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October 2011 Supplement: Power Systems

October 2, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the October 2011 Power Systems supplement.

New Material from Oak Ridge Lab Possible a Boon for Lithium-ion Batteries

September 30, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Batteries could get a boost from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) discovery that increases power, energy density and safety while dramatically reducing charge time. A team led by Hansan Liu, Gilbert Brown and Parans...

EnerSys to Launch a Lithium-Ion Battery Joint Venture in Germany

September 30, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

EnerSys announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to launch a joint venture in Germany to produce large format lithium-ion battery cells. EnerSys will have a majority interest in the joint venture in...

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The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is Unveiled

September 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

A group of Europe’s leading players in the energy sector, including manufacturers, utilities and academic bodies, came together in Brussels to sign the formal constitution for the creation of the European Association for Storage...

Alliance Formed to Drive Communications Standard for Smart-Grid

September 30, 2011 5:19 am | News | Comments

The new Power Line Communications (PLC) technology transmits digital information through electrical power lines using OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) and is widely acknowledged to be the most reliable, secure and cost effective mode of communication for the smart grid today.

Atmel to Acquire ADD Semiconductor; a Developer of Power Line Communications Technology

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Atmel Corp. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Digital Design, S.A. (ADD Semiconductor), a privately held company based in Zaragoza, Spain that develops power line communication solutions. The transaction...

AMSC Reports Full-Year Fiscal 2010 and First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. reported financial results for fiscal year 2010 ended March 31, 2011, and the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 ended June 30, 2011. The company’s fiscal 2010 results include previously announced...

Largest Value-Added Opportunity for AC-DC Power Supply Makers

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The emerging Smart Grid will be the source of the largest-ever opportunity for value-added for makers of ac-dc power supplies, according to the latest analysis by Darnell Group. To effectively connect and interact with...

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Microsemi Commends Power-Over-HDBaseT (POH) Standard Ratification

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Microsemi Corp. has commended the ratification of the HDBaseT™ specification. This represents an important milestone for the HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry alliance formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed...

WiTricity, IHI Corp., and Mitsubishi Motors Combine to Develop Easily Deployable Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

WiTricity Corp. (WiTricity), IHI Corp. (IHI) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) have agreed to join forces to research and develop easily deployable electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging systems readily compatible with electric grids which...

TDI Power Hires J. Christopher Viola as VP and COO

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

TDI Power has hired J. Chris Viola as its new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for worldwide operations in Shenzhen, China and Hackettstown, New Jersey. In his new role Chris will be...

Organic PV: Huge Potential, But Industrial Line-up Needed

September 28, 2011 12:07 pm | by Philip Pieters, business development director Energy at imec, www.imec.be. Posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

Little by little, organic PV seems to be taking off. Evidence are the many startups popping up worldwide: SolarPress, Eight19, Heliatek etc. These startup companies are often backed up by large (chemical) companies. So clearly there is a belief that

150-Watt Power Supply Offers Level V Efficiency Compliance

September 28, 2011 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

PowerGate LLC announced the release of its Skynet SNP-G12 Series of 150 Watt switchers (120 W convection cooled) in a high-density 4.00" x 2.00" x 1.28" open-frame package featuring high efficiency operation, low standby power consumption for

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Mouser Electronics Provides Top Sponsorship of the 2011 Darnell Power Forum

September 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc., regarded as a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components, unveiled its exclusive Marquee Sponsorship of this week’s Darnell Group’s Power Forum in San Jose, CA. The...

AnalogicTech Files Petition to Initiate Arbitration Relating to Pending Acquisition by Skyworks

September 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. announced that it has filed a Petition for Arbitration in the Delaware Chancery Court seeking specific performance of the company’s merger agreement with Skyworks Solutions, Inc. and to order Skyworks...

Efficient Power Conversion Corp. Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification for Quality Management

September 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corp. has received the International Organization for Standardization ISO 9001:2008 certification for its quality management system. The ISO standards are published by the International Organization for Standardization and available through national standards...

30W DC-DC converter targets embedded datacom applications

September 27, 2011 5:41 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced the availability of the ULS series of open frame, PCB board mount 30 Watt isolated DC/DC converters. With a 2:1 input voltage range of 36 – 75 VDC (48 VDC nominal), these miniature “sixteenth-brick” DOSA compatible converters...

GEM Services Announces Joint Venture With Mitsubishi Electric

September 27, 2011 4:49 am | News | Comments

GEM Services announced that it is establishing a joint-venture company with Mitsubishi Electric Corporation to manufacture energy-saving power semiconductor modules in China.

ISPBC Certifies iCONNET SPB EMS Control System by Controlnet Technology

September 26, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

International Self-Powered Building Council (ISPBC) announced Platinum Certification for the iCONNET SPB EMS (Energy-Management-System) developed by Controlnet Technology Inc. as the core operating system for next-generation self-powered-buildings (SPB). Co-developed with RSI ENERGY...

Researchers Unveil New Gallium Nitride Transistor Technology

September 26, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Researchers from CNRS France and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing high-performance high-electron-mobility transistors (HEMTs) made of gallium nitride (GaN) on a silicon(110) wafer. This makes these transistors compatible with current complementary metal oxide...

Crown Equipment Builds 500th Fuel Cell-Powered Forklift

September 26, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Crown Equipment Corp., s leading forklift manufacturer, announced that it has built its 500th new forklift to be operated with fuel cells. This is in addition to the Crown forklifts already in operation that...

4–10 Watt AC-DC Converter Features Chassis Mounting Or Direct PCB Mounting

September 26, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announced the Traco Power TMP 4–W to 10-W AC-DC converter series. The TMP series AC/DC Power Modules is a new range of fully encapsulated power supplies in a compact module. They

Switching charger ICs intended for single cell Li-Ion batteries in mobile devices

September 26, 2011 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced two new battery charger ICs for Li-Ion batteries in mobile devices. The AS3610/11 step-down DC-DCs offer fast and highly efficient charging of Li-Ion batteries in mobile devices with up to 1.25 A output current.

ZMDI to Sponsor, Speak and Exhibit at Darnell's Power Forum

September 23, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) will sponsor and speak and exhibit at Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF), to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in San Jose, California, on September 26 – 28. Anthony Kelly, PhD, ZMDI chief...

International Battery Readies Ruggedized and Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Systems for Military Micogrids

September 23, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

International Battery announced the readiness of its NPS 160 Lithium-ion energy storage systems for use in military microgrids. The NPS 160 is the company’s next generation 4.1 kilowatt hour system designed for the harsh...

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