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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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2008-03-13 Tiny PMUs combine 3 step-down DC/DC converters
AnalogicTech has developed two new mini-power management units that combine three step-down DC/DC converters in a single monolithic IC.
2008-07-30 Tiny DC/DC converters render easy scalability
Aimtec has added a 3W line of single and dual output DC/DC converters to its low output power AMxG-Z family, which is housed in a compact SIP8 package for easy scalability.
2007-12-10 Tiny DC/DC converters reduce footprint by 20%
XP Power has unveiled its JCA series of miniature, board-mounted low power DC/DC converters.
2014-07-18 Tiny 3MHz DC/DC converters take on wearables
The TPS82740A supports output voltages from 1.8V to 2.5V, while the TPS82740B supports 2.6V to 3.3V in 100mV steps, which can meet power requirements of MCUs and Bluetooth low energy solutions.
2007-11-06 TI tips 2A, 3A SWIFT converters with dual outputs
Texas Instruments Inc. introduced four new dual-output SWIFT DC/DC step-down converters with integrated FETs that deliver 2A and 3A of continuous output current and support input voltages of 4.5V to 28V.
2014-08-04 TI delivers triple-output synchronous buck converters
TPS65261 and TPS65262 feature 4.5V to 18V input supply voltage range for intermediate bus voltages operating off 5V, 9V, 12V or 15V power buses or batteries.
2002-12-28 TI dc/dc converters provide 95 percent efficiency
Designed for portable battery-powered devices, the TPS6205x family of step-down dc/dc converters is claimed to provide up to 95 percent power conversion efficiency.
2003-04-04 TI boost converters deliver up to 1A output
Texas Instruments Inc. has announced the availability of a family of synchronous boost converters that feature integrated FETs.
2001-09-17 The design and performance of a precision voltage reference circuit for 14-bit and 16-bit A/D and D/A converters
This application note describes the performance and design of a complete precision voltage reference circuit consisting of the VRE3050 precision reference, the MAX1682 charge pump voltage doubler and the THS1265 evaluation board.
2004-04-23 TDK dc/dc converters with 95 percent efficiency
TDK has rolled out a new generation of distributed power, insulated type, dc/dc converter that offers an efficiency of 95 percent.
2005-01-24 TAOS light-to-voltage converters come in 4-pin TMB package
TAOS is offering two of its light-to-voltage converters in a new packagea 4-pin transfer-molded board surface-mount package.
2003-01-22 SynQor to produce lead-free dc/dc converters
SynQor Inc. has announced its plans to totally eliminate the use of lead from its PowerQor, BusQor, DualQor, and NiQor products and manufacturing processes.
2003-01-06 SynQor SIP dc/dc converters exhibit 92 percent efficiency
The NiQor line of non-isolated SIP dc/dc converters from SynQor can deliver up to 20A of total output current.
2003-10-27 STMicro MOSFETs suit high-current dc-dc converters
STMicroelectronics has introduced an n-channel MOSFET with low RDS(on), reduced gate charge, and low thermal resistance.
2008-07-16 Stepdown DC/DC converters render high efficiency
Aimtec has launched the AMSR-78Z series of non-isolated, DC/DC switching regulators, which offer an ultrawide input, extended output voltage and high efficiency up to 97 percent.
2008-06-19 Step-up DC/DC converters feature FET
Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX17062/MAX17067 single-channel, step-up DC/DC converters with an integrated FET.
2008-04-16 Step-up converters drive six rows of up to 10 WLEDs
STMicroelectronics has introduced three monolithic step-up converters for LED backlights and lighting, providing 30mA or 85mA current sources for six rows of up to 10 white LEDs.
2016-05-11 Step-down DC/DC converters yield output voltage up to 15V
The XC9263 and XC9264 series devices from Torex tout an internal high-side/low-side driver transistor, input voltage range of 3V to 18V, and output voltage from 1V to 15V, accurate to within 1.5%.
2011-07-29 Step-down DC/DC converters operate at 2.3C6V
Torex Semiconductor's synchronous step-down DC/DC converters deliver 400mA output current and 0.8C4V output voltage range.
2007-08-31 Step-down converters simplify system designs
Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc. has introduced the AAT1112 and AAT1145 current mode step-down converters that require no external compensation components and offer designers highly compact and easy-to-implement solutions.
2007-12-03 Step-down converters rev up efficiency
Given the importance of battery life to end products' market success, step-down converter manufacturers are employing a wide array of schemes to maximize the efficiency of their devices in light load.
2008-09-15 Step-down converters are 95 percent power efficient
Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc. has announced two new single-chip DC/DC converter ICs with 1A (max.) output current (Iout).
2004-12-07 ST switch IC tailored for AC/DC converters
ST rolled out a primary-side switch IC for AC/DC converters, designed for DVD players, LCD monitors and STBs.
2013-08-14 SSL LED driver integrates boost, flyback converters
The iW3623 from Dialog Semiconductor offers a universal 100-277VAC input range and output power up to 45W.
2007-12-20 SMT DC/DC converters ease assembly
Ericsson Power Modules has released three surface-mount versions of its PKU series of DC/DC converters that are designed to make product assembly easier.
2009-05-14 SMPS converters ease low-power directive compliance
STMicroelectronics has introduced the VIPerPlus family of off-line switched-mode power supply (SMPS) converters, which minimize standby power consumption and the number of external components required, and enable easy compliance with Blue Angel, Energy Star and other low-power norms and directives.
2009-04-21 SMIC, Dolphin develop audio converters for PMPs
China foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. and virtual components for high resolution audio applications provider Dolphin Integration have partnered to deliver D/A audio converters that feature ultralow power consumption.
2011-02-01 SIP point-of-load converters 20A to 120A
Bel Power expanded its VRPx Series of single inline package (SIP) footprint point-of-load (POL) converters to include 30A, 90A, 100A, 110A and 120A modules.
2003-01-13 SIP converters deliver full output current at 85C
The DV/DH series of non-isolated SIP dc/dc converters is designed to provide full output current when operating up to 85C.
2012-01-27 Signal chain basics: Using RS-232-to-RS-485 converters for industrial long-haul comm
Read about the use of RS-232-to-RS-485 converters in industrial data links requiring the transmission of RS-232 data over long distance, or between multiple RS-232 applications.
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