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Hall effect Sensors Integrate Primary Winding

October 3, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premo introduced the SY Series of Hall Effect sensors. The new product has been designed for a double supply voltage of ±12 V to ±18 VDC. SY family is a closed loop technology component in a very small package for THT mounting. The primary winding is

SanDisk Implements new SATA microSSD Spec for SSDs

October 3, 2011 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

SanDisk, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, announced that it has implemented the new SATA µSSD specification into its  SanDisk iSSD product line of postage stamp-sized embedded SSDs.

Collaboration Creates All-Flash Enterprise Storage Array

October 3, 2011 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SSD Company, a leading global provider of solid-state drive technologies and products, announced that it has entered into a technology collaboration with OEM and customer Pure Storage, the all-flash enterprise storage company.

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Aerospace Engineering Students win NASA Design Competition

October 3, 2011 6:00 am | News | Comments

University of Virginia Engineering students, led by Professor Jim McDaniel, won first place in the NASA Environmentally Responsible (Green) Aviation College Student Challenge.

Bringing Solid-State Lighting to the Masses

October 3, 2011 4:48 am | by Jake Jacobsen, Ph.D., Technical Marketing Manager, Optical Solutions Group at Synopsys | Blogs | Comments

One of the biggest barriers to mass adoption of solid-state lighting is the large installed base of fixtures designed for what is a fundamentally different source. LEDs differ optically, electrically and thermally from traditional sources.

October 2011 Supplement: Power Systems

October 2, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the October 2011 Power Systems supplement.

October 2011: Medical

October 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

This issue deals with medical electronics managing power interruption issues and high-reliability passives.  The Design Talk goes into shrinking electronics while the Brainstorm Q&A section asks about the importance of test and measurement. Former Editor-in-Chief Alix Paultre discusses an opportunity to save the Post Office.

New Material from Oak Ridge Lab Possible a Boon for Lithium-ion Batteries

September 30, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Batteries could get a boost from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) discovery that increases power, energy density and safety while dramatically reducing charge time. A team led by Hansan Liu, Gilbert Brown and Parans...

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EnerSys to Launch a Lithium-Ion Battery Joint Venture in Germany

September 30, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

EnerSys announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to launch a joint venture in Germany to produce large format lithium-ion battery cells. EnerSys will have a majority interest in the joint venture in...

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is Unveiled

September 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

A group of Europe’s leading players in the energy sector, including manufacturers, utilities and academic bodies, came together in Brussels to sign the formal constitution for the creation of the European Association for Storage...

Cypress Semi Shows off its Advanced Touchscreen Solution at ESC Boston

September 30, 2011 8:47 am | Videos | Comments

John from Cypress Semi demonstrates their latest touchscreen technology, featuring fast response, efficient operation, and very high noise rejection at ESC Boston 2011.

China successfully launches ''Heavenly Palace'' space craft

September 30, 2011 6:50 am | by Pedja Kujundzic and Jimmy Guan, Reuters | News | Comments

China successfully launched an experimental craft on Thursday paving the way for its first space station amid a blaze of national pride, bringing the growing Asian power closer to matching the United States and Russia with a long-term manned outpost in space.

Mercury's close-up shows lava flows and ''hollows''

September 30, 2011 6:45 am | by Deborah Zabarenko, Reuters | News | Comments

Mercury may have a lot in common with Earth, but close-up images and data captured by NASA'S MESSENGER probe this year show it's still a bit of a planetary weirdo.

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Collaboration to Provide Ultra-Low Power 802.11n Wi-Fi Capability for AVR and ARM-based Microcontrollers

September 30, 2011 6:28 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel and Redpine Signals announced that system engineers can easily implement 802.11n Wi-Fi to all Atmel AVR and ARM-based microcontrollers (MCUs) using Redpine Signals’ Connect-io-n and n-Link modules.

Vector Engine Co-Processor Enhancement Achieves Fast Programming Speeds

September 30, 2011 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

BitBlast is a Vector Engine Co-Processor enhancement that is able to achieve the fastest programming speeds for high-density managed NAND devices that utilize the eMMC interface.

Alliance Formed to Drive Communications Standard for Smart-Grid

September 30, 2011 5:19 am | News | Comments

The new Power Line Communications (PLC) technology transmits digital information through electrical power lines using OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) and is widely acknowledged to be the most reliable, secure and cost effective mode of communication for the smart grid today.

Atmel to Acquire ADD Semiconductor; a Developer of Power Line Communications Technology

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Atmel Corp. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Digital Design, S.A. (ADD Semiconductor), a privately held company based in Zaragoza, Spain that develops power line communication solutions. The transaction...

AMSC Reports Full-Year Fiscal 2010 and First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. reported financial results for fiscal year 2010 ended March 31, 2011, and the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 ended June 30, 2011. The company’s fiscal 2010 results include previously announced...

Largest Value-Added Opportunity for AC-DC Power Supply Makers

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The emerging Smart Grid will be the source of the largest-ever opportunity for value-added for makers of ac-dc power supplies, according to the latest analysis by Darnell Group. To effectively connect and interact with...

Multicore DSPs, the key to military applications

September 29, 2011 6:18 am | by Hector Rivera, Marketing Manager, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

As signal processing requirements continue to climb in waveform-intensive applications including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), sonar, radar, signals intelligence (SIGINT) and software defined radio (SDR), the use of multiple digital signal processors (DSP) cores is a key enabler.

Europe slow to adopt 4G mobile: sector execs

September 29, 2011 5:45 am | by Leila Abboud and Marie Mawad, Reuters | News | Comments

Europe's rollout of fourth-generation mobile networks is trailing major operators in the United States and parts of Asia which are already offering the service to millions of customers.

Microsemi Commends Power-Over-HDBaseT (POH) Standard Ratification

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Microsemi Corp. has commended the ratification of the HDBaseT™ specification. This represents an important milestone for the HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry alliance formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed...

WiTricity, IHI Corp., and Mitsubishi Motors Combine to Develop Easily Deployable Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

WiTricity Corp. (WiTricity), IHI Corp. (IHI) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) have agreed to join forces to research and develop easily deployable electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging systems readily compatible with electric grids which...

TDI Power Hires J. Christopher Viola as VP and COO

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

TDI Power has hired J. Chris Viola as its new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for worldwide operations in Shenzhen, China and Hackettstown, New Jersey. In his new role Chris will be...

Organic PV: Huge Potential, But Industrial Line-up Needed

September 28, 2011 12:07 pm | by Philip Pieters, business development director Energy at imec, www.imec.be. Posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

Little by little, organic PV seems to be taking off. Evidence are the many startups popping up worldwide: SolarPress, Eight19, Heliatek etc. These startup companies are often backed up by large (chemical) companies. So clearly there is a belief that

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