GE DC-DC Converters Deliver High Efficiency

Dallas, Tex. — GE’s Critical Power business has expanded its Orca*-series of isolated, board-mounted power amplifier modules with the new ERCW003A6R 100-watt, one-eighth brick DC-DC converters. The high-efficiency converters provide a typical efficiency of 93 percent at full load and a nominal output voltage of 28 volts. They provide high-voltage and high-power applications with up to 3.6 amperes…

SynQor Develops DC-DC Converters for Railways

SynQor has added two higher power DC-DC converters to its RailQor line.  These new converters triple the usable power in the quarter-brick footprint to 150 W, and increase the power capability by five times to 252 W in the half-brick package. These ruggedized board-mountable and isolated DC-DC converters use synchronous rectification to achieve power conversion efficiencies up to 91 percent at full load…

TI Nano Modules Deliver Small Power Supply Designs

Dallas, Tex. — Texas Instruments (TI) has launched four new SIMPLE SWITCHER nano power modules that the company claims to redefine power supply design for space-constrained applications. The 17-V and 5-V modules feature high performance in the industry’s smallest packages, as small as 30 mm2. The new modules also expand the SIMPLE SWITCHER line to address 100-mA…

Ericsson Power Module Targets RFPAs

Ericsson has launched its PKB4216C series 200-W DC/DC converter module in an eighth-brick package. This power module is designed for radio-frequency power amplifier (RFPA) applications and supplying the voltage to power transistors used in integrated radio amplifiers. The PKB4216C series module offers high flexibility with an ultra-wide adjustable output voltage range from 15 V to…

Excelsys Offers High Efficiency AC/DC Power Supplies

Cork, Ireland — Excelsys Technologies recently introduced the XS500 series of high-efficiency, 500-watt (W) convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies. Offering typical efficiency of 92 percent, and operating from 90-264 VAC, the XS500 delivers 500-W of output power without the need for forced-air cooling. The component temperatures within the XS500 are kept to a minimum with a combination…

Samsung SDI to Acquire Magna Battery Business

Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. (KRX:006400), a global leader in energy solutions and electronic materials, has agreed to acquire the battery pack business of Magna International, a leading global automotive supplier. The acquisition is expected to enhance Samsung SDI’s capabilities in batteries for electric vehicles by combining the company’s established leadership in battery cells and modules…