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Power Rack for High Capacity Power Distribution

March 7, 2008 5:48 am | Comments

The Hewlitt-Packard Co. introduced its power distribution rack (PDR) that improves power management in the data center by moving power distribution to the row level. Housed in a single HP 10000 G2 42U rack, the PDR also saves floor space and allows the movement of heat-robbing transformers off the data center floor, improving cooling. Capable of delivering 400A redundantly, the PDR can power several high density racks with shorter cable runs than conventional site level power distribution systems.

Inlet Filter Series Offers 6 dB Attenuation

March 7, 2008 5:43 am | Comments

Schaffner EMC introduced its FN9233 IEC inlet filter series that offers an attenuation of 6 dB. With high symmetrical and asymmetrical attenuation performance, this filter was developed for devices and switching power supply units that require a high level of interference suppression such as in electrical, test and measurement, office automation and datacom equipment applications. Based on inductors with high saturation resistance and optimal thermal behavior, the series offers a choice of output connections.

Bladed Devices Provide Resettable Circuit Protection

March 7, 2008 5:33 am | Comments

Tyco Electronics announced its line of Raychem circuit protection PolySwitch devices for the automotive market. Useful in helping to provide resettable over-current protection for passenger vehicle and heavy truck wire harnesses, the bladed contact device features a 2.8 mm form factor to facilitate one-to-one replacement of mini-sized fuses and type II bimetal circuit protection devices in 12V vehicle systems.


Rectifier Family Offers Power Density of 27W/in3

March 7, 2008 5:25 am | Comments

PowerGate LLC released its Cherokee CAR2500 family of +12V/+48V DC front ends and -54V DC rectifiers that offer 2.5 kW of power in a high density package with a power density of 27W/in3 and an efficiency of 92 percent. An onboard microcontroller allows accurate temperature, current and voltage sensing while supporting interfaces such as I2C, PMBus and Ethernet protocols.

Miniature DC/DC Converters Feature Wide Input Ranges

March 7, 2008 5:19 am | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited announced over 80 models of its TMR Series wide input DC/DC converters that are available in an ultra compact, encapsulated SIP package. Both 2:1 and 4:1 input ranges are available, handling input voltages from 4.5V DC to 75V DC. Standard models feature single or dual outputs of 3.3V DC, 5V DC, 12V DC, 24V DC, ±5V DC, ±12V DC or ±15V DC.

Lithium Coin Cell Battery in Four Configurations

March 7, 2008 5:12 am | Comments

Panasonic extended the configurations for its high capacity coin cell in its poly-carbonmonofluoride, high-temperature (BR) lithium battery product line. The BR2477A uses polymer materials and construction techniques to provide high temperature tolerance, making it suitable for applications requiring high capacity in harsh environments. The cells are available in four different tab configurations: 2-pin horizontal, 3-pin horizontal, vertical and flat mount.

0603 Metal Strip Resistor Achieves 0.2W Power Rating

March 7, 2008 5:07 am | Comments

Delivering up to twice the power of a standard WSL0603-type part, an 0603-sized SMT metal strip power resistor from Vishay Dale is presented as the first of its size to provide a 0.2W power rating. Features include a resistance range from 0.015O to 0.1O at tolerances of ±0.5 and ±1.0 percent with a TCR of ±75ppm/°C and a thermal EMF of less than 3 µV/°C.

Thin Fans Produce .3 CFM of Cooled Air

March 7, 2008 5:04 am | Comments

JaroThermal’s "Super-Flow Micro" fan measures 15 mm × 15 mm × 4 mm while working at 26,000 rpm and producing .3 CFM of super-cooled air. The low level of power consumption, which comes from a 2.5V DC operating voltage, makes the fan suitable for PDA, cell phone, hand-held test equipment, and portable power suppliers. It was designed to withstand drop testing of


Dual Photodiode for the Near Infrared Range Features Minimum Footprint

March 6, 2008 10:33 am | Comments

PREMA Semiconductor released its first optical standard component, the PR5001 dual photodiode for the near infrared range with minimum footprint. An active area of two times 0.75 mm × 1.2 mm comes in a small clear DFN package with a size of 1.8 mm × 2.9 mm. These silicon photodiodes have separate cathodes and a common anode. They offer a

Fully Buffered Multi-Sync Interface Controller Meets Mil-Aero Requirements

March 6, 2008 9:57 am | Comments

Digital View’s HE-1920 fully buffered multi-sync interface controller provides analog and digital connections for large format, high-definition TFT LCDs plus wide operating temperature and voltage ranges, heightened shock and vibration tolerance, and conformal coating for extreme environment applications. These COTS LCD controllers are

2W Converter Touts High Efficiency

March 6, 2008 9:50 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Comments

The RoHS-compliant NMK series isolated 2W single-output DC/DC converter from Murata Power Systems offers up to 3kVDC of isolation (for 1 minute) and a power density of up to 1.33W/cm³. Operating at an efficiency as high as 89 percent, the un-regulated SIP device is available in eight models with a choice of 5V or 12V input and output voltages of 5V, 9V, 12V or 15V.

Direct Acting Valve is Rated for Mobile Voltage Operation

March 6, 2008 8:57 am | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corp. introduced its XM Series Inline Valve for multiple industrial applications in a variety of pneumatic markets. This 1/8", 2-position, single solenoid, spring return 3-way or 4-way valve has AC or DC operating voltages. The 12V DC and 24V DC coils are rated for mobile voltage operation. The 3-way valves can function as normally open or normally closed valves.

Door-Removal Hinges Provide Access Versatility

March 6, 2008 8:45 am | Comments

Southco introduced its F6 hinge line that includes concealed, removable-style hinges that enhance user options for durable and corrosion-resistant performance, along with concealed mounting and tool-free door removal. Removable and retractable hinge-pin options simplify door removal for easier access, while all-metal designs in a range of sizes provide more choices for strength and durability in a variety of enclosures and industrial equipment.


Edgecard Connectors Operate with Thicker Daughtercards

March 6, 2008 8:29 am | Comments

Sullins Electronics announced the expansion of their edgecard connector portfolio to include a high-temperature, dual-readout series that accepts 0.093" (2.36 mm) thick daughtercards. These edgecard connectors are engineered for high-temperature applications such as straight and right angle card extenders. Made of high-density dielectric materials, parts can be ordered to withstand 150°C continual heat.


Hyperboloid Connector Family Offers High Cycle Life

March 6, 2008 8:22 am | Comments

QA Technology Co. announced the expansion of its integraMate hyperboloid contact and connector product family with the addition of 1.5 mm size contacts and a 3-pin power connector. The 1.5 mm size has a current rating in excess of 12A, and it incorporates a 12-wire hyperboloid cage. The core technology is a hyperboloid wire cage contact design that offers a low mating force, high cycle life and superior resistance to shock and vibration.



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