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Power Switch Increases Efficiency in Half-bridge Resonant Converters up to 450W

November 12, 2007 5:54 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s highly integrated Green FPS power switch, the FSFR2100, increases power efficiency and system reliability, and reduces design time in resonant converter designs such as telecom power, high end audio amplifiers, large size laser printers and LCD and PDP TV power supplies. The IC features a zero voltage switching (ZVS) technique that reduces switching losses in MOSFETs and rectifiers.

High Density Modular Power Supply for Noise Sensitive and Rugged Applications

November 12, 2007 3:58 am | Comments

Bravo Electro Components introduces its XUP Series of Modular / Configurable Power Supplies. The low noise/ripple of less than 10 mV(typical) and wide operating temperature of -40°C to +75°C make these suitable for sensitive equipment in harsh environments. The power supplies are SEMI F47 compliant making them a suitable for semiconductor manufacturing equipment use.

Six-pin DIP Optocouplers with High Temperature Ratings for Industrial Applications

November 9, 2007 11:18 am | Comments

Everlight introduced a family of 6-pin DIP phototransistor optocouplers featuring awide operating temperature range (-55°C to +110°C), low-profile surface mount availability (S1 option at 3.9 mm max), high collector-emitter breakdown voltage (min BVceo = 80V), high-isolation voltage (5 kVrms), more than 7 mm creepage distance, as well as a wide selection of


Small Form Factor, SMD, Resettable PPTC Device

November 9, 2007 10:40 am | Comments

Tyco Electronics announced an addition to its popular PolySwitch resettable PPTC (polymeric positive temperature coefficient) devices surface-mount product family. Suitable for the latest generation of high frequency data ports, I/O ports and storage devices, the picoSMD035F offers circuit designers the smallest PPTC overcurrent protection device available for consumer and computer electronics, according to the company. The 0805 (2012 mm) EIA compliant form factor of the picoSMD device consumes

DC/AC Inverter for Backlighting Two 10- to 15-inch Industrial LCD Panels

November 9, 2007 9:58 am | Comments

Taiyo Yuden introduced its LS6D0812A-RH low-profile DC-to-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. The device provides


Handheld Cable and Antenna Tester Provides Key Test Functionality for Installation and Maintenance

November 9, 2007 4:26 am | Agilent Technologies | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a handheld, battery-operated cable and antenna tester for field engineers and technicians. The Agilent N9330A is a cost-effective, easy-to-use instrument that delivers basic test functionality. It is suitable for installation and maintenance of wireless service (GSM / CDMA / 3G / PHS / wireless LAN), military communications, broadcasting and radio links.

High-Performance Terminal Blocks

November 8, 2007 4:08 am | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s SPT 5 PCB terminal blocks provide fast wiring of conductors for power applications.  A zigzag pin design allows for an unrestricted 600V and 35A UL capability with a pitch of just 7.5 mm. It is a fixed, one-piece printed circuit terminal block with a spring-cage wire termination design. Solid conductors and stranded conductors with ferrules can be applied without the use of tools; simply push the conductor into the spring-cage connection.

Encapsulated 15W to 40W PCB-Mount Supplies

November 7, 2007 3:45 am | Comments

Lambda introduced its new KM-family of encapsulated AC/DC power supplies designed for applications that require robust, encapsulated, lightweight and compact power supplies. Single, dual and triple output models are available with power ratings from 15W to 40W. They are available with combinations of output voltages including 3.3V, 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, and 24V.


Miniature Stepping Gearmotor Family

November 6, 2007 11:13 am | Comments

Nidec-Copal Corporation introduced the LPD6G series, a miniature stepping motor with parallel planetary gearhead. The miniature 2 phase stepping motor-geartrain develops 1.2 oz-in (9.0 Nm) at 1358 pulses-per-second or 30 rpm in its tiny package size of 0.5” × 0.41” × 0.343” wide (including lead exit height). It uses 3.0V to 3.3V input and draws less than 100 mA fully loaded


High Current, Low Voltage PNP Transistors

November 6, 2007 4:00 am | Comments

Zetex Semiconductors has added a pair of low voltage PNP transistors to its line of low saturation, high current SOT23FF devices. The ZXTP25020CFF and ZXTP19020DFF combine standard SOT23 footprints with a reduced off-board height of less than 1 mm. The devices reduce component counts, increase power density and serve as cost-effective switchers

Linear Position Sensor for Dust and Gas/Vapor Hazardous Locations

November 5, 2007 3:51 am | Comments

Everight Precision Technologies Corporation announced the Positek E111 intrinsically safe, rugged linear position sensor for use in potentially explosive dust and gas/vapor atmospheres. The E111 is ATEX approved to Ex II 1GD EEx ia IIC T4 Ex iaD 20 T135°C (Ta = -40°C to +80°C). This designates the sensor as belonging to: Group II - suitable for all areas except mining and Category 1 GD

LXI Power Supply Test System

November 2, 2007 12:44 pm | Comments

Intepro Systems announced its model I-9500LXI LXI-based power supply test system that is contained in one single-bay cabinet. This fully featured automated test system is for AC/DC and DC/DC power converters under 1,000W, including those for cell phones, digital music and video players, and most computer accessories.

Thermocouple Measurement Instrument

November 2, 2007 12:34 pm | Comments

Data Translation announced TEMPpoint, a series of high accuracy temperature measurement instruments. These stand-alone boxes offer 48 separate 24-bit resolution inputs, each with its own A/D converter and CJC, as well as a USB or Ethernet port for connecting to a PC.


Guide to Encoder Solutions and Technical Innovations

November 2, 2007 12:27 pm | Comments

Sick Stegmann introduced its 2007 overview Guide to Encoder Solutions and Technical Innovations. This free guide features many products, and it details the company’s family of incremental encoders, absolute encoders, linear encoders and wire draw systems, format adjustment positioning drives and related accessories.

Actuator for Electronic Locks and Latches

November 2, 2007 12:19 pm | Comments

New Scale Technologies, Inc. announced its SQLM Series Squiggle motor lock modules, low-power actuators for electronic locks and latches. They are said to draw less power than solenoids or stepper motors and use half the space. They drop into existing lock or latch assemblies, allowing lock manufacturers to reduce the size and power requirements of their electronic locks.


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