VITA 62 compliant 400 watt true 6 channel air or conduction cooled 3U OpenVPX AC/DC power supply

FREMONT, Calif. – October 9, 2012 – Dawn VME Products, a leading designer and manufacturer of high performance and reliable embedded packaging technology products based on the VITATM and PICMG® architectures, announces the PSC-6236 universal AC input VITA 62 compliant 6 channel 3U OpenVPX power supply with up to 400 watts output for air or conduction cooled systems.

The VITA 62 power supply standard defines connector configuration, power generation requirements, utility, functionality and form factor requirements for power modules mating to a VPX backplane VITA 62 power supply slot.

The PSC-6236 features a mission critical wide temperature range at high power on a 1 inch pitch.

Input range is 85-264 VAC, 47-400 Hz. The Dawn PSC-6236 can be special ordered to support high current single channel applications. The PSC-6236 offers current sharing with up to four power supplies in a system for outputs of 12V, 5V and 3.3V.

Models are available for air cooled, conduction to bulkhead cooled, and conduction to wedge lock cooled applications and configurations. The PSC-6236 is designed to be compliant with MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-704F and MIL-STD-810F.

Dawn’s proprietary embedded RuSHTM Rugged System Health Monitor technology actively measures voltage, current and temperature on each rail for intelligent monitoring and protective control of critical power supply performance parameters.

The PSC-6236 is interfaced to the Intelligent Platform Management Bus (IPMB) providing an I2C communication link with system cards. Onboard microprocessor and firmware provide real-time over voltage, over current and over temperature protective control, with factory programmable power sequencing and shutdown for all voltage rails.

Standard firmware provides Power on Hours and max/min temperature with time stamps via an on-board RTC. Firmware enables additional PSC-6236 additional features including customer specified monitoring windows for power sequencing, special alerts, alarms, status reports and other monitoring and control factors. An optional 3-axis accelerometer records and time stamps shock and vibration and other critical events.

The PSC-6236 front I/O panel includes an LED status indicator, a USB port for field firmware upgrades and VBAT battery access for support of the VPX memory backup power bus.

“Being first to market with a universal AC input VITA 62 power supply demonstrates Dawn’s commitment to VITA 62 power supply leadership,” says Barry Burnsides, Dawn VME Products Founder and CEO. “In addition to a wide range of standard features, the highly configurable Dawn PSC-6236 offers the mission critical market many non-standard features through custom firmware.”

Dawn PSC-6236 Summary of Features

• Universal AC input VITA 62 3U 400W AC/DC power supply with full OpenVPX support.
• Air cooled, bulkhead conduction cooled and reverse side wedge lock conduction cooled models.
• AC input: Single phase 85 VAC to 264 VAC, 47 Hz to 400 Hz.
• DC output PO1: +12V/16.7A, PO2: +5V/40A, PO3: +3.3V/30A, +3.3V_Aux/4A, +12V_Aux/4A, -12V _Aux /3A.
• High power mission critical wide temperature range up to -40 °C to +85 °C at the thermal interface.
• Ruggedized – VITA 47 compliant.
• Microprocessor technology actively monitors voltage, current and temperature, and provides protective control.
• Over voltage, over current and over temperature protection.
• I2C status and control user and IPMB interface.
• Current share compatible with additional PSC-6236 units.
• Can be special ordered to support high current single channel applications.

Dawn’s PSC-6236 supports virtually any mission critical application where universal AC input VITA 62 compliant 6 channel power output with precision monitoring and control is required.

Dawn offers application-specific VITA 62 compliant power supply design, manufacturing and production through modifications to its PSC-6236 platform, and can incorporate requirements into a customized power management solution for prototyping and development.

Pricing and Availability

Dawn VME Products PSC-6236 is available now. Contact Dawn for more information, including options and pricing.

About Dawn VME Products

Since 1985, Dawn VME Products has been designing and manufacturing high performance and reliable embedded packaging technology products for mission critical development and deployment. A founding member of VITATM, Dawn VME Products is dedicated to maximizing customer satisfaction through on-time delivery of zero-defect products.

Dawn’s VPX product line features VPX development systems, VPX, VPX-REDI and OpenVPX compliant backplanes, VPX extender boards, VPX power supplies, conduction cooled enclosures, accessories and customized solutions. Dawn engineering supports a wide range of custom requirements, and modifies its products to meet specific military/aerospace, telecommunication, medical, industrial and commercial applications.

Contact Dawn VME Products for consultation on VITA 62 compliant power management systems and applications. Phone 1-510-657-4444; Fax: 1-510-657-3274; Website: www.dawnvme.com. Email: sales@dawnvme.com