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10-W DC-DC Converter Targets Apps Requiring Input to Output Isolation

April 28, 2011 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Calex the availability of the 10-Watt EW Single Output Series of DC/DC Converters. Designed for applications requiring input to output isolation, the converters offer three input ranges with five output voltage combinations.

Rackmount Inverter Provides 3 kVA in a 1 U Package

April 28, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer’s AEP-A3000R Series of pure sign wave inverters provide 3 kVA of power in a 1U rack design and is available in standard input configurations of 24 VDC and 48 VDC. Outputs are regulated to +/-3 percent or better. A built-in, 4-6 ms automatic bypass switch...

DC-DC Converters Address Telecom, Datacom and Wireless Infrastructure Demands

April 28, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. introduced the 1/8th brick SQL48T20033 and the 1/16th brick SSQL48T20033. Both products are rated at 20 A, provide an adjustable 3.3-V isolated output and operate over the full 36 V to 75 V telecom input voltage range.


20-W DC-DC Converters Suit Board Level Power Distribution Apps

April 28, 2011 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s B2000RU Series is a family of ultra-wide input, 20-W DC/DC converters. With a compact 1” x 2” case, these units provide high power density or space critical, board level applications. Fourteen standard models operate from wide 4:1 inputs...

SMT LED Drivers Feature Constant Current Output

April 28, 2011 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s LDF24E Series of DC/DC LED drivers is designed to power/control high brightness LEDs. These units feature a constant current output; analog and PWM dimming; control and efficiency to 96 percent. Five models operate from a wide input voltage range...

Regulated DC-DC Bus Converter Touts Efficiency and Wide Input Range

April 28, 2011 6:59 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced a regulated bus converter (RBC) that delivers up to 210 W output power, with a Vin range of 36 V to 75 V (92.5 percent efficiency at full load with Vout regulation and ±1.5 percent) in a quarter brick open frame package.

Power Cords Latch Into IEC Connectors and Power Entry Modules

April 28, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter announced the addition of the V-Lock cord retaining system for 10-A and 16-A appliance couplers and power entry modules, according to IEC 60320 (15 A and 20 A according to UL). This power cord latches into the notched inlet or outlet...

48-Watt LED Power Supply Touts Constant Current Operation

April 28, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne Corporation announced the release of the OLP48 Series, a 48-Watt constant current LED power supply. The single output, open frame module includes output voltages of 12 V, 24 V, or 48 VDC and features a universal input of 90 V to 264 VAC...


MCBs Offer UL 1077 Supplemental Protection

April 28, 2011 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Automation Systems Interconnect, Inc. announced a new line of DIN rail mounted miniature circuit breakers that are 13 mm wide and UL 1077 Recognized for use as supplemental protectors. The NDB5 circuit breaker product line...

DC-DC Switching Regulators Features High Efficiency at One Quarter the Size of Linear Regulators

April 28, 2011 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aimtec added two series of DC/DC switching regulators to its product offering. The AMSRW-78Z features a wide (up to 8:1) input voltage range spanning from 9 V to 72 VDC stepping down to highly regulated and protected output voltages ranging from 3.3 V to 15 VDC.

300 W U Frame Offers Optional Top or End Mount Fan Covers

April 28, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announced the APS303 Series of high density switching power supplies in the industry standard 3.2” x 5.00” x 1.50” U-frame package with both single and dual outputs with an optional top-mount fan cover.

Digital Attenuator Includes Serial-Parallel Control for 75-Ohm Systems Operating to 1 GHz

April 28, 2011 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced the MAAD 008866, a 6-bit, 0.5-dB step digital attenuator for 75-Ohm systems operating up to 1 GHz. This attenuator is appropriate when high accuracy, low power consumption (4 microAmps typical at 5 V, steady state)...

Power Supply Suits Dimmable LEDs for Dry and Damp Locations

April 28, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced the LF1048 Series AC-DC constant current or constant voltage dimmable LED driver power supply. The units are fully potted and suitable for dry and damp locations. They are UL1012, cUL, FCC B, CE, REACH and RoHS compliant.


Paying Tribute to the Legacy of Earth Day

April 27, 2011 1:26 pm | by Paul Smith, MathWorks, and Tyler Joswick, The Ohio State University | Blogs | Comments

This past Friday marked the 41st Earth Day. The past 40 years have demonstrated the growing global green movement, reinforced each year by Earth Day to celebrate and spread awareness of environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day’s goals of environmental protection and sustainability are echoed by the EcoCAR Challenge, its organizers, participating student teams, and sponsors.

Murata Power Solutions extends its range of 25W low-profile open-frame DC-DC converters

April 27, 2011 10:52 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced today additions to its UEI25 series of 25W output, 2:1 input range, high efficiency, isolated DC-DC converters. Featuring 25W output in one square inch of board area, the new devices add +3.3VDC and +5VDC output models to the series.

Field Wireless Devices Based on ISA100.11a Industrial Communications Standard

April 27, 2011 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has developed the world’s first field wireless devices based on the ISA100.11a1 industrial wireless communications standard and was released in Foreign Markets in July 2010.

Acopian no-compromise power systems

April 27, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

A few power supply manufacturers sell hardware to combine several power supplies into a rack mounting multiple-output power system. The problem is that the possible combinations of power supplies and desired operating features...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking Hardware & Software Integration with Ashok Reddy of IBM

April 27, 2011 6:33 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to returning guest Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational, and continue our discussion on hardware and software, developing and disruptive technology, and the challenges facing today's engineer.

Return to Zero - Bowling Balls

April 27, 2011 5:11 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

High Accuracy, LabVIEW Compatible Digital Pressure Transducer

April 26, 2011 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Heise DXD digital pressure transducer delivers the unique benefits of digital communication at a bargain price. This versatile instrument is now available with a LabVIEW driver and a powerful new LabVIEW based utility software that allows the user to address...

ZemosLED Launches 80,000 Hour LED Package

April 26, 2011 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZemosLED has announced the US launch of the patented, 80,000 hour Zemos9090 LED package. The Zemos9090 has seen extensive use in the company's own line of lighting fixtures with extended lifespans, but has not previously been available to third parties as a discrete component.

Return to Zero - Gold Fever

April 26, 2011 7:07 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a new comic strip for engineers, with lab humor and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Gas Temperature Sensor Features Foul Proof Probe Tip

April 26, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Sensor Connection introduces the EGT Diesel Exhaust Gas Temperature Sensor featuring an enclosed foul proof probe tip that permits operation in bio-fuel and diesel engine applications. Manufactured in the U.S. from high temperature Inconel and 316SS...

AC-DC Modules Meet Canada And Australia 347VAC, 50-60Hz Input Requirements

April 26, 2011 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bias Power’s new BPH series of ½ and 1 watt switching power supply modules offer the smallest drop-in solution to comply with CSA CAN3-C235-83 for Canada as well as Australia and other 347VAC mains input countries. With an input range of 100-375VAC...

Surface mount inductors exceed the requirements of most mil-aero applications

April 26, 2011 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Coilcraft CPS military-grade power inductors take a low profile with the new ML563PKA Series. These robust ferrite-core surface mount inductors are constructed of high-temperature materials, to exceed the requirements of most military and aerospace applications...

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