Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. (Cambridge, MA) announced a breakthrough technology concept that could rapidly advance the commercialization of fuel cell vehicles. The innovation, invented by Nuvera and to be developed through the firm's high-efficiency quick start (Hi-Q) program from funding provided by the US Department of Energy, addresses key issues such as start-up time and […]
Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR) announced a new family of Higher Frequency Fast Recovery Epitaxial Diodes (FREDs) in a TO-247 package. The new FREDs, designated APT15DS60B and APT30DS60B, are capable of replacing GaAs rectifiers in high frequency applications up to 2MHz, at a fraction of the cost, according to APT. The 15A device has […]
The LinFinity Divison of Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) recently introduced the LX432 low-voltage shunt regulator for isolated power supplies of less than 4V output, for low-cost low-dropout regulation of 2.5V and below, and for applications requiring a precision low-voltage reference. The new device is available in both 3-pin and 5-pin SOT-23 surface-mount packages and […]
Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has announced a new family of dc/dc charge pump converters intended to enable ultra low-power applications that require 200 to 300mA such as portable instruments, battery-powered microprocessors and personal digital assistants, and a new family of high-current low dropout voltage regulators (LDOs) designed for low-power applications (1A) such as set-top boxes, […]
Maxwell Technologies (San Diego) and Duracell (Bethel, CT) have signed a business collaboration agreement in which the two companies will jointly identify opportunities with key original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to combine Maxwell's PowerCache ultracapacitor technology with Duracell ULTRA Alkaline batteries. According to the companies, the combination of these two technologies promises to significantly extend battery […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a new 20V Schottky diode family designed to help power supply design engineers overcome the...
Motorola Semiconductor Components Group (Phoenix, AZ) announced a new p-channel MOSFET offering ultra low Rds(on) performance, designed to enable reduced battery drain and longer talk times for digital cellular phones, such as GSM designs. With an Rds(on) rating of 14 milliohms, the new MMSF4205 MOSFET is one of only two announced devices which offer this […]
Enron Wind Corp. (Bakersfield, CA) slashed their employee rolls in response to the elimination of federal wind power tax credits. Eighty workers at their Zond Energy Systems manufacturing facility in Tehachapi, California will be laid off by July 20th. The factory opened two years ago.The tax credit of 1 1/2cents per kilowatt hour of power […]
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) has introduced the D Series of 400W to 6kW, 6U/9U high, 19 rack compatible dc/dc converters. The new...
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) has introduced a 300V family of second-generation dc/dc converter modules. The new modules are designed for off-line applications,...
Coilcraft (Cary, IL) is offering their wirewound chip in an 0402 body size. These parts measure just .047 x .025 x 0.24...
LinFinity Microelectronics Inc. (Garden Grove, CA) introduced the LX1681/82 family of monolithic pulse-width modulator controller-integrated circuits for implementing flexible, low-cost buck (step down) regulator supplies with a minimum of external components for 5V to 3.3V or lower power supplies. Typical conversions are from 5V to 3.3V, 5V to 2.5V or 5V to 1.8V for applications […]
ITW Paktron (Lynchburg, WV) is offering its Capstick Series high frequency switching power supply capacitors in high-temperature polymer shells with flat-top surfaces. The new capacitor is ideal for 48V bus input and output. It has a low impedance (ESR/ESL) construction and is self healing to avoid shorts. It is made for 1000KHz switching power trains […]
AlliedSignal Power Systems Inc. (Torrance, CA) has unveiled their new brand identity for what will be the firm's first commercial TurboGenerator power system. The first series will be called the Parallon 75 TurboGenerator. The company is currently fielding beta-test systems.Each single Parallon 75 power system is designed to produce a steady dependable 75kW of power […]
Lambda Electronics (Melville, NY) announced plans to consolidate four of its manufacturing facilities into one 260,000 sq. ft. facility in Tijuana, Mexico. Lambda also announced it is making a number of its most powerful power supplies available with a 24-hour turnaround time from distributors. Three plants in Mexico (Reynosa, Del Norte and Tijuana) and a […]