ower specialist Bicker Elektronik from Donauwörth/Germany expands its Power+Board program by three well-known mainboard manufacturers. In addition to Fujitsu's industrial mainboards from German production, now also bundles with embedded mainboards from ASRock, Avalue and Perfectron are available. The four mainboard manufacturers excel through quality, long-term availability and an extended temperature range for industrial applications. The scalable portfolio now comprises different form factors such as 3.5"-ECX, EPIC, Nano ITX, Mini ITX, Micro ATX and ATX as well as Computer on module standard Qseven and COM Express. Moreover, Bicker Elektronik expands its product range to include numerous accessory products from brand manufacturers. These include embedded processors, industrial RAM and mass storage as well as embedded modules, Mini PCIe expansion cards, heat sinks and fans.
With its Power+Board program Bicker Elektronik offers a unique service for system developers. In Bicker Elektronik's own laboratory, high quality industrial and medical power supplies are extensively tested in conjunction with selected mainboards to ensure that these combinations fit perfectly together. Normally, developers of embedded and IPC systems have to invest a lot of time in the selection of a reliable PSU+Mainboard combination and the subsequent test runs. With the already tested Power+Board bundles system developers get a secure solution that saves time and money. So, developers quickly and easily find the right combination for their specific application. Last but not least, the time-to-market of the overall system is shortened. With the Power+ Board bundles customers of Bicker Elektronik get a reliable and long-term available solution from a single source.
On the website www.bicker.de a test matrix with current power supply recommendations is available for the respective mainboards. Detailed test reports can be requested for each tested Power+Board combination. Based on the "Power Supply Design Guide", the switch-on behaviour and start-up timing of all output voltages, switch-on current characteristic, performance in idle mode and under burn-in conditions is extensively analysed and documented. Additionally, the system behaviour is being tested during static and dynamic nominal and maximum load. In particular, intense variable loads caused by the mainboard itself or other system components will have a strong influence on the stability of the output voltages of a power supply.
In addition to the extensive laboratory tests, the services around the Power+Board program includes personal on-site consulting and product presentation,design-in support, training and technical support. Given the challenging and complex subject, Bicker Elektronik recently managed to win Mr. Karsten Kopka as a new employee. He is a very competent professional with over 20 years of experience in the field of "Embedded Boards & Systems". Mr. Kopka, due to its recent activity in the key account area of large distributors, has comprehensive market and technology knowledge. Bundled with the know-how of the power supply specialists from sales and technology Bicker Elektronik provides a convincing overall performance, from which customers and partners will benefit in a high degree.