Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) recently introduced a new series of 800VA to 10kVA, 6U high by 21TE wide Static Switches. The Static Switch is designed to transfer the ac load from the mains to an inverter output or vice versa. It synchronizes the inverter to the mains frequency when mains voltage is present or when […]
Broadband TelCom Power Inc., formerly BTCPower Electronics Corp. (Costa Mesa, CA), recently introduced the QMT-100, a quarter-brick dc/dc power converter with a 30-amp current capacity. According to the company, the QMT-100 Series converters weigh 75 grams and have dimensions of 1.45 x 2.28 x 0.50. Output levels for the series include 2.5, 3.3, 5 and […]
Fairchild Semiconductor's Logic Group (South Portland, ME) recently announced the new US8 package. The package measures 2.1mm x 3.1mm, including the leads,...
Micrel Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) recently introduced the MIC833, a dual ultra-low-power (1uA) latched comparator with on-chip reference. The device is designed...
Intersil Corporation (Palm Bay, FL) recently announced its radiation hardened (Rad Hard) version of the industry standard 117 linear regulator, the HS-117RH. The HS-117RH is designed to provide adjustable output from 1.2V to 40V from a supply of up to 40Vdc. The device offers a readily available radiation-tested linear regulator. It is also an addition […]
ON Semiconductor LLC (Phoenix, AZ) recently introduced zener and small-signal diode series in the SOD-323 package. According to ON Semiconductor, the SOD-323 package offers designers who use the same devices in SOT-23 and SOD-123 packages a transition to a smaller package outline. The company claims the smaller footprint of the SOD-323 package housing these new […]
Zetex Inc. (Commack, NY) announced a range of eight new HDMOS (high density metal oxide semiconductor) devices. The 20V and 30V p-channel MOSFETs are designed to offer highly efficient performance for low voltage load-switching applications. The minimum threshold voltage is 0.7V or 1V and the on-resistance is designed to be low across the range. For […]
Micrel Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, CA) recently announced two 1A, ultra-low dropout regulators in a thermally enhanced SO-8 package, the MIC39101 and MIC39102. The devices are designed to convert 3.3V to 2.5V and 2.5V to 1.8V for low-voltage microcontrollers, digital signal processors (DSPs) and programmable logic devices (PLDs). The MIC39101 is a fixed output voltage […]
Intersil Corporation (Palm Bay, FL) recently announced its first power MOSFET specifically designed for automotive 42V battery applications, the HUFA7510S3S. The new...
Electrosource Inc. (San Marcos, TX) recently launched its new lightweight intelligent battery, the E-POWER. According to Electrosource, the new battery uses patented technology to make the battery 25 percent lighter than competitive products. The company claims the battery is the first intelligent sealed lead-acid battery to include an embedded microchip which continuously monitors the battery […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently introduced its new line of standard micro-turbine Line Power Units (LPUs) from its Power Electronics Products Division in Maryland. According to SatCon, the product couples with a micro-turbine to provide on-site power generation using natural gas and is a complimentary product to the power electronics products which SatCon sells […]
Ericsson Energy Systems (Sweden) recently introduced the BZA 130 21 bulk power system. The system is designed to power any type of communications equipment requiring -48Vdc, including telecom switching systems and transmission equipment. The system is designed to power any large -48V application and provides high current power for loads up to 10,000A. The seven […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) recently announced enhancements to its Smart-UPS uninterruptible power supply (UPS) line with the introduction of a smaller (3.5 inches high) rack-mount model, the Smart-UPS 2U rack-mount UPS. APC claims that the Smart-UPS 2U unit offers feature enhancements at a lower price. The Smart-UPS 2U, available in 700VA, 1000VA […]
Ling Electronics (Anaheim, CA), a subsidiary of SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA), recently introduced a new product line of standard power inverters that convert dc power to ac power for use in fuel cell, micro-turbine and photovoltaic power generation systems for residential, commercial and industrial applications. According to the company, the products are a combination […]
National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) recently introduced the LM87. The device remotely and internally monitors temperature, senses supply voltages and controls fan speed in PCs, servers and workstations. According to National, the LM87 combines features from the LM81 and LM84, including eight positive voltage inputs for an eight-channel ADC to directly monitor power supplies, […]