Miniature step-down DC-DC converter helps lengthen battery life in portables

Achieving typical efficiencies greater than 95%, the new miniature AP3403 step-down DC-DC converter from Diodes Incorporated helps lengthen the battery lifetime of smartphones and other low-voltage portable products. This converter is a syn

Diodes Inc | 03-06-2015

Step-down 40V / 2A regulator integrates high-side MOSFET

This post is sponsored by Texas Instruments The new LMR14020 from Texas Instruments is a 40V, 2A step-down regulator with an integrated high-side MOSFET. With a wide input range from 4V to 40V, the device suitable for various applicati

Texas Instruments | 03-06-2015

Smallest ever medical / portables battery and charger set unveiled

Battery specialist, Accutronics has launched its smallest ever medical battery and charger set. The CC1150 mini credit card battery meets the trend in the medical and instrumentation sectors for the growing use of portable and handheld devi

Accutronics | 01-06-2015

Micro regulator module with precision DC and transient output regulation

A new dual 18A or single 36A µModule (micro module) regulator with high precision output voltage regulation for 28nm and sub-28nm FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors - the LTM4630-1 has been introduced by Linear Technology. The core voltage of

Linear | 01-06-2015

Compact power distribution units cut IT rack production times in half

Rittal has developed four new compact power distribution units (PDUs) for professional power distribution in IT racks - which will halve the time a system takes to assemble compared to screw in PDUs, says the company. The system employs sna

Rittal | 01-06-2015

Low-Profile IGBT / MOSFET driver saves space in compact inverter designs

Aimed at motor drives, alternative energy, welding equipment and other high working voltage applications, Vishay has introduced a new low-profile surface-mount 2.5A IGBT and MOSFET driver. The VOL3120 features a small footprint with a 2.5mm

Vishay | 01-06-2015

Compact regulated DC-DC converters with medical-grade isolation

Available in 3W to 15W versions, Recom's REC series compact power supplies are now available from Digi-Key. They are offered in a variety of Industry-standard package types (DIP24, SMD, and 2" x 1") and are EN, UL and/or CB certified.

Digikey | 29-05-2015

Ultra-fast 1A recovery rectifiers s with fast reverse recovery times as low as 15ns

Available now from RS Components, Vishay ultra-fast AU1PMHM3/84A series recovery rectifiers have fast reverse recovery times as low as 15ns and voltage levels as high as 1500V. Typical applications include very high-frequency switched mo

RS Components | 29-05-2015

Primary-side regulation PWM controller keeps component count low

Designed to minimize components for low-power LED lighting solutions, Fairchild Semiconductor's FL7734 primary-side regulation PWM controller is now stocked by Mouser. The FL7734 uses proprietary TRUECURRENT technology for tight const

Mouser Electronics | 29-05-2015

Integrated high-current half-bridge for motor-drive applications

Infineon's BTN8962TA integrated high-current half-bridge for motor-drive applications is now available from Farnell element14. The device is part of the NovalithIC family, combining one p-channel high-side MOSFET and one n-channel low-s

Farnell element14 | 29-05-2015

Versatile 50V / 3A power modules suit many distributed power systems

Aimed at applications such as industrial, medical, telecom, and automotive distributed power systems, Micrel MIC28303 50V / 3A power modules are now available from Mouser. The units combine in a single package a DC-DC controller, power

Mouser Electronics | 28-05-2015

Cost-cutting power control ICs address most critical reliability issue in white goods

Dialog Semiconductor has introduced two power control integrated circuits that address the most critical reliability issue in white goods while reducing manufacturers’ bills-of-materials (BOM) costs without compromising power supply perform

Dialog Semiconductor | 28-05-2015

Reliable 'fit-and-forget' DIN-rail power supplies offer trouble-free operation

Recom has introduced two new DIN-Rail power supply families, the REDIN45 and REDIN60 with 45W and 60W power respectively. Special attention was given during the development of the units to make them as durable and reliable as possible by

Recom International | 28-05-2015

New wide-range CAPZero-2 IC safely discharges X capacitors up to 6µF

The next generation of its CAPZero line of innovative, two-terminal, X capacitor discharge ICs has been introduced by Power Integrations. CAPZero-2 ICs increase design flexibility by covering a wide range of applications and output pow

Power Integrations | 28-05-2015