International Rectifier (IR, El Segundo, CA) offers the IR2153, an enhanced third generation version of its first generation (IR2155) and second generation (IR2151) 600V self-oscillating half-bridge controller IC products. The product family integrates a 555 type oscillator circuit with the 600V half-bridge gate driver to drive two output FETs or IGBTs. Eight part types are […]
Powercube (Chatsworth, CA) offers the PD300-03, a new member of its PD300 family of 300W dc/dc converters with 3.3V outputs. The new...
IXYS Corp. (Santa Clara, CA) introduced the DSS 2×160 family of high current Schottky diodes housed in a non-isolated SOT-227B miniBLOC package. The DSS 2×160 family consists of two 160A Schottky diodes connected in a common cathode configuration and mounted on the copper base plate of the miniBLOC. The available part types are the DSS […]
Ricoh Co. (Japan) has reportedly developed a power-supply chip that combines three voltage-control ICs used to supply constant voltage to the internal circuitry of electronic devices. The device is claimed to take up 52 percent less mounting space than three separate voltage-control chips, suiting it for devices such as portable phones and PDAs. The component […]
Deltron Inc. (North Wales, PA) offers the new Moduflex F Series and M Series assembled from pre-approved stock modules. The F Series comprises FS and FT models in single and multiple outputs from 400W to 1000W, while FX units feature the seven outputs required by VXIbus standards. The M Series family comprises the ac/dc M […]
Micro Linear Corp. (San Jose, CA) announced two new chips that generate the high voltage (up to 2,000V) that powers the cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) that backlight liquid crystal displays (LCDs). The ML4877 is intended for higher power applications (up to 30W of light output), such as flat-panel LCD displays in desktop personal computers. The […]
Unipower Corp. (Coral Springs, FL) introduced the new "Century" CB Series of switching power supplies, which feature 150W output with input harmonic correction to meet EN61000-3-2 and autoranging input. Twenty different models are available, with from one to five outputs. All of the units are self-cooled with an internal, top-mounted ball bearing fan. The units […]
Cherokee International LLC (Tustin, CA) entered the standard products field with model CCH76, a series of high-density, single, dual, triple and quad output, 60W SMT switching power supplies. Output voltages available are 3.3, 5.0, 12, 15 and 24Vdc. Small quantity (100 piece) pricing starts at $59.
Vicor Corp.'s Westcor Division (Sunnyvale, CA) announced the addition of three new 1500W models to its PFC Mini family of power supplies....
RO Associates Inc. (Sunnyvale, CA) introduced the Megaverter MV380-48 modules, which are designed for circuit board mounting in telecom and other distributed...
Infineon Technologies AG (Munich, Germany) and Toshiba Corp. (Japan) have been unable to reach a mutual agreement in their negotiations on a potential cooperation in the memory segment. Following intensive talks, both Infineon and Toshiba agreed that none of the options that were discussed would be feasible strategies for both companies, therefore, the negotiations were […]
The new TD Series of dc/dc converters from Powercube (Chatsworth, CA) are claimed to be pin-for-pin and mounting compatible with Lucent Technologies’ JC and JW half-brick converters. With power ratings of 30, 50, 75, 100 and 150W, the converters are targeted for distributed and board mounting power systems in telecommunications applications. Input options include 24, […]