Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently announced the development of a 12V power-supply solution for modern motherboard architectures, the RC5052. The RC5052 is a single-phase synchronous-mode dc/dc controller. The controller is designed to provide highly accurate, user-programmable output voltage for high- and low-end PCs along with low-end work stations. According to Fairchild, the RC5052 features […]
Philips Semiconductors (Sunnyvale, CA), an affiliate of Royal Philips Electronics, recently announced a chip-scale package version, Flip Chip, of the TEA1207 low-cost dc/dc converter (IC). This device is designed to address the growing demand for smaller case sizes with the smart mobile consumer product market for applications such as mobile and cordless telephones, PDAs, and […]
Vicor Corp. (Andover, MA) recently announced the availability of a new low-operating temperature grade, the M-Grade that is designed for military environments, for use on all second-generation dc/dc converters. According to Vicor, the baseplate operating temperature range of -55 degrees to +100 degrees C improves the suitability of these converters for commercial off-the-shelf applications. The […]
Elgar (San Diego, CA) recently introduced the CW Series of continuous wave programmable ac power sources. The new models will be available in power ratings of 800VA, 1,250VA or 2,500VA. The single-phase output frequency ranges from 45Hz to 500Hz, while the switchable output voltage ranges are 0Vrms to 135Vrms with a maximum current of 9.26ARMS […]
ON Semiconductor LLC (Phoenix, AZ), formerly the analog business of Motorola Corp., announced that they have signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition by ON Semiconductor of Cherry Semiconductor Corp. (East Greenwich, RI), a subsidiary of the Cherry Corp. The purchase price is $250.0 million in cash, subject to adjustment in certain circumstances. The transaction […]
Micrel Semiconductor (San Jose, CA) has debuted the MIC2142, a micropower boost regulator IC capable of driving white LEDs and providing LCD bias. Intended for use in cellular phones and PDA applications, the new MIC2142 is housed in Micrel's IttyBitty SOT23-5 packaging. It requires three external components, and has a 2.2V to 16V input voltage […]
Cadence Design Systems (San Jose, CA) and Analog Devices Inc. (Norwood, MA) have formed a strategic alliance to assist the development of next-generation embedded systems and products that utilize DSP technology. Under the agreement, Analog Devices will seek to bring to Cadence's design services new customer opportunities involving DSP technology, and Cadence will endeavor to […]
Viasystems Group Inc. (St. Louis, MO) purchased Marconi plc's (London) Network Components and Services business in Europe and China (NC&S) for US$115.0 million. NC&S was acquired by Marconi as part of its acquisition of Reltec Corp. in April 1999. NC&S is a leading European and Chinese manufacturer of enclosures, electro-mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies designed for […]
Passive component supplier AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) has completed an extensive redesign and expansion of its website. In addition to detailed product information in the form of PDF data sheets, the new site includes extensive design software tools. AVX's spice model software applications are available on-line, for accessing circuit models and specific technical parameters […]
Dallas Semiconductor (Dallas, TX) is introducing the new DS1680 portable system controller for touch-screen applications. The company claims that this device is the first IC to combine touch-screen control with complete power and processor monitoring and control, as well as a system real-time clock. The product, available for 3.3V and 5V supplies, is designed for […]
International Rectifier Corp. (El Segundo, CA) and Zing Technologies Inc. (Valhalla, NY) announced successful completion of the cash tender offer by IRC Acquisition Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of International Rectifier, for the outstanding shares of Zing common stock, for a purchase price of $15.36 per share. International Rectifier intends to merge IRC Acquisition into […]
Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) recently introduced the TPS23xx, a new family of power controllers supporting the live insertion, or hot-swapping, of circuit...
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (Sunnyvale, CA) recently announced its new line of high-voltage PowerTrench MOSFETs. The new MOSFETs extend the PowerTrench line to...
Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. (San Marcos, CA), formerly Xentek Power Systems, introduced the PFC-600, a line of compact, modular switch-mode power supplies. The power supplies are rated at 600W total continuous power at operating temperatures of 0 degrees to 50 degrees C. According to Taiyo Yuden, the unit corrects the input current waveform to better […]
AVX Corp. (Myrtle Beach, SC) introduced a new higher-voltage U-dielectric capacitor. The company claims that the new ranges, from 100V to 200V, make the devices appropriate to applications requiring low ESR capacitors with higher voltage capabilities, such as amplifiers and modulators for communications and wireless network applications. The new higher-voltage U-dielectric capacitors are available in […]