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What is an AC/DC converter?
An AC/DC converter is an electrical device for converting alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC).
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2013-02-19 Zilog outs RF AC power-switching relay reference design
Boasting advanced MCU and wireless technology, the Zaura reference design platform integrates the firm's Zaura RF 868MHz wireless module onto an AC power switching relay.
2005-10-05 ZiLOG flash MCUs eye BLDC, AC induction motor control apps
ZiLOG launched its Z8 Encore! MC family, a new generation of flash MCUs targeted at sensorless Brushless DC (BLDC) and AC Induction motor control applications.
2004-01-12 Zhongxin Electrical ac motor rated at 400W
The ZX-S-01 ac motor from Hangzhou Zhongxin Electrical Machinery Co. Ltd is a vacuum cleaner type. With a rated input power of 300-, 400-, and 600W, the motor has rated voltages of 110-, 120-, 220-, and 230Vac, power rating of 400W, and rated frequency of 50Hz or 60Hz.
2003-12-18 Zhongxin Electrical ac motor offers 36 percent efficiency
Hangzhou Zhongxin Electrical Machinery Co. Ltd has announced the release of the ZX-PA-01/1 ac motor that is designed to suit vacuum cleaners and air flow machines. With a rated voltage of 110-, 120-, 220-, and 230Vac, the motor has a rated frequency of 50Hz or 60Hz, rated input power of 1kW to 1.4kW, and suction efficiency of 36 percent.
2006-01-06 XP Power unveils 'most compact' AC/DC switching power supply
The ECM100 single-output AC/DC switching power supply from XP Power is touted to be the world's most compact unit of its type. This device features a 4.5-by-2.5-inch footprint and 1.2-inch height.
2007-07-18 XP Power rolls 'smallest' AC/DC power supplies
XP Power unveils that its latest product offering, the 10W ECL10 and the 15W ECL15 series of ultracompact, low power AC/DC power supplies.
2013-05-14 XP Power outs 80 Plus certified 150W AC-DC power supply
The GCS150 is available with a 12, 15, 24, 28 or 48VDC single output voltage and can deliver up to 110W.
2012-09-17 XP Power claims smallest 5W, 10W AC/DC power supplies
The ECE05 series measures 25.4 x 25.4 x 15.24mm while the ECE10 series comes at 38.1 x 25.4 x 15.24mm, covering nominal output voltages from 3.3-48VDC and a wide universal input of 85-264VAC.
2014-09-22 XP Power boasts highest power density 60W AC-DC supply
The ECE60 series is available in either PCB mount, chassis mounted with screw terminals, or in a DIN rail mount configuration.
2003-04-29 Wolfson audio DAC features AC'97 interface
The WM9709 stereo audio DAC from Wolfson Microelectronics features an Intel-specified AC-Link architecture.
2005-06-13 Why use a wall adapter for ac input power?
This app note talks about wall adapter used in ac input power.
2003-04-01 WestCor ac/dc switcher provides 500W output
The company's FlatPAC-EN ac/dc switching power supply measures 233.7-by-127-by-35.6mm and provides up to 500W of output power.
2008-01-23 Washing machine three-phase AC-induction direct vector control
This application note presents the AC-induction motor alternative for waching machines, focusing on the description of suitable control algorithms and their implementation in a real washer application using the MC56F8013 MCU from Freescale.
2007-01-25 Wall-mount AC/DCs meet Energy Star standard
The KSAF series of 5-55W wall-mount (AC/DC) switchers from Advanced Power Solutions comply with the new CEC/Energy Star energy efficiency standards.
2007-12-20 Wall-mount AC/DC adapters boast mini-USB connectors
A series of wall-mount AC/DC power adapters that use mini-USB connectors for their DC power output have been launched by Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson.
2003-05-16 Vector control of AC motors using low-cost MCUs
Vector control of AC motors is a computationally intensive process that requires a high-performance processor with associated peripherals.
2009-05-06 Using the CRC module on the Flexis AC family
This application note aims to show how the cyclic redundancy check module of the Flexis AC family can be used to check in-application software for corruption and verify data integrity.
2007-04-16 Use TMU to measure AC signal's DC offset
By carefully reviewing test requirements and applying the TMU solution, an expensive tester upgrade may not be necessary.
2009-07-22 USB/AC battery chargers ensure fast, safe charging
Summit Microelectronics has launched two more members of its third-generation programmable battery charger IC family.
2007-08-02 USB/AC battery charger ICs leave compact footprint
AnalogicTech's new line of USB/AC battery charger ICs integrate various features into a highly compact footprint and require just a single external component.
2002-09-18 USB-powered MO drive eliminates AC adapter
Fujitsu Ltd has introduced the DynaMO 640 Pocket 640MB magneto optical drive that is powered via the USB interface, eliminating the need for an AC adapter.
2000-12-12 Understanding MECL 10,000 DC and AC data sheet specifications
This application note describes the specifications found on a MECL 10,000 data sheet and provides information for understanding these specifications.
2008-09-10 Understanding AC characteristics
Obtaining the maximum performance from flash devices requires a clear understanding of their AC characteristics. AC characteristics define the bus cycle timing of the flash. This application note provides a basic explanation of AC characteristics and clarifies some frequently misunderstood ones.
2011-02-03 UBA2024B CFL ballast up to 120 V (AC) without voltage doubler
Learn about the design process of a CFL ballast for mains voltages from 100 V (AC) to 120 V (AC).
2006-08-11 Triple-output AC/DC supplies deliver up to 650W
Antec's TruePower Trio family of 12V triple-output AC/DC supplies delivers up to 650W in three models for better power distribution in PC and do-it-yourself applications.
2006-05-29 Transducers handle high AC and DC currents
LEM has introduced the AHR series of AC and DC current transducers that offer precise measurement of nominal currents up to 2,000A true rms.
2001-05-15 TMS320C6000 McBSP: AC'97 codec interface (TLC320AD90)
This application note describes how to use the multi-channel buffered serial ports (McBSPs) in Texas Instruments' TMS320C6000 DSP as a digital controller for an audio codec 1997 device.
2007-01-24 Tiny AC/DC eliminates EMI sans input filter
Bias Power's BPS-2 series of universal single- and dual-output 2W AC/DC supplies features a patented circuit design that effectively eliminates line EMI without need for an input filter, all in a package measuring under 1 inch?.
2010-01-06 Tiny AC current sensor replaces big transformers
The family of current sensors provide a reliable, cost-effective alternative to transformers for today's power delivery systems.
2005-11-23 TI's new RS-485 transceivers provide optimum AC performance
TI's new full-featured, full-duplex RS-485 transceivers promise to conserve power, provide optimum AC performance for key operating speeds, and allow up to 256 devices on a single RS-485 bus.
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