International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) have announced the production of their first TempSENSE HEXFET power MOSFET, which can provide cost-effective temperature sensing for automotive system protection by using an on-chip temperature sensing diode. The IRLBD59N04E is a 40V, 20 mohms, N-channel MOSFET. Temperature sensing is provided by two anti-parallel, electrically isolated, poly-silicon diodes. The diode's […]
Power-One Inc. (Camarillo, CA) has extended its PFC375 Series with the PFC375-4500, a new quad-output power supply. This 375W product features PFC to comply with the European line harmonics standard EN 61000-3-2. Output ratings are as follows: +5V at 50A, +12V at 10A/16Apk, 12V at 6A and 5V at 3A. The last two outputs are […]
SynQor Inc. (Hudson, MA) has introduced its new PowerQor Tera Series of industry-standard half-brick-sized isolated dc/dc converters. The Tera Series of dc/dc converters is targeted towards the converging telecom and datacom markets that are supplying the hardware needed to support the explosive growth of the Internet. The Tera Series of converters uses synchronous rectification and […]
Lambda Electronic's (Melville, NY) SM Series of surface-mountable dc/dc converters was awarded top honors at Wireless Design and Development's awards breakfast on February 23, 2000, in San Jose, CA. The winners are chosen by the publication's editorial advisory board, readers and editors, and must meet the criteria of being technologically innovative, useful and unique in […]
Fairchild Semiconductor International Inc. (South Portland, ME) plans to invest $80.0 million sometime this year in expanding its power device plant in South Korea. Fairchild acquired the South Korea plant last year from Samsung Electronics Co. The investment is aimed at installing additional production equipment to increase capacity in response to customer demand. Fairchild has […]
International Rectifier Corp. (El Segundo, CA) has reported March-quarter revenues at a record high of $198.0 million. The current quarter includes $1.7 million of revenue from Zing Technologies, which International Rectifier acquired in early March.
Avansys' (San Jose, CA) new 15W AG15 low-power dc/dc converter, uses an industry-standard footprint and pin-out matching Lucent's LW015 Series. With a...
Micrel Inc. (Rock Taven, NY) has acquired Electronic Technology Corp. (Huxley, Iowa), a privately held developer of power management and mixed signal products. Due to ETC's product portfolio of power supply supervisor products and custom ICs for the automotive market, Micrel expects the acquisition will strengthen its market value as a supplier of mixed signal […]
Schaefer Inc. (Ashland, MA) has introduced the C4800 Series of 5kW, 6U high, VME/Eurorack compatible dc/dc and ac/dc converters. The C4800 Series...
International Rectifier (El Segundo, CA) announced an offer on its new MUR Series of expitaxial diodes with reverse-recovery times of 25ns. The...
Microsemi Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) has introduced a new silicon-carbide Schottky diode (UPSC148) to their line of silicon mixed-signal and discrete products. The diode is available in the company's 1mm Powermite package, and is a 1A, 480V silicon-carbide Schottky targeted at high-speed switching and power-supply applications in telecommunications and implantable medical equipment. Silicon carbide is […]
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) has released its new non-isolated buck/boost converter IC, the Vishay Siliconix Si9121DY. The Si9121DY gives designers a simple and compact way to convert a -48V input to +3.3V or +5V in ISDN digital phones. In addition to digital phones, the Si9121DY will be used to regulate ISDN power supplies for […]
Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, TX) recently announced that designers are now able to increase battery life and performance on single- or dual-cell batteries by using their new TPS6100x family of low-power dc/dc converters. These devices are designed for applications in which battery life is vital, such as personal digital assistants and portable medical instruments. The […]
Behlman (Hauppauge, NY) has introduced the INV Series dc/ac inverters that delivers 1,200VA of clean, regulated ac power from a battery bank...
Artesyn Technologies Inc. (Boca, Raton, FL) reported net income for the first quarter, ending March 31, 2000, as $10.6 million, or $0.28 per diluted share on record sales of $159.6 million. Net income increased 45 percent from the same quarter last year, as well as an 18-percent growth in sales. Cash earnings, defined as net […]