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Inrush Current Limiter Protects Avionics and Military Power Systems

September 21, 2011 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT Inc., a HEICO company announced a new power protection module, the DVCL Inrush Current Limiter. The module controls potentially damaging inrush current drawn by DC-DC converters, EMI filters, and discrete capacitors during startup. With a

AMSC Filing Criminal and Civil Complaints Against Sinovel

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

American Superconductor Corp. (AMSC) announced that it is taking a series of legal actions against Sinovel Wind Group Co. Ltd. (Sinovel). AMSC is filing criminal and civil complaints in China against Sinovel and other parties...

New IEEE Standard Addresses Smart Grid Work Around the World

September 20, 2011 12:27 pm | News | Comments

IEEE announced that IEEE 2030 – IEEE Guide for Smart Grid Interoperability of Energy Technology and Information Technology Operation with the Electric Power System (EPS), End-Use Applications, and Loads – has been approved and published. IEEE 2030 establishes

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Microsemi and Avnet Memec Expand Strategic Distribution Agreement in Americas

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

Microsemi Corp. and Avnet Memec, a division of Avnet Electronics Marketing, an operating group of Avnet, Inc., announced an expanded distribution relationship in the Americas. The parties intend to enable Avnet Memec to distribute...

CODA Holdings Acquires Battery Management Systems Leader EnergyCS

September 20, 2011 12:22 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CODA Holdings, a California based developer of electric vehicles, EV propulsion systems and stationary energy storage applications, announced that it had acquired EnergyCS, a developer of battery management systems (BMS). "EnergyCS has been an integral...

Power Converters Target Time-Sensitive Base Station and Telecom, Datacom Apps

September 20, 2011 8:30 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson has introduced two sixteenth-brick format DC-DC converters that are asserted to provide designers with quick and reliable board-mounted power solutions, addressing increasing demands for shorter time-to-market. Designed to

Microbial Electrolysis May Furnish Limitless Hydrogen

September 20, 2011 6:26 am | by Posted by Alix Paultre | News | Comments

A grain of salt or two may be all that microbial electrolysis cells need to produce hydrogen from wastewater or organic byproducts, without adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere or using grid electricity, according to Penn State engineers.

World UPS Market expected to hit $10 billion by 2015

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

After experiencing severe declines following the global recession in 2009, the UPS market turned around in 2010 with revenues 8.3% higher than in 2009.

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SolarBridge Technologies Awarded $2.3 Million Department of Energy Grant

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

SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge) has been awarded a $2.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) through its SunShot Initiative, a program whose goal is to reduce the cost of solar energy systems...

Nextronex Completes First Full Year

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

2011 has been a year of significant milestones according to Ohio-based Nextronex, Inc. As the first full year on the market has progressed the company says that more customers are finding that the advantages...

Industrial UPS Offers Lithium Battery Option to Increase Performance

September 19, 2011 10:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Falcon Electric announced that it has added Lithium-Ion batteries as an option to its 1500VA model of its SSG Series Industrial Grade UPS Plus for less weight, longer runtimes, and higher energy density.

Promoting PMBus Programmable Power-Conversion Systems

September 19, 2011 9:44 am | by Patrick Le Févre, Marketing and Communications Director, Ericsson Power Modules | Blogs | Comments

The advent of digitally controlled power converters that embody power management subsystems and PMBus communications makes it easy to assemble sophisticated hardware that suits a variety of distributed power applications.

MIT Researchers Create Vibration-Driven MEMS Energy Harvester

September 19, 2011 8:12 am | News | Comments

Researchers at MIT have designed a device the size of a U.S. quarter that harvests energy from low-frequency vibrations, such as those that might be felt along a pipeline or bridge.

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Darnell's DC Building Power Asia Conference Coming to Taipei

September 16, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Darnell’s third-annual DC Building Power Asia conference will attract an international audience on December 12 & 13 to the Sheraton Taipei to discuss high-voltage and low-voltage dc power distribution in buildings (including commercial and...

Daimler AG Selects SPX As Provider of Electric Vehicle Charging Services

September 16, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SPX Corporation’s Service Solutions business unit has been selected by Daimler AG as the preferred provider of turnkey electric vehicle (EV) charging installation services for its smart and Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles. The announcement was...

MagnaChip to Include Specialty High Density Capacitor Processes With Its Standard CMOS Mixed Signal Process

September 16, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

MagnaChip Semiconductor Corp. announced that it will offer high density metal-insulator-metal capacitor and deep trench capacitor processes for integration into MagnaChip’s standard CMOS mixed signal process. The high density metal-insulator-metal capacitor process provides...

Resins Aim to Eliminate Corrosion Issues In Automotive Applications

September 16, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC has expanded its range of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) resins for automotive electronics applications. According to the company, the new Amodel Electronic (AE) grades eliminate

Simplifying Total Energy Management

September 16, 2011 5:25 am | by Alan Elbanhawy, Akros Silicon | Articles | Comments

In past years, energy management in electronics equipment has moved from being a “check-box” requirement to a real competitive feature and differentiator. Traditional DC-DC point solutions that optimize single parameter via fine tuning of components are just not sufficient...

One-time Programmable Logic IC Can Perform Many 4-bit and 8-bit MCU Apps

September 15, 2011 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silego Technology announced the GreenPAK 2, a 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm 12-pin TDFN one-time programmable logic IC with programmable analog components. GreenPAK 2 has been designed to operate as a stand alone IC capable of performing many 4-bit and 8-bit microcontroller applications or

Second-Annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum Program Announced

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

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Smart Grid Electronics Forum will feature senior executives from 3eTI, Fairchild Semiconductor, FreeWave Technologies, Marvell Technology, Qualcomm Atheros, Redpine Signals, TDI Power, and Viridity Energy. Plenary session topics...

US, Europe Collaborating on Smart Grid Standards Development

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

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union’s (EU) Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) jointly announced their intention to work together on Smart Grid standards development, emphasizing...

GE 1-Megawatt Solar Inverter Receives UL Certification

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

GE announced that its Brilliance™ solar inverter is one of few utility-scale inverters to receive UL certification, an industry standard for safety and performance. GE’s inverters are based on the power electronics of the...

Eaton Introduces Plug-and-Play Power Protection for SOHO, Point-of-Sale and IT Telephony Equipment

September 15, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the new Eaton 3S battery backup, a highly-efficient, reliable power protection and surge device that is integrated with Eaton’s award-winning Intelligent Power Protector software.

LLC Converter IC Touts Flexibility for Enhanced Supply Efficiency or Smaller Footprint

September 14, 2011 1:31 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperLCS, a family of high-voltage LLC power supply ICs that incorporate the controller, high- and low-side drivers, and both MOSFETs into a single package. These ICs offer the flexibility to optimize designs either for high

Darnell's Power Forum Adds ZMDI as Platinum Sponsor

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

ZMDI has become a Platinum Sponsor of the Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’11). Mouser Electronics is the Marquee Sponsor of this year’s event. DPF ’11, to be hosted in San Jose, California, September 26-28,...

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