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What is a DC-AC converter?
A DC-AC converter is commonly called an "inverter." It is an electronic device for converting direct current (DC) to alternating current (AC).
Inverters are used in a wide range of applications, from small switched power supplies for a computer to larg
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2004-03-18 Maxim PWM controller eyes dc-dc, ac-ac power supplies
The MAX5069 current-mode PWM controller from Maxim is designed for isolated telecom dc-dc or universal and off-line input ac-ac power supplies.
2003-04-03 Konghong dc/ac inverter powers CCFLs
The KHI1280 dc/ac inverter of Xian Konghong Information Technology Co. Ltd produces a maximum output power of 4.5W at 85 percent efficiency.
2003-04-03 ERG dc/ac converters power VFDs
Endicott Research Group Inc. has released a series of compact dc to dc/ac converters that are used to power vacuum fluorescent displays.
2002-06-04 Endicott dc/ac inverter powers automotive LCDs
Endicott Research Group Inc. has introduced the P44W encapsulated dc/ac inverter that provides up to 15W output to power automotive LCDs.
2006-10-13 DC/AC inverters target electroluminescent apps
ERG announced it is offering a line of DC/AC inverters that provide standard and custom solutions for display and device designers who need to power electroluminescent (EL) backlit LCDs or devices where EL is used for accent and decorative lighting.
2007-05-10 DC/AC inverters enable LCDs to function effectively outdoors
ERG's E220 series of DC/AC inverters ensure reliable CCF lamp ignition for LCDs used in outside, cold storage or other low-temperature environments.
2007-10-25 DC/AC converter maximizes EL lamp brightness
Maxim's MAX4990E high-voltage, 15kV ESD-protected, DC-to-AC converter uses an inductor-based boost converter to generate 250Vp-p for maximum EL lamp brightness.
1999-06-29 Using Bipolar Transistors for Power Management in Low Voltage Systems
This paper presents general overview of new bipolar transistor technologies with respect to selection criteria against competing MOSFET solutions for low-voltage applications.
2005-06-16 Transition-mode PFC controller enhances performance
Take a look at a controller IC that is based on standard TM PFC pre-regulator core and offers additional features
2005-11-16 Streamlining power systems for servers
New opportunities must be found in server systems to reduce energy consumption.
2008-07-07 Sine wave inverters promise 3-phase output
Schaefer Inc. announced the IV Series of DC/AC inverters that synchronizes three individual switch mode inverters and three output transformers, yielding a symmetrical 3-phase output.
2007-08-08 Sealed contactor switches up to 750Vdc/Vac
Gigavac has introduced the GX12, a high-current, sealed contactor that can switch both DC and AC up to 750V.
2003-08-18 PI-IPM cuts motor drive design time, risk
High-performance motor drive module consists of separate DSP-based intelligence board and IGBT power module that connect together to form a flexible and mechanically compatible EconoPack-2 package system.
2010-06-17 Overview of industrial motor control systems
This overview of industrial motor controls highlights the differences and subsystems for DC motor, brushless DC and AC induction motors.
2004-11-22 O2Micro receives patent for power converter circuit
O2Micro Int. Ltd has received 30 claims under United States patent number 6,804,129 for its high efficiency adaptive direct current-to-alternating current (dc/ac) power converter circuit.
2004-11-23 O2Micro gets inverter controller patent
O2Micro Int. Ltd has received six claims under United States patent number 6,809,938 for its adaptive inverter controller.
2002-04-19 MGE UPS scalable inverter meets NEBS telecom standard
MGE UPS Systems' Topaz S4 inverter is a scalable, N+1 dc/ac power system for mission-critical telecom and datacom applications.
2003-08-28 Linkchamp inverter has 90 percent efficiency
The SP-400 dc-ac inverter from Linkchamp Co. Ltd features an input voltage of 10Vdc to 15Vdc, and output voltage up to 240V.
2014-10-22 Lead acid battery monitoring for inverters
Here are instructions for battery monitoring using the bq34z110, which uses the impedance track technique to accurately predict a battery's SoC and SoH.
2005-06-16 Inverters strike up the backlights
The 10m Class (dc-ac) inverter from Endicott Research Group provides a high-power, low-profile standard solution for LCD backlighting applications in automotives and on the industrial floor.
2007-04-20 Inverters enable cold-start car displays
The E220 inverter series from Endicott provides a cold-start solution for CCFL-backlit LCDs that provide critical information for vehicles used in heavy-duty, off-highway and mobile equipment applications.
2012-01-16 Integrate power mgmt functions for energy harvesting
Learn about the functional blocks needed for this role in a harvesting design.
2014-02-04 Implement compact wireless battery charging
Wireless charging adds value, reliability and robustness in many applications.
2005-10-26 Generic inverters for backlighting serve in a pinch
Endicott Research Group's D series of (DC/AC) inverters used to power the cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFLs) that backlight a LCD are generic off-the-shelf units that serve as a stand-in for virtually any general application.
2005-05-31 ERG rolls compact solution for auto, industrial grade LCD panels
Endicott Research Group disclosed that its 10m Class dc-ac inverter provides a high power, low-profile standard solution for automotive and industrial grade LCD panels used in a variety of operating environments.
2004-05-14 ERG inverters tackle closed-loop current control
The new W6m dc-ac inverters of Endicott Research Group (ERG) Inc. provides an economical, high-efficiency power source with closed-loop current control, open lamp detection, wide input voltage ranging from 8Vdc to18Vdc and a profile of 6mm for LCDs backlit by a single CCFL.
2002-12-02 ERG inverters power large LCDs
The 8mAD series of dc/dc inverters from Endicott Research Group are designed for powering 10.4-inch and 12.1-inch LCDS.
2003-06-18 ERG inverter supports 20-inch LCD modules
The MS series of dc-ac inverter from Endicott Research Group Inc. provides up to 45W of output power for high-efficiency LCD backlighting apps.
2002-04-03 Endicott backlighting inverter rolls
Endicott Research's LD series of inverters, for 10.4-inch to 15-inch diagonal LCDs backlit by two to four CCFL, measures only 8mm high.
2003-08-01 Direct conversion shrinks WLAN radio costs
The combination of advanced technologies and good design practice has brought the benefits of direct-conversion radios to the masses.
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