After being assessed and approved by QAS Ltd., Sprague-Goodman Electronics (Westbury, NY) announced that it received ISO 9000 certification. The ISO 9000 certification applies to the design, manufacture and distribution of the company's lines of variable capacitors, fixed and variable inductors and transformers, tuning elements, and tuning tools. "To add to our already-impressive quality portfolio, […]
PowerSmart Inc. (Shelton, CT) has announced the availability of the PS3180 SmartShunt battery monitor for prototype evaluation. The SmartShunt is a battery-monitoring...
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a new series of hyperfast-recovery diodes with soft-recovery waveshape. The new diodes were designed to...
Intelec 2001 will be held October 14-18, 2001 in the United Kingdom at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland. This will be the 23rd annual international conference dedicated to the exchange of information on energy and power for communication systems. Intelec 2001's theme will be "No Power, No Service, No Revenue." The conference […]
The entire AVX Corp.'s (Myrtle Beach, SC) product line catalog is now available in a revised CD-ROM version. The new Electronic Catalog System contains the latest catalog information on MLC and tantalum capacitors, power supply capacitors, resistor chips, arrays and networks, thin-film inductors, SMT fuses, transient suppressors, filters, piezos and timing devices. The CD-ROM also […]
Tyco Electronics Corp. (Menlo Park, CA) announced the next generation in its line of PolySwitch PPTC resettable strap devices. The VLR230 (5mm x 12mm form factor) and VLR170 (3.6mm x 10mm form factor) devices are claimed to provide low-series resistance and enhanced thermal protection for lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride rechargeable battery packs. When an electrical […]
International Resistive Co. Inc. (Boone, NC), a subsidiary of the TT Group PLC, introduced the new LOB Series of low-ohm resistors, which provide current sensing down to 0.005ohms. Intended to provide current designers with a device suited for a wide range of applications, IRC claims that the molded axial-leaded resistors exhibit almost no inductance in […]
Shindengen America Inc. (Mt. Prospect, IL) announced that their website now features Shindengen Power Semiconductor product information in the ISO13584 (PLib) international standard. The ISO13584 (PLib) is a computer-compatible parts library established in accordance with ISO TC184SC4WG2. Also referred to as PLib, (Parts Library) it forms an international standard for parts catalogs in electronic format. […]
Fox Electronics (Fort Myers, FL) has opened a new 10,000 square-foot JITO oscillator programming center. This is its second worldwide center, opened in response to a reportedly strong market demand. According to E.L. Fox, Jr., president of Fox, "While we're not surprised at the success of our program, we are delighted with the market's response. […]
Darnell.Com Inc. (Corona, CA) announced the appointments of Dr. D. Bruce Merrifield and John C. Meldrum to the company's Board of Directors. Dr. Merrifield and Mr. Meldrum are the first outside directors appointed to the board.Dr. Merrifield is president and CEO of the Pridco Management Company (Washington, DC). He is Professor Emeritus of the Wharton […]
Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME) announced a new online simulation tool called WebSIM that allows design engineers to obtain immediate performance characteristics of Fairchild MOSFET devices, particularly those used in power-supply designs for notebooks, cellular phones and PDAs. Fairchild has partnered with Transim Corp. (Los Altos, CA), the maker of WebSIM, to offer this Internet-based […]
Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) launched the DS1680 portable system controller for touch-screen devices. The DS1680 simplifies board setup, cuts manufacturing costs, saves space and reduces chip count in instruments utilizing touch-screen technology, and is the first chip to integrate a clock/calendar, power monitor, watchdog, NV ram control and touch-screen control circuits, according to the […]
Zetex Inc. (Commack, NY) has introduced the ZXCL Series of LDO regulators designated for use in low-power and space-critical applications. The devices are available in the SC70 package, which measures 2 x 1.25 x 1.0mm, or in the larger five-pin SOT23 package with an industry-standard pinout. Zetex claims that the output current of up to […]
Powerex Inc. (Youngwood, PA) is pleased to announce the addition of the new LS4 Single SCR and Diode modules to their line of POW-R-BLOK devices. Tested and recognized by Underwriters Laboratories, the new devices are designed for use in applications requiring isolated packaging for rectification or phase control. The isolated package allows for easy mounting […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced five new recovery diodes specifically developed to increase power and improve reliability and efficiency in high-frequency inverter welder-output stages. Four of the new welding diodes, the 80EBU02, 150EBU02, 80EBU04 and 150EBU04, are available in IR's powIRtab package and are rated at 80A. The fifth device, 60EPU02, is rated […]