Correction kit

International Rectifier has introduced a Power Factor Correction (PFC) control design kit.


International Rectifier

has introduced the IRAC1150-D2 Power Factor Correction (PFC) Control Design Kit and added a PFC design tool to its myPOWER online design centre.

The Design Kit features the IR1150 µPFC for AC-DC PFC and is a small, 1.1-inch-square, fully-assembled PFC control circuit that engineers can drop in to an existing power supply, replacing an old continuous conduction mode (CCM) PFC circuit.

Designing with the IR1150 is simplified with the aid of a two-step process online design tool: users simply enter system requirements, and the design tool generates a complete bill of materials.

The reference design kit comes complete with an assembled and tested reference design board, five IR1150STR ICs, two 8ETX06 Hyperfast rectifiers, user’s guide, application notes, device data sheets and printed circuit board files (Gerber, .dxf and .cad).

The IR1150 µPFC control IC, offered in an SO-8-package with a lead-free option, enables 0.999 PF with only 4% total harmonic distortion, enabling AC-DC applications to conform to international legislative requirements such as IEC 1000-3-2 in Europe, JIC C 61000-3-2 in Japan and the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) for products using more than 75W.

The IRAC1150-D2 reference design board costs $195. The on-line PFC design tool is available at no charge, after registering on the myPOWER design centre, at http://mypower.irf.com.