PolyStor Corp. (Livermore, CA) has launched a new 8mm prismatic lithium-ion battery, the PSC340848-1350. The new battery achieves a 1350mAh capacity in...
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) announced that its Integrated Electronics division released its first commercial power converter product. The company believes that the device, which is called the PowerModule, could create the standard for the power-conversion industry. PowerModules are based on a printed circuit-board design, which allows the use of standard electronic manufacturing techniques for […]
Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. (Tokyo, Japan) announced that in May 2001 they will begin the mass production of new types of lithium-polymer batteries with capacities ranging up to 1,650mAh. The new lithium-polymer batteries employ an integrated structure of positive/negative electrodes and a separator, which can change its thickness and size. The power capacity can be […]
Citel Inc. (Miami, FL) has unveiled a new heavy-duty ac power-surge protector designed for wireless base stations and cellular sites. Each DS150E protects one phase with a patented technology that combines three layers of MOVs and thermal fuses. It is available for 110Vac to 120Vac and 220Vac to 250Vac networks. The DS150E has a power-dissipation […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) has introduced a new disposable ballast IC designed for high-volume, compact fluorescent lamp applications. The IR2156...
ON Semiconductor (Phoenix, AZ) has unveiled two new micropower LDO regulators with on-board NOCAP technology. NOCAP technology is designed for applications with...
Power Measurement Ltd. (Victoria, BC) announced the new 7350 ION three-phase digital power meter. Combining basic sag/swell detection, waveform recording and harmonics...
Ecostar Electric Powertrain (Dearborn, MI) and Power Conversion Systems (PCS) introduced their high-efficiency, 500W bi-directional 14V/42V dc/dc converter at the Convergence Transportation Electronics Association (CTEA) 2000 Show in Detroit. The converter is an integral part of the advanced power system that is being developed by Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI, Milwaukee, WI). The Ecostar bi-directional dc/dc […]
AstroPower Inc. (Newark, DE) has announced that its packaged solar-electric-power SunUPS photovoltaic system is the first photovoltaic system with battery storage to be approved under the Florida Photovoltaic Buildings Program of the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC). As a result of the approval, utilities and other program partners can receive rebate funds from the state […]
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, CA) has introduced the Maxi-Plus Series of capacitors, a series of K30,000 dielectric with X7R temperature characteristics. The SLC Series is designed to operate in the millimeter bands with an ultra-low equivalent series resistance specifically for the RF/microwave, optical and cellular markets. According to AVX, the electrical advantage of this dielectric […]
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 […]