Burn-in Equipment

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Utilising programmable power supplies for burn-in enables four-corner testing to thoroughly evaluate all potential operating conditions. One company purchased multiple TDK-Lambda Z+ programmable power supplies capable of supplying voltages between 0 to 36V and up to 12A, and selected the IEEE option. This allows for the power supply to use a GPIB bus to interface with other test equipment and computers to enable automated programming and read-back of data.

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Feb10

Introducing the DTM65-C8 40W to 65W Medical AC-DC External Power Supplies

The DTM65-C8 series of medically certified 40-65W Class II external power supplies conform to the IEC 60601-1 & 60601-1-11 standards. The products have 4,000Vac isolation from input to output and require no ground wire connection.

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The series comprises seven popular output voltages; 5, 12, 15, 19, 24, 28 and 48Vdc, and operates from a 90 to 264Vac input via a standard IEC 60320-C8 connector. The output cable is terminated with a 4-pin Power-DIN connector, with other connector types available on request.

To watch the video, which introduces the DTM65-C8 external power supply, please click here. Click here to read more about the full range of AC-DC external power supplies, or click here for the product page: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/dtm

If you have a question you’d like to ask TDK-Lambda, please feel free to use the online FAQ form and we’ll get back to you with an answer to your question as soon as possible.

Feb05

Ilfracombe power supply manufacturer showcases at Big Bang event

TDK Corporation is pleased to announce that TDK-Lambda UK exhibited at the Great Torrington School Big Bang event. More than 20 local firms attended this one day STEM related event, demonstrating to over 600 pupils and students what their future could hold through inspirational, interactive exhibits.

TDK-Lambda UK’s Product Performance Manager, Alex Knill (pictured centre) with Electronics Technicians Nick Heighington and Kai Chappell at the Great Torrington School Big Bang event.

TDK-Lambda UK’s Product Performance Manager, Alex Knill (pictured centre) with Electronics Technicians Nick Heighington and Kai Chappell at the Great Torrington School Big Bang event.

This exhibition was the first of its kind in North Devon, and although TDK-Lambda’s stand was designed to appeal to the primary school age range, it proved just as interesting to the teachers, parents and other young adults that attended. A high quality, self-manufactured, interactive exhibit attracted significant attention and quickly sparked interest. It was designed to demonstrate the effect when different currents are run through transistors and showcase the safety design of interlocking units and wiring.

“This allowed us to engage with children and young adults, start conversations about our products and ultimately get them thinking about a career in electronics,” remarked Anne Sutton, Training and Development Officer at TDK-Lambda UK. “A competition word search was held on the electrical components we use linking into the sample products on show. Company information packs and information on available careers we offer were handed out to attendees.”

Pupils, students, teachers and parents came from Beaford, Monkleigh, Goodleigh, St Helen’s (Abbotsham), Appledore, Pilton, Ilfracombe, Bluecoats (Torrington), Clinton and Great Torrington schools. Feedback from the attendees was very enthusiastic, and included “the best day ever”, “the employer’s stands were amazing” and “I already want to come next year!” TDK-Lambda will be also be exhibiting at Petroc on March 16 – 17th, and in Exeter on June 29th, 2016.

TDK-Lambda UK has manufactured electronic power supplies in Ilfracombe since 1966 and offers a large number of career development opportunities. For more information on the current opportunities available, please email your interests with Anne Sutton directly at: anne.sutton@uk.tdk-lambda.com

For information about TDK-Lambda power supplies, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com

Feb03

Laser Marking Systems

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Laser marking has established itself as a cost effective method of marking a wide variety of plastic and metal parts. Even in high volume production, lasers can provide high quality, durable results when compared to mechanical or inkjet methods. A manufacturer of an air-cooled, energy efficient laser system chose TDK-Lambda’s GWS500-24 500W power supply not only for low power losses, but its five-year warranty and compact size.

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Feb03

Low profile Point of Load DC-DC converter delivers 40A

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the iAH series of 40A Point of Load (POL) non-isolated DC-DC converters. Measuring just 10.2mm high with a 33mm x 13.5mm footprint, the iAH demonstrates an increase in output current of 100% compared to TDK-Lambda’s similarly sized iAF series. The iAH series is suited for a number of applications, including datacom, telecom, industrial, broadcast and test and measurement equipment.

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The 96% efficient converters can be adjusted across a wide 0.7V to 5.5V output range and deliver up to 150W. An input range of 3V to 17V enables the iAH to operate from either a 5V or 12Vdc bus voltage; thus reducing inventory costs by stocking one part number. A weight of just 12g allows these surface mountable converters to be easily pick-and-placed using automated, high volume production equipment. As with all TDK-Lambda’s DOSA compatible footprint POLs, the iAH does not need externally mounted loop tuning components and has excellent transient response to load changes.

Standard features include a trim pin for output voltage adjustment, positive remote sense, remote on-off (positive or negative logic), input under-voltage, overcurrent and over-temperature protection. A Power Good (low on fail) signal provides indication that the output outside of the ±12% set point tolerance, due to input under-voltage, overload, over-temperature or loss of control conditions.

Safety certification includes IEC/EN 60950-1, UL/CSA 60950-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives.

For more information about the full range of TDK-Lambda iAH series of DC-DC converters, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/iah

Feb01

Responsive power supply website assists product selection

TDK Corporation is pleased to announce that TDK-Lambda UK has launched an upgraded website providing increased responsiveness and enhanced product pages. www.uk.tdk-lambda.com now allows visitors to access the website using mobile devices, including smartphones, retaining the full functionality of larger screen viewing.

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The feature-rich product pages now load faster with a choice of three information tabs. The default Product Overview now contains a descriptive section in addition to the product features, along with a pictorial listing of the main applications of the product. A second Technical Download tab displays the necessary files to facilitate rapid design-in, including 3D files. A third tab lists all product related videos, including many Frequently Asked Questions and ‘How-to?’ instructional materials.

Related information links provide a selection of alternative products, product images and suggested noise filters. The website has retained its popular features, including the rapid selector, allowing designers to quickly identify the exact product for their application from TDK-Lambda’s large portfolio of AC-DC, DC-DC and programmable power supplies.

For those keen to remain up to date with TDK-Lambda’s latest product offerings, users can subscribe to the company’s monthly email newsletter or receive product news and information via an automatic RSS news feed.

For information about TDK-Lambda power supplies, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com

Jan29

Introducing the DTM165C medical AC-DC external power supplies

The DTM165C medical AC-DC external power supplies are housed in a rugged plastic case and are rated from 160 to 165W with output voltages from 12V to 48Vdc.

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Rigorously tested to the 3rd edition of IEC 60601-1, the products have 4,000Vac isolation from input to output and earth leakage currents of less than 300µA. The series is intended to power a range of hospital, dental and healthcare equipment for monitoring, imaging and diagnostic applications.

The DTM165C medical power supplies accept a wide range 90 to 264Vac input through a standard IEC 60320-C14 connector. The output cable is terminated with a 4-pin Power-DIN connector with other connector types available on request.

To watch a video that introduces the DTM165C series, please follow this link: DTM165C series video

Click here to read more about the full range of AC-DC external power supplies, or click here for the product page: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/dtm

If you have a question you’d like to ask TDK-Lambda, please feel free to use the online FAQ form and we’ll get back to you with an answer to your question as soon as possible.

Jan29

PMBus™ Digitally Controlled Point Of Load Converter Is Rated At 35A

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the iJA series of 35A Point of Load (POL) non-isolated DC-DC converters with PMBus™ communication. The use of digital control enables the converters to provide an improved dynamic transient response and system stability, along with enhanced flexibility and the ability for customisation.

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Capable of accepting an 8 to 14Vdc input, the iJA series can deliver output voltages of 0.6 to 3.3V with currents of up to 35A. Measuring 22.9 x 12.7 x 9.7mm and weighing just 6.5g, these compact converters are ideally suited for a wide range of applications, including communications, broadcast, industrial and test and measurement equipment.

The iJA series will reliably operate across a wide -40 to +105degC temperature range with minimal airflow, as internal power losses are reduced due to the high efficiency levels of up to 94%.

Read-write functionality of the PMBus™ allows precision, real-time monitoring of the output voltage, current and temperature. The iJA’s operating parameters can also be easily programmed using TDK-Lambda’s GUI interface. The converters can be used without the PMBus™ communication through the use of function pins.

Safety certification includes IEC/EN 60950-1, UL/CSA 60950-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives.

For more information about the full range of TDK-Lambda iJA series of DC-DC converters, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/ija

Jan26

Compact 12A POL DC-DC converters have a wide 0.7V to 8.5V output adjustment range

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the iCH series of 12A Point of Load (POL) non-isolated DC-DC converters, featuring a wide 0.7V to 8.5V output adjustment range. Operating from a 4.5Vdc to 14Vdc, the products can operate from either a 5V and 12Vdc bus voltage, avoiding the need to stock multiple part numbers.

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Measuring just 12.2 x 12.2 x 8.5mm and weighing just 2.5g, these compact converters are ideally suited for a wide range of applications, including communications, broadcast, industrial and test and measurement equipment.

Up to 97% efficiency minimises internal heating, allowing the full 12A operation in natural convection and low airflow environments with ambient temperatures of up to 70ºC. The iCH converters have excellent transient response characteristics, without the need for externally mounted loop tuning circuitry.

Standard features include a trim pin for output voltage adjustment, positive remote sense, remote on-off (positive or negative logic), input under-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protection. A DC Good (low on fail) signal provides indication that the output is outside of the +/-12% set point tolerance.

Safety certification includes IEC/EN 60950-1, UL/CSA 60950-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives.

For more information about the full range of TDK-Lambda iCH series of DC-DC converters, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/ich

Jan21

High voltage power line diagnostics

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Operators of electrical networks rely on diagnostic equipment operating 24-hour a day to prevent failures and reduce operating costs. Engineers developing high voltage power line diagnostic equipment were looking for a DC-DC converter that could withstand humidity. TDK-Lambda technical support quickly responded with the CN30A series of 30W, 60 to 160V input power modules with the /CO board coating option, developed for the demands of rail specification EN 50155.

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Jan19