International Resistive Co. Inc. (Boone, NC), a subsidiary of the TT Group PLC, introduced the new LOB Series of low-ohm resistors, which provide current sensing down to 0.005ohms. Intended to provide current designers with a device suited for a wide range of applications, IRC claims that the molded axial-leaded resistors exhibit almost no inductance in […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) is adding 70 new Schottky diodes to their High-Reliability Components Group offering. The company claims that the new diodes offer improved performance, broader rating ranges and greater package selection than before. The new line-up includes devices screened for TX, TXV and S-level, space-qualified applications, as well as 100V and 150V […]
Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, ME) introduced a new family of 20V PowerTrench P-channel MOSFETS with 8V and 12V VGS ratings. The company claims that the devices offer a guaranteed maximum Rds(on) rating of 1.8VGS for switching low voltages, thereby eliminating the need for additional boost circuitry for all devices with 8V gate-source voltage. Fairchild is […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced several new IGBTs with rated blocking voltages of 900V to 1,200V with, they claim, faster switching times and lower saturation voltages than their previous types. In the 900V class are the 24A IXGH12N90C and the 56A IXGH28N90B, whose maximum saturation voltages are respectively 3.0V and 2.5V with current fall […]
PowerCache (San Diego, CA), a Maxwell Technologies company, announced the availability of the PC100, a 100-farad ultracapacitor. PowerCache claims that the new PC100 can increase battery operating life while reducing battery size in automatic meter readers; automotive applications; black box data recorders for commercial and military aviation; backup power for UPS applications; or any other […]
Sorensen, a division of Elgar (San Diego, CA), has added two new 500V modules to the MML Series of modular, medium-power, programmable dc, electronic loads. These new 500V electronic loads are available in 300W and 600W configurations and can operate down to 2.5V at the top current rating. The 500V MML Series modules can be […]
Pulizzi Engineering Inc. (Santa Ana, CA) announced the release of the TPC884-I international power-distribution system with cTUVus agency approval and the CE mark. The technology of the TPC884-I provides high-current, full-load capacity of 16A at either 110Vac to 125Vac or 200Vac to 240Vac. The built-in voltage selection switch allows the user to select the operating […]
Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) launched the DS1680 portable system controller for touch-screen devices. The DS1680 simplifies board setup, cuts manufacturing costs, saves space and reduces chip count in instruments utilizing touch-screen technology, and is the first chip to integrate a clock/calendar, power monitor, watchdog, NV ram control and touch-screen control circuits, according to the […]
Zetex Inc. (Commack, NY) has introduced the ZXCL Series of LDO regulators designated for use in low-power and space-critical applications. The devices are available in the SC70 package, which measures 2 x 1.25 x 1.0mm, or in the larger five-pin SOT23 package with an industry-standard pinout. Zetex claims that the output current of up to […]
Powerex Inc. (Youngwood, PA) is pleased to announce the addition of the new LS4 Single SCR and Diode modules to their line of POW-R-BLOK devices. Tested and recognized by Underwriters Laboratories, the new devices are designed for use in applications requiring isolated packaging for rectification or phase control. The isolated package allows for easy mounting […]
International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) announced five new recovery diodes specifically developed to increase power and improve reliability and efficiency in high-frequency inverter welder-output stages. Four of the new welding diodes, the 80EBU02, 150EBU02, 80EBU04 and 150EBU04, are available in IR's powIRtab package and are rated at 80A. The fifth device, 60EPU02, is rated […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announces the availability of a new 85V rated series of high-power MOSFETs made from a single die. At a case temperature of 25 degrees C, the IXF_80N085 is rated at 80A and 300W and has an Rds(on) of less than 9 milliohms. It is available in either the TO-247 through-hole […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) is releasing the FXC/FXP Series of stand-alone or rack-mounted power systems, which provide ac front-end capability to telecom, data communications and other distributed-power designs. Both the FXC and FXP systems may be paralleled up to 180kW of output power. However, the FXC family is intended for chassis-mounted installations with bolted connections […]
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas, TX) is announcing a new Power Minder IC, the bq2019, a battery monitor, which they claim will allow...
Dallas Semiconductor (Dallas, TX) announced the DS2760 lithium-ion battery monitor, which they claim is the industry's first high-performance fuel gauge internal circuit...