Texas Instruments introduced an isolated amplifier and a delta-sigma modulator that enable best-in-class shunt-based current measurement in motor control and green energy applications. The AMC1200 isolated amplifier and AMC1204 delta-sigma modulator...
In this episode we talk to Ross Bannatyne from Silicon Labs on wireless energy harvesting, wireless "smart dust" sensor networks, and the power electronics to manage energy drawn from the ambient.
Researchers have discovered a way to capture and harness energy transmitted by such sources as radio and television transmitters, cell phone networks and satellite communications systems.
SAKOR Technologies, Inc. announced that it has delivered a single-cylinder research engine test cell to the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The advanced dynamometer test cell will enable NREL to investigate fuel effects on advanced combustion engine strategies. The test cell is comprised of
Lighting Science Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jim Haworth issued the following statement regarding the movement to pass the Better Use of Light Bulbs Act, H.R. 2417...
When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down.
Engineered Conductive Materials, LLC, a leading global supplier of conductive interconnect materials for photovoltaic applications, introduced the DB-1541-S3 Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesive for use in thin-film, organic and thinned silicon solar modules. This material formulation has
Molex is expanding its range of SolarSpec products with the development of pin (male) and socket (female) panel-mount DC connectors. The IP67-sealed, SolarSpec panel-mount DC connectors, with internal locking and touch-proof design for
A dramatic and surprising magnetic effect of light discovered by University of Michigan researchers could lead to solar power without traditional semiconductor-based solar cells.
Keith Ogboenyiya of Texas Instruments recently stopped by the ECN offices to demonstrate the company's new C2000 Concerto dual-core microcontroller (MCU) series.
The stated mission of EcoCar is to find new ways to reduce the environmental impact of motor vehicles and prepare future engineering leaders for that task by providing
The small strips of solar cells seen in the front panels of today’s small portable consumer, healthcare and security devices are set to become a more valuable source of free energy with help from a new battery charging IC from STMicroelectronics.
Libelium announced the launch of its Waspmote-based Smart Parking platform, designed to be buried in parking spaces and to detect the arrival and departure of vehicles.
VYCON announced that cloud, managed services, and colocation provider EasyStreet Online Services has chosen to protect its state-of-the-art data center with its clean backup power systems.
The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is making last tuning and aesthetic changes before the final EcoCAR competition, to be held June 6-16 at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds in Michigan and in Washington, D.C. After March emissions testing and tuning at the EPA, the main concerns for finishing the vehicle relate to
Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other commonly used standards for back-office integration.
Yamaichi Electronics has developed a photovoltaic junction box for crystalline solar modules for the Y-Sol product family. The Eco-Si J-Box is designed for photovoltaic modules with an IP protection class of IP68. This permits
This past Friday marked the 41st Earth Day. The past 40 years have demonstrated the growing global green movement, reinforced each year by Earth Day to celebrate and spread awareness of environmental protection and sustainability. Earth Day’s goals of environmental protection and sustainability are echoed by the EcoCAR Challenge, its organizers, participating student teams, and sponsors.
POSITAL's Optocode (OCD) rotary encoders and Accelens (ACS) inclinometers, when used in tracking systems of advanced solar power installations, provide the controller with
Rohm Semiconductor announced the availability of the SCS1xxAGC Series of high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky barrier diodes (SBD). According to the company, this new class of SiC diodes offers
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
Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. (ASI) announced the release of a new line of DIN rail mounted IEC terminal blocks, EZ Jump Terminal Blocks that are rated at 1000V DC for PV applications. The entire range of EZ Jump terminal blocks has
The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is one of 16 teams competing to build the best hybrid vehicle in the EcoCAR Challenge Competition. However, the EcoCAR Competition is not a simple “build the car and compete” type of competition. Each EcoCAR vehicle must
Cymbet Corporation announced the availability of its EnerChip EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit. The EVAL-09 is said to be the first kit to support all types of ambient energy harvesting from light and vibration, to thermal gradients and flow/motion. The kit features the EnerChip Energy Processor (EP) CBC915-ACA, a universal energy harvesting power management unit for ultra-low power energy systems.