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 […]
SAE Power Inc. (Santa Clara, CA), a supplier of EMI power line filters and magnetic components, has entered the power-supply market with its new line of PS83 dc/dc converters that deliver up to 190A at 1.8Vdc. These 500W converters are housed in a 5.4" x 3.2" x 1.2" package, and achieve efficiencies of at least […]
Collmer Semiconductor Inc. (Dallas, TX) has recently introduced Trench Gate MOSFETs from Fuji Electric of Japan. According to Collmer, these devices use advanced 0.8um technology and are avalanche energy-rated. Additionally, they feature a high-gate-to-source-voltage rating of +30, -20V. The Trench Gate MOSFETs have a maximum Vds of 60V, and Rds(on) is 5.0 milliohms typical and […]
Kollmorgen Corp. (Radford, VA) released a 35mm step motor with an M gearhead, the PF35T-48 model. The new gearhead offers a smaller...
ABB Electricity Metering, a division of ABB Automation, Inc. (Raleigh, NC), has introduced their new ION-8400 revenue-class, socket-mount electricity meter to supply-side markets. The company reports that the new polyphase billing meter offers many of the advanced analysis and multi-port communications features of their recently introduced ION-8500 meter for customers who do not require the […]
Kollmorgen Corp. (Radford, VA) introduced a new motor and drive system for 230V and 480V applications. The ServoStar 600 expands the company's...
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced its patented TOPSwitch-FX family, expanding its offerings of power conversion ICs. TOPSwitch-FX offers engineers 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 devices deliver up to 75W of […]
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently announced the development of a 12V power-supply solution for modern motherboard architectures, the RC5052. The RC5052 is a single-phase synchronous-mode dc/dc controller. The controller is designed to provide highly accurate, user-programmable output voltage for high- and low-end PCs along with low-end work stations. According to Fairchild, the RC5052 features […]
Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA), an affiliate of Royal Philips Electronics, recently announced a chip-scale package version, Flip Chip, of the TEA1207 low-cost dc/dc converter (IC). This device is designed to address the growing demand for smaller case sizes with the smart mobile consumer product market for applications such as mobile and cordless telephones, PDAs, and […]
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) recently announced the availability of a new low-operating temperature grade, the M-Grade that is designed for military environments, for use on all second-generation dc/dc converters. According to Vicor, the baseplate operating temperature range of -55 degrees to +100 degrees C improves the suitability of these converters for commercial off-the-shelf applications. The […]
Elgar (San Diego, CA) recently introduced the CW Series of continuous wave programmable ac power sources. The new models will be available in power ratings of 800VA, 1,250VA or 2,500VA. The single-phase output frequency ranges from 45Hz to 500Hz, while the switchable output voltage ranges are 0Vrms to 135Vrms with a maximum current of 9.26ARMS […]
Micrel Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) has debuted the MIC2142, a micropower boost regulator IC capable of driving white LEDs and providing LCD bias. Intended for use in cellular phones and PDA applications, the new MIC2142 is housed in Micrel's IttyBitty SOT23-5 packaging. It requires three external components, and has a 2.2V to 16V input voltage […]
Dallas Semiconductor (Dallas, TX) is introducing the new DS1680 portable system controller for touch-screen applications. The company claims that this device is the first IC to combine touch-screen control with complete power and processor monitoring and control, as well as a system real-time clock. The product, available for 3.3V and 5V supplies, is designed for […]
Delta Computer Systems Inc. (Vancouver, WA) announced their new RMC family of motion control modules designed for OEM machine builders for automating, converting or upgrading production line automation systems. The new modules provide motion and pressure control for machinery. They feature a Q1 module, providing a quadrature encoder interface for control of motors and linear […]
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Boca Raton, FL) recently added the BXB150-24V to the BXB family of standard, half-brick dc/dc converters. According to Artesyn, the BXB150-24V extends the output current capability of the 24V input series to 30A. Artesyn claims the BXB150-24V combines proven technology and high-reliability in a design suited to wireless, telecom and industrial systems […]