The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program recently announced plans to award $7.2 million to companies in the state to help commercialize new energy solutions. Nexergy, Inc. (www.nexergy.com), a leading designer and manufacturer of battery packs and chargers, will participate in a grant awarded to GrafTech International Holdings, Inc. to develop graphite thermal management products to improve the performance, durability and safety of lithium ion batteries.
MicroPower Direct’s MDR-24 Series of 24W, DIN rail mountable AC/DC power supplies provides a very narrow form factor, DIN rail mounting capability, desirable performance and long field. Standard features include a
Energy harvesting applications are finding their way into many remote monitoring applications where utility power is not available.
RECOM introduced the RAC20-SB AC/DC power module in the medium power range of up to 20-W. This ultra-compact converter measures 52.4 mm x 27.2 mm x 23.5 mm (LxWxH), and is supplied in the
Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower’s TWM15 Series medical grade wall mount power adapters accept a 90 V to 264 VAC full range AC input, features overvoltage, overcurrent, and short circuit protections. The output voltage is
Cree, Inc. released a GaN HEMT MMIC power amplifier, the CMPA0060025F, which offers 25 W output power over an instantaneous bandwidth of 20 MHz to 6 GHz. This product is appropriate for military and ISM (industrial, scientific and medical) applications that require
Protek Power North America’s PM42 Series of AC/DC power supplies offers 30 W to 48 W of performance and compliance to both EN60101-1 medical safety standards and EN60950-1 ITE safety standards. They are suitable for a variety of applications, including
International Rectifier introduced the IR3870M SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator for notebook and desktop computers, game consoles, consumer electronics applications such as set top boxes, and general purpose point-of-load (POL) DC/DC converters. The IR3870M features a
Superconducting electronic components have been developed that provide current rectification that is tunable by design and with an externally applied magnetic field to the circuit component.
MicroPower Direct’s A300RU series of 3W DC/DC converters features a wide 4:1 input range, single and dual outputs, tight regulation and low noise operation. Twelve models operate from wide 4:1 inputs of 9 to 36 VDC or 18 to 75 VDC; providing outputs of
Stackpole Electronics expanded its RNCS Series of resistors with TCR options down to 15 ppm. The RNCS Series is a reliable moisture-withstanding thin film chip resistor series designed for applications requiring
The bqTESLA Contactless Charging Evaluation Kit is a high-performance, easy-to-use development kit based on Fulton Innovation’s eCoupled intelligent wireless power technology for the design of low-power contactless charging solutions.
EDSA unveiled its Paladin SmartGrid software platform, a “master controller” enabling the use of on-premise and distributed energy sources – such as solar, wind, or local co-generation – without jeopardizing the reliability of the legacy utility grid.
Absopulse Electronics’ BKP 419-EH rugged, industrial quality, DC/DC plug-in converter provides up to 1500 W output power, depending on the cooling method employed. The natural air convection cooled version generates 1000 W, and the unit with forced-air cooling by system fans generates up to
Vishay Intertechnology released a 60-V n-channel power MOSFET in the SOT-923 package that is said to provide space savings over devices in larger packages such as the SC-70 and SC-89. The SiM400 in the SOT-923 measures 1 mm x 0.6 mm with a maximum height profile of 0.43 mm. On-resistance for the new device is
TLM Military Grade cylindrical batteries feature an open circuit voltage of 4V, with a discharge capacity of 500 mAh (20 mA at 2.8V RT), capable of handling 5A continuous pulses and 15A maximum high current pulses.
Intersil’s ISL28117 and ISL28217 bipolar low-power precision operational amplifiers combine low noise and low power coupled with low offset voltage, low bias current drift and minimal offset drift over temperature. The products are appropriate for applications that require
Lineage Power introduced its MegaTLynx DC/DC 30 A power converter for distributed power architectures and intermediate bus voltage applications used in telecom, datacom, server, storage and networking equipment. This product offers a
Murata Power Solutions has added a 3A output current surface mount series to its family of Okami non-isolated, DOSA compliant pinout, point-of-load (PoL) DC/DC converters. The OKI-T/3-W40 Series is appropriate for use 24 VDC input range applications that require a low voltage DC source for
Martek Power introduced its CMS120 Series of 120W DC/DC modules designed for worldwide railway applications. The modules meet all relevant railway standards including EN50 155 and work across a broad operating temperature range without derating. Designed to be
Pulse announced a family of cable television (CATV) RF transformers and RF diplex filters that meet Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification (DOCSIS) 3.0 design requirements for applications such as set-top boxes, cable modems, and gateways. These components support
Li ion is an obvious choice to power future electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs). It has a number of advantages: a high-cell voltage of 3.6 Volts means that fewer cells, with their associated connections and electronics, are needed for high voltage batteries.
From a modest start in 1990, lithium-ion cell production has mushroomed into a multibillion-units-per-year industry with manufacturing facilities spread all over the world. Because of the potential for dangerous thermal-related incidents during the manufacture and use of Li-ion cells, extreme care must be taken during the manufacturing processes to produce high-quality cells that are as safe as possible.
In the era of global wireless connectivity, almost nothing is more important than keeping a smart phone or mobile Internet device charged. Expanding features on the constantly improving portable and handheld device create a major challenge for designers of battery charger ICs.
Interpower’s IEC60309 High Power Connection Devices are configured with three or for pins; with either a four-, six- or nine-hour earth pin position; inlets and outlets can be angled or panel mount. Plugs and connectors can be cable mount. The company’s high-power inlets, outlets, plugs and connectors are