Newport Components (UK) introduced a new range of triple-output 3W dc/dc converters with on-board shutdown. The NMT dc/dc converters are designed to reduce board space and component count in telecommunications applications from fax machines and modems to ISDN access circuits, SLIC card interfaces and FITL/RITL-to-copper connections. The NMT dc/dc converters operate from a single, isolated […]
Zapworld.Com (ZAP, Sebastopol, CA) announced the appointment of William R. Hartman as CFO. Hartman has been serving as a financial consultant for ZAP since January 2001 prior to joining as CFO. Hartman has over 15 years of experience as CFO and controller, including division controller for Sega of America, as well as other businesses in […]
Yuasa Inc. (Reading, PA) introduced the DXC battery, a new wrapped calcium flat plate battery optimized for high-rate, short-duration discharges. Designed for...
Delta Products Corp. (Las Vegas, NV) has unveiled its new Millenium Class Systems (MCS), a family of high power-density telecom power products. Delta reports that it has simplified its remote and on-site system monitoring interfaces, as well as improved the system’s modularity. Delta claims that carriers can operate the remote monitoring system without installing additional […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced the appointment of Ted Lesster as Director of Engineering of the Technology Center, effective February 1, 1999. Lesster will have broad responsibilities for management and mentoring of the technical staff within the Technology Center, and for business development. Lesster is currently Chief Scientist of the Oceanic and Naval Systems […]
Todd Products Corp. (Brentwood, NY) introduced a new series of low-cost single- and multiple-output power supplies designed for computers and office automation equipment. Eleven models of the ac-input power supplies are available, with ratings from 40W to 85W. Available outputs for all models range from 3.3V at 10A to 48V at 1.8A. The power supplies […]
Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL, Pasadena, CA) have developed a concept for obtaining high energy-conversion efficiency in a photovoltaic (PV)system. The process involves concentration and spectral dispersion of sunlight, and the use of several types of solar PV cells, each placed at its optimum location in the spectrum. The spectral dispersion can be […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) introduced a new family of 600V half-bridge gate drivers purpose-designed and tuned for variable speed appliance motor...
The Beacon Power Corp., subsidiary of SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) has entered an agreement with Kobe Steel Ltd. (Japan) for the evaluation of Beacon's 20C1000 Cable/Telecom Flywheel System. In addition to evaluating the flywheel system in its own laboratory, Kobe will also make the systems available to Japanese telephone, cable and wireless providers for […]
Johnson Controls (Milwaukee) introduced the new Inspira dual-battery system as one of the first of its line of "smart" batteries with IQ...
Best Power (Necedah, WI) introduced the Fortress 1800VA uninterruptible power system. The new UPS provides four 15A outlet receptacles and two 20A outlet receptacles, in addition to standard upgraded voltage regulation features and expanded communications options.The Fortress line features Best Power's BestSelect buck and boost feature, which is designed to allow end-users to easily adjust […]
The UCC35701 from Unitrode Corp. (Merrimack, NH) is a new low-power voltage mode PWM controller that features an integrated oscillator and input voltage feedforward circuit to yield instantaneous rejection of input supply voltage changes. The controller is intended to enhance the overall system performance of isolated switching power supplies using primary side control, and is […]
Vishay Siliconix (Santa Clara, CA) introduced the Si9165BQ, a fully integrated programmable controller IC designed to provide dc/dc conversion efficiencies upwards of...
The new USB6B1/2 devices from STMicroelectronics Inc. (Lexington, MA) include a diode bridge and an integrated Transil diode configured to protect USB (Universal Serial Bus) data lines against positive and negative transient overvoltages and to keep the voltage between the power conductors within safe limits. The USB6B devices are designed to provide ESD protection up […]
Todd Products Corp. (Brentwood, NY) introduced a new series of low-cost single- and multiple-output power supplies designed for computers and office automation equipment. Eleven models of the ac-input power supplies are available, with ratings from 40W to 85W.Four families are offered, including the single-output TPS (Todd Products Single) power supplies are available with 65W or […]