XP Power announced the DPC series of highly efficient ultra slim DIN rail AC-DC power supplies. Available in 30, 50 and 70Watt single output models, they all accept the universal input range from 90 to 264VAC without the need for any input selector switches. Taking up significantly less space on the rail by being up […]READ MORE
Power Integrations, in association with Weltrend Semiconductor Inc., announced a joint reference design describing an 18 W, USB PD compliant, AC-DC power converter targeted at chargers for smart mobile devices. The design, titled DER-567, pairs the WT6630P USB Type-C PD controller from Weltrend with Power Integrations’ InnoSwitch™-CP off-line CV/CC flyback switcher IC, enabling designers to […]READ MORE
CUI’s Power Group announced the expansion of its VOF ac-dc power supply family http://www.cui.com/open-frame-ac-dc-power-supplies with the introduction of a compact 300 W series. The VOF-300 series, available in open frame and metal enclosed packages, is a higher-power addition to CUI’s general purpose ac-dc power supply portfolio currently ranging from 6 W to 280 W. Offering […]READ MORE
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced the industry’s smallest 1.3A output current CMOS LDO regulator for mobile device power supplies. The TCR13AGADJ offers a typical dropout voltage of just 92mV (@0.9V, 1.0A) and is supplied in a WCSP6F package measuring just 0.8mm × 1.2mm × 0.33mm (max). Toshiba’s new regulator can be used in a variety […]READ MORE
Murata announces its new wide input range, single output PQC series of industrial/medical power supplies from Murata Power Solutions. Rated at 250 watts of output power, and packaged in an industry-standard open frame 3 × 5 inch, 1U footprint, this high-efficiency design can deliver its full output using convection cooling when operating in temperatures up […]READ MORE
Powerbox has introduced a 100W encapsulated AC/DC power supply, ready for industrial systems integration. Aimed at compact industrial systems applications with limited space, the ENI100 has a narrow width of 31.7mm and a length of 140mm making it easy to fit in even the smallest of places. The unit’s input voltage range is from 90 […]READ MORE
CUI’s Power Group announced the addition of four low power, open frame ac-dc power supply series to its VOF product family. The VOF‑6B, VOF‑10B, VOF‑15B, and VOF‑20B series are 6, 10, 15, and 20W power additions to CUI’s general purpose ac-dc power supply portfolio now ranging from 6W to 300W. Housed in compact, board mount […]READ MORE
The DCM VIA family are ruggedized modular DC-DC converters in a thermally adept, low profile (9.3 mm) VIA package, with wide input voltage range specifications and isolated, regulated high efficiency outputs. This new DC-DC converter family, features enhanced functionality and performance, including EMI filtering, transient protection, inrush current limiting, as well as a secondary-referenced control […]READ MORE
We are all aware about self-driving cars and all exciting projects the automotive industry is engaged but very few have heard about unmanned ship and projects to operate large fleets of vessels navigating from dock to dock without operational crews (Figure 1).
At early stage but projects such as Maritime Unmanned Navigation Through Intelligence In Networks (MUNIN) investigated feasibility and test-bed development for future developments.
Considering unmanned ships will require extreme reliability from the main generator to single point-of-load, challenges placed on power designers will be far beyond anything we knew.
Medical technology in general is a growth market, regardless of whether this involves devices for use in surgery or intensive care, or in the professional medical environment such as in the laboratory sector or diagnostics. Sales revenue in the USA and Europe was already up by three percent in 2014, with investments in research and development steadily growing by six percent. Firmly on the rise in line with the trend, however, the highest – two-figure – growth figures are in non-imaging diagnostics and in the therapy sector.READ MORE