HDP User Group Launches Application Guidelines for Board Mounted Power Supplies

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Users and Manufacturers of Board Mounted Power Supplies (BMPS) join forces to promote better understanding of technologies and applications

reducing the costs and risks for the Telecommunications and Computer industries when using advanced electronic packaging and assembly

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The High Density Packaging (HDP) User Group announces the launch of the industry’s first Board Mounted Power Supply (BMPS) Application Guidelines. The 148-page document is designed to support the communications and electronics manufacturing industry by promoting understanding of BMPS products. Originally started as a project within the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) in 2002, the activity was incorporated into an HDP User Group Project in 2005. Since then major users and manufacturers of BMPS products, have worked to define the market’s requirements with respect to such products and to communicate manufacturers’ capabilities for meeting these requirements. The BMPS Application Guidelines document is the result of their efforts.

Contributors to the document include Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, International Rectifier, NetPower Technologies, TDK Innoveta, Siemens Networks and Tyco Electronics. The document is endorsed by users and systems integrators including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Intel Corporation, Juniper Networks, Siemens Networks, and supported by the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA), the European Power Supply Manufacturers Association (EPSMA), Artesyn Technologies (Emerson), and TI (PowerTrends).

“The introduction of the BMPS Application Guidelines will help our member companies to communicate, for example, reliability requirements and various impacts of design decisions. It will also help designers and users of board mounted power supplies to better understand and use these products,” says Marshall Andrews Executive Director of the HDP User Group.

“We’re happy to see this project, originated by the PSMA, come to a successful conclusion and we’re eager to see it being adopted by the industry,” says Bruce Miller PSMA Chairman.

The document is the first for this industry and by far the most comprehensive of its kind, covering everything from basic topologies, power architectures, and reliability to today’s most topical issues, like digital power and energy savings. The BMPS Application Guidelines document is available from the HDP User Group offices and on the HDP User Group web site http://www.hdpug.org. It is free to members of HDP User Group and to contributing BMPS manufacturers, and will be priced at 2500USD to the public. Members of EPSMA/PSMA will receive a discount.

About the HDP User Group International Inc.

HDP User Group (http://www.hdpug.org) is a global research and development organization based in Scottsdale AZ, dedicated to “reducing the costs and risks for the Telecommunications and Computer industries when using advanced electronic packaging and assembly”. This international industry led group organizes and conducts R&D programs to address the technical issues facing the industry, including design, printed circuit board manufacturing, electronics assembly, and environmental compliance. HDP maintains additional offices in Austin, TX; Stockholm, Sweden; and Tokyo, Japan.

For more information, visit HDP User Group on the Internet at http://www.hdpug.org or contact Darryl Reiner via e-mail, phone number +1 480-951-1963.

About PSMA

PSMA is an active organization consisting of power supply manufacturers, users, power component suppliers, academics, and consultants, interested in furthering the cause of the power supply industry. It is a non-profit, democratic, and participative organization, whose main and common goal is to enhance the stature of the power supply industry and provide education and information about this unique industry through published reports, educational seminars, technical workshops, and conference exhibits. PSMA provides leadership to the industry through its members, which include most major power supply companies. Web site: http://www.psma.com

About EPSMA

European Power Supply Manufacturers Association (EPSMA) is a non-profit organization, formed 1995 to further the common aims of the power supply industry in Europe. The association has over 25 power supply companies from 12 different countries as members, accounting for over half of the European power supply market. - http://www.epsma.org

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