Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) announced the release of the TPC884-I international power-distribution system with cTUVus agency approval and the CE mark. The technology of the TPC884-I provides high-current, full-load capacity of 16A at either 110Vac to 125Vac or 200Vac to 240Vac. The built-in voltage selection switch allows the user to select the operating […]
Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) launched the DS1680 portable system controller for touch-screen devices. The DS1680 simplifies board setup, cuts manufacturing costs, saves space and reduces chip count in instruments utilizing touch-screen technology, and is the first chip to integrate a clock/calendar, power monitor, watchdog, NV ram control and touch-screen control circuits, according to the […]
Zetex Inc. (Commack, NY) has introduced the ZXCL Series of LDO regulators designated for use in low-power and space-critical applications. The devices are available in the SC70 package, which measures 2 x 1.25 x 1.0mm, or in the larger five-pin SOT23 package with an industry-standard pinout. Zetex claims that the output current of up to […]
Powerex Inc. (Youngwood, PA) is pleased to announce the addition of the new LS4 Single SCR and Diode modules to their line of POW-R-BLOK devices. Tested and recognized by Underwriters Laboratories, the new devices are designed for use in applications requiring isolated packaging for rectification or phase control. The isolated package allows for easy mounting […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced five new recovery diodes specifically developed to increase power and improve reliability and efficiency in high-frequency inverter welder-output stages. Four of the new welding diodes, the 80EBU02, 150EBU02, 80EBU04 and 150EBU04, are available in IR's powIRtab package and are rated at 80A. The fifth device, 60EPU02, is rated […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announces the availability of a new 85V rated series of high-power MOSFETs made from a single die. At a case temperature of 25 degrees C, the IXF_80N085 is rated at 80A and 300W and has an Rds(on) of less than 9 milliohms. It is available in either the TO-247 through-hole […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) is adding 70 new Schottky diodes to their High-Reliability Components Group offering. The company claims that the new diodes offer improved performance, broader rating ranges and greater package selection than before. The new line-up includes devices screened for TX, TXV and S-level, space-qualified applications, as well as 100V and 150V […]
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas, TX) is announcing a new Power Minder IC, the bq2019, a battery monitor, which they claim will allow...
Dallas Semiconductor (Dallas, TX) announced the DS2760 lithium-ion battery monitor, which they claim is the industry's first high-performance fuel gauge internal circuit...
Sanyo Electric Corp. (Tokyo, Japan) will start selling a thin, prismatic, lithium-ion, secondary battery, the UF383450P, in October 2000. The 3.5mm thick battery is, Sanyo claims, the thinnest lithium-ion battery available on the market. The company plans to manufacture one-million units per month, and to target use for mobile phones. The UF383450P has a capacity […]
ABB Electricity Metering (Zurich, Switzerland) announces its new Power Quality and Outage Event Manager for ABB's EnergyAxis AMR Server. As part of the ABB EnergyAxis Server, the Power Quality and Outage Event Manager reads power outage, outage restoration and power-quality information from the meter on request, on a scheduled basis or during an alarm call-in. […]
International Power Sources Inc. (Holliston, MA) announced a line of ac/dc power supplies. These compact converters supply 150W in an industry-standard U-bracket...
Lucent Technologies (Dallas, TX) unveiled the Young Stability Curve at Wescon 2000. The Young Stability Curve is a new graphical design tool that quickly verifies product quality and reduces the time it takes to get a product out of the laboratory and into the marketplace. It works with all products and processes that contain a […]
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas, TX) unveiled a new family of battery chargers, the bq2400x, intended to allow designers to reduce the size...
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) is releasing the FXC/FXP Series of stand-alone or rack-mounted power systems, which provide ac front-end capability to telecom, data communications and other distributed-power designs. Both the FXC and FXP systems may be paralleled up to 180kW of output power. However, the FXC family is intended for chassis-mounted installations with bolted connections […]