Renewable energy & sustainability are creating exciting new product development opportunities. A start-up company in the electric mobility space tapped AppliedLogix to help them develop a high-efficiency, compact, AC/DC power supply for their product.
One of the most challenging aspects of this design was the combination of achieving high-efficiency power conversion (i.e. high power-density) while meeting the stringent form factor requirements. The safety/regulatory requirements (designing for CE & UL), i.e., Isolation, creepage, and clearance, also proved to be quite challenging to achieve.
The AppliedLogix Team conceived, designed, and delivered a custom embedded solution that met all aspects of the customer’s requirements goals for a high-power-density, low cost, dual USB Type-C portable charger. The solution was delivered on time and in lock-step with the client’s product development schedule. The development effort started with a requirements generation phase, something we call a phase 0, and once completed, flowed directly into the full product development / commercialization effort.
- High-efficiency power conversion
- Small form-factor
- Dual USB Type-C power delivery
There are 5 custom PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards) contained within the device. As shown in the mechanical drawing view, each PCB was carefully optimized for space utilization – components are nested from adjacent boards in a 3D manner to minimize the overall package size.