The minimum load
current required for a converter to operate within specification.
Mean Time between
Failure. The failure rate of a power supply, expressed in hours,
established by the actual operation or calculation from a known
standard such as MIL-HDBK-217F.
The center value
for the input voltage range.
A usual, average,
normal, or expected operating condition. This stated value will
probably not be equal to the value actually measured.
The range of ambient
or case temperatures within which a DC/DC converters can safely
operate and meet its specifications.
The nominal value
of the DC voltage at the output terminals of a power supply.
For a fixed output
supply, the tolerance in percent of the output voltage with respect
to its nominal value under all minimum or maximum conditions.
A power supply
protection feature which shuts down the supply, or crowbars or clamps
the output, when its output voltage exceeds a preset level.
This is the case
temperature above which the converter will shut down operation.
Thermal shutdown halts the PWM operation placing the converter in
a low current drain mode until the case temperature decreases.
trimming allows the user to change the output voltage of the module.
The output trim can be either a fixed resistor or a trimpot. Any
value from zero ohms to infinity may be used to trim the output
voltage when fixed resistors are used. A 10K, 1 or 10 Turn trimpot
is usually specified for continuous trimming. This pin may be safely
left floating if it is not used.