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Vicor Bolsters Global Strategy with Future Electronics and New VP of Global Distribution

June 22, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Vicor Corp. announced the appointment of Future Electronics as a global distributor and of Richard Begen as Vice President of Global Distribution. Global distribution will support business growth with a broader base of customers...

Compact 15-40 Watt Power Supplies Include PCB or Chassis Mount Options

June 22, 2011 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announces two additions to its range of ultra compact high power density AC-DC power supplies. New products include the introduction of the encapsulated single output ECE series, and multiple output models of the existing ECL family.

Power Designs in Your Hands

June 22, 2011 7:08 am | by Bonnie C. Baker, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

The process of power supply design can be an over-whelming task from understanding the complexity of your circuit to the challenge of getting help from the chip distributor. As an applications engineer by trade, this article is not going to work in my favor!

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Cooper Industries Proposes Acquisition of Laird plc

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

Cooper Industries plc announced that on 1 June it made a proposal to the Board of Laird plc to acquire Laird by way of a cash offer at 185 pence per Laird share. ...

Oak Ridge Lab Researchers Are Packing the Ions

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

Drexel University’s Yury Gogotsi and colleagues recently needed an atom’s-eye view of a promising supercapacitor material to sort out experimental results that were exciting but appeared illogical. That view was provided by a research...

World's First Serial Hybrid Electric Aircraft to Fly at Paris Air Show

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

Siemens AG, Diamond Aircraft and EADS are set to present the world’s first aircraft with a serial hybrid electric drive system at the Paris Air Show Le Bourget 2011. The two-seater motor glider successfully...

Microwave Generator Delivers More Than 100 W CW at 2.45 GHz

June 21, 2011 9:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emblation Microwave has introduced its model ISYS245 microwave generator for commercial, industrial, research, and test applications requiring a high-power microwave source.

Taiyo Yuden Power Inductors: Leading DC Bias Characteristics

June 21, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden has announced details of the commercial release of three new 4mm square wire-wound power inductors, the NRS4010 (4.0x4.0x1.0mm), the NRS4012 (4.0x4.0x1.2mm) and the NRS4018 (4.0x.4.0x1.8mm), each representing a maximum thickness.

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Signal Generator Boasts Excellent Phase Noise

June 21, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The HMC-T2220, a 10 MHz to 20 GHz synthesized signal generator, provides the highest output power, lowest harmonic levels and broadest frequency range in its class. It is compact and lightweight, and delivers up to +28 dBm of CW output power in 0.1 dB steps over a 60 dB dynamic range. The generator features USB, GPIB and Ethernet interfaces, and innovative control software for carefree integration within multiple test environments.

ZMDI Announces Digital Power Management Development and Patent License Agreement with Power-One

June 21, 2011 5:34 am | News | Comments

ZMD AG (ZMDI) and Power-One entered into a non-exclusive, worldwide, field of use agreement for Digital Power Technology (DPT) patents from Power-One. The agreement licenses certain of Power-One's digital power technology ("DPT") patents to ZMDI...

Mitsubishi Develops Cargo Container-type Large-capacity Energy Storage System

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

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., (MHI), has developed what it says is Japan’s first cargo container-type large-capacity energy storage system that uses a lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The system is capable of providing power of up...

C & D Technologies Receives Going Private Proposal

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

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that it had received a non-binding proposal for a going private transaction from affiliates of Angelo, Gordon & Co., LP, the holder of approximately 65% of the company’s common stock,...

Enphase Energy Filing for IPO

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

Enphase Energy Inc. has filed plans in the US with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to raise up to $100 million in an initial public offering (IPO) of common stock. Shareholders of the...

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New Compact Energy-Harvesting and Power-Management IC

June 20, 2011 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MAX17710 harvests energy from power sources of 1uW to 100mW for efficiently charging THINERGY(R) Micro-Energy Cells (MECs). 

The Tinker's Toolbox - Powercast's Harry Ostaffe on Energy Harvesting

June 20, 2011 7:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Harry Ostaffe of Powercast on energy harvesting technology with a focus on RF power capture. The company’s RF energy harvesting technology addresses the efficiency of converting radio waves into DC power over a wide operating range.

GM Ventures Invests in Battery Electric Bus Company

June 17, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

General Motors Ventures LLC will invest $6 million in Proterra Inc., a leading maker of zero-emission commercial transit buses, as part of its mission to invest in next-generation technologies that support innovation in the...

Ener1 and JSC Mobile GTES Sign Strategic, Five-Year Framework Agreement

June 17, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. and Russia’s JSC Mobile GTES (MGTES), a whole-owned subsidiary of the Federal Grid Company (FGC) of Unified Energy System, announced that they have signed a strategic framework agreement to contemplate the manufacture...

IEEE: Solar PV to Cost Less than Conventional Generation in 10 Years

June 17, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Within the next 10 years, solar PV systems have the potential to be the most economical form of generating electricity, even compared to traditional fossil fuels, say solar energy experts from IEEE. To achieve...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Vishay's David Grey on Power MOSFET Technology

June 17, 2011 9:15 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to David Grey of Vishay Siliconix on power technology at the board level, in particular power MOSFETs and what Vishay is going in that area.

SMA Solar Technology Acquires Electromagnetic Component Supplier

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

SMA Solar Technology AG signed a purchase agreement to acquire dtw Sp.z o.o., one of Poland’s largest manufacturers of electromagnetic components, in Krakow today. The transaction is expected to be closed in July 2011...

Avnet Abacus Signs Green Technology Battery Deal with Cymbet

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

Avnet Abacus, a European interconnect, passive, electromechanical and power distributor, has signed a Pan-European distribution agreement with Cymbet Corp. to distribute Cymbet’s complete range of rechargeable solid state batteries, power management devices, and evaluation...

Hitachi Announces the Opening of Investment Discussions With Hi-Rel Electronics

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

Hitachi, Ltd. and Hi-Rel Electronics Pvt. Ltd. announced that they have agreed to open discussions regarding a business alliance, including Hitachi’s investment on Hi-Rel and creation of a new manufacturing facility. The aim of...

Comtech Xicom Doubles Output Power and Boosts Efficiency On Popular Amplifier

June 16, 2011 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Comtech Xicom Technology introduced a new high efficiency 400 Watt Ku-Band traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) with the size, weight and prime-power requirements of traditional 200 Watt products.

NXP Introduces New Plastic Packages for RF Power Transistors

June 16, 2011 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced the launch of a complete line of overmolded plastic (OMP) RF power devices with peak powers ranging from 2.5 to 200 Watts.

VYCON’s Clean Energy Storage Solutions Keep Gambro’s Critical Dialysis Equipment Manufacturing from Going Down

June 16, 2011 6:18 am | Blogs | Comments

There are hundreds of thousands of people with kidney and liver problems that rely on state-of-the-art dialysis equipment.

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