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Qi-Certified Kit Reduces Development Time of Wireless Power Solutions

January 4, 2011 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first Qi-certified wireless power development kit, which enables design engineers to speed the integration of wireless power technology in consumer electronics, at CES.

Ener1 Completes $25-Million Capital Raise

January 3, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. announced the sale of $25 million of senior unsecured notes, together with shares of common stock and warrants, to certain investors, led by funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. Along with...

C & D Technologies Successfully Completes Debt-To-Equity Exchange Offer

January 3, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed its debt-to-equity exchange offer, reducing the company’s total debt from approximately $175 million to $50 million and providing the company with an appropriate capital structure to...

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ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor from SANYO Electric

January 3, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor Corp. announced the completion of the acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SANYO Electric, and other assets related to SANYO Electric’s semiconductor business, by ON Semiconductor. Under the...

Fixed Capacitors Perform Low-Voltage Power Factor Correction

December 30, 2010 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Staco Energy Products introduces its second generation of StacoVAR fixed capacitors for power factor correction and harmonic compensation.

Compact 1-Watt DC-DC Converter Features Continuous Short Circuit Protection

December 30, 2010 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

A cost-effective, unregulated device, Aimtec’s AM1DS-NZ series of1 watt power supplies features continuous short circuit protection with auto recovery restart.

Handheld Loop Calibrator can Measure and Simulate DC Voltaage, Current, and Frequency

December 30, 2010 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MultiCal 15 from E Instruments is compact, rugged hand-held mA/V (Loop) calibrator that can measure and simulate DC Voltage, DC Current, & frequency.

Capacitor Contactor Handles up to 80 kvar

December 30, 2010 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC, a group company of TDK Corporation, has developed a new capacitor contactor for switching powers of 80 kvar.

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Lighting the Future

December 30, 2010 5:06 am | by Bill Weiss, Lighting Applications Business Development Manager, Power Integrations | Articles | Comments

Throughout the world there is pressure to develop a direct plug-in replacement for the incandescent bulb. Such a replacement must not only provide an equivalent perceived omni-directional light output...

Dual-Output DC-DC Converter Suits Railway and Other Mobile Environments

December 29, 2010 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ DCW 202R, a dual-output railway quality DC/DC converter, utilizes high efficiency power conversion technology to deliver 150 W output power depending on the required input/output configuration. Both outputs are

PFC-PWM Controller Provides Higher Efficiency in Dual-Switch Flyback Topologies

December 29, 2010 6:21 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN6920MR is an integrated critical-mode PFC and quasi-resonant current mode PWM controller that meets regulatory requirements by providing >90 percent efficiency and <300mW at no load.

Lithium Battery Trends in Consumer Product Applications

December 29, 2010 3:48 am | News | Comments

The growth of consumer electronic products in 2010 has accelerated the growth of batteries cells at the same time. According to EnergyTrend, prices of low capacity batteries will reach the bottom in 2011 and Japanese manufacturers are gradually inclined to downstream packaging business.

LDOs Extend Battery Life

December 28, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Characterized by low dropout voltage and low quiescent current, the latest linear regulators from Diodes Incorporated suit low power handheld product design where extending battery life is a key design criteria.

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Alternative Energy Partners Announces Reorganization, Acquisition and Stock Dividend

December 23, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Alternative Energy Partners (AEGY), a provider of comprehensive alternative energy solutions, announces that it has undertaken a corporate reorganization that will allow it to focus on fuel cell technology in the immediate future, while...

CALSTART Wins $10 Million to Develop, Deploy, and Test Next Generation Fuel Cell Transit Buses

December 23, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CALSTART, an organization working nationally to grow the clean transportation technology industry, announced that it has been selected for more than $10 million from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), for two projects that will...

Next-Generation Power MOSFETs For Next-Generation Vehicles

December 23, 2010 6:14 am | by Benjamin Jackson, Product Manager, International Rectifier | Articles | Comments

Performance, power density and efficiency are goals not normally associated with electrical systems on automobiles. That was yesterday, now the pistons, valves and fuel pumps of the last 150 years have transformed into the electric motors, inverters and batteries of today.

Advanced Energy Announces Creation of Strategic Business Units

December 22, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced the creation of two focused business units within the company effective January 1,2011. The two business units, Thin Films and Renewables, will enable improved execution and a strategic focus...

Balqon Named US Distributor for Lithium Batteries Manufactured by China-Based Winston Battery; Demonstrates First All Electric RV

December 22, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Balqon Corp., a developer and manufacturer of zero-emissions heavy-duty electric vehicles and drive systems, has entered in to a Distribution Agreement with Seven One Limited under which Balqon was appointed the exclusive distributor in...

PoE Midspans are IEEE 802.3at Compliant

December 22, 2010 4:14 am | Microsemi Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Microsemi announced two multi-port additions to its 60W PoE midspan family, the industry's first fully IEEE 802.3at standards-compliant high-power PoE solutions to include four-pair powering and gigabit switching support.

Power resistors offer high power for applications with limited board space

December 21, 2010 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole's VM Series of vertical mount ceramic housed power resistors offer high power for applications with limited board space. The vertically mounted configuration is available in standard windings, welded windings for greater precision and reliability...

Low-power module supports multiple types of optical fiber

December 21, 2010 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solarflare  announced today the extension of its family of SFN5000 10GbE server adapters with the launch of a new SFP+ 10GBASE-SR optical transceiver module. The Solarflare SFM10G-SR 850nm multi-mode SFP+ transceiver enhances Solarflare's SFP+ product family.

Nidec Establishes Sales Subsidiary in India

December 21, 2010 10:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Nidec Corp. announced that it has established its first India-based sales subsidiary, Nidec India Private Limited, in Gurgaon, a city adjacent to India’s capital, New Delhi. India ranks only behind China as the world’s second...

Molycorp and Hitachi Metals to Pursue Formation of Joint Ventures to Manufacture Rare Earth Alloys & Magnets in the U.S.

December 21, 2010 10:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Molycorp, Inc. and Hitachi Metals, Ltd. jointly announced that they have entered into an agreement regarding the planned formation of joint ventures for the production of rare earth alloys and magnets in the...

Wi-Fi Alliance Critiques Recent GE White Paper Comparing Wi-Fi and Other Wireless Technologies

December 21, 2010 10:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

According to the Wi-Fi Alliance a recent white paper authored by the General Electric Company (GE) comparing the power efficiency of Wi-Fi and Zigbee technologies in home Smart Grid applications is flawed, resulting...

Why Are Your Lights on All Day Long?

December 21, 2010 4:59 am | by Ron Flores, WECC (www.worldenergycontrol.com) | Blogs | Comments

Why do you turn on all your facility’s lights, at full brightness, every day?  Actually, why do you turn your lights off in the first place?

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