Northwest Power Integrations (NPI, Milwaukie, OR), a Vicor Integration Architect, introduced a new, general-purpose, high-power, low-profile power supply. From inputs of 115/230Vac, it provides five outputs from 1.8V to 52V, up to 160A per output, or 800W/1,000W of total output power. Designated PowerBank1000AC, it is configured with high-current, locking connectors. It is also offered with […]
Sipex Corp. (Billerica, MA) announced the availability of its new SP4491, an independent, dual-electroluminescent (EL) lamp driver offered in a 10-pin MSOP package that provides an integrated solution for driving two EL lamps separately or concurrently. Sipex's single-IC solution uses one coil and one resistor, and operates within a 2.2V to 6.0V range. The driver […]
Power-One (Camarillo, CA) has added the HPF5C6C6C6C6KYJ to its High Power Series. This 2,000W modular power supply provides a 15V output at...
Belkin Components (Compton, CA) introduced its new Regulator Pro Mac Series UPS. Available in two models, a 400Va unit, F6C500-USB-MAC; and a 650Va unit, F6C650-USB-MAC, the new series is designed specifically for the iMac and G4/G4 computer user. Belkin claims that their Regulator Pro Mac Series UPS is the first to feature shut-down software for […]
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas, TX) has introduced the TPS6210x family of low-power buck converters with integrated FETs. These new devices use smaller inductors and capacitors as well as eliminate the need for an external Schottky rectifier. TI claims that the new devices were designed to take full advantage of the life of a battery cell, […]
Philips Semiconductor (Sunnyvale, CA) recently introduced the TEA1507 GreenChip II, their second generation of green switched-mode power supply controller ICs operating directly from the rectified universal mains. The new multi-chip module consists of two ICs. While the high-voltage BCD chip works directly from the rectified mains voltage, a second low-voltage BiCMOS IC is used for […]
Performance Motion Devices Inc. (PMD, Lexington, MA) announced the release of a family of motion processors called Pilot, which offer single-axis control in a single chip. The MC3110, the first of the new products to become available, is designed to control brushed servo motors. PMD also plans to include a single-chip motion processor for brushless […]
Power Measurement (Victoria, BC) has introduced the 6200 ION three-phase power and energy meter. Standing 4" wide and 2" deep, the 6200...
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) has unveiled the LC05-6, a new surge-protection device based on the company's transient voltage-suppression diode technology. The...
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) has introduced a smaller size of its U-dielectric capacitors with NP0 temperature characteristics, the 0402 U-dielectric. The U Series capacitors are C0G chip capacitors rated from 25V rated from 25V in the 0402 size, 50V in 0603, 100V in 0805 and 200V in the 1210 size. The 0402 capacitors are […]
Cherokee Europe (Belgium) introduced the CAP Series of ac/dc power supplies. Ranging from 200W to 1,00W, these universal-input power supplies have open/enclosed frames. Their PFC meets the EN 61000-3-2 standard. The CAP Series powers loads between 3.3V and 48V. Cherokee Europe claims that they are compact and easy to mount. Moreover, they are CE approved, […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) announced the release of a stacked, metallized, polyester-film capacitor that they claim provides improved pulse handling and self-healing capabilities, as compared with devices built on conventional wound-film technology. The new Vishay Roederstein MKT1826 features a compact design and, the company maintains, superior reliability. It is intended for coupling, blocking, bypassing, […]
Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME) has introduced its FAN7554 versatile PWM controller IC for use with power MOSFETs in off-line, dc/dc conversion and other switch-mode power supply applications, such as those found in desktop computers, monitors and power adapters. The FAN7554 is a current-mode PWM controller that operates up to 500kHz. Fairchild Semiconductor claims that […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has introduced the IR1176, an application-specific synchronous-rectification IC. IR claims that the new device simplifies and improves isolated dc/dc converters with voltage output down to 1.5V, powering telecom and broadband network servers. When used with IR dc/dc converter-specific HEXFET power MOSFETs, the IR1176 SRIC is claimed to enhance 1.5V […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has introduced two new HEXFET power MOSFETs, the IRF7811W and the IRF7822. IR claims that these...