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…

Artesyn DC-DC Converters Meet Medical Approvals

Tempe, Ariz. — The AEE10W-M series of 10-watt (W) DC-DC converters from Artesyn Embedded Technologies complies with industrial or medical safety standards for instrumentation that requires a certified supplementary or reinforced insulation system. The AEE10W-M series, housed in a 2 x 1 inch industry-standard package, offers up to 92 percent efficiency and covers a wide input voltage range…

Power Group Tackles Second-Source Dilemma

New technologies almost always have an advantage over their predecessors and engineers love to try out leading-edge products. But for purchasing, this dynamic creates a dilemma: suppliers often develop products or platforms that are unique to that vendor. OEMs and their manufacturing partners may end up with a single source for a product – a…

ST IGBTs Increase Energy Efficiency

Geneva – STMicroelectronics has introduced its new M-Series of 1200-V IGBTs that feature advanced trench-gate field-stop technology. The new design is said to save more energy and increase reliability in applications such as solar inverters, welding equipment, uninterruptible power supplies, and industrial motor drives. With highly optimized conduction and turn-off characteristics, as well as low…

Electronica 2014: IoT Is a Key Innovation Driver

Electronic component manufacturers and distributors are getting ready to converge at Electronica 2014, November 11-14, in Munich, Germany. One of the biggest topics of discussion at the show will be the Internet of Things (IoT) and its huge growth potential for the electronics industry ranging from networked medical devices to smart homes and connected vehicles.…

ROHM Optimizes Automotive System Power Supplies for MCUs

Santa Clara, Calif. — ROHM Semiconductor has developed system power supplies optimized for high-performance microcontrollers (MCUs) in a variety of automotive systems, such as electronic power steering, fuel injection, and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) and electric vehicles (EVs). To ensure compatibility with start-stop systems, the BD39001EKV-C uses a proprietary boost-buck automatic switching…

Micrel Launches Mini DC/DC Power Modules

San Jose, Calif. — Micrel Inc. has introduced a new family of miniature, low-profile DC/DC power modules for space-constrained applications. The new devices include the MIC33163/MIC33164 (1A) and MIC33263/MIC33264 (2A) step-down power modules capable of 100-percent duty cycle. Available with an input voltage range from 2.7 V to 5.5 V, these compact modules integrate a synchronous buck converter…

AC/DC Power Supplies: Stable Pricing, Lead Times

Buyers can expect stable pricing for AC/DC power supplies heading into the fourth quarter of 2014. Although lead times are stable, deliveries range from six to 24 weeks, according to the latest Avnet Market & Technology Trends report.  As demand grows across several market segments, buyers can expect power supply manufacturers to focus on developing new…