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Qualstar Reports Fiscal 2011 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

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

Qualstar Corp. reported financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year ended June 30, 2011. Fiscal 2011 fourth quarter financial results Revenues for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011 were $4.7 million, compared...

NorthStar Launches New Generation of Telecom Power Backup Cabinets

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

NorthStar announced its new SiteStar™ HiCap 2-2, which the company states is the first outdoor cabinet in the telecom industry to feature two separate climate zones with individual compressor systems: one for batteries and...

GE Energy Completes $3.2 Billion Deal to Acquire Converteam

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE Energy announced the successful completion of its $3.2 billion acquisition of Converteam, a provider of power conversion and automation systems and power electronics, motors and generators. Converteam states that its solutions enable customers...

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CISC Extends Activities Towards Smart Access to the Energy Grid

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CISC Semiconductor GmbH starts into research and development phase of the European ARTEMIS Joint Undertaking project "Internet of Energy for Electric Mobility" (IoE) – officially started in May 2011 – and hence broadens its...

Siemens & Volvo Form EV Venture

September 2, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Siemens AG announced that it has agreed to join with Volvo Car Corp. of Volvo AB to advance the technical development of electric cars. The companies plan to jointly develop electrical drive technology, power...

Sun Goes Down on Solyndra as Company Announces Shut Down and Bankruptcy

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

Solyndra a California-based solar panel manufacturer announced that it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is ceasing operations and will immediately lay off all of its 1,100 employees. The company had received...

ET Solar Announces Linear Power Performance Warranty

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

ET Solar Group Corp. announced a linear power performance warranty for its solar module products. The ET Solar 25-year linear power performance warranty guarantees no less than 97% of the nominal power output in the...

Texas Instruments and Wurth Electronics Midcom Create Suite of Power-over-Ethernet Applications

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

Wurth Electronics Midcom Inc. recently designed in three Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) reference designs with Texas Instruments (TI). Featured on the suite of PoE designs from Texas Instruments is a WE-LAN transformer module and at least one...

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1200-V IGBTs Offer Reduced Switching and Conduction Losses

September 1, 2011 12:10 pm | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier announced the introduction of a family of 1200-V Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors (IGBTs) for induction heating, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) solar and welding applications. The new family of 1200-V IGBTs uses thin wafer Field-Stop Trench technology that

IC Monitors Internal and Remote Voltage, Current and Temperature

September 1, 2011 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduced the LTC2991, an eight-channel I²C temperature, voltage and current monitor for 3-V and 5-V systems. This monitoring solution incorporates a 14-bit ADC, 10ppm/°C voltage reference and I²C digital interface to provide

Voltage Regulators Feature Short-Circuit Current Foldback

August 31, 2011 1:09 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. introduced its MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators (LDOs). The devices feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz (typical), and a maximum output current of 150 mA at +125 degrees Celsius junction temperature. Both LDOs offer

Viridity Software to Incorporate Intel Data Center Manager Into EnergyCenter

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Viridity Software announced that Intel® Data Center Manager SDK will be incorporated into Viridity’s EnergyCenter™ software. This integration will help provide IT and facilities managers with the ability to obtain detailed information directly from...

Ascent and TFG Radiant Announce Solar CIGS Partnership

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. and TFG Radiant Group announced they have signed a more than $275 million plus royalties long-term, multi-faceted, strategic partnership that includes (i) investments by TFG Radiant in Ascent and (ii)...

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Hitachi Cable Develops Compact Connectors for Use in Power Harnesses for HEVs and EVs

August 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Applying a proprietary design, Hitachi Cable, Ltd. announced the development of what it says is the world’s smallest compact connectors for use in power harnesses for hybrid electric vehicles and electric vehicles. According to...

Battery Holder Accommodates Lithium CR2 Cells

August 31, 2011 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPD introduced a new battery holder which accepts a Lithium CR2 battery. The part number for the holder is BH-CR2-PC. CR2 batteries are offered in both standard 3-V lithium (925-mAh) and rechargeable, 3.6-V Li-Ion chemistries

Chinese PV Module Suppliers on Top in Q2 as Consolidation Continues

August 31, 2011 7:33 am | News | Comments

The three largest suppliers of PV modules in Q2’11 were all Chinese according to the latest industry report from IMS Research. Suntech, Yingli and Trina Solar collectively grew their shipments by almost 20% over the previous quarter despite difficult market conditions, increasing their market share and

Auto-Transformers Allow North American Appliances to be Used Worldwide

August 30, 2011 12:39 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Foster Transformer introduced a new line of Auto-Transformers or autoformers that use a single non-isolated winding to step up or step down the available line voltage to match the requirements of the load. With an integral enclosure to facilitate hook-up, they are

Hands-On Digital Power Design Seminar Added to Darnell's Power Forum

August 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

A hands-on lab training class in a lab-bench environment titled, "Test Drive Your Power Supply Design" will be hosted by Exar Corp. Seminar delegates will design and validate a 4-channel complex power system using...

ZBB Energy Forms Joint Venture Company to Enter Energy Storage Market in China

August 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ZBB Energy Corp. announced that it has entered into agreements for establishment of a joint venture company that will initially assemble and ultimately manufacture ZBB products for sale in the power management industry...

Former Altair Nanotechnologies CEO Joins Xtreme Power as CTO

August 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Xtreme Power (XP), developer and manufacturer of Dynamic Power Resource™ (DPR™) utility-scale energy storage and digital power management systems, announced the appointment of Alan J. Gotcher, Ph.D. as Chief Technology Officer. In his new...

30-V, 100-mA, Schottky Diode Comes in Space Saving TLM2D3D6 Package

August 30, 2011 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. announced the CTLSH01-30 and CTLSH01-30L Low VF Schottky diodes in the space saving, low profile TLM2D3D6 surface mount package. These new devices have a peak reverse voltage rating of 30 V and a maximum forward current rating of 100 mA. The CTLSH01-30 has a

Digital PFC Controller Features Accurate Power Metering, GUI Interface

August 30, 2011 6:30 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced a digital PFC (power factor correction) controller with accurate AC power meter capability and inrush control functionality. This chip is desirable for AC/DC power-factor correction and precision power metering applications that require

Power Line Soft-Modem Development Kit Complies With Utility Band

August 29, 2011 1:42 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced a Power-Line Modem (PLM) PICtail Plus Daughter Board Development Kit (part # AC164145) that is compliant with the utility frequency band and enables products to communicate using

IDTI to Sell Wafer Fab facility to Alpha & Omega Semi for $26M

August 29, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT®) announced that it intends to sell its Hillsboro, Oregon wafer fabrication facility and related assets to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Ltd. (AOS). Under a foundry service arrangement with IDT,...

Efficient Power Conversion Introduces Development Board for Systems Using Enhancement Mode Gallium Nitride FETs

August 29, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corp. (EPC) introducef the EPC9005 development board to make it easier for users to start designing with a 40V enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN™) field effect transistor (FET) in applications such as...

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