AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) is supplying technology and components that power the international space station (ISS). Switch-mode power supply capacitors and...
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) announced a new device that they claim simplifies and lowers the cost of designing highly-efficient core power...
Sprague-Goodman Electronics (Westbury, NY) has added a new capacitance range to its line of SURFTRIM surface-mount trimmer capacitors. The three models in...
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) introduced two battery-charging controller ICs, the FAN7563 and FAN7564, that provide constant current and constant voltage charging of lithium-ion batteries used in handheld applications. The FAN7563 and FAN7564 operate from 2.5 to 16V and provide end-of-charge current control. The FAN7564 implements an LDO control function and delivers driving output that […]
SEMIKRON International (Nürnberg, Germany) launched a new SKiiP generation at electronica 2000. SKiiP 3rd generation is based on a modular power section comprising a dual switch with the new IGBT 3 — 1,200V — and inverse controlled axial lifetime diodes. The new generation has compatible interfaces and dimensions with the present SKiiP product line. Semikron […]
Micrel Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) has developed a three-zone thermal supervisor IC for thermal management using embedded thermal diodes such as those found in Intel Corp.'s Pentium III CPU. The MIC384, part of a family of system and thermal management products, features one local and two remote temperature measurement zones, a programmable interrupt output and […]
Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) reports that it expects fourth quarter earnings per share to decrease between five cents and eight cents per share from the third quarter. The company claims that this is primarily a result of a decline in sales. Dallas Semiconductor stated that sales for the fourth quarter would be down between […]
In cooperation with the motor vehicle industry, EPCOS (Munich, Germany) has developed the B41684 and B41784 Series of aluminum electrolytic capacitors for onboard electronics, especially in commercial vehicles. In contrast with conventional axial or radial-lead designs, the cathode consists of two collars, one at either end of the can. These form a common conductive surface […]
Maxim Integrated Products (Sunnyvale, CA) has introduced the MAX6381 through MAX6390 microprocessor µP supervisory circuits. Designed to monitor supply rails of 1.8V to 5V in µP and digital systems, these SC70 devices consume 3µA, making them suitable for portable applications. Whenever a monitored voltage falls below the reset threshold, the reset output asserts and remains […]
Sierra-KD Components (Carson City, NV) announced today that it has received the TRIDENT II (D-5) Flag from the Department of the Navy in recognition of its support to the D5 program with its low pass EMI filters. The award letter from Rear Admiral D. M. Dwyer reads, in part: "The low pass filter produced by […]
Sipex Corp. (Billerica, MA) reports developing a new synchronous buck controller, the SP6120. This new device is a fixed-frequency, voltage-mode, synchronous, PWM controller. Features include one percent reference, 100 percent frequency accuracy, 40mV over-current detection, 950uA quiescent current, and 10uA sleep current; all these are specified over the full range of input voltage and operating […]
Elna Co. Ltd. (Yokohama, Japan) has developed a new, coin-type electrical double-layer capacitor, called DSK609, with a rated voltage of 3.3V and a capacitance of 0.07F. Elna claims that the DSK609, which is 6.8mm in diameter and 0.9mm thick, is able to maintain a high performance level after numerous charges and discharges, and that it […]
Elantec Semiconductor Inc. (Milpitas, CA) introduced two new 4A single-chip synchronous buck dc/dc converters with integrated power transistors (FETs). The EL7563C and the EL7564C were designed for applications in the communications, graphics, and PC markets that require high-density, small form factor ASIC logic boards, lower operating voltages, smaller PCB space, and higher efficiency power supply […]
Interpoint Corp. (Redmond, WA) announces the MSM Series of dc/dc converters delivering up to 5W from a 28V input in a surface-mountable package. Interpoint claims that the new converters have reliable power operation over the full military temperature range of -55 degrees C to 125 degrees C. The MSM Series uses commercially-available discrete components, printed […]
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) has announced the outline of its new mid-term business plan, named Value Creation 21, for the three-year period from April 2001 through March 2004. The Value Creation 21 plan seeks to establish a "new Matsushita" that will place top priority on providing value-adding services to customers through the […]