Electronic Products & Technology

Power Supply / Management

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…
August 2, 2017 by Stephen Law

Modular power supply delivers communications interface

TDK-LAMBDA AMERICAS PMBus communications interface option card for the 700 to 1500W rated QM series of modular power supplies is an open standard digital power management protocol, allowing power devices to communicate with each other. QM power supplies are available…
August 1, 2017 by Stephen Law

Dc-dc converters boost isolation for industrial power installations

MURATA MGJ6 series high isolation dc-dc converters deliver are wide and low-profile providing a 14mm creepage and clearance distance for use in reinforced-rated isolated-gate drive-power applications in higher efficiency 690Vac industrial electrical distribution systems. Devices provide optimized voltages for best…
August 1, 2017 by Stephen Law

Super capacitors lower ESR for power, energy storage

ILLINOIS CAPACITOR DGH Series super capacitors provide capacitance values up to 350 Farads. Product series includes 21 different value/voltage combinations, ranging in capacitance from 0.5F (Farad) to 350F, with voltage ratings from 2.7 to 5.5WVdc. ESR varies by part, but is notably…
July 24, 2017 by Stephen Law

Small isolated 8W dc-dc converter has wide 4:1 input range

MINMAX POWER MDWI08 series of 8W isolated / regulated dc-dc converters with ultra-wide input ranges comes in ultra-compact 16 pin DIP package measuring 0.94 x 0.54 x 0.31”, providing high power density up to 50W/in3. Device reduces overall pcb layout…
July 23, 2017 by Stephen Law

Quarter-brick dc-dc converters deliver up to 150W

DATEL Quarter Brick (QB) series of high power density dc-dc converters can deliver up to 150 watts of power and suitable for military, industrial, distributed power architectures, telecommunications and mobile applications. Units provide a wide 9-36V or 18-75V input range,…
July 20, 2017 by Stephen Law

I.C.T. Power to distribute Hitachi power semis

ICT Power Company Inc., Burlington ON, has signed a distribution agreement with Hitachi Power Semiconductors for Canada. I.C.T. Power will distribute Hitachi’s line of high speed switching IGBT modules, high power intelligent IC’s and its versatile power diode lineup for…
July 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

High-performance battery holders solder easily

KEYSTONE high-performance, battery holders for cylindrical batteries comes with solder lug contacts, which simplify assembly of wires to the holders and easily connect solder lugs to solid or stranded wires with or without female quick fit terminals or crimp connectors.…
July 19, 2017 by Stephen Law

Power supplies lower off-load consumption

TDK-LAMBDA CSS65A series of ac-dc power supplies with an off-load power consumption of less than 75mW. Packaged in the industry standard 2” x 4” footprint with a low height of 1.08”, products accept a 90 to 264Vac input and is…
July 17, 2017 by Stephen Law

Batteries are made from 99.99% pure lead

CYCLON batteries from Enersys are made from 99.99% pure lead, while the plates are extremely thin, so they provide more surface area than conventional batteries and far more power. High purity acid is absorbed right into the Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM)…