HDP User Group Launches New Revision of its Board Mounted Power Supplies Guideline

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

This document is absolutely indispensable for anyone involved with BMPS

The High Density Packaging (HDP) User Group now announces the launch of its second edition of Board Mounted Power Supply (BMPS) Application Guidelines. First, launched in March 2007, it was designed to support the communications and electronics manufacturing industry by promoting better understanding of BMPS products. Since then major users and manufacturers of BMPS products, have continued working to define the market's requirements and understandings with respect to these products. The new edition has significant improvements in areas such as Cooling, Digital Power, Energy efficiency, High Voltage Distribution, Lead-free Soldering, Point-of-Load, Remote Powering, and Total Cost of Ownership.

Contributors to the updated document include Agilent, Cisco, Alcatel-Lucent, Emerson, Ericsson, Flextronics, Infineon, International Rectifier, IPC, Linage Power, Murata Power Solutions, Netpower Labs, NetPower Technologies, Powerbrand Consulting, TDK-Lambda, Texas Instruments, Vicor Corporation. The document is endorsed by users and systems integrators including Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Nokia Siemens Networks, and supported by the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) and the European Power Supply Manufacturers Association (EPSMA).

"The continued use of the BMPS Application Guidelines within our member companies helps to communicate, for example, reliability requirements and various impacts of design decisions. It 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. "This document is absolutely indispensable for anyone involved with BMPS", he noted.

"Our goal with the document is to harmonize users' and manufacturers' views with respect to these products because many of today's products are the result of successful product launches rather than the true user's need," says Lars Thorsell, PowerBrand Consulting and initiator of the project, which was originally started at the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) in 2002.

The 149-pages (A4 resp. 160-pages Letter) document is 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 $350USD to the public. Members of EPSMA/PSMA will receive a 50% discount.

Access to the downloadable Press Review Version of the HDP User Group BMPS Guideline

The Guideline is available for Press Review only. Send an email to marsh57(at)hdpug(dot)org with your press credentials, and instructions will be sent to you for accessing the document by return email. Email marsh57(at)hdpug(dot)org if you have any questions.

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 at darrylr(at)hdpug(dot)org, 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

If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Marshall Andrews, please call Darryl Reiner 480/951-1963 or email Marsh57(at)hdpug(dot)org

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