Artesyn Intros 500W Quarter-Brick DC-DC Converter

Tempe, Ariz. — Artesyn Embedded Technologies launched the high efficiency ADQ500 series of 500-watt quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters for telecom network and data center equipment. The DC-DC converters offer ultra-high efficiency of typically 95.5 percent at full load and operates over an ambient temperature range of minus 40 to 85 degrees Celsius, which makes them suited…

Excelsys Adds PMBus Protocol to Xsolo Series

Cork, Ireland—Excelsys Technologies has added PMBus communications on its Xsolo series of 1U, single-output power supply units (PSUs). The Xsolo units, equipped with an optional I2C digital interface, can be remotely monitored by system supervisory equipment using industry standard PMBus protocols. The Xsolo family is offered in a convection-cooled, 504W open-frame U-channel form-factor model (6.8W/in3) and an…

2 Acquisitions in 2 Years: Sager Buys Norvell

When several now-global distributors were busy gobbling up competitors in the 1990s, Sager Electronics maintained its laser-focus on its specialty products – IP&E—and its position in the Americas market. Although not historically acquisitive, Sager – with its announcement it would acquire Norvell Electronics Inc., headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, — has made its second acquisition in…

Artesyn Debuts High-Density DC/DC Converter

Tempe, Ariz. — Artesyn Embedded Technologies launched its highest density sixteenth brick isolated DC/DC converter for distributed power applications such as telecom, computing and networking equipment. The AVD100 series of 100 to 120 watt (W), 1/16th brick DC/DC converters are optimized for high density applications with restricted space. They also offer excellent thermal performance and up to…

Dialog Semiconductors Enters White Goods Market

London, UK – Dialog Semiconductor plc has entered the white goods sector with the launch of two power control integrated circuits that address reliability while reducing bill-of-materials (BOM) costs without compromising power supply performance. The expanded power conversion portfolio now includes AC/DC AccuSwitch PWM controllers that use primary-side regulation to eliminate the need for optocouplers,…