IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced that its new ISOPLUS247 internally isolated TO-247 outline power package has received UL recognition. The new package offers an electrically isolated backside and guarantees a minimum of 2500V(rms) isolation between the back of the package and the silicon chip and its leads."Being able to apply the UL symbol to […]
Collmer Semiconductor Inc. (Dallas) introduced a new line of Power Integrated Modules (PIMs) manufactured by Fuji Electric (Japan) for implementation of 230Vac...
LinMot (Rogers, MN) debuted the new one- and two-axis E-VF Series of servo amplifiers. Designed to interface with standard motion control products, the new servo amplifiers allow LinMot's industrial linear motors to be integrated into existing multi-axis systems. No external linear position encoder is required. Interfacing is accomplished through a ±10V analog velocity or force […]
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced it is working with Alternative Fuels Technologies Corp. (Queens, NY) to develop a hybrid-electric power train that can be retrofitted into existing vehicles, enabling the use of hybrid-electric technology without the high costs associated with new hybrid-electric vehicles. The project will be directed towards […]
GE Fanuc Automation (Charlottesville, VA) has expanded the i Series of computer numerical controls with the addition of the Series16i-B CNC. An enhanced version of the Series 16i Model A, the new Model B is fully program-compatible with Model A controls and is designed to accomplish milling and turning with high-speed, multi-axis capabilities. GE Fanuc […]
Unique Mobility Inc. (UQM, Golden, CO) announced that it has delivered electric propulsion system components to Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (Israel) as part of their development and installation of a hybrid-electric powertrain system in a heavy tracked vehicle.The hybrid-electric propulsion system components included two SR286 waterproof traction motors, rated at 75kW each, a similarly sized […]
Lockheed Martin (Bethesda, MD) and the US Army National Automotive Center are displaying a 5-ton tactical truck powered by a new hybrid diesel-electric propulsion system at the Association of the US Army's Symposium and Exhibition this week. The truck, part of the Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles, utilizes the HybriDrive propulsion system developed by […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) recently introduced the ISOPLUS247 plastic encapsulated package in the "hole-less" TO-246 outline with an electrically isolated mounting tab. The new package design replaces the standard copper lead frame with Direct-Copper-Bonded alumina, to which any discrete semiconductors, from diodes to MOSFETs to thyristors, can be soldered. The package can be mounted […]
Delta Computer Systems (Vancouver, WA) announced its newest multiple-capability motion controller, the MultiCapabilities controller, part of its RMC Family. According to Delta,...
Micrel Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, CA) introduced the MIC502 fan control IC, which is designed for NLX and ATX power supplies. The device has two control inputs that can be used as thermistor or voltage control inputs. The higher of the two sets the duty cycle of the signal from the PWM output. The IC […]
Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR) introduced a new family of power MOSFETs in hermetic packages. According to APT, the new MOSFETs can be provided with commercial or TX processing, and custom device screening and testing is available. The devices, which are all avalanche energy rated, are available in the TO-254, TO-258, TO-3 and TO-267 […]
ZAP Power Systems (Sebastopol, CA) has signed a marketing agreement with Smith & Wesson (Springfield, MA) under which Smith & Wesson will be the exclusive law enforcement bicycle platform for ZAP's patented electric motor system. Smith & Wesson has likewise agreed to sell its bicycles for electric applications exclusively to ZAP. The companies have also […]
SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) announced the appointment of Ted Lesster as Director of Engineering of the Technology Center, effective February 1, 1999. Lesster will have broad responsibilities for management and mentoring of the technical staff within the Technology Center, and for business development. Lesster is currently Chief Scientist of the Oceanic and Naval Systems […]
UQM Technologies Inc. (Detroit, MI) announced that it has developed a propulsion system designed to offer high levels of performance and efficiency in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles. The company's integrated electric traction system (INTETS) was unveiled at the 2001 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress in Detroit. Designed entirely by UQM, INTETS […]
The Sensors Expo 2001 (Chicago, IL) will be held from June 5 through 7, 2001, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Chicago. The conference will feature intensive courses and plenary and paper sessions, as well as opportunities for interaction with instructors, industry experts and peers. The conference covers technology basics and cutting-edge developments, […]