Murata today announced the SPM series of low-power isolated DC-DC modules designed specifically for use in electronic equipment that will be subject to harsh environments such as outdoor communications, applications with little or no forced air cooling, smart grid and industrial process control equipment.
Synchronous step-down DC/DC controller enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of the current sense signalJanuary 21, 2014 11:19 am | Linear Technology Corporation | Product Releases | Comments
Linear Technology Corporation introduces the LTC3875, a dual output current-mode synchronous step-down DC/DC controller that enables the use of very low DC resistance (DCR) power inductors by using a novel DCR sensing architecture that enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of the current sense signal.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for low Passive Inter-Modulation (PIM) terminations from EMC Technology. The 32P7197F, 110W flange mount termination boasts a PIM spec of -127dBc with two 20W input tones. Designed for demanding infrastructure applications, EMC’s 32P7197F operates to 2GHz....
Microtips Technology is excited to announce their new 2.4” Sunlight Readable Mono Graphic OLED. This low cost passive matrix 2.4” Mono Graphic OLED display module makes a great option for any application using small size LCDs. With a total power consumption of 0.5 to 1W, this OLED display is designed for hand-held and battery operated applications....
Murata announced the latest addition to the OKLP range of "Power Block" products from Murata Power Solutions. In addition to the recently introduced 25A, Murata now offers the OKLP-X/35-W12-C, a 35A Power Block solution. This Power Block concept sits between a discrete Point-of-Load (PoL) design....
Renco Electronics announces the release of the company’s high current version of the best selling product in compact form, the RL-5480HC. Under the slogan, “smaller is better”, Renco debuted the RL-5480HC. The inductor’s high saturation materials allow for ideal use in switched-mode power supply applications....
380 VDC input bus converter modules enable high voltage DC distribution with 98 percent efficient conversionJanuary 15, 2014 12:09 pm | Vicor Corp. | Product Releases | Comments
Vicor Corporation unveiled the first module utilizing its Converter housed in Package (ChiP) power component platform. This new ChiP bus converter module (BCM) supplies 1.2 kW at 48 V with 98 percent peak efficiency and 1880 W/in3 power density. The module is asserted to
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for two S-band power amplifiers from TriQuint. The TGA2583 and TGA2585 cover the frequency range of 2.7 to 3.7GHz with 10 and 18 watts of saturated output power respectively. Both TriQuint devices offer power added efficiency of 54% with a small signal gain of 33dB.
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC introduces a new family of off-line PWM controllers that incorporate both a sense MOSFET and a current mode PWM controller IC. This new series is offered by Allegro and manufactured and developed by Sanken Electric Co., Ltd. in Japan.
The MPU-300M series, now available from MicroPower Direct, is a family of compact 300W AC/DC power supplies that are certified to EN 60601 3RD edition. These power supplies offer a unique combination of power, and safety, combined with robust performance & compact construction.
Solar is already a viable alternative to traditional carbon based and nuclear thermal power plants. In 2012, over 31 Gigawatts (GW) of new PV generation went online globally including 3.5GW in the United States alone. In 2013, that number in the United States is expected to grow by 28% to reach 4.9GW.
Inventor Nikola Tesla imagined the technology to transmit energy through thin air almost a century ago, but experimental attempts at the feat have so far resulted in cumbersome devices that only work over very small distances. But now, researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of wireless power transfer using low-frequency magnetic fields over distances much larger than the size of the transmitter and receiver.
It's known that electric vehicles could travel longer distances before needing to charge and more renewable energy could be saved for a rainy day if lithium-sulfur batteries can just overcome a few technical hurdles. Now, a novel design for a critical part of the battery has been shown to significantly extend the technology's lifespan...
Murata Americas announced the expansion of its Surface mount piezoelectric buzzer family with the launch of the PKMCS0909E4000-R1, the smallest surface mount buzzer available on the market today. Measuring just 9x9mm, this piezoelectric solution fully withstands reflow soldering without the slightest degradation in performance.
Sealevel Systems announces the 7802e, a new PCI Express serial interface adapter that provides eight serial ports individually configurable for RS-422 or RS-485 communications. For error-free operation in high-speed serial applications, the board's high-performance 16C950 UART includes 128-byte FIFOs, eight times larger than those found on standard 16550 UARTs.
Spectronics Corporation has unveiled the OLK-441 Leak Detection Kit, which finds leaks quickly and efficiently in petroleum- or synthetic-based fluid systems. It’s ideal for use with hydraulic systems, compressors, engines, gearboxes and fuel systems.
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable. The novel battery technology is reported in a paper...
Officials in Las Vegas are harnessing the power of the sun to light the city's iconic welcome sign. Elected officials and project leaders flipped a switch Wednesday linking solar panels on 25-foot towers to the glittering neon "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.
We decided to do something a little bit different with our December 15 issue this year, so with that in mind: Welcome you to a very special edition of ECN. While you’ll see a few of your favorites including Everything E (page 10) and Leading Off (page 8), you might notice a few sections are missing. That’s because we decided to focus this issue on four different areas in the Electronic Design field.
The phrase “WakaWaka” is being thrown around at this year’s CES and there isn’t a muppet in sight. WakaWaka is a business venture that aims to provide high-tech and low-cost solar technology to developing countries and areas affected by natural (or manmade, they won’t ask!) disaster. The company hopes to end the global problem of “energy-poverty” as well as provide a way for people to charge their electronics during power outages.
Good-Ark Semiconductor announces the launch of DB520, a 5A/200V Schottky Bridge Rectifier in the DFS package. This device performs full-wave rectification with high surge current capability, increased energy efficiency and low VF. Featuring a VRRM of 200V and a low VF (max) of 0.85V @ 5.0A, the DB520 is ideal for LED lighting and power management applications.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FSL306 and FSL336 650 V Green Mode AC Buck Switches offer burst-mode operation with the low available operating current (250 µA) that helps to reduce standby mode power consumption for increased energy efficiency. Power scalability from
Solar energy appears to be the only form of renewable that can be exploited at level that matches the world's growing needs. However, it is equally necessary to find efficient ways to store solar energy in order to ensure a consistent energy supply when sunlight is scarce.
XP Power announced a 130 Watt addition to the ECS series of AC-DC power supplies. Packaged in a compact 2 x 4 x 1.25 inch (50.8 x 101.6 x 31.8 mm) open-frame format, the high efficiency single output ECS130 can be either convection or forced air cooled and used in a variety of end-applications.
Rice University scientists have pioneered a tabletop magnetic pulse generator that does the work of a room-sized machine – and more. The device dubbed “RAMBO” – short for Rice Advanced Magnet with Broadband Optics – will allow researchers who visit the university to run spectroscopy-based experiments on materials in pulsed magnetic fields of up to 30 tesla.