Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced the AOTF11C60 and AOTF20C60, 600V MOSFETs with AlphaMOS II technology. The AlphaMOS II (a patent pending proprietary structure and process) combines planar-like robustness and controlled switching characteristics with the low on-resistance performance of super-junction type devices.
ADLINK Technology announces the first of its new TOPAZ line of medical computers, the 3rd edition of EN-60601-1 certified TPZ-1300, featuring rich I/O connectivity, wireless support, and duty-specific performance processors with long life support. The TPZ-1300 delivers ruggedized reliability....
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The Pentagon said it plans to continue using lithium-ion batteries on the new F-35 fighter jet despite problems with similar batteries that have grounded Boeing Co's new 787 airliner and are causing Airbus to rethink their use on its A350 jet. Joe DellaVedova, spokesman for the Pentagon's $396 billion F-35 program office...
NBC got its start in 1926 as the nation's first radio network. Its parent company, the Radio Corporation of America, figured people would buy radios if they had interesting things to listen to.NBC was the leading radio network in the early years, so powerful in those days that it had two networks:
General Electric is saying goodbye to 30 Rock - the building and the TV business born there. It's another step in GE's efforts to focus on less glamorous - but theoretically more profitable - ventures such as manufacturing medical imaging equipment, airplane engines and electrical generators.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced a power management controller with 4- and 6-bit voltage identification (VID) interfaces. The LM10011 is the first VID controller designed to operate along with a point-of-load regulator to adjust the core voltage (VCORE) of a VID-enabled processor....
Insulated-gate bipolar transistors optimized for uninterruptible power supplies, solar, induction heating, industrial motor, and welding applicationsFebruary 11, 2013 3:00 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments
International Rectifier (IR) announced the expansion of its family of 600V insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBTs) with the introduction of the IRGP4640D, IRGP4650D and IRGP4660D. The new rugged, reliable devices are optimized for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), solar, induction heating, industrial motor and welding applications.
The Behlman BL1500 unit is powered from 115 VAC, 47-63 Hz and provides two ranges of high-voltage AC at 60 Hz. Units can be stacked for increased power. Protective circuits include input, short circuit, constant current and thermal protection. BL1500 power supplies have an RS 485 interface....
Available now from MicroPower Direct, the MPM-20EPB series is a family of low-cost, single-output, 20W switching power supplies. These modules include a universal AC input, full safety approvals, robust filtering and compact packaging.
Forget solar power. The future of energy is beer power. I’m not talking about beer goggles that make you feel like you can invent the perfect form of alternative energy ... but actually using beer to power a brewery. The Alaskan Brewing Co, is located in Juneau, Alaska...
Power has come of age as a defining parameter in electronic systems. Whether maximizing battery life, keeping an enclosure cool, or passing large currents more efficiently, projects now start with power in mind. In 2013, we will see the continued migration of power technologies from research to commercial availability.
TDK Corporation announces the release of TDK-Lambda’s latest addition to its ZWS line of compact AC-DC power supplies. The new single-output ZWS300BAF series provides 300-watts with convection cooling (no fans required). This design eliminates the need for fan maintenance and reduces acoustic noise and vibrations.
TDK Corporation announces the new TDK-Lambda HWS-L/BAT series of industrial grade 600W and 1000W power supplies. These supplies are designed to charge secondary batteries (e.g., Lithium Ion, Lead Acid, etc.) that are employed in emergency power backup systems. They can also be used in applications
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) today announced the availability of the EPC9004 development board, featuring EPC’s enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistors (FETs). This board demonstrates how recently introduced IC gate drivers, optimized for GaN FETs...
The LD48 series, now available now from MicroPower Direct, is a family of miniature, DC/DC LED drivers. Specifically designed to power/control high brightness LEDs, these units feature a constant current output up to 1A, PWM & analog dimming, and efficiency to 97 percent.
Acopian announced the availability of a new family of programmable AC-DC power supplies. Featuring wide-adjust output voltages from 0V-5V to 0-135V and current capabilities up to 70A, the 1U format single output voltage power supplies offer 750W of output power. These rack and benchtop modules notably provide high power density, low ripple and a user-friendly front panel.
SL Power Electronics announces the latest offering in its power dense product line, the CINT3110 AC/DC power solution. As with SL Power’s other high-density open frame AC/DC Industrial/ITE power supplies, the CINT3110 is approved to the highest safety standards, including EN/IEC/UL60950-1, 2nd edition.
With their advanced performance, rugged construction and superior reliability, the modular IPI Three-Phase Transformer Series from Innovative Power, Inc., delivers superior power management in a wide range of instruments and controls designed for heavy-duty industrial use.
Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) announces ATLAS®, a new family of single-axis amplifiers that provide high performance torque control of DC Brush, brushless DC, and step motors. ATLAS amplifiers are packaged in a compact solderable format and utilize standard through-hole pins for all connections.
The massive blimp-like aircraft flies but just barely, hovering only a dozen feet off a military hangar floor during flight testing south of Los Angeles. Still, the fact that the hulking Aeroscraft could fly for just a few minutes represents a step forward in aviation, according to the engineers who developed it.
Empower model BBM5K8CKT (SKU 1191) is a 2500 to 6000 MHz amplifier which is guaranteed to deliver 100W output power and related RF performance under all specified temperature and environmental conditions. The amplifier module is 8.0” x 6.5” x 1.0”.
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Power factor correction product line enables efficient and cost-effective power conversion solutionsJanuary 28, 2013 1:18 pm | Alpha And Omega Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced the first of a new product line of Power Factor Correction (PFC) devices; the AOZ7111 is an active power factor correction controller which integrates a number of safety features and functions for the design of robust, efficient and cost-effective off-line power conversion solutions.
The XC9248 series are bootstrap-type Nch-Nch drive step-down synchronous DC/DC converters with an internal driver Tr that is capable of 18V operation. The input voltage range is 4.5V to 18V and the maximum output current is 2.2A. A 0.8V reference voltage supply is incorporated, and the output voltage can be set using an external resistor ladder.