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Revised Smart Energy Version 2.0 Draft 0.7 Document Available for Public Comment

July 18, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The ZigBee® Alliance announced a revised Smart Energy version 2.0 standard is available for public review and comment. The revised draft 0.7 document includes progress made by the Smart Energy Working Group on a...

Dow and Ube Form Joint Venture to Manufacture Electrolytes for Lithium-Ion Batteries

July 18, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Dow Chemical Company and Ube Industries, Ltd. (Ube) announced an agreement to form a joint venture to manufacture and market formulated electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) in energy storage applications. The 50-50 joint...

Power Rocker Switch Suits Compact Applications

July 18, 2011 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda LLC has introduced a small power rocker switch. This small size RL3-10 rocker switch is made for compact space application. It has UL rating at 10 A 125 VAC, and VDE rating at

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Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association Holds Informative July Meeting

July 18, 2011 7:07 am | News | Comments

The Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA) announces that it held a standing room only meeting on July 14 at the Palomar Hotel in San Francisco in conjunction with the recent Intersolar NA/SEMICON West expos. A wide range of

SynQor Awarded Supplemental Damages/Certain Defendants Sanctioned

July 15, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has awarded supplemental damages to SynQor in the amount of $11,875,548 in its patent litigation suit against industry suppliers of unregulated and semi-regulated bus...

American Electric Technologies 1000V, 1MW Integrated Solar Inversion Station Tested to UL1741

July 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Houston-based American Electric Technologies, Inc., a global provider of power delivery solutions for the traditional and renewable energy industries, has received notification from TUV Rheinland that its 1MW 1000V Integrated Solar Inversion Station (ISIS™)...

Silicon Energy's Extends Warranty for PV Systems by Five Years

July 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Silicon Energy, a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems for the North American market, announced that it has extended its Silicon Energy Cascade PV System Power Warranties by five years. Based on over two...

BLDC Motor Controller Chips Help Conserve Energy

July 15, 2011 5:21 am | by Scott C. Chen, Fairchild Semiconductor, www.fairchildsemi.com | Articles | Comments

AC and DC are the two types of motors used in household appliances. DC can be further categorized as either brushed or brushless DC (BLDC) motors. Considerable breakthroughs have recently been made in both the technology and production of BLDC motors. The BLDC motor offers

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Delta is First Electronics Enterprise to Pass ISO 50001 Conformity Evaluation

July 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Delta Electronics announced that its Dongguan factory in China has become the world’s first power and components electronic enterprise to officially pass the conformity evaluation for the Energy Management System of the International Organization...

CUI to Provide Multi-Source Digital POL Platform for Ericsson

July 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CUI Inc. has reached a statement of cooperation with Ericsson, under which it will develop and market multi-source, digital Point-of-Load (POL) power solutions that are based on the Ericsson footprints and designs. The agreement...

DC Building Power Asia 2011 Call for Papers Issued "Integrating Buildings with the Smart Grid"

July 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the Third-Annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’11) to be held in December in Taipei, Taiwan. Building on the success of last year’s...

Achieving Higher Reliability and Uptime with Flywheels

July 14, 2011 10:27 am | by Erik Brumbaugh, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Blogs | Comments

Virtualization, cloud computing, advanced server technology, mobile apps and the like all have one thing in common: they need to be highly available and the foundation of this availability is power.

Power Conversion Products Address Smart-Grid Applications

July 14, 2011 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Benning Power Electronics announced the release of three new power conversion products that will allow power utilities to upgrade their networks in line with the U.S Government’s new smart grid initiatives.

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The Roundtable - What does 'Green' Mean to You?

July 14, 2011 7:33 am | Articles | Comments

This month's question is: Everyone talks about “Green” technology, but it means a great many things to a great many people. What does “green” technology mean to your company?

Market for Semiconductors In Appliances Forecast to be Over $2 Billion Next Year

July 14, 2011 7:01 am | News | Comments

IMS Research forecasts the market for semiconductors in major home appliances (MHAs) will be worth more than $2 billion in 2012, up from $1.5 billion in 2010. Such components have a whole host of functions including: controlling operation of the motor in an appliance; sensing various operational parameters; driving touch-control devices; storing menus, languages & safety sub-systems; maybe even

Return to Zero - Power Trip

July 14, 2011 6:11 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.

Trends in Smart Grid and Alternate Energy

July 13, 2011 12:59 pm | by Nagarajan Sridhar, Texas Instruments, www.ti.com | Articles | Comments

With global prosperity on the rise, the demand for energy is increasing and is approximately expected to double by 2030. In parallel, there is a concern of energy supply issues on the long run. This has resulted in an increasing activity and proliferation of employing sustainable/alternate energy sources and improved energy transmission methods over the last decade from all fronts

SolarBridge Technologies Partners With AUO to Launch AC Modules to North American Market

July 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SolarBridge Technologies announced a partnership with AU Optronics Corp. (AUO to deliver the AUO AC Unison integrated ac module to the North American market. AUO and SolarBridge have been working closely together to develop...

Total Mobile Power Develops True Sine-Wave Inverter Technology

July 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Total Mobile Power has developed innovative true sine-wave inverter technology giving high efficiency at low dc supply voltages and minimal no-load power. This technology will be of particular interest to manufacturers of mobile,...

Powering the Next Generation of Telematics and the In-Vehicle Cloud

July 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by Tom Larsen, Palladium Energy, www.palladiumenergy.com | Articles | Comments

As telematics devices and cloud computing continue to drive new vehicle technology trends, they are placing a high degree of wireless capability into the hands of drivers.In-vehicle connectivity is quickly becoming a prerequisite for both consumers and fleet owners. As a result, designersand manufacturers are responding with new vehicles equipped with next-generation telematics devices and cloud services that will

ABB to Supply DC Power Distribution System to Green Data Center

July 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ABB announced that it will design and install an advanced, dc power distribution system for green.ch, one of the top information and communications technology (ITC) service providers in Switzerland. DC technology trims power conversion losses...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ross Bannatyne of Silicon Labs on Wireless Energy Harvesting

July 13, 2011 11:51 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Ross Bannatyne from Silicon Labs on wireless energy harvesting, wireless "smart dust" sensor networks, and the power electronics to manage energy drawn from the ambient.

Abrupt Varactor Diode Suits VCO, Phase Noise and Voltage Tuned Filter Apps

July 13, 2011 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduced a miniature 0402 abrupt varactor diode for VCO, phase noise, frequency control and voltage tuned filter applications. This small form factor, low profile plastic surface mount technology (SMT) package is appropriate for

Waterproof High Power Connector Handles 75 A to 260 A

July 13, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP), introduced the SPEC Pak High Power Connector. This connector has power handling capacity from 75A to 260 A and an IP68-rated waterproof environmentally sealed shell, making it

CUI and Ericsson Create POL Power Products

July 13, 2011 9:28 am | News | Comments

CUI has a statement of cooperation with Ericsson under which it will develop and market multi-source, digital Point-of-Load (POL) power solutions that are based on the Ericsson footprints and designs.

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