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Schneider Electric Acquires US based Lee Technologies

April 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Schneider Electric announced that it has acquired Lee Technologies, a service provider for the data centers of the North American market. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Lee Technologies has over 300 employees and generated sales of...

GE Reports Highest Publicly Reported Efficiency for Thin Film Solar; Unveils Plans to Build US Manufacturing Plant

April 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE announced that a full-size, thin film solar panel developed by the company has been independently certified as the most efficient ever publicly reported milestone for the technology. GE intends to manufacture the record-setting...

Payton Planar Magnetics Introduces Line of Resonant Inductors

April 8, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The demand for high efficiency low EMI designs, such as resonant topologies, is driving the need for high performance planar inductors to be used in power converters in series with the main transformer.

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Automotive-qualified MOSFETs Offer Rugged, Compact System Solution

April 7, 2011 11:38 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced a family of rugged automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicle platforms.

Astrodyne Releases Constant Current 48 Watt LED Power Supply

April 7, 2011 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne Corporation announces the release of the OLP48 Series, a 48 watt constant current LED power supply. The OLP48 is a single output, open frame module with output voltages of 12, 24, or 48VDC and features a universal input of 90-264VAC...

The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with TI About the CAN interface

April 7, 2011 6:48 am | Podcasts | Comments

On the 25th anniversary of the controller area network (CAN) interface standard,  we talk to Jean Anne Booth and Scott Monroe of Texas Instruments about CAN and what it means to the industry today as well as into the future.

Energy saving under new management

April 6, 2011 12:12 pm | by Andreas Koller, VP Marketing and Sales, Energy Micro, www.energymicro.com | Articles | Comments

When a battery needs to support a product during many years or even decades of operation, incremental improvements in MCU integration and minor tweaks to basic processor architecture are insufficient to achieve the dramatic hikes in energy efficiency that are required.

Today's Broadband ICs Address European Power Efficiency Requirements

April 6, 2011 10:55 am | by Scott Broughton, Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Blogs | Comments

Two important factors driving future technology developments in the broadband chip industry revolve around government regulations and market forces. The "EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Broadband Equipment" was written to

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Micro Fuel-Cells use Nanostructured Membrane to Create a Scalable Clean-Energy Solution

April 6, 2011 4:56 am | News | Comments

Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC).

DILAS Broadens Wavelengths

April 5, 2011 5:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today, DILAS broadens its wavelength spectrum of diode laser bars. The additional wavelengths of 1210nm and 1320nm diode laser bars boast wall plug efficiencies of >40%.

A Practical Lithium Ion Battery Charger for use with Solar Panels

April 4, 2011 12:12 pm | by John Carpenter & Karthik Kadirvel, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Increasingly, the number of battery operated devices use rechargeable lithium ion batteries as the power source. Common charging solutions for these batteries include wall adapter based chargers and universal serial bus (USB) based chargers.

Module Family Designed ETSI-Compliant For European Applications

April 4, 2011 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anaren, Inc. announced today that it has added two new members to its fast-growing line of Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules. In order to meet operating demands and compliance requirements specific to the European market...

Battery Testing at Garages Simplified

April 4, 2011 11:13 am | by Isidor Buchmann, CEO & founder of Cadex Electronics, www.BatteryUniversity.com | Articles | Comments

Ever since Cadillac invented the starter motor in 1912, vehicles used lead acid batteries to crank the engine. Not much has changed in 100 years except that the starter battery must now also feed power-hungry accessories. Starting is easy...

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Multi-mode Wireless Data Modem Supports QAM and Legacy Modulation Schemes

April 4, 2011 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits (www.cmlmicro.com) today announced the launch of the CMX7164 Multi Mode wireless data modem IC. The CMX7164 provides 4/16/64-QAM and root raised cosine 2/4FSK baseband modem functions in a single chip...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Discussing Nanostore Memristor Technology

April 4, 2011 7:10 am | Podcasts | Comments

Our guest for this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox is Partha Ranganathan, a distinguished technologist at Hewlett Packard Labs. In the interview he discusses Memristor technology and how HP is using it to create new nanostore memory devices.

Source Meter Instrument for High Power Semiconductor Test Touts Wide Current Range

April 4, 2011 6:29 am | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley introduced the Model 2651A High Power System SourceMeter instrument. Designed for characterizing high power electronics, the instrument provides

LogMeIn says wins ruling in patent case

April 1, 2011 3:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

LogMeIn Inc., which operates a service that lets people remotely access their computers, said Friday that a federal judge has ruled in its favor in a patent case.The company said the judge in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has granted LogMeIn's motion for summary...

April 2011: Medical

April 1, 2011 12:41 pm | Digital Editions | Comments

The April 2011 issue goes into medical electronics applications including strain gauge technology and wireless systems. The Brainstorm collaborative Q&A section deals with the smart grid & alternative energy, and former Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, discusses America’s power industry.

BrainGate neural interface reaches 1,000-day milestone

April 1, 2011 10:50 am | News | Comments

Demonstrating an important milestone for the longevity and utility of implanted brain-computer interfaces, a woman with tetraplegia using the investigational BrainGate* system continued to control a computer cursor accurately through neural activity alone...

Movea Sees Success with Miniaturised 9-axis Inertial Measurement Unit

April 1, 2011 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Movea has created a wireless, miniaturised, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that uses MEMS sensors to accurately measure 9 Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) motion with a PCB module that is about the size of a small wristwatch.

AP Interview: Catching up with Twitter's Biz Stone

April 1, 2011 8:35 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

When Twitter turned five years old on March 21, co-founder Isaac "Biz" Stone was on the road celebrating with some of the popular short messaging service's famous users. In the past two weeks, he has appeared on the shows of Conan O'Brien, Howard Stern and Martha Stewart among others.

Connector Family Adds 90-degree Variants

April 1, 2011 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI Electronics has expanded its 1.0mm MicroSpeed connector family to include a two-row 90° version in addition to the standard vertical male and female connectors designed for typical Mezzanine applications. The new right angled MicroSpeed connectors support

Interface Adapter Suits Signal Conditioners and Relays

April 1, 2011 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s new Interface Adapter provides JUMPFLEX Signal Conditioners and Relays with a tool-free interface to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM or other PLC interfaces. Interface adapters capture

Aluminum Enclosure Touts Double Channel Sealing for EMI-RFI Protection

April 1, 2011 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bud Industries has announced a die-cast aluminum enclosure that provides desirable EMI/RFI protection and an IP67/NEMA 4X waterproof seal. The ANS Series’ double-channel sealing system is asserted to

LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface Suit Notebook Panels, Tablet PCs

April 1, 2011 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity offers the next-generation LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) family of connectors for panel/main board interconnection. There are two distinct versions of these connectors: LCEDI connectors are

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