as the Internet of Things (IoT) boom continues.

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Sound Pressure Level (SPL) Calculators

CUI's SPL calculators for its line of buzzers and speakers allow a user to convert a specified SPL on a datasheet to different real-world conditions, or to compare sound pressure levels between two devices with different specified parameters on their respective datasheets.

Buzzer SPL Calculator
Speaker SPL Calculator


Software Defined Power®

Connectivity provides the catalyst for transforming power supplies from isolated islands into elements of a true power ecosystem at the heart of the Software Defined Power architecture. CUI's PMBus™ compatible front-end ac-dc power supplies, advanced bus converters and digital POLs provide a critical enabler for designers building Software Defined Power architectures for datacom, storage, networking, and telecommunications applications.

Question: What outputs (A) are offered by the NDM2Z and NDM3Z series?

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