Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the ruggedly compact XL375LED Series of 375 watt AC-DC switching power supplies that are designed specifically for today's LED lighting applications. The XL375LED models offer single outputs of 12, 24, 28, 36, 40, 48 or 56VDC, along with a 12V/1A auxiliary output and a 5V/1A standby output.
High voltage battery simulator and test systems are essential for conducting testing of the high voltage DC power systems that are such a critical element of electric (EV) and hybrid/electric (HEV) vehicles. To accurately test a high voltage hybrid
The storage capacity of concentrating solar power (CSP) can add significant value to a utility company's optimal mix of energy sources, a new report by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) suggests.
Murata Americas introduced its DMF series, a high peak current electrical double-layer capacitor (EDLC). The newest EDLC offering from Murata also features low resistance (40mΩ to 60mΩ) and stable temperature characteristics, enabling it to be charged and discharged frequently over the operating range of -30°C to +70°C
Why are efficient and affordable solar cells so highly coveted? Volume. The amount of solar energy lighting up Earth's land mass every year is nearly 3,000 times the total amount of annual human energy use. But to compete with energy from fossil fuels, photovoltaic devices must convert sunlight to electricity
When I first learned of Pecan Street, Inc. and the Smart Grid Demonstration Project, I knew little of the consortium’s mission. I had heard of smart grids before, but I was curious to know more about what the Pecan Street’s project was and how it was significant to the advancement of “green” technology.
GreenPeak Technologies announces the GP690, adding ZigBee PRO to its product portfolio and offering full support for its Open Smart Home Framework, integrating all three ZigBee networking variants Green Power, RF4CE and PRO into a single overall architecture defining the “second wireless network for the home”.
Wind power will make a major contribution to the energy turnaround. Efficient power generation by means of offshore power plants requires powerful, reliable generators that do not cause disproportionately high logistic efforts and do not require complex foundations
Green schemes to fight climate change by producing more bio-fuels could actually worsen a little-known type of air pollution and cause almost 1,400 premature deaths a year in Europe by 2020, a study showed on Sunday. The report said trees grown to produce wood fuel - seen as a cleaner
As consumer, commercial and industrial electronic systems become more advanced; they require more precise and reliable power sources to function at optimum levels. System integrators and designers are turning to more sophisticated power distribution units (PDUs) with customized specifications to better tackle power hurdles.
Answering the question, “How low can you go with power?” Texas Instruments Incorporated introduced the industry’s lowest power DC/DC step-down converter, which increases the amount of harvested energy an end application can use as much as 70 percent over alternative devices.
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced a new 360-W, high-efficiency CFM361S Series of AC/DC power supplies. These units are suitable for telecom, ITE and industrial equipment applications. The CFM361S Series consists of single 12-V, 24-V, and 48-V output models with
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a new SMT Power Metal Strip resistor in the 2010 case size that combines a high 2 W power rating with low resistance values down to 0.001 Ω and stable resistance tolerances to 0.5 percent. Its construction incorporates a
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B&K Precision today announced its new 9170/9180 series of programmable dual range power supplies. These nine models provide clean and precise power up to 210 W in various configurations of voltage as high as 600 V and current as high as 20 A. Each model offers two ranges of voltage and current output along
A growing majority of Americans think global warming is occurring, that it will become a serious problem and that the U.S. government should do something about it, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds. Even most people who say they don't trust scientists on the environment say temperatures are rising.
Here's a reason to be glad about madder: The climbing plant has the potential to make a greener rechargeable battery. Scientists at Rice University and the City College of New York have discovered that the madder plant, aka Rubia tinctorum, is a good source of purpurin, an organic dye
The path towards higher silicon integration seems inexorable. Already, the suppliers of baseband and applications processors into the mobile-phone and tablet markets are looking at the move to 14nm and 16nm finFET-based processes as they seek further cost savings and performance improvements.
Renewable energy could fully power a large electric grid 99.9 percent of the time by 2030 at costs comparable to today's electricity expenses, according to new research by the University of Delaware and Delaware Technical Community College.
Akros Silicon Inc., announces the immediate availability of the AS1860, the newest member of the company’s GreenEdge™ family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) energy management ICs. The AS1860, equipped with Akros’ proprietary GreenEdge digital isolation technology,
SL Power Electronics, introduced the CINT1200 product family with 200 watts of output power and eight different models ranging from 12 to 48V. This new single output embedded supply accepts wide input range of 90 to 264Vac and with over 90 percent efficiency plus
AVX Corporation has introduced a new series of ultra-miniature chip capacitors for the RF and microwave communications market. Featuring copper electrodes in place of standard precious metal electrodes, the new CU Series chip capacitors provide extremely low ESR, high Q, and tight tolerances.
Behlman Electronics solved a vexing 1500 VA power supply problem sometimes experienced by US Air Force personnel when they must reprogram munitions in the field, and it grew into a 5000 VA solution for this and other applications, as well.
Renco Electronics' RL-7747 is a current sense transformer that hopes to build on the momentum of their already successful line of transformer and inductor products. The RL-7747 is an easy to design in component that boasts a low profile horizontal design and integrated primary winding.
The Murata Power Solutions PAH series of high efficiency, medium-power DC DC converters are capable of delivering up to 450 Watt output. These compact modules, measuring just 58 x 61 x 12.7 mm, comply with the DOSA half-brick footprint. Ideally suited for power amplifiers, wireless networks, and other telecom applications....