Schaefer introduces the AEP-2000 Series of 2000W, rugged, high efficiency, pure sine wave inverters. The “clean” pure sine wave output of the AEP-2000 Series, with less than 3% total harmonic distortion, is ideal for powering sensitive loads and for improving AC equipment performance.
NASA has been known to make pretty large contributions to society. But they might have outdone themselves on this one. The agency is currently in the research and development phase for a powered armor suit that could one day allow paraplegics to walk. The suit, called X1, is a robotic exoskeleton designed to be worn over the body to assist in leg movements.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited set a new standard in power density and technology innovation for discrete power MOSFETs with exposed-source XSFET, a new patent-pending packaging technology. XSFET incorporates the packaging technology where the bottom of the package is the “source”...
An interdisciplinary team of 11 scientists from seven European countries and the USA have discussed the concept to utilize so called surplus land for the production of feedstock for bioenergy. They identified environmental, economic and social constraints but also options for efficient use of surplus land for bioenergy.
Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduces its first Power Distribution Units (PDUs) in the RP-20S1X family of stackable, configurable devices for 28 VDC systems. The High Power Solid-State Power Controllers (SSPCs) provide four independent 75 Amp load channels (300 Amp total current capability) to distribute and control power to four independent subsystems.
International Rectifier introduced the reliable AUIR3320S high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) optimized for automotive auxiliary positive temperature coefficient (PTC) electric heaters. Offering very low on-state resistance (Rds(on)) of 4 mohm (max.) at 25°C, the AUIR3320S delivers higher current with a smaller heat sink to reduce system footprint.
XP Power announced the SHP350 series of single output rugged 350 W AC-DC power supplies aimed at industrial applications. Achieving a high power density of 6.6 Watts per cubic inch and with a typical efficiency of 85 percent, these compact fan-cooled units measure only 7.0 x 3.6 x 2.1 inches (177.8 x 91.44 x 53.34 mm).
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday that it will conduct an on-site inspection on Nov. 2 to confirm whether there is an active fault underneath the sole nuclear power plant operating in the quake-prone country. The outcome of the inspection at Kansai Electric Power Co.'s Oi nuclear plant...
PITTSBURGH—Crude oil extraction could be improved significantly and accessible domestic oil reserves could be expanded with an economical CO2 thickener being developed by University of Pittsburgh engineers, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Microbes are working away in an Iowa State University laboratory to ferment biofuels from the sugar and acetate produced by rapidly heating biomass such as corn stalks and sawdust. But it's not an easy job for E. coli and C. reinhardtii. The bacteria and microalgae, respectively, don't like something
Torex Semiconductor has developed a new 16V Step-down DC/DC converter with an internal driver Tr., the XC9246/XC9247 series. The XC9246/XC9247 series are 16V step-down DC/DC converters with an internal driver Tr. The output voltage can be set within the range 1.2V to 5.6V using the 1.0V (±1.5%) internal reference voltage and external resistors.
Wireless charging technology has been recognized as a very attractive solution to a wide range of applications because it conveniently replaces power cords and charging cables. This emerging technology is being adopted for charging mobile phones and other handheld devices.
Berkeley Nucleonics commercially releases a full line of high performance, robust, and extremely cost effective Microwave / RF signal generators. This Microwave / RF product line sets a new standard in performance to cost. Capable of producing in excess of 20GHz, with very low phase noise, fast switching speeds,
Murata has added a miniature 1.5A SIP model to the Murata Power Solutions OKR family of non-isolated point-of-load converters. The OKR-T/1.5-W12-C provides an ideal solution for designs that require low load current with limited board space.
One of the key achievements of the nanotechnology era is the development of manufacturing technologies that can fabricate nanostructures formed from multiple materials. Such nanometer-scale integration of composite materials has enabled innovations in electronic devices, solar cells, and medical diagnostics.
Cornell Dubilier Electronics announced that it has acquired the Orange Drop film capacitor product lines and all other radial product lines, from capacitor maker, SBE, Inc. (dba SB Electronics) of Barre, VT. Orange Drop capacitors made withfilm dielectric and metallized or foil electrodes are well known for their excellent performance in pulse DC and AC circuits.
Power Integrations introduced the TinySwitch-4 family, the latest generation of its industry-leading TinySwitch series of off-line switcher ICs. Featuring line-compensated overload power protection, TinySwitch-4 devices dramatically reduce the maximum overload power that can be delivered into the load over the entire AC input voltage range.
Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun‘s spectrum into electricity, yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifically designed to absorb this part of the Sun‘s spectrum...
The field of power electronics, the application of electronics for the control and conversion of electric power, is underpinned by basic electrical principles that were established in the distant past by the pioneers of electrical science. But today, the need to supply, modify and control the voltage, current or frequency
MR16 lamps, also known as multi-mirror lamps, are halogen-type lamps designed in an integral multifaceted reflector and are renowned for their exceptional beam control. To encourage adoption of MR16-compatible LED-based lamps, it is essential that they match or exceed the performance of conventional halogen or incandescent lamps.
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the availability of two development boards, the EPC9003 and the EPC9006, both featuring EPC’s enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistors (FETs). These boards demonstrate how the recent introductions of IC gate drivers,
In this issue of ECN, Associate Editor Kasey Panetta writes about the steady proliferation of electric vehicle charging stations, Jon Titus discusses brushless DC motors, and Executive Editor Chris Warner sounds the alarm about the encroaching reality of sci-fi dystopias.
Raltron Electronics has raised the bar in innovation with the launch of the TX057 Stratum III compatible TCXO family. The new 5x7mm Stratum III compatible temperature-compensated crystal oscillator boasts a frequency stability over temperature of ±.28ppm from -40°C to +85°C
Mercury is now manufacturing quartz crystal clock oscillators with Differential LVPECL Square Wave & Differential LVDS Square Wave output logics in a miniature 5 x 3.2 x 1.2mm 6 pad ceramic surface mount package (HPK5361 & HDK5361 Series)
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the new THN-30 and THN-30WI Series of high-performance single and dual output DC/DC converter modules with high power density. All models have a wide-input voltage range of 2:1 or 4:1 and precisely regulated output voltages of 3.3, 5.0, 12, 15, 24, & ±12, ±15VDC, even under no load conditions.