Schneeberger Inc. has introduced a series of miniature profile guideways designed for use in cost-sensitive precision motion-control applications that require tight packaging. The MiniRail Series is a family of robust, tow-row miniature guideways made from stainless steel. An advanced ball-retainer design simplifies assembly and maintenance reducing the total cost of implementation and increasing application flexibility. […]
The MMC-EC040036-05P300A brushless motor controller from Maxon Precision Motors Inc. (Burlingame, CA) provides electronic commutation for brushless dc motors. Feedback is achieved...
HD Systems Inc. announced the SHF-14-2H miniature hollow-shaft gear units. Targeted for use in machine tools, robotics and automation applications, these units...
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 […]
Micrel Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, CA) recently announced the MIC5236, which is a tiny, micropower LDO regulator providing keep-alive voltage for power-sensitive notebook PCs. The device is the latest addition to the growing family of low-power LDOs from Micrel. Targeted for power-sensitive applications, the 150mA uCap MIC5236 LDO features a tiny 20uA of quiescent current. […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced a new family of improved INT-A-Pak power modules for high-voltage, high-current switching and rectification circuits for motor controls, UPS, forklift trucks, battery chargers, welders and other industrial applications. According to the company, the improved INT-A-Pak module features lightweight construction, high mechanical strength and increased safety. There are more than […]
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced its patented TOPSwitch-FX family, expanding its offerings of power-conversion ICs. The TOPSwitch-FX is intended to offer engineers the flexibility to design highly integrated power supplies. In addition, it incorporates the company's energy-saving EcoSmart technology to help engineers meet the growing need for environmentally friendly power solutions. The new devices […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) introduced the BXF300/400 Series of high-density, full-brick, dc/dc converters. With a range to standard features and industry-leading output current ratings, the series is designed to give designers greater flexibility in managing their high-density power needs. The BXF300/400 is designed for distributed power applications in the computing and communications markets. […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) introduced the devices in its family of switch-mode power supply (SMPS) series IGBTs to address the 24 x 7 power-management demands of today's Internet infrastructure. The advanced SMPS 600V family of IGBTs is tailored for the high-current power densities and high-frequency switching requirements of power supplies and telecom switches […]
Power General (Canton, MA), a manufacturer of ac/dc switching power supplies and dc/dc converters, recently released a new series of high-density dc/dc converters designed specifically for telecom and datacom applications. Models in the HD1-300 Series provide 5V or 3.3V output at up to 60A. According to Power General, the converters are supplied in an industry-standard […]
The MIC2755 from Micrel Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, Ca) features multiple voltage monitors and ultra-low quiescent current in a MSOP-08 package. Designed for use in battery-operated portable systems such as PDAs, it detects and reports up to three battery states, provides power-on reset and manual reset capability, and controls the system's power converter to ensure […]
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 […]
National Semiconductor Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) recently announced the LM2655,an integrated 2.5A switching regulator in a TSSOP-16 package. According to National, the LM2655 delivers a conversion efficiency of 92 to 95 percent, resulting in increased battery life and decreased PCB area, which are factors of success in today's design challenges. The LM2655 is designed for […]
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 […]
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 […]