PowerSmart Inc. (Shelton, CT) introduced the new PS3000 family of programmable fuel gauge modules designed to enhance the reliability and runtime of smart lithium-ion and nickel-metal hydride packs by providing more accurate battery data than conventional fuel gauge monitoring circuits. The new modules are fully SBS compliant and contain all SBS functionality on a single […]
Harris Corp. (Melbourne, FL) recently announced it is selling off its entire semiconductor business. Harris has entered an agreement to sell the division to a subsidiary of Sterling Holding Company LLC, a Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd. investment portfolio company. Harris had previously intended to sell only the power portion of the semiconductor division."Selling the whole […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced three new trench power MOSFETs for low-voltage, high-current applications. The IXUC100N055, IXUC200N055 and IXUC160N075 possess high current ratings of 100A, 200A and 160A, respectively. The devices are housed in a new "hole-less" package that conforms to the TO-220 outline with an electrically isolated mounting tab. In this ISOPLUS220 housing, […]
Lucent Power Systems (Dallas, TX) announced that its Austin Series Power Modules, claimed to be the industry's smallest power modules for digital signal processor (DSP) and mid-to-high-end computer applications, are now available in Europe. The Austin Series Power Modules have been designed to fit into tight spaces with the processing components of wireless infrastructure, Internet […]
Motorola Semiconductor Components Group (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced what they claims is the first power factor controller (PFC) circuit that allows a power supply to operate in both the traditional and follower boost modes. This is claimed to enable designers to create simpler, cheaper and more robust IEC1000-3-2 compliant design solutions and make possible up […]
Raytheon Co. (Lexington, MA) announced the new RMLA00400 high-speed transimpedance amplifier, which utilizes a photodetector to convert optical signals into a voltage...
Toshiba Corp. (Japan) and Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, ID) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU), the key points of which include the sale of the assets of Toshiba's wholly-owned Dominion Semiconductor LLC (Manassas, VA) to Micron and the withdrawal by Toshiba from the commodity DRAM business. Takeshi Nakagawa, president and CEO of […]
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) announced that it expects its revenue for the quarter ending December 31, 2001, to decline by up to 25 percent from its revenue for the September 30, 2001, quarter. This is a change from the 15- to 20-percent decline, which was previously estimated. "The decline in revenue that we now […]
Panamax (San Rafael, CA) announced their new Towermax CO/4-110 Protection Module that is designed to protect telephone equipment from power surges and spikes, including lightning. The new unit is designed to protect Telephone Key Systems and peripherals and attaches easily to the unique Towermax KSU AC base unit to provide single point grounding. The new […]
Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA) announced SiliconMAX, a new family of power MOSFET devices that achieve ultra-low power dissipation by utilizing an enhanced version of Philips' TrenchMOS process technology. According to Philips, the new MOSFETs provide designers with a far lower Rds(on) rating in the same size package, or allows for the use of a much […]
Advanced Power Technology (APT, Bend, OR) announced a new family of Higher Frequency Fast Recovery Epitaxial Diodes (FREDs) in a TO-247 package. The new FREDs, designated APT15DS60B and APT30DS60B, are capable of replacing GaAs rectifiers in high frequency applications up to 2MHz, at a fraction of the cost, according to APT. The 15A device has […]
The LinFinity Divison of Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) recently introduced the LX432 low-voltage shunt regulator for isolated power supplies of less than 4V output, for low-cost low-dropout regulation of 2.5V and below, and for applications requiring a precision low-voltage reference. The new device is available in both 3-pin and 5-pin SOT-23 surface-mount packages and […]
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) has introduced a new 20V Schottky diode family designed to help power supply design engineers overcome the...
Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has announced a new family of dc/dc charge pump converters intended to enable ultra low-power applications that require 200 to 300mA such as portable instruments, battery-powered microprocessors and personal digital assistants, and a new family of high-current low dropout voltage regulators (LDOs) designed for low-power applications (1A) such as set-top boxes, […]
Motorola Semiconductor Components Group (Phoenix, AZ) announced a new p-channel MOSFET offering ultra low Rds(on) performance, designed to enable reduced battery drain and longer talk times for digital cellular phones, such as GSM designs. With an Rds(on) rating of 14 milliohms, the new MMSF4205 MOSFET is one of only two announced devices which offer this […]