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…

Developing Economies Want More IoT

If there is any limitation to the Internet of Things (IoT), it’s that devices need an internet connection to function. Many parts of the world don’t have the level of connectivity that the U.S. and other developed nations enjoy. It’s possible, research suggests, that the appeal of the IoT will accelerate the rate of internet…