Maxim Integrated Products' MAX8833/MAX8855 is said to be the industry's first step-down regulators to operate from 3.3V or 2.5V inputs, provide dual 3A or dual 5A outputs (respectively), and integrate switches for space savings.The use of internal MOSFETs enables these devices to operate efficiently from low input voltages. With low on-resistances of 49 milliohms and 37 milliohms, respectively, the regulators are capable of providing efficiencies in the mid-90 percent range while switching above 1 MHz. These products are suited for DDR power supplies
NIC Components introduced two ranges of stacked film chip capacitors. The NSHC and NSPU series combine small component size with stability during voltage, stability over time, immunity from cracking, and low dielectric loss, making them suitable for high-loss and less-stable MLCC capacitors. Both ranges are RoHS compliant. The NSHC uses a stacked metallized polyphenylene sulfide
Aveso, Inc. announced its Primero line of flexible numeric display modules, designed to withstand the extreme temperatures and pressures used to produce plastic cards. The displays can be dropped into card manufacturing processes and installed equipment. It is a 6-digit, 7-segment flexible display featuring an embedded microprocessor and can support both time and event-based algorithms. The display is also designed to support future display card applications
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a multi-SMD tri-color LED with a wide luminous intensity range and independent color control. The VLMRGB343.. is a high-brightness device that offers separate control of the red, green, and blue LED chips for demanding high-efficiency applications. Featuring a black surface and compatibility for all video standards, the device comes in a PLCC-4 package with a compact
Taiyo Yuden introduced its LS6D0812A-RH low-profile DC/AC inverters for driving cold-cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL) in liquid crystal display (LCD) backlighting applications. It is designed specifically for use with 10" to 15" industrial-grade LCD panels widely used in medical electronics, machine tools, digital signage, point-of-sale/kiosks, touch-screen and test and measurement equipment applications.
Luminary Micro introduced 34 new Stellaris microcontrollers (MCUs) -- 20 members of the LM3S1000 high-pin-count, real-time MCU series, 11 members of the LM3S8000 Ethernet+CAN internetworking series, and three new members of the LM3S6000 Ethernet series featuring hardware assist for IEEE 1588 precision time protocol support. The LM3S1000 series features new combinations
Tyco Electronics expanded its Raychem SiBar thyristor series. The bi-directional transient voltage surge suppressors are now available in from 6V to 400V, with capacitance as low as 12pF, maximum leakage current of only 2µA, and a minimum hold current of 150mA. Other features include a small form factor, low on-state power dissipation, and foldback voltage shunting. On the standards front, SiBar thyristors are compliant with RoHS
Ultralife Batteries, Inc. introduced its model UBBL10 SMBus-compliant battery for military and government applications. While compliant with the open source SMBus protocol, the circuitry allows for efficient operation of the battery, use of flex circuit boards whenever possible to reduce the use of wire, and they are tested to meet stringent performance and safety standards.
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced its Tracopower TSP Series of DIN-rail power supplies that are certified to the IECEx Scheme for explosive atmospheres. Featuring a rugged metal case with shock and vibration proof construction, the series provides reliable power in the most difficult factory conditions. Optimal electrical specifications and high immunity against electrical disturbances makes the series effective
Crouzet introduced its GN3 series of three-phase and motor reversing solid-state relays that have optimal thermal efficiency and noise immunity. The EMC compliant design (level 3) and built-in transient protection provide reliability in harsh industrial environments. These relays are suited for a range of three-phase motor and heating functions, as well as in switching multiple outputs with a single control signal.
Emerson Network Power launched its model AIT02ZPFC 720W power factor correction module that has a 2.4" × 3.5" footprint and a mounting height of 0.55", making it suitable for space-constrained applications. The module features a universal input that accepts any voltage in the range 85V AC to 264V AC at any frequency from 47 Hz to 63 Hz and from 360 Hz to 800 Hz. It presents a near unity power factor
XP Power announced its JTH15 Series of 15W DC/DC converters that fit into a metal-cased compact 2" × 1" (50.8 mm × 25.4 mm) footprint. They are suited to low power, board mounted designs. The series can accommodate a 4:1 range of input voltages from 9V DC to 36V DC or 18V DC to 72V DC. Both single and dual output versions are available. The single output device is available with +3.3V, +5V, +12V or +15V rails
UltraVolt, Inc. announced its E Series line of precision, enhanced power supplies that operate from 0 to 1 kV through 0 to 15 kV at 4W, 15/20W or 30W. The modules offer a high-resolution, programmable, high-voltage DC output that is optimized for bias or power applications. The line provides ppm-level performance. Each model features 0 to +10V remote programming, 0 to +10V monitors for output voltage and output current
Power Sources Unlimited announced its Tracopower THN-15 and THN-15WI Series of 15W high performance DC/DC converter modules that feature either a 2:1 input or a 4:1 input with tightly regulated, isolated, adjustable, single outputs of 3.3V DC, 5V DC, 12V DC or 15V DC. The THN-15 Series has a high density, using 1" × 1" of board space in a six-sided metal case with an insulated baseplate.
Lambda introduced its HWS1000 series of 1,000W power supplies. The single-output family is suitable for powering process control, ATE, factory automation and other equipment where extended life under extreme conditions is required. These power supplies meet the mandatory SEMI F47 power line sag specification. The units are available in 10 nominal output voltages including 3.3, 5, 6, 7.5, 12, 15, 24, 36, 48 and 60V.