Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) recently appointed Fred Baechtold as Senior Product Marketing Engineer for the company's Computer and Industrial Business Unit. Baechtold will be responsible for developing innovative, high performance distributed power solutions, and also developing broadband wireless networks. Prior to joining Cherry, Baechtold worked for American Power Conversion Corp. and at Analog.
Murata Electronics North America (Smyrna, GA) announced the introduction of the GRM 615 Series of capacitors. The new series is claimed to have a high Q, and features a capacitance range of 0.1 to 20pf and is offered in standard E24 steps. The series is housed in 0402 packaging. The new capacitors utilize copper inner-electrode […]
Dataforth Corp. (Tucson, AZ) announced its new DSCA33 RMS input signal conditioner module that provides a single channel of ac input, which is converted to its RMS dc value, filtered, isolated, amplified and converted to a standard process voltage or current output. The DSCA33 family consists of 35 ac-coupled modules, which accept either voltage or […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) announced the new CS5231 linear regulator, which is claimed to ensure trouble-free transition between two power inputs. It was also created to simplify design for network interface cards (NICs) modem cards and other PCI bus interface cards, in compliance with Intel's Instantly Available PC (IAPC) standard. The CS5231 integrates […]
Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI) recently appointed David Susak as manager of the company's new design center located in Chandler, Arizona. Mr. Susak will oversee all activities at the design center, which implements a multi-disciplined, team approach to new product design and development. He formerly was a principal analog designer at Microchip Technology and […]
Philips Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) announced a new dual n-channel MOSFET in an SO8 package, the PHKD6N02LT. It is a 2.5V specified enhancement-mode field-effect transistor within a plastic package using TrenchMOS technology. The PHKD6N02LT is designed for battery-protection circuits. It is suitable for use in lithium-ion battery applications, notebook PCs and portable appliances. The features […]
Coilcraft has introduced the first of its new line of Power Wafer magnetics. These ultra-thin, high-performance power inductors are designed for handheld...
Philips Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) introduced two n-channel, logic-level, field-effect, power transistor series, the PH*96NQ03LT and the PH*98N03LT, in a plastic package using TrenchMOS technology. Both series include three products; the PHD in a D-PAK package, the PHB in a D2PAK and the PHP in a TO-220AB package. The PH*96NQ03LT Series is designed for the […]
International Rectifier Corp. (IR, El Segundo, CA) introduced the MTP family of high-current, three-phase, input bridge rectifiers, suitable for industrial applications such as uninterruptible power supplies, motor drives and welding. The MTP family of rectifiers are housed in a compact, low-profile 12mm package, compatible with many mounting standards. The output pins are double-wide to decrease […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI, Dallas, TX) announced its new multi-topology, high-frequency, BiCMOS, pulse-width modulation (PWM) controller, the TPS43000, which features operating frequencies...
Power Integrations Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) announced the availability of the TOP412/414 high-voltage integrated switcher family for dc/dc converters. The TOP412/414 integrates a PWM controller and high-voltage MOSFET on a monolithic die, providing a compact solution unavailable from comparable discrete solutions, according to Power Integrations. As few as 15 components are required for a 10W, 5V […]
Motorola Semiconductor Components Group (Phoenix, AZ) introduced a new Electroluminescent Lamp (EL) Driver integrated circuit that is claimed to significantly lengthen battery life when powering the LCD display in low power portable products. The chip is said to offer substantially lower standby current drain than previously available devices. The new MC33441 dc/ac inverter is designed […]
Unitrode Corp. (Merrimack, NH) announced the UCC39421/2 family of multimode high-frequency PWM controllers, optimized for low-power portable applications. The ICs are considered ideal for multi-chemistry battery applications, whether using alkaline, NiMH rechargeable, or lithium-ion rechargeable cells.The UCC39421 family is claimed to offer 95 percent efficient, current-mode dc/dc conversion to boost, flyback, and SEPIC (Single Ended […]
STMicroelectronics Inc. (Lexington, MA) has introduced the first members of a new generation of fully auto-protected low-voltage power MOSFETs. The new OMNIFET II family uses the latest VIPower M0-3 technology to achieve lower conduction losses through reduced on-resistance, small structural volume and a high level of ruggedness and avalanche energy handling capability.The new family includes […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced that it is producing new IGBTs targeted specifically for the newer coil-on-plug automotive ignition applications. The...