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...
Anderson Power Products (Sterling, MA) recently debuted the Powerclaw Series of hot-swappable high-amperage power connectors for PCBs. Providing N+1 redundancy for communications...
Nidec America Corp. (Canton, MA) debuted the new Widebody brushless dc cooling fans, which the company claims provides 17 percent more airflow...
International Resistive Co. Inc. (IRC, Boone, NC) announced that it has applied its thick-film-on-steel technology to dynamic braking applications. The resultant dynamic...
Researchers at Tsinghua University (China) announced what they claim is a breakthrough in superconducting technology. Using Bismuth Strontium Calcium Copper Oxide (BSCCO), the scientists managed to produce a high-temperature superconducting wire measuring 340m in length, 3.43mm wide and 0.15mm thick. Previously, only five other nations had developed superconducting wires, each with a length of just […]
General Semiconductor Inc. (Melville, NY) reported results for the quarter ended March 31, 2001. Sales for the quarter were $102.0 million, a decrease of 11.3 percent from the $115.0 million reported for the fourth quarter of 2000. Operating income for the quarter, excluding one-time pre-tax restructuring charges, was $10.2 million, a 46 percent decrease from […]
Parker Hannifin's (UK) electromechanical division has launched a new range of stepper drives called the XL Series. The new series drives are housed in a metal case with a width of 30mm. The cases stand 175mm tall and have front-to-back measurement of 130mm. They are designed for panel-mounting, using standard connectors and screw terminals, and […]
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) has expanded its offering of chip capacitors to include smaller case sizes in the CF Series of surface-mount chip film capacitors. This extended range of film capacitors now includes case sizes 1206 and 1210, supplementing the existing range of CF products already available. The film capacitors are available in standard […]
Tyco Electronics Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) announced a new, coated version of its 90V radial-leaded PolySwitch resettable fuses, the BBR550 and BBR750 devices. These devices are designed to facilitate the provisioning of cable telephony and protect against potentially damaging power faults to cable power passing tap ports and set-top boxes. In addition, they help limit […]
BI Technologies (Fullerton, CA) has unveiled the Model 7700 Series of low-profile power modules with power-handling capabilities of up to 4,000W. These hybrid modules contain all the power components needed to perform boost-type power factor protection in a switching power supply. They include a bridge rectifier with SCRs, an ultrafast boost diode, a power MOSFET […]
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced that it has begun shipping its first gallium arsenide semiconductors three months ahead of plan. The company originally forecast that it would not see revenue from its new compound semiconductor technology until June, 2001. Initial orders are for the InGaAs/InP photodetectors Microsemi introduced in December, 2000. They will be […]