Gaia Converter Products Overview

Product lines :

Gaia Converter offers one of the widest power module and associated front-end portfolios in the industry to help you design complete power supply architectures, from the input power connector, all the way to the point of load, from 4W to 400W power or more.

These power modules and front-ends are specifically designed to meet your requirements.

Complete modular power architectures are achieved with these product families:

•  DC-DC converters modules from 4W to 200W,
•  AC-DC PFC front-end modules from 35W to 350W,
•  EMI filters modules capable of 2Amps, 10Amps, 20Amps up to 50Vdc,
•  Hold-up modules for up to 50W and 300W
•  Transient protection modules for up to 50W, 100W and 300W

Product Grades :

Hi-Rel grade power modules are used in harsh environment conditions for Aerospace, Avionics, Defense and Naval applications.

Industrial grade power modules are used in demanding applications including Transportation/Railways and various rugged high-end Industrial Equipment.

Hi-Rel grade modules are designed for demanding applications in extreme environments such as aerospace, military, high-end industrial applications. The modules are potted with a military qualified thermal conductive compound and packaged in a five sided metallic case.

High Rel modules key characteristics:

  • Tcase : -40°C to +105°C
  • Tstorage : -55°C to +125°C
  • Encapsulation : Hi-Rel grade qualified potting
  • Burn-in
  • Control function
  • Low output ripple voltage
  • Qualified up to military grade

Available Options:

  • Screened products for -55°C start-up operation : /T option
  • Screened and serialized products according to MIL-STD-883C : /S option
  • Leaded process : -L suffix

High Rel grade Gaia Converter modules have been thoroughly qualified according to the corresponding most stringent industry specific standard as shown in the table hereunder:

SpecificationStandardsConditions
Life at high temperature per MIL-STD-202GMethods 108A Operation : 1.000 hrs @ +105°C caseStorage : 1.000 hrs @ +125°C ambient
Low temperature per MIL-STD-810E/F/GMethods 502.3, 502.4, 502.5 Storage : 1.000 hrs @ -55°C ambient
Temperature cycling per MIL-STD-202A/GMethods 102A Number of cycles : 200Temperature change : -40°C / +85°CTransfert time : 40 min/steady state time : 20 min
Thermal shock per MIL-STD-202GMethods 107G Number of shocks : 100Temperature : -55°C to + 105°CTransfer time : 10 s / steady state time : 30 min.
Altitude per MIL-STD-810E/F/GMethods 500.3, 500.4 40.000 ft, unit functionning1.000 ft/min to 70.000 ft, unit functionning
Humidity cyclic per MIL-STD-810E/F/GMethods 507.3, 507.4, 507.5 Damp heat : 60 % to 88 % relative humidityCycle 1 (31°C to 41°C) : 240 hrs
Humidity steady state per MIL-STD-202GMethods 103B Damp heat : 93 % relative humidityTemperature : 40°CDuration : 56 days
Salt atmosphere per MIL-STD-810E/F/GMethods 509.1, 509.4, 509.5 Temperature : 35°CDuration : 48 hrs
Vibration per MIL-STD-810D/F/GMethods 514.3, 514.5, 514.6 10 cycles in each axisFrequency : 10 to 60Hz/60Hz to 2kHzAmplitude/acceleration : 0,7 mm/10 g
Shock per MIL-STD-810D/F/GMethods 516.3, 516.6 3 shocks in each axisPeak acceleration : 100 gDuration : 6 ms
Bumps per MIL-STD-810D/F/GMethods 516.3, 516.5, 516.6 2.000 bumps in each directionsDuration : 6 msPeak acceleration : 40 g
Conducted emission per MIL-STD-461C/D/E/FCE01, CE101CE03, CE102 module stand alonewith externel filter(see technical datasheet for details)
Conducted Susceptibility per MIL-STD-461C/D/E/FCS01, CS02, CS06, CS101 with external filter(see technical datasheet for details)
Radiated emission per MIL-STD-461C/D/E/FRE01, RE02, RE101, RE102 module stand alone
Radiated susceptibility per MIL-STD-461C/D/E/FRS01, RS03, RS101, RS103 module stand alone

Where optimum trade-off between cost and performances is on the essence, industrial grade DC/DC converters is the solution of choice. GAIA Converter proposes two classes of modules, one with standard 2:1 input range and one with wide 4:1 input range.

Industrial modules key characteristics:

  • Tcase : -40°C to +95°C
  • Tstorage : -45°C to +105°C
  • Encapsulation : Industrial grade potting
  • Qualified for industrial grade applications

Available Options:

  • Basic products with 1500 Vdc isolation
  • High isolation products with 3000 Vdc isolation : /Y option
  • Additional On/Off function : /M option
  • Standard input products : 2:1 range
  • Wide input products : 4:1 range

Industrial grade Gaia Converter modules have been thoroughly qualified according to the corresponding most stringent industry specific standard as shown in the table hereunder:

SpecificationStandardsConditions
Life at hight temperature per IEC 68-2-2 1000 hours95°C case
Humidity per IEC 68-2-3 Test Ca Damp heat : 93 % H.R 56 daysTemperature : 40°C
Temperature cycling per IEC 68-2-14Test N Number of cycles : 200Temperature change : -40°C/+71°CTransfer time : 40 min.Steady state time : 20 min.
Vibration per IEC 68-2-6 Test Eb 10 cycles in each axisFrequency : 10 to 60Hz/60Hz to 2kHzAmplitude/acceleration : 0,7 mm/10 g
Shock per IEC 68-2-27Test Ea 3 cycles in each axisPeak acceleration : 100 gDuration : 6 ms
Bumps per IEC 68-2-29Test Eb 2.000 bumps in each directionsDuration : 6 msPeak acceleration : 25 g
Electrical discharge susceptibility per EN55082-2 with EN61000-4-2(IEC 801-2) Air discharge level 4 kV : sanction AContact discharge level 2 kV : sanction AAir discharge level 8 kV : sanction BContact discharge level 4 kV : sanction B
Electrical field susceptibility per EN55082-2 with EN61000-4-3(IEC 801-3) Antenna at 1 m distanceValue applied : 10V/mWaveform : AM modulated 80 % 1 kHztest : 26 MHz to 1 Ghz
Electrical fast transient usceptibility per EN55082-2 with EN61000-4-4(IEC 801-4) Level 1 : 0,5 kV sanction A : module stand aloneLevel 3 : 2 kV sanction B : module stand aloneLevel 4 : 4 kV sanction A : with external filterWaveform : 5/50 µs impedance 50 Ohm
Surges transient susceptibility(see technical datasheet for complete details) per EN55082-2with EN61000-4-5(IEC 801-5) per EN50155 Level 4 : 4 kV sanction A : with external filterWaveform : 1.2/50 µs impedance 12 Ohm Level 1,8 : 4 kV sanction A : with external filterWaveform : 5/50 µs impedance 5 Ohm