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Battery Conductance Tester

September 28, 2001 10:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Micro Celltron can test lead-acid or monobloc batteries up to 12 V in common configurations up to 2000 Ah. It indicates potential failures and helps prioritize replacements for cost-effective system management. The Micro Celltron can test both cell and intercell strap integrity and stores 252 test and overall string statistics....

Power Management IC

September 28, 2001 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor announced a new three-phase step down controller, compliant with Intel's latest VRM (voltage regulator module) specification. With single-wire current sharing capability and feature-rich architecture, the CS5305, saves board space, simplifies CPU power supply design for high-performance microprocessors and lowers overall design and manufacturing cost....

Sealed Lead Acid Battery

September 28, 2001 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has introduced a new battery that provides 25% greater power output, or 5 Ah, in the same footprint as industry standard 4 Ah batteries. The rechargeable NP5-12 is a sealed lead-acid battery with a high energy density of 1.54 WH/cubic inch at the 2- hour rate and a nominal voltage of 12 V....


Battery Charger Series

September 24, 2001 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ault announced its BCM family of wide-range battery chargers for Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) and Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) topologies. The BCM series includes 12 models for each battery topology and can charge multiple cell packs, including 3 o 6, 5 to 10 and 8 to 12 cells Ault's BCM family meets the growing needs for battery chargers for portable electronic consumer products, home health care equipment, personal information appliances (PIAs...

AC to DC Power Supplies

September 24, 2001 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Ten announced the introduction of their new line of "Star Series" rack-mount, programmable AC to DC power supplies. This new generation of power supplies is designed to meet demanding requirements for high reliability, high power, high performance DC sources. Ideally suited for applications such as Communications, Production Test, Bum-In, ATE, Ion and Electromagnets, the "Star Series" utilizes Power Ten's unique power ...

Commercial Circular Connector for Industrial Applications

August 30, 2001 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Industries, Cannon now offers a rugged, easy-to-assemble circular connectors designed for high reliability industrial and commercial applications. Cannon's MIL-C-5015-style CA A&B interconnect features fixed (non-rotating) machined electrical contacts. The advantage of a fixed contact system is that it offers customers reduced assembly time and lower cost....

Power Controllers

July 23, 2001 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

A highly integrated family of -70V hot-swap power controllers designed especially for telecom switch applications is now available from Micrel Semiconductor. Manufactured in 20-pin TSSOP and thermally-enhanced TSSOP packages, the MIC2596 and MIC2597 incorporate two completely independent -70V channels....

Battery Management Systems

July 16, 2001 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Christie battery management systems are the recommended choice for servicing Marathon rechargeable batteries, delivering enhanced battery life and easy, professional servicing. Christie products, such as the easy-to-use ProEase™ UNIVERSAL 60 or the high-powered RF80-K, stand out with reliable performance, more standard features, and user-friendly functionality....


Lithium Ion Battery Pulse Charger

June 28, 2001 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX1879, which is a safe, simple, and inexpensive single-cell lithium-ion (Li) battery pulse charger that does not dissipate heat. Its small size and low heat enables the charging function to be incorporated into cell phones, PDAs, and other portable equipment....

Low-cost antenna is ideal for automotive interior applications

June 28, 2001 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Two new antennas from Antenna Factor provide a clever solution to the unique needs of difficult environments such as a vehicle. Designed to mount directly onto interior surfaces, such as window glass or a rear-view-mirror, these compact antennas are easily concealed, minimizing potential theft. Two frequency ranges are presently available to cover a wide variety of licensed and non-licensed applications....

High Power Modular Power Supplies

June 28, 2001 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lambda expands the offerings of its modular power supplies by introducing the high-power 1500W UltraFlex unit. The new unit is capable of up to 20 configurable outputs and has a full array of input and output signals. A single UltraFlex can provide all the system voltages and currents normally powered by using multiple single-output supplies, allowing customers to keep less inventory in stock and reduce their overall bill of materials....

36V Battery Monitor

June 11, 2001 4:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vital Innovations announces 36V Battery Monitor that is waterproof, solid state, and easy to install. The 36V lead battery adds to their line of 6, 12 and 24 V monitors. Made for easy installation, it can mounted virtually anywhere on a dash or panel. Their durability makes them ideal for material handling and marine applications....

PPTC Devices Protect Circuits and Maximize Battery Pack Run Time

June 1, 2001 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Low resistance PPTC devices provide both overcurrent and over-temperature protection By Frank Owen, Tyco Electronics Corporation/ Raychem Circuit Protection Division Wireless communication is transforming the way we live and work, and consumer demand for smaller portable equipment that provides longer run time is driving the development of smaller, lighter cells with higher energy density....


Surface Mount Fuse for Telecommunications Applications

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse, Inc. announced the introduction of the 461 Series, TelecomNano 2 ® surface mount fuse developed for telecommunications applications. The TelecomNano 2 was designed to work in conjunction with Littelfuse surface mount Surgector transient voltage suppressors to provide protection from lightning, power cross and other transient surge conditions....

Power Management Solution

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor International announces the FAN5056MV85 power management integrated circuit (IC) for low-cost desktop computers. The FAN5056MV85 is the first announced IC to comply with the VRM 8.5 specification for Intel Pentium III processors. This IC includes one single-phase, pulse-width modulated (PWM) switching regulator controller to supply the processor core voltage and three linear regulators for other voltages required by ...

How to Choose the Perfect Battery

April 30, 2001 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Demand for smaller, sleeker portable communications devices, is pushing the wireless industry harder than ever to reduce the size of rechargeable batteries. Ritch Russ, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. Driven by increased consumer demand for smaller, sleeker portable communications devices, the wireless industry is pushing harder than ever to reduce the size of rechargeable batteries to help stimulate a stagnant market....

Are the Governments Bankrupting the Telecommunication Companies?

April 30, 2001 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

David A. Case NCE, Cisco Systems David A. Case NCE, Cisco Systems It seems worldwide one of the biggest moneymakers for government coffers is the auctioning of frequency bands. I am not saying that the bands should be given away, but maybe the overall process needs to be changed....

Switch Mode AC/DC Chargers for Mobile Phones and PDAs

April 30, 2001 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

New compact switch mode AC/DC power supplies are available from Advanced Power Conversion. Designed to meet the OEM market's charging requirements for mobile phones, PDAs, and other electronic equipment, the chargers are available in 2 watt to 5 watt platforms and can be supplied with all styles of AC mains pins....

Line of Chargers

April 30, 2001 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cell-Con now offers charging systems which will work with all rechargable chemistries including Lithium Ion, NiMH, NiCd, and lead acid.. Complete systems are available to OEMs who require portability in their products. Technical support is offered for quantities of all sizes along with fast turnaround time on prototypes and production....

High Retention Battery Holders and Snaps

April 30, 2001 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Shogyo announced the availability of their new high retention AA, AAA, C, D, and N size battery holders and 9 volt battery holders and snaps. Complete custom design capabilities are available for all items. Shogyo eliminates battery retention problems in troublesome applications by offering a choice of molded lips, covers, and special materials for their battery holders and phosphorous-bronze snaps....

Power Management Solutions

April 30, 2001 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Micro Devices announced the availability of its new CMPWR330 which provides a power management solution targeting PCI adapter cards and other systems operating from multiple power sources. The CMPWR330 combines two LDO (Low Dropout) regulators with a switch to provide up to 400 mA of load current at a fixed 3....

Capacitor Saves Battery Energy

April 30, 2001 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Giving designers of network systems a high frequency (100 MHz) precision timing device, AVX recently introduced a new series of SMT clock oscillators. Designated the K50H Series, the low-profile ultraminiature clock oscillators provide design engineers with a new option for timing control circuits in these applications....

Input AC/DC Switching Power Supplies

April 30, 2001 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

the ADB10 series, now available from MicroPower Direct, is a low cost family of miniature AC/DC switching power supplies. These 10W single and dual and triple output power supplies feature a universal AC input range; full safety approvals; compliance to CE; and miniature, board mountable packaging....

Automated Design Tool for Configurable Power Supplies

April 30, 2001 6:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vicor introduced VCAD (Vicor Configurable Automated Design), an automated design tool that gives power designers more flexibility and real-time control over the design and manufacture of power solutions. This step toward true mass customization facilitates a rapid response to unique applications by giving designers the ability to explore a variety of solutions that meet their unique electrical and mechanical requirements....

Industrial Connector Catalog

April 6, 2001 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

HARTING released its latest Heavy Duty Han® Connector Catalog. The catalog makes extensive use of easy-to-read layouts, which make selection of multi-pin connectors simple. It is a comprehensive source for signal and power connection solutions in robotics, metal forming, semiconductor, telecommunications, automotive, and many other industries....

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