Advanced Power and Controls LLC (AP&C, Santa Ana, CA) unveiled the AFH1, a new series of programmable ac power sources that offer a range of adjustable output voltage and frequency. The AFH1 is designed to provide high-quality, low-cost, instrument-grade ac power for production and research and development testing, or quality assurance verification of commercial, avionics, […]
Dranetz-BMI (Edison, NJ) has announced the release of its first-ever single-phase Power Platform 4300 power-monitoring instrument. The company claims that this addition to their line of hand-held analyzers will offer their customers the same features and benefits as the market-leading 4300 at an entry price of less than $5,000. The single-phase 4300 comes equipped with […]
Semtech Corp. (Newbury Park, CA) has unveiled two new devices intended for use in distributed power architectures in telecommunications, data processing, point-of-use industrial systems, space-sensitive switching power supplies and other applications. The SC4820 devices are low-power PWM controllers intended for power conversion using push-pull or bridge topologies, typically in point-of-use off-line or dc/dc fixed-frequency, current-mode […]
Unique Mobility Inc. (Golden, CO) announced that General Motor Corp.'s (GM, Detroit, MI) Precept, a high-mileage prototype car that incorporates Unique's electric motor/generator, has achieved fuel economy of nearly 80mpg in tests. In doing so, the Precept is one of the first cars to meet the goals of the Partnership for the New Generation of […]
Minuteman (Carrollton, TX) introduced its new Minuteman Remote Power Manager designed to provide network administrators a tool to easily manage devices in remote locations via network or standard telephone. Built to be small enough to fit on the desktop or comfortably in less than 1U of equipment rack space, this unit allows an administrator to […]
Unipower Corp.'s (Coral Springs, FL) Thin-250 and Thin-400 single-output switchers, the MD and MF Series, are now available in low-profile, fan-cooled cases...
American Superconductor Corp. (Westborough, MA) announced that its Integrated Electronics division released its first commercial power-converter product. The company believes that the...
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced the availability of the new IR2172 linear current-sensing IC with built-in shutdown for motor drive applications....
BK Precision Corp. (Placentia, CA) has announced the addition of the Model 1692, a switching dc power supply, to its product line....
Maxim Integrated Products Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) stated it will buy Dallas Semiconductor Corp. (Dallas, TX) for about $2.5 billion in stock, giving it control of a specialty semiconductor market. The deal values Dallas Semiconductor at about $39.13 a share, based on Maxim's closing stock price on Friday. The number of Maxim shares offered will vary […]
IDEC Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently announced the addition of a new 240W model, the PS5R-G24, to its PS5R Series of switching power supplies. This new unit features a built-in harmonic filter designed to make the device fully compliant with the new harmonic directive, EN61000-3-2. The new units can be paralleled together for a total output […]
Exide Technologies (Reading, PA) received an agreement from the Royal Norwegian Navy to produce propulsion batteries for its Ula-class submarines. The production agreement, totaling $12.8 million, is expected to begin in 2002 and includes technical training courses, manuals and services in connection with installation and testing of the batteries. The contract includes technical training courses, […]
Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. (Tokyo, Japan) announced that in May 2001 they will begin the mass production of a new type of lithium-polymer batteries with capacities ranging up to 1,650mAh. The new lithium-polymer batteries employ an integrated structure of positive/negative electrodes and a separator, which can change its thickness and size. The power capacity can […]
Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd. (British Columbia, Canada) has developed a two sets of easy-to-install kits which convert either cars, including Geo Metros, Chevy Sprints, Pontiac Fireflies and Suzuki Swifts, or GM S-10 trucks to battery power. Once converted, vehicles cost just pennies per kilometer to recharge, have a range of up to 50 miles and […]
Compaq Computer Corp. (New York), in cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, has announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program for approximately 55,000 Sony (Tokyo) battery packs used in their Armada E500 and V300 notebook computers. The serial numbers for the defective battery packs are TCGK 00001- 10500, TCGK 20001- 21800, TCGK […]