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Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Motors Debut Solar-Powered Vehicle Charging Station

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

Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc. (Mitsubishi Electric) and Mitsubishi Motors North America, Inc. (MMNA) debuted a solar-powered charging station for electric vehicles at the MMNA headquarters in Cypress, California. This charging facility, the...

Flywheel Systems Offer a Green Alternative to Power Protection

July 8, 2011 9:33 am | by by Dann McKeraghan, VYCON (www.vyconenergy.com) | Blogs | Comments

When disaster strikes from harsh weather environments, power surges, or rolling blackouts, mission critical computing systems and manufacturing processes are at the highest risk of going down.

Ultra-low Dropout Regulators Help Reduce Power Consumption

July 8, 2011 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a low dropout voltage of 220 mV at 1.5 A, the AP7362 and AP7363 fixed and adjustable output linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated are positioned to help reduce power consumption and increase regulated voltage output stability. Their

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Energy Dynamics Laboratory Achieves Historic Milestone for Electric Vehicles

July 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Utah State University Research Foundation’s Energy Dynamics Laboratory recently operated the first high-power, high-efficiency wireless power transfer system capable of transferring enough energy to quickly charge an electric vehicle. The lightweight, low-profile system...

Amantys Announces $7M Series A Financing to Support Digital Power Platform Market Entry

July 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Amantys Limited, an energy efficiency power electronics company, announced the successful closure of a $7 million Series A round. The new funding enables Amantys to continue with the commercialization of its digital power switching...

Microsemi Acquires ASIC Advantage, Inc.

July 7, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Microsemi Corp. announced it has acquired privately-held ASIC Advantage, Inc. Known for its technical innovation with high levels of quality and reliability, ASIC Advantage is a fabless semiconductor company that designs and manufactures a broad...

Digital PMUs with Multi-rail DC-DC Offer 94 Percent Peak Efficiency

July 7, 2011 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Akros Silicon Inc. announced the Energy$ense family of multi-output, digital DC/DC power management unit (DPMU) ICs. Technology features include real-time power measurements and

Ribbon Attach Conductive Adhesive Touts Desirable Conductivity for Silicon Solar Modules

July 7, 2011 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineered Conductive Materials, LLC, a leading global supplier of conductive interconnect materials for photovoltaic applications, introduced the DB-1541-S3 Conductive Stringer Attach Adhesive for use in thin-film, organic and thinned silicon solar modules. This material formulation has

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DC Connectors and Terminals Are IP67-sealed with Internal Locking Mechanism

July 6, 2011 2:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Molex is expanding its range of SolarSpec products with the development of pin (male) and socket (female) panel-mount DC connectors. The IP67-sealed, SolarSpec panel-mount DC connectors, with internal locking and touch-proof design for

Chip Resistors Offer 1 Percent Tolerance With Precision and Pulse Withstanding

July 6, 2011 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The RPC Series of film based chip resistors is available in a 1 percent tolerance with desirable pulse handling. This performance is achieved by using a robust film element with a limited laser trim. Trimming a chip resistor can

Power Supplies Feature Efficiencies up to 90% at 115 VAC

July 6, 2011 12:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ICCNexergy, Inc. (www.iccnexergy.com) today announced an expansion of its high efficiency, high reliability Elpac brand 100 Watt external power supply series with the release of its new FWC100 series. The new FWC100 is a level V upgrade of ICCNexergy’s popular Elpac FWB100 series...

Texzon Green Energy Storage Technology Issued 2nd Patent; Invention Stores AC power as Real AC Power

July 6, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Technology Development Division of Texzon Utilities (Texzon) announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued on June 28, 2011, U.S. Patent No. 7,969,042 for the Ring Power Multiplier (RPM), a power...

ChipMOS & Connectec Japan Enter Joint Technology Development Agreement; ChipMOS Takes 30% Equity Stake

July 6, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) LTD. announced that its majority-owned Taiwanese subsidiary, ChipMOS Technologies Inc., has agreed to invest in CONNECTEC Japan Corp. (CTJ) for a 30% equity stake of CTJ pursuant to a share subscription...

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ST Expands Capabilities in Convergent Home Digital Networking & Smart Grid; Completes IP and Talent Acquisition from Arkados

July 6, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (ST) is enhancing its powerline communication (PLC) capabilities with the completion of its acquisition of the semiconductor assets and intellectual property of Arkados. Arkados has been a leading player in the new industry initiative...

Analog Devices’ Technical Webcast ‘Powering Your Circuit’ Focuses on Power Supply Design Considerations

July 6, 2011 5:14 am | News | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) will broadcast its “Powering Your Circuit” webcast on July 13, 2011, at 2:00 pm EDT. This 60-minute webcast is the first dealing with the important – but often overlooked subject – of power supply design.

Molex and Heilind Partner to Offer Flexi-Mate

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

Heilind Electronics, North America’s largest interconnect distributor, has added Molex’s new Flexi-Mate family of connectors to its comprehensive inventory of connectors. Flexi-Mate connectors provide a full range of both board-to-board and wire-to-board solutions. Flexi-Mate...

Panasonic Opens its First European Residential Fuel Cell R & D Center

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

Panasonic launched the Panasonic Fuel Cell Development Office Europe (PFCOE) in Langen, Germany. The facility, situated in Panasonic’s European R&D center in Germany (PRDCG), will focus on developing residential fuel cells for the European...

KEMET Announces Construction of New Manufacturing Facility In Macedonia

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

KEMET Corp. announced plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Skopje, Macedonia. "This facility is a component of KEMET’s long-term strategy of consolidating and maintaining manufacturing for its European customer base, while fulfilling our...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Steve Grady of Cymbet on Energy Harvesting

July 5, 2011 11:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Steve Grady of Cymbet on energy harvesting, low-power circuitry, and the challenges to the engineer in evaluating and implementing the technology.

Sulphur Breakthrough Significantly Boosts Lithium Battery Capacity

July 5, 2011 7:32 am | News | Comments

Lithium batteries have become the portable powerhouses of modern society. If you own a phone, mp3 player or laptop, you will already own a lithium battery. More than likely, you will have several.

Can we Hurdle the Supercomputing Energy Wall?

July 5, 2011 5:26 am | by Sumit Gupta, NVIDIA (www.nvidia.com) | Blogs | Comments

Lauren Sommer wrote a great blog over the weekend about how supercomputers have hit the “energy wall” – a decidedly real supercomputing problem...

NREL, German Solar Energy Researchers to Work Together

July 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

German and American researchers will work together more closely on solar energy topics as a result of the signing of a Memo of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy...

Maxwell Technologies to Receive Funding for Energy Storage Technology Development Programs

July 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Maxwell Technologies, Inc. announced that it will receive more than $500,000 in state and federal funding for collaborative energy storage research and development programs with three U.S.-based companies. Maxwell will receive more than $300,000 for...

Siltronic AG Joins imec GaN-on-Si Research Program

July 1, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Siltronic AG and imec have concluded an agreement to collaborate on the development of silicon wafers with a gallium nitride layer as partner of imec’s GaN-on-Si industrial affiliation program (IIAP). The endeavor aims to...

TriQuint Introduces 10 - 12 GHz, 2W Linear Amplifier

July 1, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announces the TGA2535-SM, high-linearity power amplifier designed to operate from 10 - 12 GHz.

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