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February 14, 2005 Editor Contacts:
Stan Michelson, Focus Communications

Lambda Launches RoHS-Compliant Family of Eighth-Brick DC-DC Converters

SAN DIEGO, CA (February 14, 2005) - Lambda has launched the PAE family of highefficiency eighth-brick DC-DC converters. The new converters are ideal for telecommunications and data communications systems, or for systems using distributed power architectures that need to comply with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive.

The PAE50 and PAE100 series are rated up to 20 and 30 amps, respectively, and both series are available with 1.8- , 2.5-, 3.3- and 5-volt outputs – the 3.3-volt and 5-volt models achieving efficiencies of as high as 90%. The units are rated for operation at from -40°C to +85°C and can be cooled by either convection or forced air.

Features include over-current and over-voltage protection, remote sensing, output adjustment trim, and remote on/off capability. Units measure 0.9 x 2.28 x 0.33 inches and share the industry-standard eighth-brick pin-out. In addition to being RoHS compliant, the DC-DC converters are CE marked and safety approved to UL60950, CSA60950 and EN60950 specifications.

The PAE50 and PAE100 series are available now, with prices starting at $38 in 1,000-unit quantities. More information can be obtained at Lambda’s Web site,

For more than 50 years, Lambda has been a leading provider of standard and custom power supply solutions. The company's broad range of products power industrial, telecommunications, data communications, medical, and test-and-measurement applications worldwide. Lambda's corporate headquarters is at 3055 Del Sol Blvd., San Diego, Calif., 92154; telephone 800-LAMBDA4 (toll free) or 619-575-4400; fax 619-429-1011.

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