Moving forward, what technology will dominate energy harvesting?
Summit Microelectronics has added to its family of programmable battery charger integrated circuits (IC) for single-cell Li-Ion and Li-Polymer powered systems. The SMB239 enables industrial designs for portable consumer electronics, and its battery charging parameters are fully programmable via the Summit Microelectronics I²C interface and non-volatile memory, all
Agilent Technologies' N6841A RF Sensor is a software-defined, network-based receiver housed in a compact, weatherproof enclosure with a wide operating temperature range suitable for outdoor deployments. Multiple receivers may be combined to form RF sensor networks to improve
The Fredericks Company, a leading ISO 9001:2008 registered manufacturer of precision sensors and custom glass components, has announced availability of their new line of Mini Tilt Sensor Signal Conditioner (0729-1751, 1752, 1753 Series) Boards. These production-ready PCBs are capable of
With 16,000+ products in the ProServe Application Development Software 5.2’s ‘productLOCATOR,’ the software includes the SPEEDWAY (Series 767) range of modular IP 67 I/O automation products. The software's smartMARKING outputs to an IP 350 flexible plotter, thermal transfer printer (including the new TP 343+), engraver or to PDF/HTML formats. For integration into existing projects
The BlueWave 75, a high-power spot lamp from DYMAX, provides user control of light intensity to assist users in process validation and control. Intensity measurement is accomplished with the ACCU-CAL 50 radiometer. The lamp emits UVA and blue visible light (300 nm- 450 nm) and is designed for curing of UV and visible light-curable adhesives, coatings, and encapsulants
The A_T Series of 1W DC/DC Converters from Mornsun America are designed to provide distributed power and 1,000 VDC of input-to-output isolation in a miniature 10-pin SMT package. Twelve standard models operate from 5V DC, 12 VDC, or 24 VDC inputs, providing single or dual outputs of 5 V, 9 V, 12 V, 15 VDC, or 24 VDC.
MTM Power GmbH offers in its program the 19" Euro Card with up to six different, galvanically isolated outputs with six or eight TE. With the MTM Power Card of the series MPK1, a variety of possibilities can be created for 19" applications. According to the company, approximately
The Series MIN840, a miniature load cell from Stellar Technology, includes internal signal conditioning. With 0.15% accuracy, the force sensor measures both tension and compression forces with either high level analog output or digital output. Standard high level analog outputs are 4-20 mA, 0-5 Vdc, and 0-10 Vdc. Standard digital outputs are S232, RS485, CANbus (J-1939 and CANopen)
The UMZ 250, a fuse and fuseholder combination from Schurter, provides overcurrent circuit protection in primary or secondary circuits. Current ratings for the fuse with fuse clips range from .315 mA to 4 A. The stand-alone fuse UMT 250 includes twenty two current ratings, ranging from 80 mA to 10A. Voltage ratings are 250 VAC and 125 VDC according to IEC and 277 VAC and 250 VDC according to UL
In response to an Obama Administration auto task force report, Plug In America on Tuesday proposed a plan to make GM’s Chevy Volt and other plug-in cars more affordable, noting that most advanced new technologies are initially more costly. California law requires that the Volt and other plug-in hybrids come with a 10-year warranty. To ensure this longer life, automakers are as much as doubling the size of the battery pack, increasing cost to manufacturer and consumer.
Power Sources Unlimiteds' Tracopower TES5WI Series of 5 Watt DC/DC converters come in a 24-pin SMT package. The design complies with lead free reflow solder processing according IPC/JEDEC-J-STD-020C. Standard models feature an ultra wide, 4:1 input range of 9-36 VDC or 18-75 VDC, with single or dual outputs of
Schaefer, Inc. has introduced the C/B5800 Series of 12,000 Watt DC/DC converter, AC/DC power supply and battery charging products. The Series’ robust design, using industrial grade components, yields an efficient solution for even the most extreme environments in industries such as
Addressing the need for components to perform tasks in a circuit, the IVC from the A.F. Creative Lab provides gain or resistance in a circuit based on its deployment configuration. When deployed in a loop or loops, the conductor increases the strength of whatever is travelling down it, signal or power, with the number of loops determining the amount of gain. When configured into line clusters (knots), the conductor performs resistance and step-down functions based on the number of clusters integrated into the line
Advanced technology vehicles have yet to gain a foothold in the mainstream auto industry. Hybrids boast a fuel economy upwards of 40 mpg, but are too pricey for your average consumer. Similarly, “clean diesel” sports high MPG ratings, but diesel is prohibitively expensive. The more exotic ATV’s (air-cars, biodiesel, solar) are aesthetically morose. Pure electric vehicles (PEVs) lack the necessary infrastructure to support them. Welcko’s Mogwai Electric Vehicle (or MEV) is the first ATV with potential mainstream viability