Raytheon Co. (Lexington, MA) announced the new RMLA00400 high-speed transimpedance amplifier, which utilizes a photodetector to convert optical signals into a voltage...
DATEL Inc. (Mansfield, MA) announced its USQ Series of high-efficiency, quarter-brick, dc/dc converters. The new 20A, 30A, and 40A dc/dc converters utilize...
IMPCO Technologies Inc. (Cerritos, CA) reported results for its fiscal second quarter ended October 31, 2001. For the second quarter of fiscal 2002, IMPCO reported a net loss of $8.7 million, or $0.83 per share, on revenues of $24.1 million. This compared to a net loss of $1.4 million, or $0.13 per share, for the […]
Ansoft Corp. (Pittsburgh, PA) released its newest version of Simplorer 5.0, a mixed-technology simulator for automotive electrical/electromechanical systems and power-electronic and drive applications. The software's new architecture allows large-scale simulations such as those used for power-distribution systems, electric and hybrid-electric vehicles, and more. The Simplorer 5.0 combines tailor-made simulation tools for different technical domains, such […]
Zevco (London) announced it had orders for six fuel cell powered vans, five going to England's official Post Office, the Royal Mail, and one to the Westminster City Council. The company also plans to be listed on Europe's Easdaq and New York's Nasdaq exchanges this year. A European investment bank has been named to advise […]
Bolder Technologies Corp. (Golden,CO) has signed an agreement with Snap-on Tools Co. to supply Bolder's Thin Metal Film (TMF) battery technology to a line of Snap-on products for professional auto technicians. Developed and manufactured by Bolder to Snap-on's specifications, the first product is expected to be introduced in the fourth quarter and will be sold […]
Several serious contenders to replace today's lead-acid batteries were showcased at last week's IEEE International Telecommunications Energy Conference (Intelec) in Copenhagen. Over 1,000 attendees saw the most-recent developments in low-speed flywheels, high-speed flywheels, Li-polymer batteries, Vanadium batteries, and fuel cell technologies. This last Intelec of the 20th Century pointed toward a future where lead-acid batteries […]
Gresham Power Electronics (Salisbury, UK), a subsidiary of Digital Power (Fremont, CA), has received orders exceeding $1,000,000 from EN Bazan for various power converters used on four F-100 frigates belonging to the Spanish Navy. The principal Gresham product is a 15kVA transformer rectifier unit (TRU) which provides dc power to service and start the vessel's […]
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) has introduced the C4700 Series of 2500W, 6U high, VMW/Eurorack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. This series is...
Antec Corp. (Duluth, GA) introduced their new Total System Power (TSP) unit. According to Antec, TSP marks the beginning of a new Energy Link family of power supplies that are designed to provide increased flexibility for network growth. TSP features a dual module design that ensures flexibility in HFC networks. The system can be deployed […]
Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) has announced the T8S Series of power distribution systems, which provide individual on/off control over eight...
Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) announced SiliconMAX, a new family of power MOSFET devices that achieve ultra-low power dissipation by utilizing an enhanced version of Philips' TrenchMOS process technology. According to Philips, the new MOSFETs provide designers with a far lower Rds(on) rating in the same size package, or allows for the use of a much […]
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 […]