Behlman’s new VPXtra™IQ DC to DC power supplies: The world’s highest power plus highly intelligent communication, measurement and control capabilities


In 2012, 6U Behlman VPXtra™ Power Supplies shattered the power ceiling that had previously limited the capabilities of VPX system designers. Now, Behlman also shatters the useful performance ceiling with their new VPX1000CD-IQ and VPX 1000CM-IQ, which have high levels of internal intelligence that supports communication, measurement and control.

Behlman VPX1000CD-IQ: 1000 watts via dual outputs provide 960 watts of 12 VDC and an auxiliary 3.3 VDC.

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Behlman VPX1000CM-IQ: 700 watts via 5 outputs include 12 VDC, 5 VDC plus auxiliary outputs at 3.3 VDC, -12 VDC and +12 VDC.

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Both units are compliant, and designed to power modules. Standard features include overvoltage, over current, short circuit and thermal protection, and the 12 VDC output can be paralleled for higher power and fail-safe redundancy. Their "IQ" functions include the ability to monitor and report all output voltages; output current; input voltage; input current; and temperature. They also support ANSI/ signals for geographical addressing, NVMRO (Non-Volatile Memory Read Only) and SYSRESET.

Other features include user-adjustable warning/fault levels for voltage, current and temperature; inventory management information such as part numbers, serial numbers, and revision status; SMBALERT# to alert system controller of a power supply fault; over 200K user storage memory for settings and information; extensive PMBus command set and status registers support.

The superior intelligence capability of VPXtra™IQ Power Supplies gives design engineers the power to do more in less space, by enabling them to create compact VPX systems with fewer additional components needed to accomplish their communication, measurement and control objectives.

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