Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) announced its new multi-topology, high-frequency, BiCMOS, pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller, the TPS43000, which features operating frequencies...
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced the availability of the TOP412/414 high-voltage integrated switcher family for dc/dc converters. The TOP412/414 integrates a PWM controller and high-voltage MOSFET on a monolithic die, providing a compact solution unavailable from comparable discrete solutions, according to Power Integrations. As few as 15 components are required for a 10W, 5V […]
Motorola Semiconductor Components Group (Phoenix, AZ) introduced a new Electroluminescent Lamp (EL) Driver integrated circuit that is claimed to significantly lengthen battery life when powering the LCD display in low power portable products. The chip is said to offer substantially lower standby current drain than previously available devices. The new MC33441 dc/ac inverter is designed […]
Philips Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) announced a new dual n-channel MOSFET in an SO8 package, the PHKD6N02LT. It is a 2.5V specified enhancement-mode field-effect transistor within a plastic package using TrenchMOS technology. The PHKD6N02LT is designed for battery-protection circuits. It is suitable for use in lithium-ion battery applications, notebook PCs and portable appliances. The features […]
Coilcraft has introduced the first of its new line of Power Wafer magnetics. These ultra-thin, high-performance power inductors are designed for handheld...
Philips Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) introduced two n-channel, logic-level, field-effect, power transistor series, the PH*96NQ03LT and the PH*98N03LT, in a plastic package using TrenchMOS technology. Both series include three products; the PHD in a D-PAK package, the PHB in a D2PAK and the PHP in a TO-220AB package. The PH*96NQ03LT Series is designed for the […]
Energy Ventures Inc. (EVI, Toronto)announced that, in laboratory tests, its Zinc Bromine Hybrid system now delivers up to 100 battery charge and discharge cycles. Zinc Carbon or LeClanche cells, typically marketed as heavy duty batteries, have been manufactured for over 125 years and more than 5 billion cells a year are still sold today (primarily […]
The Northeast Advanced Vehicle Consortium (NAVC) announced that four clean transportation projects have been awarded funding by the US Advanced Vehicle Technologies Program (AVP). The AVP is funded jointly by the Departments of Transportation and Defense, to spur development of innovative technologies for medium and heavy duty vehicles.The first project receiving funding is to develop […]
Electrosource Inc. (Austin,TX) announced it has received a $2 million order for its 12H95 Horizon Batteries from a Malaysian buyer. The order was placed by the international marketing group, Electrosource International Ltd., following the receipt of a purchase order from Perusahaan Otomobile Electric Sdn. Bhd. (POEM, Malaysia). The batteries will be used as the primary […]
Valence Technology Inc. (Henderson, NV) reported it has received new purchase orders for lithium polymer batteries. The orders total 50,000 meters, or more than 30 miles, of proprietary anode, cathode and separator material. The company also delivered its second major shipment of lithium polymer battery components to its joint partner, Hanil Valence Co. (Seoul, Korea). […]
Unitrode Corp. (Merrimack, NH) announced the UCC39421/2 family of multimode high-frequency PWM controllers, optimized for low-power portable applications. The ICs are considered ideal for multi-chemistry battery applications, whether using alkaline, NiMH rechargeable, or lithium-ion rechargeable cells.The UCC39421 family is claimed to offer 95 percent efficient, current-mode dc/dc conversion to boost, flyback, and SEPIC (Single Ended […]
Wall Industries (Exeter, NH) recently announced the availability of the BQ Series of industry-standard quarter-brick dc/dc converters. These converters offer the user 50 to 150W in the industry standard quarter-brick size of 2.28" x 1.45 x 0.50". The series has an input range of 18V to 36V or 36V to 75V and outputs of 1.5, […]
Powerware (Raleigh, NC) announced it has pre-configured UPS solutions specifically designed for IBM Netfinity servers. According to the company, this strategic partnership makes Powerware the first UPS provider to offer pre-configured solutions for all three IBM server lines – AS/400, RS/6000 and Netfinity. Powerware's Netfinity UPS solutions (700VA to 3000VA) feature the Powerware 5105 (NetUPS) […]
Powerware (Raleigh N.C.) was awarded a three year contract to be a global supplier of power protection solutions for the US Air Force. The follow-on contract also includes two one-year options for preventive and emergency maintenance solutions of uninterruptible power systems (UPS) and has an estimated value of approximately $4 million over its five-year term.The […]
Bolder Technologies (Golden, CO) announced that a TMF-powered electric motorcycle set a new national speed record June 5, 1999. The quarter mile time was 13.995 seconds, which represents the fastest official time recorded for an electric motorcycle in the quarter mile. This compares with a quarter mile time of 12.7 seconds set by a Dodge […]