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Micrel Names Industry Veteran Brian Hedayati as VP of Marketing for Analog Division

July 21, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Micrel Inc. announced that Brian Hedayati, a seasoned semiconductor executive, has been named Micrel’s Vice President of Analog Marketing. He will report directly to Mansour Izadinia, the company’s Senior Vice President of the...

Energy Conversion Devices to Divest Ovonic Battery Company

July 21, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Energy Conversion Devices, Inc. (ECD) announced that it is initiating a process to divest its Ovonic Battery Company (OBC) subsidiary. OBC’s principal activities are licensing its advanced battery technologies (including nickel-metal-hydride ("NiMH") and lithium-ion technologies),...

EV Chargers Appear at Techno Frontier

July 21, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

A variety of electric vehicle (EV) chargers were on display during Techno Frontier. Delta Electronics and Fuji Electric were showing large conductive-type quick chargers while a family of inductive chargers from 1 to 150kW...

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Compact MKP Caps Offer Capacitance Values to 75 uF

July 21, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC introduced the B3279* Series of types of EPCOS MKP film capacitors for AC output filters. These capacitors feature rated voltages of 

Tantalum Polymer Capacitors Achieve 125V Rating

July 21, 2011 5:33 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has developed  a tantalum polymer capacitor with a voltage rating of 125V, more than twice the rated voltage of similar devices on the market today.

SoCalGas Invests in Tecogen Ultra-Low Emissions Technologies Company

July 20, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced that it has made a $500,000 equity investment in Tecogen Inc., a developer and manufacturer of natural gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) products for commercial and industrial...

Energy harvesting at Techno Frontier in Tokyo

July 20, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Energy Harvesting (EH) Zone at Techno Frontier was busy with announcements again this year. In addition to numerous university research projects, Murata, Komatsu, and Altima demonstrated three distinct commercial approaches to this emerging...

New Labels Meet NEC and ESA Specs for US and Canadian Solar Installers

July 20, 2011 1:02 pm | News | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE), formerly Tyco Electronics, extends its line of warning and rating labels with new RoHS-compliant solar identification labels that offer an affordable, simple identification solution for solar installers. This new product extension includes

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Small, Flexible Power Management ICs Integrate Two Bucks Regulators and Two LDOs

July 20, 2011 10:30 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced its ADP5034 regulator/LDO, an integrated power management IC that combines two 3-MHz, high efficiency, 1.2-A step down regulators with two 300-mA LDO (low drop out) regulators in a

Circular Connectors Address High Power and Harsh Environment Applications

July 20, 2011 9:36 am | by Russell Park, ITT Interconnect Solutions, www.ittcannon.com | Articles | Comments

Circular connectors can be used in a wide range of high power and harsh environment applications. Whether designing casualty power connectors for shipboard use, high-power connectors for electric submersible pumps in oil wells...

New Point of Load DC-DC Power Converter Delivers 20A for Military-Avionics Systems

July 20, 2011 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT Inc., a HEICO company expanded its line of point of load (POL) DC-DC power converters  with the introduction of a new 20A module.

Bias Power’s New 10 Watt LED Drivers Offer Dimming Capability

July 20, 2011 9:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bias Power’s new 10 watt BPWXLD10 LED drivers, with 350mA or 700mA constant current output, offer dimming capability from 0% to 100% corresponding to a 0VDC to 10VDC input control signal. The driver provides flicker-free performance by maintaining 1% output current regulation...

Energy Harvesting Kit works with MCU LaunchPad Development Kit

July 20, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cymbet Corporation today announced that their EnerChip solid state battery energy harvesting evaluation kits now support the popular Texas Instruments MSP430 Value Line LaunchPad development kit.

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DC-DC power conversion rack developed for harsh environmental conditions

July 20, 2011 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powerstax will be displaying their growing range of standard and custom COTs power solutions for MIL and non-tactical applications at this year’s DESi exhibition. To be seen for the first time in Europe will be the TVR3001...

Microchip Technology Inc. Partners with Kalki Communication Technologies Ltd. to Provide DLMS Protocol Stack

July 20, 2011 7:24 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc., announced that it partnered with Kalki Communication Technologies Ltd. (Kalkitech) to provide a Device Language Message Specification (DLMS) protocol stack that is optimized for 16-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs).

Electricity and Smart Grid Fundamentals Training Seminar comes to Texas Institute in August

July 20, 2011 4:14 am | News | Comments

The Texas Institute is pleased to announce its Electricity and Smart Grid Fundamentals Training Seminar on Thursday, August 25th in Dallas, TX and on Tuesday, August 30th in Austin.

Wanxiang and Ener1 Joint Venture to Focus on Energy Storage Solutions for EVs and Utility Grid Applications

July 19, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. and Wanxiang Electric Vehicle Co., Ltd., a division of the Chinese conglomerate Wanxiang Group Corporation, announced that they have received approval from the Chinese government for their joint venture to co-manufacture lithium-ion...

Grid Will Drive AC-DC Power Supply Market

July 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The embedded ac-dc power supply market is facing an unprecedented number of opportunities that have not been typical for this industry in the past. Driven by new applications such as the Smart Grid and...

Hitachi Metals Announces Development of Alloys with Improved Oxidation Resistance for Use in Fuel Cells

July 19, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Hitachi Metals, Ltd. has announced its successful development of metal interconnect materials with higher oxidation resistance and strength for use in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFC). Interconnects , an important component comprising SOFCs, function to...

Isolated Quarter-Brick Uses New Power Topology

July 19, 2011 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NQB Series isolated dc-dc quarter-brick from CUI is based on Solus Power Topology. The 720- W intermediate bus converter will initially support an input range of 36-60 V with an output of 12 V at an efficiency of up to more than 96%.

RFMD(R) Announces Availability of New pHEMT Process Technologies for Foundry Customers

July 19, 2011 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced its Foundry Services business unit has expanded its portfolio of process technologies to include two additional GaAs process technologies — RFMD's FD25 low noise pHEMT process and RFMD's FET1H switching pHEMT process.

DC-DC converters aimed at military vehicle and avionic applications

July 19, 2011 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power today introduced the MTC35 and MTC50 series of commercial off the shelf (COTS) 35 W and 50 W DC-DC converters aimed at a broad range of military vehicle and avionics applications. These extremely robust and encapsulated board mounted modules accommodate a wide input range...

Central Semiconductor Introduces Higher Current MOSFETs

July 19, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduces the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs.

20-V, 3.2-A N-Channel and 20-V, 2.3 A P-Channel MOSFETs Come in Miniature SOT-23F Package

July 19, 2011 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor introduced the CMPDM203NH 20V, 3.2A N-Channel and complementary CMPDM202PH 20V, 2.3A P-Channel MOSFETs. These devices, packaged in the industry standard SOT-23F, have low rDS(ON) characteristics of

Renewable Solar-Driven Carbon Nanotube Tech Promises to Store Energy Indefinitely

July 19, 2011 5:37 am | by David L. Chandler, MIT News Office (http://web.mit.edu/newsoffice/) | News | Comments

A novel application of carbon nanotubes, developed by MIT researchers, shows promise as an innovative approach to storing solar energy for use whenever it’s needed.

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