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Reference Designs Enable Greater Energy Efficiency Through Digital Power

August 23, 2010 12:17 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, today announced two new digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies. DC/DC converter designers are faced with a number of challenges to optimize a set of contrasting requirements in the design process...

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Oh the Places you'll go!

August 23, 2010 10:45 am | by Lauren DeStefano, Assistant Editor | Blogs | Comments

Check-in, tag, and venues are just a few key words that you’ll need to know to use Facebook’s new feature, Places. This feature allows users to update where they are and what they are doing...

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GaN Advancements Will Be Presented at Darnell’s Power Forum

August 23, 2010 10:33 am | Blogs | Comments

Will enhancement mode GaN transistors (eGaN) replace power MOSFET/IGBTs in power management applications? Alex Lidow, CEO of Efficient Power Conversion, believes it will and will explain why at Darnell’s Power Forum ’10.

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Darnell Power Forum Sheds Light on the Smart Grid

August 23, 2010 10:28 am | by Linnea Brush | Blogs | Comments

Everyone in the power supply community wants to know power implications of the Smart Grid, but not much has been agreed upon. Darnell’s Power Forum ’10 will bring some clarity to this question with a session on “Enabling the Smart Grid”.

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ORNL scientists help explain graphene mystery

August 23, 2010 10:22 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) Nanoscale simulations and theoretical research performed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are bringing scientists closer to realizing graphene's potential in electronic applications.

When Unit Share isn’t the same as Revenue Share

August 23, 2010 9:36 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

Dell’Oro posted some research on the femtocell market — from 1 million units shipped this year to 62 million by 2014, according to Dell’Oro Group’s five-year forecast.

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Power Management Solutions for Different Circuitry Blocks

August 23, 2010 9:24 am | by Rich Nowakowski, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Portable and battery-powered applications are continually driven to increase battery life and reduce size. Analog circuitry and ultra-low-power microcontrollers (MCU) often reside on the same circuit board, each having their own particular power requirements.

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Powerful new way to control magnetism

August 23, 2010 9:21 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(American Physical Society) A new way to manipulate magnetic fields with electrical signals could lead to microelectronic advances comparable to those that made high density disk drives possible.

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Connect Tech Partners With congatec to Provide Atom-Based CPU Board for PC-104

August 23, 2010 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connect Tech and congatec announced today that Connect Tech has based the design of its latest PCI/104-Express Single Board Computer on congatec's Qseven modules. The new carrier board supports the PCI/104-Express form factor...

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IPVEA to Premier New Tool to Connect the Solar Supply Chain at EU PVSEC 2010

August 23, 2010 8:36 am | News | Comments

The International PV Equipment Association (IPVEA), an independent, non-profit organization of manufacturers and suppliers of photovoltaic (PV) fabrication equipment and related raw materials, announces that it will demonstrate the PV Matrix, an innovative new solar supply chain tool...

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Sterilizable Brushless Motor Up to 100 Watts

August 23, 2010 8:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Maxon’s newly improved EC 22 motors are equipped with preloaded ball bearings and latest generation Neodymium permanent magnets.

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Battery holder intended for consumer or industrial products

August 23, 2010 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduces its new part number BC2032-F1, a battery holder for CR2032 cells. This holder also accepts the ever popular BR2032 battery and is suitable for consumer or industrial products like server and workstations pcb’s.

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Rotary Encoders Available With Heavy-Duty Stainless Steel Housings

August 23, 2010 7:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Posital's Magnetocode (MCD) absolute rotary encoders are available with heavy-duty stainless steel housings that make them ideal for use in harsh environments.

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Ocean waves can power Australias future

August 23, 2010 7:17 am | News | Comments

Waves crashing on to Australia's southern shores each year contain enough energy to power the country three times over, scientists said on Tuesday in a study that underscores the scale of Australia's green energy.

U.S. aerospace companies boost technical education

August 23, 2010 7:11 am | News | Comments

U.S. aerospace and defense companies are stepping up support for educational programs in hope of encouraging students to pursue technical careers to help replace an expected flood of worker retirements.

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