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NorthStar Launches New Generation of Telecom Power Backup Cabinets

September 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

NorthStar announced its new SiteStar™ HiCap 2-2, which the company states is the first outdoor cabinet in the telecom industry to feature two separate climate zones with individual compressor systems: one for batteries and...

Sprint sues to block AT & T's proposed T-Mobile buy

September 6, 2011 10:48 am | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel (S.N) sued to block AT&T Inc's (T.N) $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA saying the deal would lead to higher prices for consumers and create a duopoly between AT&T and Verizon Communications (VZ.N).

Sony hires former official at U.S. Department of Homeland Security

September 6, 2011 10:46 am | News | Comments

Sony Corp picked a former official at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the new post of chief information security officer, months after a massive hacking attack leaked information on 100 million user accounts on its games networks.

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MEMS gyroscope provides shock and vibration immunity for automotive applications

September 6, 2011 7:31 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

For automotive electronic stability control, rollover detection, and pitch detection applications, Analog Devices, Inc (ADI) today introduced the ADXRS800 iMEMS gyroscope, featuring a patented differential quad-beam architecture designed to minimize the influence of linear shock and vibration.

Five performance metrics for wireless device networking

September 6, 2011 5:48 am | by Sourav Dey, Systems Engineer, On-Ramp Wireless | Articles | Comments

There are many positive use cases for enabling wireless device connectivity, including the smart grid, gas and water distribution systems, building energy management, shipping container tracking, and more. Only recently has technology been developed to address the particular needs of this segment.

100MHz OCXO with Exceptional Phase Noise Performance

September 6, 2011 5:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies’ NV45G1480 Series 100MHz OCXO offers superior performance in one of the industries smallest OCXO packages.

GE Energy Completes $3.2 Billion Deal to Acquire Converteam

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE Energy announced the successful completion of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Converteam, a provider of power conversion and automation systems and power electronics, motors and generators. Converteam states that its solutions enable customers...

CISC Extends Activities Towards Smart Access to the Energy Grid

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CISC Semiconductor GmbH starts into research and development phase of the European ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking project "Internet of Energy for Electric Mobility" (IoE) – officially started in May 2011 – and hence broadens its...

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Siemens & Volvo Form EV Venture

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Siemens AG announced that it has agreed to join with Volvo Car Corp. of Volvo AB to advance the technical development of electric cars. The companies plan to jointly develop electrical drive technology, power...

Garmin eyes Europe No.1 spot with Navigon

September 2, 2011 6:37 am | News | Comments

Garmin Ltd is looking to challenge rival TomTom's leading position in the European market for portable navigation devices (PNDs) though its acquisition of Germany-based Navigon, its executive said on Friday.

Sun Goes Down on Solyndra as Company Announces Shut Down and Bankruptcy

September 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Solyndra a California-based solar panel manufacturer announced that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is ceasing operations and will immediately lay off all of its 1,100 employees. The company had received...

ET Solar Announces Linear Power Performance Warranty

September 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ET Solar Group Corp. announced a linear power performance warranty for its solar module products. The ET Solar 25-year linear power performance warranty guarantees no less than 97% of the nominal power output in the...

Texas Instruments and Wurth Electronics Midcom Create Suite of Power-over-Ethernet Applications

September 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc. recently designed in three Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) reference designs with Texas Instruments (TI). Featured on the suite of PoE designs from Texas Instruments is a WE-LAN transformer module and at least one...

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Andreas Koller of Energy Micro on Sensor Interfaces

September 1, 2011 12:11 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Andreas Koller, VP of WW Sales and Marketing at Energy Micro and their Low Energy Sensor Interface (LESENSE). 

1200-V IGBTs Offer Reduced Switching and Conduction Losses

September 1, 2011 12:10 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of a family of 1200-V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) for induction heating, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) solar and welding applications. The new family of 1200-V IGBTs uses thin wafer Field-Stop Trench technology that

IC Monitors Internal and Remote Voltage, Current and Temperature

September 1, 2011 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2991, an eight-channel I²C temperature, voltage and current monitor for 3-V and 5-V systems. This monitoring solution incorporates a 14-bit ADC, 10ppm/°C voltage reference and I²C digital interface to provide

Coming to a Cinema Near You: Wireless Stereo Audio Distribution

September 1, 2011 7:57 am | News | Comments

Cambridge Consultants announced that Doremi Cinema is the first licensee for Salix, its wireless audio distribution system.

3:1 Hybrid Sensor Combines IR LED Emitter with Proximity and Ambient Light Sensors

September 1, 2011 7:44 am | Osram Opto Semiconductors | Product Releases | Comments

The new “3 in 1” SFH 7773 digital sensor from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors makes it easier than ever to install both proximity and ambient light sensing in smart phones and similar devices by combining the functions of a digital ambient light sensor and a digital proximity sensor in a single compact unit.

Fraunhofer Launches MultimediaPlayer to Deliver Unprecedented Digital Radio Offerings

September 1, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fraunhofer IIS announced the availability of the Fraunhofer MultimediaPlayer for digital radio standards Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM30/DRM+) and DAB (DAB Classic/DAB+).

The Tinker's Toolbox - David Horn of Switch on Solid-State Lighting

September 1, 2011 4:55 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to David Horn of Switch Lighting about solid-state lighting and how it is impacting the illumination market.

Voltage Regulators Feature Short-Circuit Current Foldback

August 31, 2011 1:09 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduced its MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators (LDOs). The devices feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz (typical), and a maximum output current of 150 mA at +125 degrees Celsius junction temperature. Both LDOs offer

R & S RTO High-performance Family Introduces the 600 MHz Oscilloscope(2)

August 31, 2011 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fast detection of rare signal faults at an extremely high acquisition rate, excellent signal fidelity thanks to low-noise frontends, intuitive user interface for quick work: The R&S RTO for 1 GHz and 2 GHz bandwidth offers all this and much more.

Viridity Software to Incorporate Intel Data Center Manager Into EnergyCenter

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Viridity Software announced that Intel® Data Center Manager SDK will be incorporated into Viridity’s EnergyCenter™ software. This integration will help provide IT and facilities managers with the ability to obtain detailed information directly from...

Ascent and TFG Radiant Announce Solar CIGS Partnership

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. and TFG Radiant Group announced they have signed a more than $275 million plus royalties long-term, multi-faceted, strategic partnership that includes (i) investments by TFG Radiant in Ascent and (ii)...

Hitachi Cable Develops Compact Connectors for Use in Power Harnesses for HEVs and EVs

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Applying a proprietary design, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. announced the development of what it says is the world’s smallest compact connectors for use in power harnesses for hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles. According to...

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