GE Energy Introduces Industrial DC-DC Power Modules

New Hammerhead Series of High Efficiency Isolated DC-DC Converters Offer Wide Input Range, Extreme Temperature Tolerance, and DOSA Standard Footprint for Applications across Multiple Industry Segments

GE Energy Introduces Industrial DC-DC Power Modules


New Hammerhead Series of High Efficiency Isolated DC-DC Converters Offer Wide Input Range, Extreme Temperature Tolerance, and DOSA Standard Footprint for Applications across Multiple Industry Segments

DALLAS, TEXAS—August 2, 2011—GE Energy (NYSE: GE) Power Electronics today announced availability of the Lineage Power® Hammerhead™ Series of industrial DC-DC circuit board power conversion modules. The Hammerhead series offers a wide input voltage range from 18 to 75 Vdc with Total Efficiency™ architecture technology that reduces power loss up to 50 percent. Designed for extreme temperature conditions of -40°C to +85°C, the cost-effective Hammerhead DC-DC isolated converters help OEM design engineers achieve electrical isolation, increase device reliability and accelerate new product introduction across medical, military and other industrial applications. The standards-based DOSA footprints and compatibility with existing circuit board designs shrinks the size, lowers the cost and improves the performance of board-mounted power modules.

“The flexible Hammerhead DC-DC converter modules are technology leaders in efficiency and performance,” said Niklas Fallgren, vice president and general manager of OEM Embedded Power at GE Energy. “These board mounted power modules are designed for use in a wide variety of industrial applications to give power design engineers a reliable solution that lowers cost and reduces risk when compared to other power solutions.”

The new Hammerhead modules are available in eighth-brick DOSA standard footprints with three output models rated for 12 Volts @ 6 Amps, 5 Volts @ 15 Amps or 3.3 Volts @ 20 Amps. Hammerhead leverages the Bell Labs heritage for reliability and quality, while also using the latest component technologies and process techniques to accelerate adoption through competitive value engineering savings opportunities. Its wide input and operating temperature range is ideal for use in robotics, test and measurement equipment, medical devices, navigation systems, automotive electronics and cellular infrastructure devices.

The open frame module construction, available in both surface-mount and through-hole packages, enables design engineers to minimize circuit board real estate usage, while ensuring DOSA footprint compatibility. All Hammerhead modules achieve typical, full-load efficiency greater than 92 percent at VIN=24Vdc and greater than 90 percent at VIN=48Vdc. Standard features include remote on/off, remote sense, output voltage adjustment, over-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protection. An optional heat plate allows for external, standard eighth-brick heat sink attachment to achieve higher output current in extreme temperature environments.


The Hammerhead EHHD006, EHHD015, EHHD020 isolated DC-DC converter module samples are available now. Pricing starts at $17 per unit for OEM quantities. For more information please visit or call 888-LINEAGE or +1 972 244 WATT.

About GE Energy Power Electronics

GE Energy Power Electronics, formerly Lineage Power, traces our nearly 100-year heritage of innovation to Bell Labs. We deliver reliable and intelligent power conversion solutions for cloud computing and mobile internet infrastructure with energy-efficient AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC circuit board mounted power modules, telecom energy systems, DC datacenters and custom power products backed by local field expertise in 25+ locations worldwide. Designed for decades of non-stop operation, the high-availability Total Efficiency™ architecture DC power conversion solutions enable voice, video and data communications while assuring investment protection, total system efficiency and significantly reduced total cost of ownership. Our customers include leading U.S. telecom service providers, such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless and Verizon, and leading global OEMs, such as Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard, Huawei, Juniper Networks and Oracle. More information about Lineage hardware, software, services and training is available at

About DOSA

The Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA) was formed to further future DC-DC product compatibility and standardization within the fragmented power converter market. Alliance members include founding members Lineage Power and SynQor as well as AcBel, Bel Power, CUI, Delta Electronics, Emerson Network Power, Ericsson Power Modules, FDK, Lucky Valley Technology, Murata Power Solutions, NetPower Technologies, Power-One, TDK-Lambda and Wall Industries. The goal of the alliance is to establish customer interface standards early in the development cycle, which include form factors, footprints, pin-outs, feature sets and other parameters that will facilitate alternative sourcing. The alliance covers a broad range of power converters including non-isolated (POL) and isolated applications. More information about DOSA is available at

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is an advanced technology, services and finance company taking on the world’s toughest challenges. Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

GE also serves the energy sector by providing technology and service solutions that are based on a commitment to quality and innovation. The company continues to invest in new technology solutions and grow through strategic acquisitions to strengthen its local presence and better serve customers around the world. The businesses that comprise GE Energy—GE Power & Water, GE Energy Services and GE Oil & Gas—work together with more than 90,000 global employees and 2010 revenues of $38 billion, to provide integrated product and service solutions in all areas of the energy industry including coal, oil, natural gas and nuclear energy; renewable resources such as water, wind, solar and biogas; as well as other alternative fuels and new grid modernization technologies to meet 21st century energy needs.


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