Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) has introduced a 300V family of second-generation dc/dc converter modules. The new modules are designed for off-line applications,...
Liebert Corp. (Columbus, OH) debuted the 10 Fan Drycooler, designed to provide heat rejection of 150 tons in a footprint of 123 square feet. Available as either 60Hz and 50Hz systems, Liebert claims that the 10 Fan Drycooler provides the cooling capacity of two conventional eight-fan drycoolers, with a space savings of 172 square feet, […]
Altair International Inc. (Cody, WY) announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Altair Technologies Inc. has developed essentially 100 percent lithium titanate spinel (Li4Ti5O12) and also nano-sized yttria stabilized zirconia (YSZ) at its facilities in Reno, Nevada. The lithium titanate spinel is currently under investigation for advanced energy storage devices. Nano-sized YSZ is expected to result in […]
Lucent Power Systems (Mesquite, TX) recently unveiled its Austin Series non-isolated SMT dc/dc power modules. Incorporating the topology, high-frequency switching, components, materials and packaging innovations of Lucent's Titania Series, the compact modules measure 1.765 x 0.51 x 0.215 and weigh less than 5 grams. Nine versions of the modules are available, providing 1.5, 1.8 and […]
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 […]
American Power Conversion Corp. (West Kingston, RI) reported net income for the first quarter ended March 28, 1999, of $34.8 million, or $0.36 per share, up 30 percent from $26.7 million, or $0.28 per share, for the same period a year ago. Sales for the first quarter were $277.2 million, up 27 percent from $218.9 […]
Micro Linear Corp. (San Jose, CA) recently introduced the ML4802, a low-power BiCMOS device that contains an intelligent Green Mode circuit that is claimed to automatically increase power supply efficiency at light loads. The ML4802 works with a wide range of power line input voltages (85-265Vac), making it possible to design universal power supplies that […]
The second annual Engineering Thermoplastics 2001 Conference will be held from April 30 through May 1, 2001, in San Diego, CA at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. The conference will cover the commercial and technical aspects of the plastics market, bringing together business leaders from material suppliers, processors and OEMs. The program includes sessions on […]
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) introduced the C5800 Series of 12kW, 6U/9U high, 19" rack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. Typical applications include...
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) announced SurfMate, a new surface-mount interface accessory suitable for use with pin-compatible second-generation dc/dc converters. SurfMate, the first in a family of ModuMate interconnect products, utilizes a pair of surface-mounted headers that contain sockets to accept the input and output pins of the converter module. The SurfMate header assembly is compatible […]
Siemens Semiconductors (Munich) announced that it will be spun off to form a separate legal entity, Infineon Technologies AG, on April 1, 1999. The company will have headquarters in Europe. According to the firm, the move is a prerequisite for listing Semiconductors on stock exchanges late this year or early next year. Until then, the […]
Motorola Inc. (Phoenix, AZ) is offering a new searchable CD-ROM for its TMOS Power MOSFETs designed to allow engineers to quickly select the exact device for their applications. The TMOS CD-ROM contains a selector guide, data sheets, device cross-references and application notes in PDF format. Device reliability data, packaging and thermal specifications are also included, […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) announced the appointment of Joe Reichbach to the position of vice president, worldwide sales and marketing. Reichbach previously served as vice president of sales and marketing for Merix Corp. (Forest Grove, OR), a supplier of advanced interconnect solutions. He will oversee all of Cherry's marketing and sales functions, including […]
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) introduced the THIN-400 (MF Series) switching power supplies, which provide 400W in a 1.7 high case. The single-output switchers are available with outputs of 3.3, 5, 12, 15, 24, 28 or 48Vdc and have input power factor correction to meet EN 61000-3-2. Power density is 5.2W per cubic inch. The […]
Cherokee International (Tustin, CA) introduced its Tustin Series of non-isolated dc/dc surface-mount converters. The new LS20 models represent the most recent complement to the company's expanding line of board-mounted dc/dc offerings. The Tustin Series power modules are designed for high-performance DSP and microprocessor circuits and system board-level applications. Cherokee claims that each module employs synchronous […]