Data Centers

October 2019
Moving from Electromechanical to Solid-State in Relays and Circuit Breakers

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Figure 1: Contact wear in an electromechanical relay

As a mature technology, electromechanical relays and circuit breakers are well established, however they continue to suffer from some inherent weaknesses. Moving to solid-state technology can address these but introduces its own challenges. So, what is the right solution? In the movies, whenever the lights go
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Date:
10/31/2019

Ultra-Low Jitter XOs Meet Needs of Compact Applications
Abracon's new ultra-low jitter (sub-80 typ.) AK5 and AK7 ClearClock XO series are designed to meet the needs of compact applications such as optical modules, active cables and small networking and storage gear while maintaining the world’s highest data rates in excess of 10Gbps and up to 100/400Gbps. Most network processors and advan
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Date:
10/30/2019
Potomac AFCOM Chapter Awards Scholarships to NOVA
RICHMOND, Va. – On behalf of Power Distribution, Inc. (PDI), the Potomac AFCOM Chapter announced that students from North Virginia Community College (NOVA) will be awarded a $6,000 scholarship.  The scholarship award will be divided equally between three carefully selected students who are enrolled in the Spr
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Date:
10/23/2019
Supercapacitors Feature Over-Voltage Protection
Advanced Linear Devices, Inc. (ALD) announced its precision dual-channel  family of products, which automatically balance supercapacitors with the addition of over-voltage protection (OVP). The ultra-low-power enables energy-efficient supercapacitor balancing, which is ideal for products that require low-loss en
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Date:
10/22/2019
Traco Power - new 0.6 and 1A POL converters
The TSR-WI line is a set of non-isolated POL converter series with an ultra wide 8:1 input voltage range which come in standard SIP-3 packages. Covering the majority of standard bus- and battery voltages this POL converter line is a versatile solution for many applications in distributed power systems where different inp
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Date:
10/15/2019
TVS Diode Arrays Ideal for High-Speed Data Interfaces
CHICAGO — Littelfuse, Inc., introduced a series of low capacitance TVS Diode Arrays (SPA Diodes) optimized to protect high-speed differential data lines from electrostatic discharge (ESD), cable discharge events (CDE), electrical fast transients (EFT), and lightning-induced surges, keeping network communicati
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Date:
10/01/2019