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90-W to 105-W medical & ITE AC/DC power adapters tout efficiency and up-to-date agency approvals

November 1, 2012 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower launched the TMP105 Series of 90 W to 105 W AC/DC power adapters, which is approved to the latest medical and ITE safety standards. The series comes equipped with

Eight-channel mixed-signal oscilloscope ideal for testing, debugging applications

October 17, 2012 3:27 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new Yokogawa DLM4000 is the industry’s only eight-channel mixed- signal oscilloscope....

Microwave / RF signal generators available for wide variety of applications

October 11, 2012 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Berkeley Nucleonics commercially releases a full line of high performance, robust, and extremely...

Betavoltaic power source provides source of continuous nanoWatt power for 20+ years

June 18, 2012 5:16 pm | News | Comments

City Labs, Inc. has released its first commercial product, a tritium-based betavoltaic power...

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AXSEM RF IC Chip offers solution for narrow-band multi-channel operation in licensed/unlicensed bands

May 22, 2012 1:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The AX5043 is a true single chip narrow-band RF transceiver for the 70 MHz to 1050 MHz frequency bands. It offers the unique receiver combination of highest sensitivity, high selectivity and ultra-low power.

Upgrading to Lithium-ion from Lead Acid

July 28, 2011 9:06 am | by Micro Power Electronics, Inc. | White Papers

Both the Lithium-ion (Li-ion) and Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) battery markets are expected to grow over the next several years. Applications with high voltage and capacity requirements are adopting Li-ion technology because of its many advantages- especially the high energy density, small size and low weight that this technology provides. Historically, SLA batteries have had a few superior technical traits, in addition to their extremely low cost, that have kept them leading the majority of the overall battery market. However, recent innovations in Li-ion chemistry has made it extremely competitive in markets that are weight sensitive and inconvenienced by SLA’s need for frequent maintenance. Many devices have required batteries for power back-up and these are primed for direct Li-ion replacement of SLA. In the medical market alone, these applications include infusion pumps, ventilators, wheelchairs and workstation carts. This paper will outline the technical and business considerations involved in converting an existing product from SLA to Li-ion.

Portable Power Considerations for Portable Medical Device Design

July 28, 2011 8:59 am | by Micro Power Electronics, Inc | White Papers

Many medical devices are moving from simple back-up power to true portability. This creates challenges unique to medical devices and adds new advances in battery technology that can enhance and differentiate portable medical products. This white paper will look at the following advances in portable battery technology and the special considerations for medical device applications:  •Lithium Ion (Li-ion) chemistries' advantages over older technology  •Fuel gauging accuracy •Unique form factors using Li-Polymer  •Use of Lithium Iron Phosphate for high current and Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) replacement  •Sterilization of Li-ion for surgical equipment


Using Lithium Polymer Batteries in Portable Devices

July 28, 2011 8:46 am | by Micro Power Electronics, Inc. | White Papers

Lithium polymer batteries have become common in single-cell consumer applications like cell phones and MP3 players, but industrial and commercial applications are now putting them to good use as well. The thin and custom shaped cells are now used in large, complex packs. This white paper is an overview of the advantages, disadvantages and guidelines for using Lithium polymer based battery packs. It looks at Lithium polymer cells versus metal-cased cylindrical and prismatic Li-ion cells and gives a brief description of battery pack construction considerations.

The Dangers of Counterfeit Battery Packs

July 28, 2011 8:30 am | by Micro Power | White Papers

Battery packs are no longer a simple configuration of cells. They are carefully engineered products with many safety features. The main components include of a battery pack include; the cells, which are the primary energy source, the printed circuit board, which provides the intelligence of the system with features such as the fuel gauge and protection circuitry, the plastic enclosure, external contacts, and insulation.

A Scalable, Reconfigurable, and Efficient Data Center Power Distribution Architecture

February 25, 2011 5:15 am | by APC | White Papers

In the traditional system, the main data center power is distributed to power distribution units (PDU - typically rated from 50 kW to 500 kW). The power distribution units may contain large power transformers to convert voltage or provide power conditioning.

Getting the MAX from your virtualization investment: Comprehensive solutions from VMware and IBM

January 31, 2011 7:51 am | by IBM | White Papers

VMware & IBM paper for small and midsize companies, System x, BladeCenter, and VMware virtualzation solutions offer cost-effective options for transforming IT into a simple more powerful computing infrastructure. Look to IBM and VMware to show you how you can be distinctly competitive and profitable.

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