More than one-third of U.S. nuclear power plants suffered safety-related incidents over the past three years, and nuclear regulators and plant operators need to improve inspections to prevent such events, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said in a report on Thursday.
Ohmite Manufacturing announces the BA Series of resistors. Featuring a rugged wirewound design, these high power resistors are ideal for dynamic braking, motor starting, and power control applications. Other uses for the BA Series include inverter and power conversion applications.
Murata announced the availability of the RBQ series of isolated 12Vout, 400 Watt DC-DC converters from Murata Power Solutions. The RBQ-12/33-D48 model provides what are believed to be the industry's highest efficiencies of up to 96% from a standard DOSA-compliant quarter-brick package. The RBQ-12/33-D48 is designed to operate in most applications with convection cooling.
DILAS now delivers 40W output power, substantially higher than previously available, from a T-bar based 638nm 400-micron/0.22NA, fiber-coupled module used for cinema projection.
Renesas Electronics America announced the availability of a large number of new low-power, low voltage microcontrollers (MCUs). By expanding the low-power, low-voltage RX200 Series to include versions offering from 64 KB to 1 MB of on-chip flash memory, and package sizes from 48-pin LQFP to 145-pin LGA, Renesas now offers the broadest range of low-power 32-bit solutions in the industry.
Empower RF Systems is delivering units from its “Size Matters” 1 kW Power Amplifier portfolio to Richardson RFPD as an integral part of a Test & Measurement promotion that Richardson RFPD is sponsoring on its website. The two companies are collaborating on a package of free accessories....
Kepco is pleased to add 1500 and 3000 Watt models to its popular series of KLN automatic crossover, low-profile, high-performance, low-cost programmable power supplies. The KLN Series already offers stable d-c power in a 1U high, half-rack package for 750W.
Wilbrecht LEDCO introduces bipolar LEDs in its range of panel mount LED’s in varied housing styles for front or rear panel mounting in response to international demand. The pre-wired assembly of a red, green or yellow bipolar LED and a resistor will work directly off a 120 VAC or 240 VAC line as a LED power indicator or as a drop-in replacement for neon indicators.
Calex Mfg. Co. announces the Model 22-100 Linear Power Supply. The 22-100 provides a tightly regulated ±15 Volt output providing ±100mA of output current. The output noise for the 22-100 is low, 2mV RMS, making the unit ideal for powering sensitive analog circuitry.
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Crystek’s new CVCO55CXT-5270-5375 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator (CRO) is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler. The CVCO55CXT family’s frequency doubling, 2X fundamental technology reaches new performance levels of lower phase noise and much lower harmonics over the competition, while achieving lower current consumption in the process.
Vicor Corporation expanded its Picor Cool-Power ZVS Buck Regulator product line for high efficiency point-of-load DC-DC regulation. Optimized for 12-V operation (8 V to 18 Vin), these new PI34XX Series buck regulators increase performance for a host of embedded applications in computing
Phihong USA has expanded its 2.75W power adapter offering to include a new series of small, fixed wall-plug adapters with standard DC cords. Based on its best-selling PSM03A USB chargers, Phihong’s new PSM03A series is available in 5, 7.5, 9, 10 and 12V outputs and features a CC/CV function....
Announced today by VARTA Microbattery is the new mercury-free primary Nickel Zinc (NiOOH) Battery Systems. VARTA Microbattery's nickel zinc cells are developed as an ideal cost effective and highly reliable substitute to conventional primary silver oxide (Ag2O) button cells.
Murata announced availability of the Murata Power Solutions PAQ series of 150 Watt isolated DC-DC converters. Packaged as an industry standard open-frame quarter brick module with through-hole mounting, the converter has a 2:1 input range of 36 - 75 VDC around a nominal 48 VDC input.
Power Integrations announced RDR-347, an LED-downlight reference design. The new circuit demonstrates the capabilities of the recently launched LYTSwitch IC family, which offers the industry’s best high-end dimming performance from a single-stage LED driver....
The automotive sector continues to research ways of saving on traditional fuel and expanding alternatives. However, this change has not really moved forward due to the cost-prohibitive nature of new technology. Some of the most commonly discussed alternatives are battery-powered cars, namely electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles.
While the phenomenon of superconductivity — in which some materials lose all resistance to electric currents at extremely low temperatures — has been known for more than a century, the temperature at which it occurs has remained too low for any practical applications
"People have often thought there's no upper bound for wind power—that it's one of the most scalable power sources," says Harvard applied physicist David Keith. After all, gusts and breezes don't seem likely to "run out" on a global scale in the way oil wells might run dry.
Identifying the mysterious mechanism underlying high-temperature superconductivity (HTS) remains one of the most important and tantalizing puzzles in physics. This remarkable phenomenon allows electric current to pass with perfect efficiency through materials chilled to subzero temperatures, and it may play an essential role in revolutionizing the entire electricity chain, from generation to transmission and grid-scale storage.
IXYS Integrated Circuits Division announced the immediate availability of the CPC1907B, +/-6ADC or 6Arms, AC Power SSR. The 1-Form-A CPC1907B is a 60V device with very low 0.06 Ohms of On-Resistance, offered in the new Power SOIC package.
Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance QFP socket for 0.4mm pitch 128 pin QFP. The SG-QFE-7011 socket is designed for 14mm x 14mm x 1.6mm package size with 16mmx16mm lead tip to tip and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.
Transceiver chipset enables the development of low-power, high-data rate solutions for true mobile devicesFebruary 20, 2013 4:41 pm | Imec Inc., Panasonic | Product Releases | Comments
Imec, in collaboration with Panasonic Corporation (Japan), has presented at the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC2013) a 60GHz radio transceiver chipset with low power consumption, that delivers high data rates over short distances.
On February 21, 2013, women engineers, along with their male counterparts, will engage and mentor as many as one million girls around the country during National Engineers Week Foundation’s 12th Annual Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day.
Zero Surge Inc. introduces a series of safe and effective surge protection modules uniquely engineered for original equipment manufacturer (OEM) applications. The OEM open chassis modules integrate patented endurance technologies to deliver exceptional performance and unparalleled surge and noise protection over a wide voltage range.