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Configurable Power Supplies meet latest Medical Approvals

October 31, 2011 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies has successfully had its Xgen range of configurable power supplies approved to IEC 60601-1:2005 3rd Edition. This is in addition to the existing approval to the 2nd Edition and ensures full medical approval is maintained...

Low-power ICs available in a 3x3mm TQFN package

October 31, 2011 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parade Technologies today announced three new additions to the company’s USB 3.0 Repeater/Redriver IC product line. Parade’s new PS8711 is a single-channel unidirectional USB 3.0 Repeater/Redriver with both pin- and I2C-configurable performance controls...

Micrel Reports 2011 Third Quarter Financial Results

October 28, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Micrel, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Third quarter revenues of $64.2 million decreased by $4.3 million, or 6.2% compared to revenues of $68.5 million in the second...

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AgileSwitch Receives BFTP Funding For Solar Inverter Power Modules

October 28, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

AgileSwitch, LLC announced that it has received funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (BFTP) of Southeastern Pennsylvania for design, development and testing of Advanced Power Conversion Assemblies (APCA) modules to be delivered to potential...

Leo Lorenz of Infineon Technologies Wins IEEE Award

October 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The IEEE Gerald Kliman Innovator Award 2011 is going to the PCIM Advisory Board Leo Lorenz from Infineon Technologies. The award may be presented annually to an individual for meritorious contributions to the advancement of...

Power capacitors intended for wind power plants

October 28, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC has developed EPCOS power capacitors with high rated voltage, long operating life and high current handling capability, making them ideal for renewable energy generation applications, such as AC output filters in offshore wind turbines.

Toroidal Power Transformers Target Demanding Medical Applications

October 28, 2011 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Standex Electronics toroidal power transformers are designed for the demanding needs of medical applications, including protecting sensitive medical devices in patient care environments. They are available as bare toroids which can be integrated into the devices themselves, or installed in enclosures with options to

Smart Meter Design Considerations Detailed at Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Communications, metrology, security and power are the four primary considerations when designing next-generation smart meters. Those topics discussed by authors from Allegro MicroSystems, Fairchild Semiconductor, Pulse Electronics, Maxim Integrated Products and Texas Instruments during...

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MagnaChip Reports Third Quarter 2011 Financial Results

October 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. Revenue for the third quarter of 2011 was $200.4 million, a 1.6% decrease compared to $203.7 million for the second...

Digi-Key Announces Stock of Emerson Network Power Configurable Power Supplies

October 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. announced the global addition of Emerson Network Power configurable power supplies to an already impressive listing of quality Emerson products. Emerson Network Power offers a broad range of standard and configurable power supply...

LED Driver Achieves High Accuracy Without High-Side Current Sensing

October 27, 2011 10:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex, Inc. introduced HV9861A, an open loop, average current mode control, LED driver integrated circuit (IC) designed to drive LEDs using a buck topology. It is suited for a variety of solid-state lighting applications, including

40-W LED Driver for Street light Fixtures Eliminates Step-down Transformers

October 27, 2011 7:47 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi Corporation unveiled a new LED driver designed for North American street light installations. The efficient LXMG221D-0700040-D2F LED driver eliminates bulky step-down transformers typically used in street light fixtures in

SiC, EVs, HAN and Wi-Fi Featured in Smart Grid Electronics Forum Plenary

October 27, 2011 7:35 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The extended plenary session at this week’s second-annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum in San Jose, featured speakers from Fairchild Semiconductor, TDI Power, Qualcomm Atheros and Redpine Signals addressing a broad array of advanced technology...

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Freescale Semiconductor Announces Third Quarter 2011 Results

October 27, 2011 7:34 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. "Despite challenging macroeconomic environment conditions, Freescale continued to generate solid gross margins and overall profitability," said Rich Beyer, chairman...

Mouser Electronics Now Delivering National Products From Texas Instruments

October 27, 2011 7:34 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced that it is an authorized global distributor for the complete portfolio of National products from Texas Instruments (TI). Building upon record sales and an ongoing commitment to global expansion, the addition...

AgileSwitch Receives BFTP Funding For Solar Inverter Power Modules

October 27, 2011 7:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

AgileSwitch, LLC announced today that it has received funding from Ben Franklin Technology Partners (“BFTP”) of Southeastern Pennsylvania for design, development and testing of Advanced Power Conversion Assemblies (APCA) modules to be delivered to potential customers...

200-Watt AC-DC Switchers Can Withstand Condensing Atmospheres

October 26, 2011 1:30 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Abbott Technologies Inc. has extended its AM military power supply product line, and now offers a family of AC-DC switchers that can withstand condensing and other extreme environments. The new products, designated the AM200EC family, employ light-weight circuit board coatings and

Switching Power Supplies Offer 200 W Output

October 26, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct’s MPO-200S Series of 200-W open frame AC/DC power supplies are fabricated on a miniature 3” x 5” PC board. Four standard models operate from a universal input of 90 V to 264 VAC, providing

Thin Film Fuse Series Touts High Accuracy, Low Current

October 25, 2011 1:25 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has extended the current rating of the Accu-Guard II Low Current Series to include 200 mA, 150 mA, 125 mA, 100 mA, 75 mA, 62.5 mA and 50 mA versions in a 0603 package. The miniature 0603 low

Level V compliant power supply provides 30-60 watts

October 25, 2011 11:27 am | Protek Power North America | Product Releases | Comments

Offering from one to three outputs, the PUP60 Series of AC/DC desktop switching power supplies from Protek Power provide 30-60 watts of continuous output power. They are enclosed in a compact case with an IEC320/C14 inlet for world-wide use.

TE Connectivity and Juice Technologies Deliver EV Smart Charging

October 25, 2011 11:13 am | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) and Juice Technologies, doing business as Plug Smart, announced today their teaming arrangement to provide smart Electric Vehicle (EV) charging solutions enabling customers to meter their EV’s electricity consumption and communicate data via an innovative smart charging cord and socket. TE and Juice have a license agreement to bring this 120 volt (Level 1) charging solution to market. 

Boost Charger IC Empowers Nanoenergy Harvesting

October 25, 2011 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The TI boost charger for nano (ultra low) power energy harvesting manages the microwatts to milliwatts of power generated from a number of sources and stores the extracted energy in various storage elements, including Li-ion batteries and super capacitors.

Ultracapacitor Modules for Alternative Energy Apps Feature Ready-to-Use Package

October 24, 2011 12:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ioxus announced the unveiling of its first 16V/58F iMOD series of ultracapacitor modules featuring a ready-to-use package at what is said to be the lowest cost in the industry. With the increase in adoption of hybrid drives and clean technologies, there is a high demand for

Configurable Modules Protect Batteries and Battery-Powered Equipment in Vehicles

October 24, 2011 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cole Hersee announced the availability of its new FlexMod LVD, a family of configurable electronic modules that protect batteries and battery powered equipment.

Combine High Power SMUs to Extend Component Testing to 100 A

October 22, 2011 8:03 am | by Dave Wyban, Keithley Instruments, Inc., www.keithley.com | Articles | Comments

The latest generation of high power SMUs is capable of sourcing up to 50 A pulsed and measuring down to picoamps or microvolts. For applications that require even higher power levels, two of these instruments can be combined to extend their operating range.

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