IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced the introduction of an extended new family of power semiconductors in the new isolated TO-220 package. The new plastic package, called ISOPLUS220, has the holeless TO-220 outline, but with a DCB ceramic lead-frame based on the company’s ISOPLUS technology. The new devices announced include new trench-technology MOSFETs in the […]
American Power Conversion (APC, West Kingston, RI) announced that it is expanding its availability solutions to include a new portable 7,200btu air-conditioning unit engineered to safeguard servers, PBXs, Internet-working hardware and sensitive office equipment from the disastrous effects of heat exposure. The new Network AIR 1000 provides supplemental, emergency or temporary cooling. The unit is […]
Aerco Ltd. (UK) introduced the new ABPC range of power connectors. The maximum current rating for the ABPC range is 100A and the operating temperature range is from -55 to 100 degrees C. The connectors are designed for use with single- and three-phase power supplies. The ABPC range of multicontact heavy-duty power connectors is approved […]
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN), Motorola Labs (Schaumburg, IL) and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL, Richland, WA) have entered a cooperative research and development agreement aimed at increasing the speed of future generations of integrated circuits. Together, the scientists will pursue new materials that they believe may be better, thinner […]
Power-One (Camarillo,CA) announced the availability of the Q2S, a new series of 30A, 1/4-brick dc/dc converters. These high-power-density products are the result of Power-One's equity investment in di/dt Inc. (Carlsbad, CA). Commenting on these new products, Bill Yeates, COO of Power-One, said, "Power-One is announcing these products under our exclusive license to sell dc/dc converters […]
Bel Fuse Inc. (Jersey City, NJ) announced today that it has acquired E-Power Co. Ltd. (China). E-Power is a current licensor to several of the power conversion industry's leading companies. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. "The E-Power acquisition will significantly speed the development and introduction of cost-effective low power dc/dc converters for the […]
Alpha Co. Ltd. (Japan) announced its new UB Series of low-profile heatsinks for use in limited-space applications. The UB Series incorporates Alpha's...
Diotec GmbH (Germany) has extended its product range towards a 1.0A version of rectifiers in MiniMELF, named the GL1, RGL1 and EGL1...
Albacom Ltd. (Scotland) has developed the HV 120, a new resonant power supply that produces a controllable high-frequency high-voltage sinusoidal alternating current output. The unit is claimed to deliver up to 10kW of power at configurable output voltages of up to 20kV peak to peak. Power conversion efficiency is typically 95 percent, and the three-phase […]
RTP Co. (Winona, MN) announced that it is now offering a new line of flame-retardant, high-impact polystyrene (HIPS) thermoplastics. The company claims that these materials meet various flame ratings, provide excellent colorability and physical properties, and are fully recyclable. HIPS products can be customized to meet UL94V-o and V-2, and/or the IEC 695-2-1 glow wire […]
Dynex Semiconductor (UK) has released a compact IGBT module package designed for applications up to 3,300V, including traction auxiliaries and specialist motor drives. The new P package has a 6kV isolation rating and has baseplate dimensions of 140 x 73mm. The first product available using the P outline is the DIM200PHM33 Powerline 200A, 3,300V IGBT […]
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) announced a U-high PowerCassette rack that measures 19" and holds two of the new PowerCassette switching power supplies. With the two units in a 1+1 redundant, hot-swap configuration, the system produces up to 600W dc with up to six outputs. The PowerCassette's outputs are programmed at the factory to meet […]
Semitool Inc. (Kalispell, MT) announced that it has been awarded a patent for copper seed layer enhancement. The company believes that this advance will aid semiconductor device manufacturers in their drive for higher-performance devices, smaller chips and lower cost from copper interconnect-based semiconductor devices. Semitool reports that its seed layer enhancement technology can extend the […]
IdaTech (Bend, OR) announced the delivery and successful testing of a 3kW fuel cell system to the research and development division of Electricite de France (EDF). The system, packaged in a ribbed metal enclosure with plastic wraparound panels, is designed to supply enough electricity, as well as clean, useable heat, to power a typical single-family […]
Thomson Industries (Port Washington, NY) added a new member to its BLX brushless servo motor series. Called the BLX173C2E000 Size 17, it...