Lambda Electronics Inc. (Melville, NY) introduced a new family of dc/dc power supplies targeting on-board distributed power applications in the telecommunications industry. The PA Series consists of single output dc/dc converters with 48V inputs that are particularly suited for central office applications. The 2.28 x 2.4 x 0.5 power supply features remote sense and remote […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Minneapolis) recently introduced the SXA10, the first series in a new family of surface mountable open-frame dc/dc converters. The...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced it has developed a power MOSFET technology that is equivalent in performance to the CoolMOS...
Micro Linear Corp. (San Jose, CA) recently introduced the ML4802, a low-power BiCMOS device that contains an intelligent Green Mode circuit that is claimed to automatically increase power supply efficiency at light loads. The ML4802 works with a wide range of power line input voltages (85-265Vac), making it possible to design universal power supplies that […]
Power Trends Inc. (Warrenville, IL) introduced the PT6670 Series of 3.3V input 20W boost Integrated Switching Regulators (ISRs). The new devices offer fixed output voltages of +5V/4A, +9V/2.2A and +12V/1.7A. The fixed output voltage is also adjustable with an external resistor. It is suited for use in systems that have converted to 3.3V power rails, […]
Collmer Semiconductor Inc. (Dallas) introduced a new line of Power Integrated Modules (PIMs) manufactured by Fuji Electric (Japan) for implementation of 230Vac...
Power Solutions Inc. (Pompano Beach, FL) introduced the AF-150P family of universal ac input EASYMOD switching power supplies. The 150W (180W peak)...
Toyota Motor Corp. (Japan) plans to begin an experimental car-pooling program in late May with its employees. The automaker has recruited about 300 employees to use its two-seater "e-com" vehicles to commute to work and between factories in a 25km radius around its Toyota City headquarters. Employees will use IC cards and the company intranet […]
The Ascom Group (Switzerland) announced that it will purchase all shares of ABB Power Supplies GmbH (Soest, Germany), including its Hong Kong subsidiary and the respective activities in Palm Coast, Florida, in Hungary and in China. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.According to Ascom, the new division will be a globally active supplier offering […]
BTR Siebe Power Systems Division (Raleigh, NC) announced its new structure this week. The new division, led by Division Chief Executive Tom Gutierrez, now consists of seven groups, including Lambda North America, Powerware Corp., BTR Siebe Storage, BTR Siebe Energy Systems, Powerware Lambda Europe, NEMIC Lambda and Teccor.Powerware President Patrick Steffen will be responsible for […]
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (San Diego) announced that its Energy Products subsidiary has been awarded a $2.15 million contract from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to provide high-voltage power supplies for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). Maxwell also announced the appointment of Thomas Horgan as President and CEO. The NIF, currently under construction in Northern California, […]
Unitrode Corp. (Merrimack, NH) introduced the UCC39411/2/3 family of low-power synchronous boost converters optimized to operate from low input voltages such as those provided from a single- or dual-cell battery. The new converters provide a wide input range that can accommodate such diverse power sources such as alkaline, NiCd, NiMH and lithium-ion batteries.The UCC39411 provides […]
STMicroelectronics (Switzerland) reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2001. Net revenues for the first quarter increased 12.9 percent to $1,921.1 million, from $1,702.2 million in the 2000 first quarter. Gross profit was $855.8 million, representing an increase of 19.3 percent over the 2000 first quarter. Gross margin was 44.5 percent, as […]
Apex Microtechnology Corp. (Tucson, AZ) introduced four new high-reliability converters in single and dual, 12V and 15V models. According to Apex, the 6W devices are available at a comparable per unit cost to 5W power supplies. The company also introduced a high power, 7.5W, 5V model.New additions to Apex's DHC2800 Series, the DHC2812 and DHC2815 […]
The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE, Freiburg, Germany) recently announced the development of a low-voltage dc/dc converter that creates output voltages between 12 and 350V with a high efficiency from input voltages as low as 0.7V. According to ISE, the converter opens up new application possibilities for energy converters such as fuel cells, […]