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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.

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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.

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...

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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...

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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?

Signal Injectors Tout Improved Regulator, Power Supply Testing Accuracy

December 20, 2010 1:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Picotest has released a family of signal injectors/adapters, which are said to improve voltage regulator, LDO, and power supply testing accuracy. Increased bandwidth and higher resolution measurements are enabled for PSRR, stability, reverse transfer, input impedance,

Modular PXI Voltage-Current Source Solution Reduces Test Time

December 20, 2010 1:29 pm | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced the M9186A PXI isolated single-channel voltage/current source for use in automotive electronics test applications. The modular PXI-based solution enables testers to

GE Nucleus Energy Manager is First Energy Gateway to be ZigBee-Certified

December 20, 2010 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE announced that its Nucleus™ energy manager with Brillion™ technology will be the first ZigBee®-certified home energy gateway for smart grid communications and home energy management. Nucleus is the first ZigBee device to act...

Melexis Wins the Patent Nullity Court Case vs. austriamicrosystems

December 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

On December 9, 2010, the Federal Patent Court in Munich (Germany) rendered its verdict on the patent nullity case initiated by Melexis in March 2009 against the austriamicrosystems patent EP0916074. In the first-instance, the...

Power Distribution Inc. Names New CEO

December 20, 2010 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Power Distribution Inc. (PDI), a provider of mission critical power distribution equipment for data centers, announced that it has promoted Rob Sweaney to President and CEO. Sweaney brings over 20 years of leadership...

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

December 20, 2010 12:05 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN6920MR combines a power factor correction (PFC) controller and a quasi-resonant PWM controller. For PFC, the device uses a controlled on-time technique to provide

400-Watt Power Supplies Meet Medical and ITE Safety Specs

December 20, 2010 7:29 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has extended the power range of their digitally-controlled EFE-M series of medical/ITE power supplies from 300W to now 400W. The EFE400M series was designed with Medical and ITE applications in mind.

EPRI Analysis Reveals That Video Game Consoles Differ in Energy Consumption

December 17, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Buyers of video game hardware who like to compare costs and features may want to consider the various systems’ energy consumption after the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) tested three top-selling systems and found...

JinkoSolar Partners with Innovalight to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency with Silicon Ink

December 17, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. announced that it has entered into a commercial agreement with Innovalight, Inc., a privately-held company that manufactures proprietary silicon ink and licenses proprietary processing technology to solar cell manufacturing companies....

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