Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park,CA) announced two new families of highly integrated TVS devices that are designed to exceed the overvoltage protection and lower space requirements of sensitive CMOS technology used in portable applications. According to Semtech, the new SMF05 and SMF12 are the first TVS devices to integrate EDS protection for four low-power data or […]
DATEL Inc. (Mansfield, MA) announced the new A-Series of dc/dc power converters. They combine a high-frequency (310kHz), high-efficiency (to 88 percent), synchronous-rectifier topology with the newest components and fully automated SMT-on-pcb construction. The models deliver 9W to 15W (up to 6A) from the standard 2" x 1" package. All models deliver their full rated output […]
Endicott Research Group Inc. (ERG, Endicott, NY) introduced the MC product platform intended to provide a high-powered, economical solution for design engineers...
Vishay Siliconix (Santa Clara, CA) announced three new power MOSFETs with improved specs for notebook computer and CPU point-of-use dc-to-dc conversion applications....
The new GPS65 open-frame switching power supply from Digital Power Corp. (Fremont, CA) is claimed to set a new price/performance standard for...
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Minneapolis, MN) has introduced the NLP110 Series of ac/dc power supplies. Comprised of four models, the series offers an...
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) announced a new high-voltage MOSFET for implantable cardio defibrillator (ICD) applications that is 40 percent smaller than those currently available. Designated the MSAFA1N100D, the new device is the first to be developed jointly by Microsemi and Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR).The Microsemi device will be used as an overvoltage […]
Linear Technology Corp. (Milpitas, CA) recently announced a reorganization intended to direct the company's growth from $500 million in sales to $1 billion and beyond. As part of the reorganization, co-founder and CEO Bob Swanson will also become Chairman of the board of directors. Clive Davies, who has been with Linear Technology for 17 years, […]
Signal Technology Corp. (Danvers, MA) reported its first quarter results, with revenues $3.3 million lower than the same quarter last year, falling from $23.7 million to $20.4 million. Net income for the 1999 first quarter, ended March 31, 1999, improved to $639,000, or $0.08 per diluted share, versus net income of $203,000, or $0.03 per […]
GFI Energy Ventures LLC (Los Angeles, CA) announced the completion of a substantial investment in Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA). Through the investment, GFI and its co-investors, including Oaktree Capital Management (Los Angeles) and RIT Capital Partners plc (London), have acquired a 60 percent majority interest in the power supply company."With this investment, we have […]
Sanken Electric Co. Ltd. (Durham, NC) has introduced a new external adapter for notebook computers. Called the Slim 56W AC adapter, the device weighs 260 grams, and is sized 114.5 x 49.5 x 27 mm. Over-voltage protection is offered with auto shutdown at 22V. The adapter also features convection cooling, and EMI filtering to FCC […]
Xentek Power Systems (San Marcos, CA) recently announced the completion of its merger with its sister company, Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. The new company will operate under the Taiyo Yuden (USA) name, and the firms plan to consolidate operations into a single location yet to be determined. According to the firm, no staff or personnel […]
Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc. (FMI, San Jose, CA) has developed three new power management ICs suitable for use in cellular phones, PDAs and other mobile devices. The devices are intended to address the requirements of digital systems such as CDMA, GSM and W-CDMA. The set includes the MB3891, which was developed specifically for current and future […]
Lucent Power Systems (Mesquite, TX) recently unveiled its Austin Series non-isolated SMT dc/dc power modules. Incorporating the topology, high-frequency switching, components, materials and packaging innovations of Lucent's Titania Series, the compact modules measure 1.765 x 0.51 x 0.215 and weigh less than 5 grams. Nine versions of the modules are available, providing 1.5, 1.8 and […]
Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA) recently introduced the CRP500 Series of 500W bulk power switchmode power supplies. The latest in Cherokee's line of telecom rectifiers, the CRP500 is designed to meet the stringent quality demands of communications OEMs and are BELLCORE compatible. Standard features include a power factor corrected input mains that complies with EN61000-3-2 […]