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DC-DC Market Faces Unprecedented Opportunities

December 20, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Significant changes are occurring in the dc-dc converter module and IC markets that will produce unprecedented opportunities in the coming year. Although driven primarily by applications, other trends are expected to have a profound...

DOE Highlights Report on Successful Strategies for Renewable Energy Grid Integration

December 20, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the release of a DOE-funded report to help better integrate wind energy into the electrical grid. The report, entitled "Strategies and Decision Support Systems for Integrating Variable...

Soitec Purchases Manufacturing Facility in San Diego to Locally Produce CPV Modules for U.S. Renewable Energy Market

December 20, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Soitec has purchased a manufacturing facility in Rancho Bernardo, California, within San Diego City limits, and will soon begin fitting the factory to produce its concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) modules for the U.S. renewable-energy market....


Deutsche Telekom could be forced into arms of Sprint

December 20, 2011 9:29 am | by Maria Sheahan, Reuters | News | Comments

Deutsche Telekom may be forced into a tie-up of its sub-scale U.S. wireless unit with Sprint Nextel after a $39 billion deal with AT&T collapsed.

Silicone Encased Cables Provide Absolute Reliability in Military Robotic Applications

December 20, 2011 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cicoil’s highly flexible and durable flat silicone cables are designed for use on Unmanned Ground Based Military Robotic Vehicles that require absolute reliability in Mission Critical and Extreme Environment Conditions. Unlike bulky and stiffer round cables, Cicoil’s flat silicone cables provide space and weight savings...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jon Devlin of LSI on Next-Generation Networks

December 20, 2011 7:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Jon Devlin, Director of Ecosystem Enablement for the Networking Components Division of LSI about high-performance next-generation networks.

Power MOSFET family achieves 650V rating

December 20, 2011 7:30 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has broken the worldwide record for high-voltage power MOSFETs with the introduction of a new member of the MDmesh V family, which was already the industry performance leader, boasting the best on-resistance per area for highest efficiency...

11.1-V, 2.6-Ah Battery Pack with Integral Charger Suits Mobile Apps

December 20, 2011 6:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Globtek offers a battery pack consisting of three Samsung Li-Ion cells in a 3S-1P configuration providing 28.86 WHr (2.6 AHr) of power to mobile applications and other applications requiring battery backup with


Power supplies provide up to 60 Watts

December 20, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The PSAD60 Series of AC/DC desktop switching power supplies from Power Partners provide up to 60 Watts of continuous output power. They are enclosed in a super compact case with either C14 or C8 input receptacles. All models meet EN55022 and FCC Class B emissions limits...

Initiative Launched to Create Open Standard for Computer Vision

December 20, 2011 5:54 am | News | Comments

The Khronos Group today announced a new initiative to create an open, royalty-free standard for cross platform acceleration of computer vision applications.

Inherently Limited Class 2 Transformers Tout Easy Installation, Operation

December 20, 2011 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

New inherently limited Class 2 Transformers from Foster Transformer are presented as being easier to install and operate since they require no external fusing and contain no internal current fuses. Designed for applications requiring

Open Frame Power Supply Delivers 160W

December 20, 2011 5:04 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA has announced a new standard open frame power supply that offers up to 160W for IT and multimedia applications. Designated the PSA160 series, the 2" x 4" PSU is available in 12V, 24V, 48V and 56V DC outputs and is ideal for use in 1U racks for a variety of networking applications.

Power Line Communications Used in Chinese Smart Grid Meter Deployments

December 20, 2011 4:51 am | News | Comments

Semitech Semiconductor announced that its GS18 power line communications (PLC) semiconductor is now deployed in volume in LangFang Gao Shan smart meters installed on the China State Grid in Hebei Province.


Mouser to Distribute Micrium’s Embedded Products Worldwide

December 20, 2011 4:24 am | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics today announced the signing of a global distribution agreement with Micrium. Micrium stands as a global RTOS leader and their products are a leading choice among embedded engineers serving medical, military and aerospace, industrial, consumer and telecom, plus other embedded design applications.

Embedded 40-nm Flash Memory Technology IP Addresses Automotive Real-Time Applications

December 20, 2011 4:19 am | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics announced that it has developed what is presented as the industry's first 40-nanometer (nm) memory intellectual property (IP) for automotive real-time applications.

Software Tools Optimized for TriCore Microcontrollers in Complex Automotive Applications

December 20, 2011 4:12 am | News | Comments

Wind River is collaborating with Infineon Technologies as part of a multi-year partnership to extend its integrated software tools portfolio by optimizing Wind River Diab Compiler for the TriCore microcontroller architecture

CSP Sockets Enable Testing of Any Area-array Device to 200°C

December 19, 2011 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics offers CSP sockets that accept any area-array device for high-temperature testing up to +200°C. The new AR4HT Series sockets incorporate a low-profile 0.45-mm contact structure (compressed) that is shorter than

NEMA Reiterates that Lightbulb Efficiency Standards Remain, Consumers Retain Diverse Options for Efficient Lightbulbs

December 19, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), representing more than 95 percent of the U.S. lighting manufacturing industry, remains committed to and supportive of the lighting standards established in the Energy Independence and Security Act...

Saft Begins Deliveries of First Lithium-ion Batteries Produced by New Jacksonville Plant

December 19, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Saft has just started shipping the first cells to roll off the production lines at what it claims is the world’s most advanced automated lithium-ion battery factory, in Jacksonville, Florida. The first deliveries from...

ABB to Power Facebook's First Data Center Outside the United States

December 19, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

ABB announced that it has won an order worth about $11 million from Facebook Inc.’s subsidiary Pinnacle Sweden, to power its first server facility outside the United States. ABB will build two high- and...

100 Watt Constant Current AC-DC LED Power Supply

December 19, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Green Watt Power announces the “GLC-100” Series of Constant Current AC/DC LED power supplies. The GLC-100 Series with universal / full range AC input voltage of 100 - 277VAC, offers stable and reliable 100W output power and is available in six different models...

LED Modules Radiate with up to 100 Lumens per Watt Efficiency

December 19, 2011 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 50W Mega Zeni models from Sharp have a luminous efficiency of between 3590 and 4770 lm and a light output of up to 100 lm/W in standard operating mode.

Thermal Simulation Service and Advanced Photometric Testing Accelerate LED Product Development

December 19, 2011 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree announced the addition of two new TEMPO (Thermal Electrical Mechanical Photometric Optical) simulation and photometric testing options are designed to remove barriers for LED lighting manufacturers and accelerate broader market adoption of LED lighting.

Pocket-Sized Tool Speeds Installation of PoE Security Cameras.

December 19, 2011 10:02 am | Phihong | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has developed a  pocket-sized device to aid in the installation of PoE-enabled security cameras. The POE-CIT-R acts as a redirect for the power and data flow between the camera and the Power-over-Ethernet power supply for local access to the camera.

Cree Licenses Pioneering Remote Phosphor Patents

December 19, 2011 9:09 am | News | Comments

Cree announced it has granted five LED lighting manufacturers licenses to select Cree patents through its recently launched remote phosphor licensing program.

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