Sophisticated battery-operated electronic systems and self-powered devices recently have found diverse applications in existing autonomous and handheld objects. Significant advancements in CMOS process technologies and circuit techniques...
IEEE, the world's largest professional association advancing technology for humanity, today announced five new standards, as well as a modified standards-development project, that are all intended to aid the efficient rollout of the smart grid worldwide. The new standards and standards projects recently approved by the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Standards Board carve
Heliatek GmbH inaugurated its first production facility for the manufacture of flexible organic solar panels in Dresden during a ceremony attended by the Prime Minister of Saxony, Stanislaw Tillich. Based on organic semiconductor materials, these flexible solar panels offer
Energy Micro today announced that it will extend its EFM32 Gecko range of microcontrollers with the addition of products based on the ARM Cortex-M4F core.
PV balance of system (BoS) equipment revenues are projected to increase from $17 billion in 2011 to close to $24 billion in 2016 according to a new market report from IMS Research. The report found that whilst inverters will continue to be the largest part of the market...
Saft lithium-ion batteries selected by Green Charge Networks to support NYC smart grid demonstration programFebruary 16, 2012 7:03 am | News | Comments
Saft was selected by Green Charge Networks (GCN) to support its role in a $92 million Smart Grid Demonstration Project. The project is being led by New York's Consolidated Edison, Inc. (Con Edison) - one of the nation's largest investor-owned energy companies.
The average price of Chinese Tier-2 crystalline PV modules fell to $0.96 per watt in January 2012, according to the latest PV module pricing report from IMS Research. Annualized price declines (ignoring seasonality) slowed to 22% in January...
Advanced Linear Devices announces the release of the next product in the new family of MicroPower Step-up Low-Voltage Booster Modules. The EH4205 is a new addition to the next series of ALD’s low-voltage booster modules. It is a self-powered, self-starting module that converts very low power or voltage to higher DC or AC voltage.
Energy Micro today announced that its EFM32 Tiny Gecko low-energy microcontroller has been named as a finalist in the China Annual Creativity in Electronics (ACE) awards.
Despite the outlook for the PV manufacturing equipment market remaining bleak in 2012, a new report from IMS Research forecasts that there could be a 20 GW opportunity for the upgrade or replacement of existing capacity over the next four years.
LED Driver Reference Design Describes High-Efficiency Universal-Voltage Fluorescent Tube ReplacementFebruary 8, 2012 7:56 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments
Power Integrations today announced a new reference design (DER-286) describing a 30 W LED tube replacement ballast power supply capable of achieving industry-leading efficiency levels of over 90% across a wide input-voltage range while meeting worldwide requirements for power factor (PF)and total harmonic distortion (THD).
Marvell today announced the Marvell 88EM8183 deep dimming single-stage AC/DC LED driver integrated circuit (IC). The 88EM8183 LED driver IC delivers the highest dimmer compatibility and lowest component count in the industry...
The PV inverter market achieved a new record in 2011 with shipments exceeding 26 GW for the first time according to preliminary results from IMS Research. The research firm found that inverter shipments grew by more than 10% in 2011...
Plessey has acquired CamGaN Limited, a University of Cambridge spin-out formed to commercialisenovel technologies for the growth of gallium nitride (GaN) high-brightness LEDs on large-area silicon substrates.
Many technology watchers have predicted that the arrival of automated smart home – that home owners will seek out and install the latest, coolest gizmos that will make a house truly smart. Well, it isn’tgoing to happen that way.
The global market for power supplies used in LED lighting is forecast to reach $10 billion in 2016, according to a new report from IMS Research, a leading independent provider of market research and consultancy to the global electronics industry.
I'd like some genius to define sustainable. Could we count something that we can keep doing for 100 billion years - beyond the death of the Universe as we currently understand such things - as sustainable? How about a billion years?
Polyera Corporation has achieved a certified world-record 9.1% efficient polymer/fullerene organic solar cell in an inverted bulk heterojunction architecture using its newest proprietary ActivInk PV2000 semiconductor material.
Ed Sarrat of Cirrus Logic is my guest for this edition of Five Questions. Cirrus Logic just announced its CS5484/80/90 family of analog front end (AFE) ICs which provide very high energy measurement accuracy, offering designers of single and polyphase utility meters and smart energy products a desirable combination of
A new survey of more than 400 buyers of PV inverters has revealed a growing acceptance of Chinese products, with close to 30% of respondents indicating they were of acceptable quality, according to IMS Research.
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced the MSP430F673x/F672x family of ultra-low-power 16-bit microcontrollers. According to the company, these new devices guarantee no interruption of operation through a backup capable microcontroller
There are many facets to the challenge of greater market acceptance. From our point of view as a driver manufacturer there are three big challenges. The first challenge we are addressing is changing our existing designs to better meet higher input voltages...
Cirrus Logic Inc.’s CS5484/80/90 family of analog front end (AFE) ICs features the highest energy measurement accuracy in the industry, according to the company, to give designers of single and polyphase utility meters and smart energy products a desirable
Digi International (introduced the ConnectPort X2e for Smart Energy, a low-cost, enhanced version of the company’s ZigBee Smart Energy gateway. The gateway connects ZigBee Smart Energy devices from a Home Area Network (HAN) to
Texas Instruments Incorporated announced a demonstration of a radio frequency (RF) system-on-chip (SoC) that integrates an IEEE 802.15.4 (2.4 GHz) radio, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, dedicated Smart Energy (SE) 2.0 hardware security acceleration, and enough flash and RAM to run the ZigBee IP stack and SE2.0 profile. A true single-chip solution, the CC2538 ZigBee SE2.0 SoC removes the