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
Soitec and Sumitomo Electric announce major milestone in strategic joint development of engineered gallium nitride substratesJanuary 24, 2012 5:59 am | News | Comments
Soitec (Euronext) and Sumitomo Electric Industries have reached a major milestone in their strategic joint development program started in December 2010 by demonstrating four- and six-inch engineered gallium nitride (GaN) substrates...
IMS Research's recent study, â€œThe World Market for UPS Service and Support,â€ forecasts that the service market in Asia for uninterruptible power supplies will grow 20% this year, to just over $820 million.
Energy consumption awareness is a crucial step in going green as an individual consumer. Real-time energy usage data aggregated at the home-level by smart meters is useful, but drilling down to the energy consumption of each major home appliance is even better and more actionable.
Murata Electronics North America introduced its new wireless power transmission module at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show. The higher power capability of the LXWS Series enables wireless charging systems for
Lumiotec Inc., founded by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Rohm Co., Ltd., Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in 2008 to develop, manufacture and sell OLED lighting panels, and Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: PANL), enabling energy-efficient displays and lighting with its UniversalPHOLED technology and materials, today announced that the companies have
A competition to identify the world's most energy efficient flat screen televisions will kick off on Friday, with the U.S. Energy Department and other governments sponsoring a race to cut down on home electricity use.
There's no question that the â€œGoing Greenâ€ phenomenon has picked up speed in recent years, but has the green trend carried over to motorized vehicles? Using the premier online research tool, HighBeam Research (www.highbeam.com), the media attention of electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and sports utility vehicles was monitored...
Global home networking standards group, UPnP Forum, has published a new whitepaper detailing how its IP-based standards play a vital role in implementing next generation Smart Grid and Smart Energy networks.
Check out the January 2012 Efficiency & Green Design supplement.
Car shoppers can expect auto offerings for 2012 to pack more of an environmental punch, with auto makers touting mileage in addition to performance.
Lead-free solder has yet to yield documented benefits.
PSMA Announces Industry Presentation Session on Alternative Energy Grid 2020 – The Evolving Power GridDecember 28, 2011 6:21 am | News | Comments
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Alternative Energy Committee is sponsoring a special industry presentation session at APEC 2012 entitled “Grid 2020-The Evolving Power Grid.”
Johnson Controls, U.S. Army announce first contract following President Obama's energy efficiency directivesDecember 27, 2011 5:59 am | News | Comments
Johnson Controls and the U.S. Army today announced a federal contract for a solar energy installation and other energy efficiency improvements at Fort Bliss. The nearly $16 million project, executed through the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala....
When education and practical application merge, the results can be astounding. That was the aim of the College for Creative Studies (CCS), Visteon and OSRAM in their collaboration during the 2011/2012 academic year. As part of CCS’s ongoing Corporate Sponsorship program...
Over the next three years, the University of Washington team will compete amongst 15 Universities from the United States and Canada to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle power train for a donated 2013 Chevrolet Malibu; build a showroom quality vehicle; acquire local sponsors; and launch an exhaustive outreach program intended to educate consumers on green vehicle technology.
Imec is working together with Flamac to develop novel semiconductor materials for solar cell applications. Within this collaboration novel materials are screened as an alternative for the standard solar cells made of copper indium gallium and selenium (CIGS).
The omnibus spending bill passed Thursday includes a provision that temporarily lifts the incandescent light bulb ban. Lawmakers inserted language into the 1,200 page bill that prevents funds from being used to implement the first phase of the ban...
Imec, Polyera and Solvay set 8.3% efficiency record for organic solar cell with inverted device architectureDecember 15, 2011 6:23 am | News | Comments
Imec, Polyera and international chemical group Solvay have achieved a new world-record efficiency of 8.3% for polymer-based single junction organic solar cells in an inverted device stack.
As we look forward to a new year, the Smart Grid and the technologies that enable energy efficiency within the grid will become a part of our daily lexicon as consumers begin to benefit from the grid’s implementation.
Electronic water and gas meters represent vexing low-power design challenges for embedded control systems requiring RF connectivity. The nature of these applications requires them to be battery powered (i.e., electricity is rarely provided at the point of service for gas or water utilities). The expected battery life for these metering systems is often
What impact is the build-out of the smart grid having on the electronics industry?
There are a variety of systems and applications that could benefit from energy harvesting (EH). Energy harvesting refers to the technology by which ambient sources of energy such as light, thermal gradient, and vibration can be harvested and stored then applied later for doing useful work.