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Spoerle nimmt Hahn-Trafos ins Programm
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
Der Industrieelektronik-Distributor Spoerle Electronic vertreibt künftig die Transformatoren von Hahn Elektrobau. Die beiden Unternehmen haben jetzt ein entsprechendes Franchiseabkommen abgeschlossen.
Winziger Wandler versorgt batteriebetriebene Geräte
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Einen rekordverdächtig kleinen DC/DC-Wandler für Mobilgeräte hat Texas Instruments vorgestellt. Bei Abmessungen von nur 2 x 1 mm treibt das Bauteil Ströme bis zu 500 mA.
Power trains ride the digital track
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Right now, companies tap into "digital power" in different ways to replace analog components in power designs, but the term is yet to be clearly defined, writes power editor Vince Biancomano. One group argues that digital control of power supplies will extend their efficiency and responsiveness. Another group wonders how digital transmitters will out-do tradition current-sense loops. A focal point for discussion is likely to be the upcoming Digital Power Forum '04, Vince suggests, a showcase for
Fast POLs meet VRM10 specs
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Artesyn Technology's new VRM10 series of point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters, for meeting the core requirements of latest-generation processors and fast switching logic, offer up to 85 amps at 1.4 volts and a raw transient response of up to 930 amps/microsecond. The open-frame, single-board series includes the VRM10-80-12-P, with a maximum continuous current rating of 80 amps, and a load-line impedance of 1.24 milliohms (maintaining load regulation to 1.24 mV/A) for Pentium 4 processors. The VR
US-Militär lässt Tablet-PC mit Brennstoffzellen entwicklen
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
General Dynamics C4 Systems hat den Zuschlag der US-Luftwaffe für die Entwicklung von zehn Prototypen eines Tablet-PCs erhalten. Die Tablet-PCs sollen ausschließlich mit Brennstoffzellen versorgt werden und sind für die mobile Luftraum-Kontrolle vorgesehen.
10-amp POLs tout high accuracy
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
C&D Technologies has expanded its family of non-isolated, point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters with 16 new high-accuracy modules that offer full-load outputs of 10 amps at 0.9 to 3.3 volts. Working from a 3.3- to 5.5-volt input, the NNL10 series, in an industry standard SMD footprint (13.5-by-33 mm and 8.3 mm high), is designed to address the voltage and current requirements of high-performance FPGAs, ASICs, DSPs and microprocessors in applications ranging from servers to telecommunications equi
Ener1, Delphi to form joint venture for lithium batteries
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Ener1 Inc. (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) and Delphi Corp. (Troy, Mich.) have signed a non-binding letter of intent to create a joint venture to leverage their combined expertise in lithium batteries.
$1.3 million contract awarded for fuel-cell driven, tablet PC
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
General Dynamics C4 Systems has won a U.S. Air Force contract to develop 10 prototype tablet computers powered by direct liquid fuel cells.
Market, legislative forces driving lead-free conversion, says report
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
The effort to adopt lead-free electronic assembly is being driven by a combination of environmental considerations, government legislation, and the marketing advantages of lead-free packages, according to a report by market research firm Frost and Sullivan.
DC/DC in DFN package delivers 8 amps
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
Sipex Corp.'s SP7655 is the second in the company's PowerBlox series of miniaturized high-current DC/DC buck regulators. In a custom 4-by-7 mm DFN package that has three integrated heat sinks for thermal management, the device delivers up to 8 amps.
Apple rappelle 28 000 batteries d’ordinateurs portables
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8/20/2004   Post a comment
Apple Computer Inc. accepte de rappeler 28 000 batteries utilisées dans ses ordinateurs portables PowerBook G4 15 pouces, déclare la Commission américaine de sécurité des produits dans un rapport diffusé par Reuters.
Apple recalls laptop batteries
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Apple Computer Inc. has agreed to recall about 28,000 batteries used in its 15-inch PowerBook G4 laptop computers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday in a Reuters report.
Sixteenth-brick DC/DCs comply with DOSA spec
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics Power Systems' KW010/015/020/025 Series of sixteenth-brick modules is derived from specifications coming out of the Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA). The single-output DC/DC converters, designed for enterprise, data processing, access, wireless and optical network equipment and distributed and hybrid power architectures, deliver up to 25 amps at 1 to 5 volts from a 36- to 75-volt input. They incorporate synchronous rectification technology and packaging technique
Artesyn et Summit Microelectronics s’associent sur les systèmes d’énergie électrique
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Artesyn Technologies Inc. et Summit Microelectronics Inc. annoncent la signature d’un accord stratégique pour développer des solutions complètes de commande et de conversion de système d’énergie électrique destinées aux conceptions d’architecture électrique distribuée pour les systèmes de télécommunications et de communication de données.
6-port PoE midspan simplifies WLAN scaling
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8/17/2004   Post a comment
PowerDsine says its 3006 is the industry's first 6-port power-over-Ethernet midspan (patch-panel module for legacy Ethernet switches that do not offer PoE functionality). It's designed specifically for power applications for the Small Medium Business market, allowing an easy, simple and cost-effective way for users to deploy powered terminals such as wireless LAN access points (WLAN APs), network security cameras and Internet protocol (IP) phones.
Limit your Peak Current, not your Reliability
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. It's not the Fourth of July. It could be your own dc-dc design blowing up, worries our power supply expert, Sanjaya Maniktala. You do want to check out your design under a variety of adverse conditions, he suggests. Fault management is the key to designing power supplies that last.
150-W switcher cuts OEM's medical costs
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
Taiyo Yuden's PAM150 is a 1U-high, 150-W switching power supply family designed to offer medical equipment OEMs a more cost-effective alternative to supplies using active power-factor-correction (PFC). Working from a 115/230 VAC input, the single-output supply, with passive PFC, offers factory-set outputs of 3.3, 5, 12, 24, and 48 volts. It features current-sharing capability for 1 + 1 redundancy with no special interconnection requirement, and protection against over-voltage, reverse voltage, o
Artesyn, Summit Microelectronics team on power systems
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
Artesyn Technologies Inc. and Summit Microelectronics Inc. have entered a strategic agreement to develop comprehensive power system control and conversion solutions aimed at distributed power architecture designs for telecommunications and data communications
7-output IC powers Intel X-Scale-based PDAs
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8/13/2004   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products says its MAX1586A/MAX1586B/MAX1587A are the smallest, most efficient power-management ICs optimized for devices using Intel's X-Scale microprocessors, including third-generation smart cell phones, PDAs, internet appliances, and other portable devices requiring substantial computing and multimedia capability at low power.
Lambda joins DOSA alliance for dc/dc converters
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8/12/2004   Post a comment
Lambda (San Diego), a supplier of standard and custom power supply solutions, has joined the Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance (DOSA), an industry alliance designed to promote standards in dc/dc power converters.
Three-Phase AC Power Supply - with 675 VA output per phase
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
The California Instruments 2003RP power supply, available from TTi (Thurlby Thandar Instruments), is a 3-phase AC power source with 675 VA output power per phase. Offering simple rotary front-panel controls, it is ideally suited to a wide range of 3-phase power applications.
400-W supply provides two high-current outputs, redundancy
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
Power One's NET2-4350 is a 400-watt AC/DC supply featuring a special dual-converter topology that provides two tightly regulated high-current outputs, as well as three outputs for bus and local circuitry. The 1U-high supply delivers 3.3 volts at up to 55 amps and 5 volts at up to 40 amps, and in addition provides 12 volts at up to 5 amps (two outputs), and 5.2 volts at 2 amps for standby circuitry. The first four outputs can current-share with other power supplies in fault-tolerant redundant con
Kyocera to make photovoltaic modules in North America
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
Kyocera Solar Inc. will begin large scale assembly of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules at its maquiladora facility in Tijuana, Mexico this Fall, and establish a regional office in San Diego for solar system engineering and marketing.
Datacenters fuel UPS charge
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8/6/2004   Post a comment
FOCUS ON Backup Power - With OEMs facing tougher power-backup requirements for bigger jobs—high-reliability industrial applications and the expanding datacenter—uninterruptible power supply (UPS) makers are looking well beyond the supplies' raw power capacity. A snapshot of recent product activity shows the major design thrusts in power distribution, advanced power management, and system cooling.
Industry group forms to address critical power issues
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8/4/2004   Post a comment
Representatives of the critical power industry have formed a national organization to develop common public policy and establish a unified industry voice to ensure reliable, continuous delivery of electrical power within critical industries, businesses, and services.
Industry group forms to address critical power issues
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8/4/2004   Post a comment
Representatives of the critical power industry have formed a national organization to develop common public policy and establish a unified industry voice to ensure reliable, continuous delivery of electrical power within critical industries, businesses, and services.
Agilent enhances, extends modular power supply system
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8/4/2004   Post a comment
Not letting any power-source grass grow under its feet, Agilent Technologies is now offering new modules and paralleling capabilities to its existing programmable power supply line. Enhancements extend the company's MPS wares to 100-V or 80-A.
3.3-V Buck-Boost Regulator - has compact 4.9 x 3.0 mm footprint
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8/4/2004   Post a comment
A buck-boost regulator that offers designers a simple, low-cost solution for obtaining a stable voltage from the batteries in portable electronic systems was announced by Siliconix. The SiP1759 provides a stable 3.3V fixed output or 2.5V to 5.5V variable output voltage with a 1.6V to 5.5V input voltage range. The regulator is designed for handheld, battery-powered equipment including digital cameras, PDAs, MP3 players, camcorders, cell phones, and drivers for flashlights u
TI hails chip-scale DC/DC as benchmark performer
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8/4/2004   Post a comment
Texas Instruments says its new TPS62300, one of nine members in the company's TPS623xx family, is the new benchmark for small, accurate, and high-efficiency DC/DC converters for low-power portable designs. The synchronous step-down device, which includes integrated FETs in a lead (Pb)-free, 1-by-2 mm chip-scale package, delivers up to 500 mA at up to 93 percent efficiency, suiting it to smart phones, WLAN, Bluetooth equipment, and digital still cameras.
New SMT POL DC/DCs are small, efficient, affordable and "double" lead-free
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8/4/2004   Post a comment
Forget the generalized headline promising everything under the sun from Datel's new point-of-load converter; this product represents a proving ground for high reliability in manufacturing processes using Pb-free solder. Vince Biancomano leads these insights.


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