International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has introduced a HEXFET power MOSFET with a maximum temperature rating of 200 degrees C in a TO-220 plastic package. IR claims that the IRF1704 is an extremely rugged, low Rds(on) HEXFET power MOSFET manufactured using IR's stripe-planar technology, and is designed for existing and emerging automotive applications such […]
Sustainable Energy (Alberta, Canada) has successfully field-tested its power-management module for residential stationary fuel cell systems. The power-management module was designed to meet a need in the fuel cell industry for a power-conditioning system that would integrate variable voltage outputs of fuel cells with a transient power source, such as batteries or flywheels, to meet […]
Martek Power Abbott (Los Angeles, CA) released the CB Series, a new line of PCB-mountable dc/dc converters. The company claims that the converters are high-reliability, off-the-shelf, 28Vdc converters, which provide fully specified performance over an operating case temperature range of -55 degrees to 100 degrees C. They are intended for industrial, military and aerospace applications. […]
Polytron Devices Inc. (Paterson, NJ) has added a complete series of surface-mount dc/dc converters, available in 1.0W and 1.8W packages, to their line. This series, designated SMI.0 and SMI.8, is housed in a 1.0" x 0.35" x 0.37" package. The company claims that it is ideal for all I/O board-system and sub-system distributed-power configurations where […]
Potrans Electrical Corp. (Irvine, CA) announced the introduction of its new 5W power supply, the CP00511060. This external, switch-mode power supply is said to be one of the smallest additions to Potrans' base of switch-mode and transformer lines. The plug-in style unit is currently available with 6Vdc at 750mA, with an input voltage of 100Vac […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) introduced the NET1-4130, the first ac/dc power supply of their new NET1 Series featuring efficient dual geometric edge (EDGE) technology. The EDGE technology is claimed to increase the ability of next-generation systems to deliver greater output currents to Internet infrastructure and communications equipment. With EDGE technology, the NET1 Series is capable […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) has unveiled two new devices intended for use in distributed power architectures in telecommunications, data processing, point-of-use industrial systems, space-sensitive switching power supplies and other applications. The SC4820 devices are low-power PWM controllers intended for power conversion using push-pull or bridge topologies, typically in point-of-use off-line or dc/dc fixed-frequency, current-mode […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced the availability of the new IR2172 linear current-sensing IC with built-in shutdown for motor-drive applications. The IR2172 is designed to eliminate external current-sensing protection circuits. It is rated at 600V, for 230V three-phase ac inverters or brushless dc industrial motor drives used in conveyor belts and similar applications. […]
Advanced Power and Controls LLC (AP&C, Santa Ana, CA) unveiled the AFH1, a new series of programmable ac power sources that offer a range of adjustable output voltage and frequency. The AFH1 is designed to provide high-quality, low-cost, instrument-grade ac power for production and research and development testing, or quality assurance verification of commercial, avionics, […]
Dranetz-BMI (Edison, NJ) has announced the release of its first-ever single-phase Power Platform 4300 power-monitoring instrument. The company claims that this addition to their line of hand-held analyzers will offer their customers the same features and benefits as the market-leading 4300 at an entry price of less than $5,000. The single-phase 4300 comes equipped with […]
IDEC Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently announced the addition of a new 240W model, the PS5R-G24, to its PS5R Series of switching power supplies. This new unit features a built-in harmonic filter designed to make the device fully compliant with the new harmonic directive, EN61000-3-2. The new units can be paralleled together for a total output […]
Minuteman (Carrollton, TX) introduced its new Minuteman Remote Power Manager designed to provide network administrators a tool to easily manage devices in remote locations via network or standard telephone. Built to be small enough to fit on the desktop or comfortably in less than 1U of equipment rack space, this unit allows an administrator to […]
Unipower Corp.'s (Coral Springs, FL) Thin-250 and Thin-400 single-output switchers, the MD and MF Series, are now available in low-profile, fan-cooled cases...
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) announced that its Integrated Electronics division released its first commercial power-converter product. The company believes that the...
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced the availability of the new IR2172 linear current-sensing IC with built-in shutdown for motor drive applications....