Electronic Products & Technology

Power Supply/Management

September 18, 2017 by Stephen Law

Ac-dc power supplies serve medical applications

POLYTRON DEVICES MUI30 series of universal input ac-dc power supplies for medical applications boasts 85 to 264Vac universal input range, 47 to 63Hz input frequency and low leakage current under 100 microamps. For use in applications up to 30 watts,…
September 15, 2017 by Stephen Law

Littelfuse to acquire IXYS Corp.

Acquisition significantly expands capabilities across high growth power semiconductor markets
September 13, 2017 by Stephen Law

Modular power supplies deliver BF ready isolation

TDK-LAMBDA QM5 modular power supplies are rated at 700 to 1200W and come with up to 12 outputs. Units have BF ready isolation and low acoustic noise, along with medical and industrial safety certifications. Accepting a wide range 90 to…
September 12, 2017 by Stephen Law

Power supply creates complex dc transient waveforms

CHROMA 62000P Programmable DC Power Supply provides design and test advantages not found in typical supplies including the ability to create complex dc transient waveforms. Unit allows users to program complex dc transient waveforms to test device behavior to spikes,…
September 1, 2017 by EP&T Magazine

Silicon solves problems for next-generation battery technology

Silicon – the second most abundant element in the earth’s crust – shows great promise in Li-ion batteries, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. By replacing graphite anodes with silicon, it is possible to quadruple anode…
August 25, 2017 by Stephen Law

1000Vdc input industrial dc-dc converters deliver 500W

ABSOPULSE  HVI 500-1K-XX-FX Series of dc-dc converters are suitable for rugged industrial applications that require high input voltages and wide dc-input ranges. Units accept a nominal input voltage of 1000Vdc with an 800Vdc to 1200Vdc operating input range. 500W units…
August 21, 2017 by Sonja Brown, director of product marketing – Piezo and Protection Devices, EPCOS, a TDK Group Company

Inrush current limiting techniques and solutions

Thermistors are often the solution of choice for detecting temperature limits. With NTC (negative temperature coefficient) thermistors, the resistance decreases with increasing temperature. In PTC (positive temperature coefficient) thermistors, resistance increases as temperature increases. When a specific temperature is exceeded,…
August 21, 2017 by Stephen Law

Network power meters permit customization of parameters

DENT PowerScout PS3037 network power meters have the ability to monitor voltage, current, power, energy and many other parameters. Choose between models with or without digital displays, customize the communications with the option of ethernet or serial. Unit provides a…
August 18, 2017 by Stephen Law

5W Converter in ultra-compact DIP package boosts efficiency

TRACO Power TDN 5WI series isolated 5 Watt dc-dc ultra compact DIP converters are housed in cubical non-conducting FR4 casing that is 1.23 cm3 without any compromise regarding reliability and functionality. The highly efficient TDN 5WI series is available in…
August 15, 2017 by Chris Botting, manager of research, Delta-Q Technologies

Making the switch to lithium-ion: Is it right for your product?

If the Olympic athlete’s motto is ‘faster, higher, stronger,’ then the product designer’s motto might be ‘smaller, lighter, cheaper.’ When designing power equipment, machines and vehicles, the power source is often the bottleneck for size, weight, and cost, as well…
August 10, 2017 by Stephen Law

Piezo solution delivers notifications to wearable devices

MURATA PJFV series low power consumption (6 mW, A3Vdc) miniature (10.5 mm x 3.8 mm x 2 mm) vibrators employing piezoelectric ceramics to provide vibration notifications and announcements to wearable devices. Available in a small, flat package, device measures 10.5mm…
August 7, 2017 by Stephen Law

Regenerative battery pack test system reduces consumption

CHROMA 17040 battery module and pack test system is regenerative, so power consumption is greatly reduced. The energy discharged from testing is recycled back to the grid reducing wasted energy and without generating harmonic pollution on other devices – even…