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New EU-Funded Project Ups Power Electronics Efficiency

November 18, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Researchers from Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria and Slovakia are coming together to launch a brand-new EU-funded project that aims to make more compact and more powerful energy converters for use in information and communication...

Xirrus Extends XR Line of Modular Wireless Switches

November 18, 2011 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xirrus announced the XR-1000 and XR-2000 Wireless Arrays, extending the flexibility of the XR-series wireless switch platform to cover a broad range of wireless deployments. The XR-1000 model provides flexibility for delivering wireless service in low user density scenarios...

48V GaN-on-Si process platform features 114 years mean time to failure

November 18, 2011 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nitronex has developed a 48V GaN-on-Si process platform. Designated NRF2, this new platform delivers double the power density, 1-2dB higher gain, improved broadband performance, higher breakdown voltage and higher supply voltage operation over Nitronex's 28V NRF1 process technology.

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Power Partners Introduces a 40W Ultra Compact Power Supply

November 18, 2011 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

With an ultra compact footprint of only 1.5” x 3.0” x 0.94”, the PPWA40 Series provides up to 40 Watts of continuous output power and up to 50 Watts of peak power. These small, power packed supplies are ideal for low cost, low power applications where space is at a premium.

Blind-Drivable Vehicle Demonstrated

November 18, 2011 8:56 am | News | Comments

EAO Corporation  was featured in NBC Today Show coverage of the NFB Blind Driver Challenge highlighting the development of the first full-sized blind drivable vehicle.

Army developing self-aware, decision-making network

November 18, 2011 8:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

The U.S. Army is developing a “self-aware, decision-making network” that will ultimately reduce human decision-making requirements and increase network performance. The Cognitive Algorithm & Network Design Experiment (CANDE) was designed to enable easier network maintenance, reduce human decision-making requirements, increase network lifetime, transfer data with less delay, and reduce energy consumption.

Stan Lee dreams up new heroes for the Web

November 18, 2011 6:22 am | by Alex Dobuzinskis, Reuters | News | Comments

Stan Lee is aiming his powers at the Web, where the legendary creator of Marvel comic characters such as Spider-Man plans to take on the superhuman task of making profitable shows for an online audience.

Branson's Virgin eyes Mexican phone market

November 18, 2011 6:17 am | News | Comments

Richard Branson's Virgin group has got the green light to tap mobile phone services in Mexico, a market with high penetration that would require big money to attract customers and build brand recognition.

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Logitech says was too bullish on Google TV

November 18, 2011 6:03 am | News | Comments

Logitech, which lost tens of millions of dollars building set-top boxes for Google TV, would back the project again, but would be much more cautious, its chief executive said.

Amazon may launch a smartphone in Q4 2012 - Citi

November 18, 2011 6:00 am | News | Comments

Amazon.com Inc may launch its own smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2012, Citigroup said, citing its supply-chain channel checks in Asia. In a research note dated November 17, the brokerage said it believes the online retail giant is now jointly developing the phone with the world's top contract cellphone maker Foxconn International...

High Voltage Power Supply for Electrostatic Air Filtration

November 18, 2011 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

LHV Power has released a family of line operated Electrostatic Air Filtration power supplies in the 40W range. It is based on a 2 transistor topology with switchmode buck regulation the Electrostatic Air Filtration power supply units boast 80% efficiency.

Discovery Improves Capacity and Charge Rate in Rechargeable Batteries

November 18, 2011 5:34 am | News | Comments

Imagine a cellphone battery that stayed charged for more than a week and recharged in just 15 minutes. That dream battery could be closer to reality thanks to Northwestern University research.

The Roundtable - Power Predictions

November 18, 2011 4:35 am | by Edited by Alix Paultre | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: “What application area do you feel will lead the pack in finding increased energy efficiencies in technologies or processes in 2012?”

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Lockheed Martin Team Successfully Demonstrates Communications and Tactical Data Sharing at U.S. Army Exercise

November 18, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments

A Lockheed Martin team recently demonstrated how software-defined radios can extend the Army’s tactical network by connecting disparate ground troops with the Airborne and Maritime/Fixed Station Joint Tactical Radio System (AMF JTRS).

Northrop Grumman Completes Installation of Assembly Stand for James Webb Space Telescope Flight Optics

November 18, 2011 4:21 am | News | Comments

Northrop Grumman Corporation and its teammate ITT Exelis have finished installation of the giant structural steel frame used to assemble the mirrors and instruments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).

Army seeks clean energy with new power station

November 18, 2011 4:18 am | by Vince Little, The Bayonet | News | Comments

Army, government and private industry leaders came together last week to celebrate the startup of a system at Fort Benning's landfill designed to capture methane and convert it to electricity.

UV Curable Epoxy Features Enhanced Chemical Resistance

November 17, 2011 2:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Combining desirable physical strength and fast cure rates, Master Bond UV16 is formulated for demanding bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It is a one-component, no-mix system and cures in

USB Mixed-Signal Oscilloscope is Lightweight

November 17, 2011 1:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. announced the availability of a new, entry-level mixed-signal oscilloscope - the PicoScope 2205 MSO. This lightweight scope adapter provides a two-channel oscilloscope combined with a

SBC Presents Expanded Modular Design Concepts for Display and Box Computers

November 17, 2011 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. has released the SC24, a rugged, maintenance-free single board computer (SBC) with a modular design that is presented as enabling the rapid implementation of custom computing requirements. The board's

Modules and Connectors Cut Construction Costs

November 17, 2011 12:38 pm | by Gil Ajero, Controls Engineer at TAS Energy, www.tas.com | Articles | Comments

To satisfy peak power demands, utilities worldwide are increasingly turning to GTs, but these versatile power sources have an Achilles heel. The power output from a GT decreases as the outside ambient air temperature and humidity increases, so peak power may not be available when it’s most needed

Growing List of Sponsors for DC Building Power Asia 2011

November 17, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The list of sponsors for the third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’11) to be hosted December 12 & 13 at the Sheraton Taipei has expanded. Event sponsors now include National Chung Cheng...

Fairchild Semiconductor to Retain Mountain Top Facility

November 17, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor that it has decided to keep open the Mountain Top, Pennsylvania wafer fabrication site, reversing its March 2009 announcement to close the facility. Since the original closure announcement, Fairchild has more than doubled...

3W Power/AEG Power Solutions Reports Strong Performance in Q3/2011

November 17, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

3W Power S.A., the holding company of AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2011. The Group revenue for the quarter was 56.0% higher than...

Advanced Flex Connectors Aid Assembly, Speed Time to Market

November 17, 2011 10:36 am | by Andy Kotas, AVX Corporation, www.avxcorp.com | Articles | Comments

Connectors have aided the acceleration in speed-to-market for several technologies. There have been advances in flex connector technology, enabling additional features that make engineering more efficient. Of course, reduction in size continues to

Angie's List stock rises in first trading day

November 17, 2011 10:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The stock of consumer-reviews site Angie's List Inc. increased 16 percent on its first day of trading Thursday, showing ongoing investor appetite for Internet companies.Founded by Angie Hicks in 1995, Angie's List runs reviews of dentists, doctors, veterinarians, gardeners, plumbers and other...

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