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Understanding Overload and Short Circuit Protection of DC-DC Power Converters

August 12, 2011 8:12 am | Videos | Comments

VPT, Inc. produced a new instructional video on overload and short circuit protections of DC-DC converters. Topics include how DC-DC converters respond to overload and short circuit conditions, a demonstration of

The Tinker's Toolbox - Parviz Ghaffaripour of Akros Silicon on Power Electronics

August 12, 2011 8:12 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Akros Silicon's President and CEO, Parviz Ghaffaripour about power electronics today and the challenges to the design engineer.

Leviton Selected by Toyota as a Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions

August 11, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Leviton announced that it has been named by Toyota as an approved Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) solutions provider. As an approved vendor, Leviton will provide EVSE to both consumers and dealerships for Toyota’s...

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Ford and SunPower Corp. to Provide Rooftop Solar System

August 11, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ford and SunPower Corp. have teamed up to offer customers a rooftop solar system that will allow Focus Electric owners to "Drive Green for Life" by providing customers with enough clean, renewable energy to...

Battery Power - A Breakthrough Technology

August 11, 2011 5:49 am | by Larry Nembhard, Engineer Manager – Keystone Electronics | Blogs | Comments

Battery power has seen remarkable expansion with the introduction of a score of portable devices for business, industry, medicine, personal and recreational uses together with lighter, smaller, higher-powered cells.

GE Unveiling WattStation Wall Mount Electric Vehicle Charging Station for EVs at Home and Business

August 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

General Eelctric (GE) is unveiling what it describes as its fast, easy-to-use, compact electric vehicle (EV) charging solution called GE WattStation Wall Mount. "The GE WattStation Wall Mount meets EV-charging needs with both modern design...

AnalogicTech Reports Second Quarter 2011 Financial Results

August 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Analogic Technologies, Inc. reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenue for the second quarter of 2011 was $24.1 million, compared to net revenue of $23.1 million for...

SMA Solar Technology AG Closes Acquisition of dtw Sp.z oo

August 10, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SMA Solar Technology AG has closed its acquisition of dtw Sp.z o.o., a Polish manufacturer of core components for inverter production. Within the SMA Group, dtw will operate as an independent subsidiary and global...

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Powervation to Discuss Digital Adaptive Control Techniques at Darnell's Power Forum

August 10, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

Powervation Inc., the provider of digital power management ICs and software that maximize power system efficiency and reduce system cost, will discuss digital adaptive control techniques at the upcoming Darnell’s Power Forum in September. Based around a study of

SunPower Announces New Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SunPower Corp. announced plans to own and operate a solar panel manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico to meet the demand of a growing North American solar market. SunPower plans to lease an existing building, which...

Mouser and Cree Ink Global Distribution Agreement

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announced that it has signed a global distribution agreement with Cree, a specialist in LED lighting and silicon carbide (SiC) power products. The global agreement enables lighting designers worldwide to quickly find,...

New Efficiency Standards Expected to Accelerate Adoption of Vehicle Electrification

August 9, 2011 2:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Today, President Obama announced the "first of their kind" fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas pollution standards for work trucks, buses, and other heavy duty vehicles. According to the White House statement, the U.S. Department...

Medically Approved Power Adapters Deliver High Power of 250 W

August 9, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower’s TMA250 Series of 250W AC/DC power adapters provides DC output voltages ranging from 12 V to 48 V. The series features a 90 V to 264 VAC universal input and 0.9 active power factor. With efficiency being

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Monitoring Transformers is a Key to Predictive Maintenance

August 9, 2011 8:08 am | by Mike Dickinson, Director New business Development, Pacific Crest Transformers (www.pacificcresttrans.com) | Blogs | Comments

Recently monitoring transformers has taken a great leap forward, as energy-production sites seek solutions to lower maintenance costs.

Price Collapse Stimulates US PV Market Growth in 2H’11, says Solarbuzz

August 9, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

Despite a struggling domestic economy, the US solar photovoltaic (PV) market will double in 2011, according to the latest Solarbuzz United States PV Market Report. 2011 growth rates vary significantly by market segment, an outcome of the vast movements in incentives and policies at the federal, state and local government level over the past 12 months.

Return to Zero - Circuit Protection

August 9, 2011 7:34 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

Exar Licenses PowerXR Technology to Zarlink Semiconductor for Residential Gateway Platforms

August 8, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Exar Corp. announced that it has entered into a product license agreement with Zarlink Semiconductor. According to the companies, this agreement significantly expands the available market for both companies by delivering dynamic power management...

SL Industries Announces 2011 Second Quarter Results

August 8, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SL Industries Inc. announced that its net sales from continuing operations for the quarter ended June 30, 2011, were $56.3 million, up 18% compared with net sales from continuing operations for the second quarter...

Leyden Energy Receives $20 Million in Series B Financing Led by New Enterprise Associates

August 8, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Leyden Energy, Inc. announced that it has received $20 million in Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Ventures, Sigma Partners and Walden International. Leyden Energy...

High Voltage Large Case MLCCs Target High-rel Applications

August 8, 2011 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

KEMET has announced its KEMET Power Solutions (KPS) High Voltage (HV) SM Series capacitors. Designed to meet robust performance standards required in higher reliability industrial applications, the KPS family of devices uses

Windlift Kite-Based Power Generation Technology at NIWeek 2011

August 8, 2011 9:39 am | Videos | Comments

Windlift is a company with a novel power-generation system using a deployable release-and-recover kite to harvest wind energy in places where traditional power technologies are not available.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Nelson Quintana of Renesas on Low-Power Microcontrollers

August 8, 2011 7:57 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Nelson Quintana of Renesas about their new RL78 microcontrollers.

Power Integrations Quarterly Sales Top $80 Million for First Time

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Power Integrations announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011. Net revenues for the second quarter were $80.2 million, up four% from the prior quarter and up slightly compared with the second...

Advanced Energy Announces Garry Rogerson to Join as CEO; Dr. Hans Betz to Retire

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced that its board of directors has appointed Garry Rogerson, Ph.D., as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer and board member, effective as of August 4, 2011. Dr. Hans Betz,...

2011 Darnell Power Forum Program Announced

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum (DPF ’11) will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research Institute, IBM, Qualcomm, SemiSouth Laboratories, Petra Solar and Transphorm. Plenary session topics...

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