EOS Corp. (Camarillo, CA) announced the VLT80 Series of single- and quad-output, open-frame, switching-power supplies, the latest addition to its popular V...
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced the latest additions to its line of power-management products, the TC2575 and TC2576 dc/dc switching regulators that provide a simple, highly power-efficient buck regulator solution. According to TelCom, the TC2575 can drive a 1.0A load with excellent line and load regulation, while the TC2576 is a 3.0A switching […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) announced transient-voltage suppression (TVS) devices designed specifically to protect USB hubs. The STF201 and STF202 are easily...
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the availability of highly efficient, HEXFET power MOSFETs for the PC, telecom, datacom and industrial power-supply market. The new application-specific MOSFETs are optimized for switch-mode power supply dc/dc conversion circuits, enabling designers to surpass 90 percent efficiency ratings. According to IR, its dc/dc-optimized MOSFETs are so efficient, they […]
Enova Systems (Torrance, CA) announced it has entered into a contract with Hyundai Motor Co. (Korea), the world's seventh-largest automobile manufacturer, to design and develop a new parallel-hybrid system for its production vehicles. This contract follows the successful completion of a development program between the companies that resulted in a parallel-hybrid system for Hyundai's hybrid-electric […]
TelCom Semiconductor Inc. (Mountain View, CA) announced that Mark Brown has joined the company as vice president of finance and CFO. Brown is replacing Bob Gargus, who was promoted to president in December 1999. Brown joins TelCom from MainStreet Networks, where he last served as CFO and vice president of finance.
BK Precision Corp. (Placentia, CA) announced that it has formed an alliance with LEM Instruments Inc. (Torrance, CA). BK Precision will distribute selected hand-held power measuring products manufactured by LEM Instruments. "LEM Instruments Inc. is a North American subsidiary of LEM Holdings USA," said Victor Tolan, president of BK Precision. "They offer a technologically advanced […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) announced that it has agreed to sell its 65-percent interest in Lite-On Power Semiconductor (LPSC, Taiwan) to Lite-On JV Corp. (Lite-On Group) for consideration consisting of cash and the assignment or transfer of stock appreciation rights in Vishay common stock held by the Lite-On Group. The Lite-On Group currently owns […]
California Micro Devices Corp. (CAMD, Milpitas, CA) announced the introduction of the CMPWR300 and CMPWR280 devices, two monolithic CMOS semiconductors, to its existing family of power-management products. Using CAMD's SmartOR technology, the new parts give continuous 3.3V output power from one of three supplies determined by the system requirements, and automatically selected by the internal […]
Statronics Power Supplies (Australia) recently introduced the R050308, a non-isolated converter with an industry-standard footprint and a wide input range of 4.5Vdc to 7.0Vdc. The R050308 is designed for installation as a through-hole component and measures 2" x 1" x 0.4". According to Statronics, it is a compact, efficient, economical, 8A converter with a single […]
Collmer Semiconductor Inc. (Dallas, TX) has recently introduced Trench Gate MOSFETs from Fuji Electric of Japan. According to Collmer, these devices use advanced 0.8um technology and are avalanche energy-rated. Additionally, they feature a high-gate-to-source-voltage rating of +30, -20V. The Trench Gate MOSFETs have a maximum Vds of 60V, and Rds(on) is 5.0 milliohms typical and […]
EOS Corp. (Camarillo, CA) introduced a new range of colors to brand and differentiate its V Series ac/dc power supplies. Ranging from blue to green, purple to red, the new packaging is intended to add excitement to the black and white world of power supplies. "Increasing the brand awareness of our V Series power supplies […]
DATEL Inc. (Mansfield, MA), a leader in dc/dc converter products, announced the initiation of its horizontal integration into the areas of power-supply, burn-in and test components. The DTL2A is the first member of a family of digitally programmable electronic loads and their respective controller boards that facilitate burn-in and rapid, precise testing of power supplies, […]
SAE Power Inc. (Santa Clara, CA), a supplier of EMI power line filters and magnetic components, has entered the power-supply market with its new line of PS83 dc/dc converters that deliver up to 190A at 1.8Vdc. These 500W converters are housed in a 5.4" x 3.2" x 1.2" package, and achieve efficiencies of at least […]
Astec (Carlsbad, CA) announced the addition of new models to its popular Net Series of low-power switchers featuring compact packaging that make them, according to Astec, power solutions suitable for 1U (1.75") rack installations and other low-profile applications. With active PFC to minimize input harmonic distortion, the new NTQ160 models accept universal ac input (85Vac […]