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TTI has steadily grown to become the world’s leading passive and connector specialist in the electronic component industry. TTI maintains an extensive inventory and offers the best power converter and regulator choices in the industry, meeting almost any requirement of our customers. The company’s basic strategy is to focus on a specific range of products and strive to be the industry’s leading distributor. No other company offers the unique combination of benefits that TTI provides. We maintain an extensive inventory of DC to DC Converters, Transformers and Power Supplies from the industry's finest manufacturers.

The team of specialists at TTI has more experience in power product areas than any other distributor. All TTI employees participate in company-wide training programs, which have helped create the most product-knowledgeable team in the industry. Additionally, customers can rely upon the TTI sales team as a valuable resource of information and guidance.

Featured Power Products

Digital 40 & 50 Amp 132 & 165 Watt PoL DC-DC Converter | Murata

Digital 40 & 50 Amp 132 & 165 Watt PoL DC-DC Converter | Murata
The OKD series of non-isolated point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters from Murata Power Solutions is available in three different package formats: through-hole, single-in-line, and surface mount. ( more info )

5.2kVDC Isolated SM DC/DC Converters (MGJ3/MGJ6 Series) | Murata PS

5.2kVDC Isolated SM DC/DC Converters (MGJ3/MGJ6 Series) | Murata PS
The MGJ3 and MGJ6 series is characterized for high isolation and dv/dt requirements commonly seen in bridge circuits used in motor drives and inverters. ( more info )

Isolated 1W Single Output SM DC/DC Converters (NXE1 Series) | Murata PS

Isolated 1W Single Output SM DC/DC Converters (NXE1 Series) | Murata PS
The NXE1 series automated manufacturing process with substrate Embedded Transformer, offers increased product reliability and repeatability of performance in a halogen free, iLGA inspectable package. ( more info )

500 & 600W Quarter-Brick Bus Converters with PMBus Digital Communications | Murata

500 & 600W Quarter-Brick Bus Converters with PMBus Digital Communications | Murata
The DRQ series has been designed to meet the growing industry demand for more efficient, high power DC-DC converters that require tight controls and critical monitoring capabilities for high reliability applications. ( more info )

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Product Overview

Power components are available at TTI Inc. from industry leading manufacturers. TTI is an authorized distributor for many power component manufacturers including: EPCOS, Murata Power Solutions,
Pulse and TE Connectivity / Corcom.

Power Components

Benchtop Power Supplies

Benchtop Power Supplies A benchtop power supply is an essential component of any electronics development, test, or repair laboratory bench. Engineers, technicians, and educators need a reliable source of DC power to test and develop a variety of circuits under the required conditions. DC power supplies are required to convert AC power into regulated DC power to drive ICs and other electronic components. There are two types of DC benchtop power supplies: linear and switch-mode, or “switching” power supplies.

Buck DC/DC Converters

Buck DC/DC Converters The buck converter is a very simple type of DC-DC converter that produces an output voltage that is less than its input. The buck converter is so named because the inductor always “bucks” or acts against the input voltage. The output voltage of an ideal buck converter is equal to the product of the switching duty cycle and the supply voltage. Like many power supply topologies, the buck converter operates on the principal of storing energy in an inductor. The voltage drop across an inductor is proportional to changes in electric current flowing through the device.

Flyback DC/DC Converters

Flyback DC/DC Converters Flyback converters are one of the simplest DC-DC converter topologies to include electrical isolation. Although generally only viable for lower range power supplies (up to 100W), they do have a number of advantages. Other than the converter’s inherent simplicity, perhaps the greatest of these is that the design does not require an additional inductor. The transformer provides isolation, and yet also functions as a pair of coupled inductors, storing energy as with a basic buck or boost converter. (Replacing the transformer with a series inductor will, in fact, give us the boost converter topology.)

Forward DC/DC Converters

Forward DC/DC Converters A forward converter is a type of DC-DC converter that, like the flyback and half-bridge converters, can supply an output voltage either higher or lower than the input voltage and provide electrical isolation via a transformer. Although more complex than a flyback, the forward converter design can yield higher output power (generally up to 200W) along with higher energy efficiency.

Half-Bridge DC/DC Converter

Half-Bridge DC/DC Converter A half-bridge converter is a type of DC-DC converter that, like flyback and forward converters, can supply an output voltage either higher or lower than the input voltage and provide electrical isolation via a transformer. Although more complex than a flyback or forward converter, the half-bridge converter design can yield higher output power (potentially up to 500W) and use parts that are smaller and less expensive.

Power Management

Power Management Power dissipation is highly dependent on operating temperature, the semiconductor process used, operating frequency, level of activity, and operating voltage. An extra power management device can be worth the initial cost and be worth the extra space taken up by reducing overall power consumption of a design, as well as provide better operation. This is where the trade-off is “real estate” for watts. For example, a Low drop out regulator (LDO) halts power consumption by switching off unneeded functions. Besides judicious application of devices for managing consumption, power management devices themselves have enable/disable pins, sleep states, soft-start features that limit in-rush current, and shutdown modes that still draw a trickle of current, yet allow a rapid wake up. Low quiescent current and a low forward voltage drop are key desired attributes in selecting an LDO for ultra low power applications.

Switched-Mode Power Supply (SMPS)

Switched-Mode Power Supply Compared with linear supplies, switched-mode power supplies (SMPSs) not only provide a substantial boost to energy efficiency but are also smaller and lighter – advantages that have seen SMPSs completely replace their linear counterparts in many applications.

Transformers

Transformer A transformer is a magnetic component made up of two or more windings of copper wire with a core running down the middle of these windings. The windings are insulated from each other but in very close proximity. It transfers electrical energy from one electric circuit to another, without changing the frequency by via a magnetic field. The transfer usually takes place with a change of AC voltage and current. Its main function in power applications is to transform incoming AC voltage from your outlet, typically 110V to 120V, down to a voltage level that your end products can use.

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Uninterruptible Power Supply An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) is an electronic device that supplies emergency power in the event of a power fault or power failure. A UPS device is different from an auxiliary power system in its ability to deliver backup power instantaneously. Capable of providing only short-term power, UPSs are often used to power an electronic system just long enough for an auxiliary power system to come online or, failing that, allow for the equipment to be properly shut down.
 

Questions to Ask

  • Do you use off-the-shelf power converters or do you build your own power converters?
  • What is the overall power required (W)?
  • Do you require an isolated or non-isolated DC-DC converter?
  • How many output voltages are required and what are they?
  • What package style is preferred? SMT, or through-hole?
  • What input ranges need to be covered?
  • Are you interested in developing a strategic power supply sourcing strategy?
  • Do you need a point of load converter?
  • Are you looking for a low power option in a SIP or DIP package?
  • Do you need an isolated DC-DC converter for an UL60601 medical application?
  • Are you looking for an industrial package?
  • Are you going to use a DOSA compliant brick package?