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1 Watt DC-DC Converters Provide Continuous Short Circuit Protection

June 4, 2011 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mornsun announced the A_S-1WR & B_LS-1WR Series of SIP DC/DC converters that feature continuous short circuit protection. These products offer 1W of power in a high density 0.77” x 0.37” x 0.24” package. These converters have the ability to

Bulk Power DC-DC Supply Suits Distributed Power Systems

June 4, 2011 10:17 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions announced the availability of the D1U4CS front-end 2,100-Watt DC/DC power supply. This unit is typically 93 percent efficient at half load power. It is designed to deliver bulk power to 54 VDC distributed power applications. With a

AC-DC Plug-in Power Supply Module With PFC-input Delivers up to 1,500 W

June 4, 2011 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Absopulse Electronics’ PFC 619F-EH AC/DC plug-in switching power supply module generates up to 1500W output power, depending on the specific input/output configuration. It employs a


24-W Power Supplies Meet Efficiency Level V Requirements

June 4, 2011 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

GlobTek’s GT-41130 Series of desktop style power supplies with IEC 60320/ C6, C8 or C14 inlets have double-enforced insulation mechanical configurations, regulated output voltage from

6-W AC-DC Converter Has Wide Inputs From 90 V to 265 VAC

June 4, 2011 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

RECOM extended its product family of isolated AC/DC-power modules with fully regulated single- or dual outputs for applications with low power or standby function. The new RAC Series now offers a

Leading Chinese Car Makers Display Qi Wireless Charging Standard

June 3, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) announced that leading Chinese automobile manufacturers Geely, Chery, Changan and Dongfeng exhibited cars featuring its universal wireless charging standard Qi. This is the first time that embedded Qi wireless...

HP Announces Notebook PC Battery Pack Replacement Program

June 3, 2011 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and/or other safety regulatory authorities, Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced voluntary recalls and replacement programs for some of the battery packs used in certain HP notebooks. On May...

DelSolar Withdraws Application for Taiwan Stock Listing Due to Weak Solar Market

June 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

According to media reports, DelSolar Co. Ltd., the solar energy unit of Delta Electronics, has withdrawn an application for a listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange, expressing fears that a weakening demand for solar...


Driver Uses Unique Control Method to Equalize Current Between LED Strings

June 2, 2011 1:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduced the LM3466, an integrated linear LED driver that targets the design of high power, wide area lighting fixtures such as streetlights. With a few passive components, it provides a

HomePlug Powerline Alliance Announces Support from Global German Auto Manufacturers for GP Specification

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance announced support from Germany’s major car manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen – for its HomePlug Technology. After intense case studies and tests, the five German car manufacturers –...

VPT Receives Approval of Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

VPT, Inc. received approval of its Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Land and Maritime, the office of primary involvement for MIL-PRF-38534. As a result of this approval,...

Evatran and Yazaki Partner to Develop Plugless Power to EVs

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Evatran, the developer of the Plugless Power™ electric vehicle (EV) inductive recharging system, and Yazaki North America have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop and market Plugless Power technology to automotive manufacturers as...

June 2011 Supplement: Smart Grid & Alternate Energy

June 2, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the June 2011 Smart Grid & Alternate Energy supplement.


BASF Entering into Electrolyte Activities

June 1, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

BASF is entering the business of electrolytes for lithium-ion batteries (LIB) and is forming a global electrolytes team in its Intermediates division for this purpose. By adding electrolytes to its existing portfolio for the...

Primus Power Completes $11M Financing Round

June 1, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Primus Power has received $11 million in its most recent round of financing. DBL Investors and I2BF Global Ventures joined existing investors Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. The funds...

Holtek Unveils New AC-DC Converter Power Management Devices

June 1, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

With many years of experience in the design of power management devices, Holtek has announced its entry into the ac-dc converter arena, with the release of two new ac to dc converter power management...

Multi-functional Connector System Suits LED Applications

June 1, 2011 12:58 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has developed a 2-mm pitch, multi-functional connector system that provides wire-to-board, board-to-board joint and short-circuit sockets in a single connector design.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Jim Vanover of Wurth on Dual-Coil Chokes for LED Applications

June 1, 2011 11:36 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to Jim Vanover of Wurth about their latest series of dual-coil common mode chokes with high dual-impedance capabilities.

Energy Harvesting Reference Design Enables Power-Efficient Wireless Sensor Node Apps

June 1, 2011 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduced a wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source. The new turnkey energy harvesting reference design enables developers to implement

EasyStreet Selects VYCON's Clean Energy Storage Flywheel Systems to Protect its Green Data Center

June 1, 2011 4:58 am | News | Comments

VYCON announced that cloud, managed services, and colocation provider EasyStreet Online Services has chosen to protect its state-of-the-art data center with its clean backup power systems.

Orion Fans and Digi-Key Corporation Sign Distribution Agreement

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Orion Fans, a manufacturer of standard and custom ac and dc fans, fan trays and accessories, and Digi-Key Corp. have entered into an agreement in which Digi-Key will distribute Orion Fans’ product lines to...

VYCON Opens Representative Office in Singapore to Accommodate Asia Growth

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

VYCON announced that, in order to accommodate the company’s rapid growth and better meet customer demand for sustainable clean energy , it has opened a representative office in Singapore to support current and prospective...

IEEE Progresses P1901.2 Low Frequency Narrowband Power Line Standard For Smart Grid Applications

May 31, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) announced the IEEE P1901.2 Low Frequency (less than 500 kHz) Narrow Band Power Line Communications Working Group (WG) made significant progress with the draft standard during its recent meeting in...

Electric Vehicle Fast Chargers Allow Back-Office Integration

May 31, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epyon Power, the leading European supplier of intelligent fast-charging solutions for electric vehicles, today announced compatibility with the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) and said that it will also embrace other commonly used standards for back-office integration.

Freescale Prices Initial Public Offering at $18 Per Share

May 27, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor Holdings I, Ltd. announced that the company has priced its initial public offering of 43,500,000 common shares at $18per share. In connection with the offering, Freescale granted the underwriters a 30-day option to...

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