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MOSFET Packaging Enables High Power Density in DC-DC Designs

November 23, 2010 7:48 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

The Dual Cool package is a top-side cooling PQFN device that incorporates new packaging technology which enables additional power dissipation through the top of the package.

Maxim Smart-Grid Solutions at electronica 2010

November 23, 2010 6:07 am | Videos | Comments

Maxim demonstrates their smart-grid energy metering system at electronica 2010.

Power Factor Correction IC Product Family has Integrated Controller-MOSFET

November 23, 2010 3:57 am | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations has launched the HiperPFS family of power factor correction (PFC) controllers with integrated high-voltage power MOSFETs.

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Kyocera Starts Supplying Solar-Powered Recharging Stations for Electric Bicycles

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

Kyocera Corp. and its wholly-owned subsidiary Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd. (KCCS) announced the development of its new "Solar Cycle Station" – an environmentally friendly solar-powered recharging station for electric-assisted bicycles that uses the...

NRG Energy & AeroVironment to Build Nation's First Privately-Funded Electric Vehicle Charging Ecosystem

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

AeroVironment, Inc.(AV) has joined forces with NRG Energy, Inc. to bring the first privately funded, comprehensive electric vehicle (EV) charging "ecosystem" to drivers in America’s fourth largest city. The ecosystem is an integrated...

Lilliputian Systems Announces Wafer Manufacturing Supply Agreement with Intel

November 19, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Lilliputian Systems, Inc., developer of what the company says is the world’s first Personal Power™ solution for consumer electronics devices, announced that it has signed a Wafer Manufacturing Supply Agreement with Intel Corp.. ...

Waytronx and CUI Inc. Announce Membership in The Distributed-Power Open Standards Alliance

November 19, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Waytronx and its subsidiary CUI, Inc. announced that they are now a member of the Distributed-power Open Standards Alliance(DOSA). DOSA is a global association dedicated to furthering compatibility and standardization in the dc-dc board mounted...

Akros Power System-on-Chip with PoE at electronica 2010

November 19, 2010 8:29 am | Videos | Comments

Akros Silicon shows off its Power System-on-Chip solution with Power-over Ethernet capability at electronica 2010.

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Altergy Increases Production Capacity

November 18, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Altergy Systems announced that it has expanded the capacity of its automated fuel-cell assembly line – which the company says is the first and only one in the world – to support its...

Energy Industry Coalition (EPCE) Announces First of Three Online Courses for Smart Grid & Renewable Energy

November 18, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) has launched a new online course designed to provide important training for electric power industry workers in the areas of clean energy solutions and smart grid deployment Renewable...

Plessey Semi Announces Collaboration with University of Sussex on Electric Potential Sensor Technology

November 18, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Plessey Semiconductors and the University of Sussex announced a new, innovative and disruptive technology called the Electric Potential Sensor (EPS). This is a completely new area of sensor technology that measures changes in an...

LED Driver ICs Save Energy in Portable Devices

November 18, 2010 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD launched the second wave of its ZLED family of LED control solutions with two new low-voltage ICs designed for battery-powered handheld devices.

Energy Micro Vibration Harvesting at electronica 2010

November 18, 2010 5:37 am | Videos | Comments

Energy Micro demonstrates a vibration-harvesting energy-generation system at electronica 2010.

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EPRI Finds DC Power Uses 15% Less Electricity Than AC System at Duke Energy Data Center

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

A preliminary test by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) of a dc power system at a Duke Energy data center in Charlotte, North Carolina found that the system uses 15% less electricity than...

Advanced Battery Technologies Announces Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

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

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. The company recorded total revenues of $25.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2010, an increase of...

Leading Home Appliance Manufacturers Recommend HomePlug Technology for Smart Grid Solutions

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

The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance announced that the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has rated HomePlug Green PHY (GP) as a leading communications protocol for smart grid applications. AHAM members produce over 95% of...

Primary lithium cells aimed at demanding professional electronics apps

November 17, 2010 5:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saft launched the latest additions to its comprehensive range of primary lithium batteries in the form of two new D-size cells designed specifically for high drain electronic applications. They are: the new generation LSH20 cell that now offers world-leading performance...

International Rectifier GaN Transistors at electronica 2010

November 17, 2010 4:56 am | Videos | Comments

International Rectifier demonstrates their new Gallium Nitride (GaN) transistors and how they can shrink the size and parts count of an audio power amp design.

Emerge Alliance Introduces First Registered Products for DC Power Distribution in Commercial Buildings

November 16, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe dc power distribution standards for commercial buildings – announced the first set of 26 EMerge Alliance Registered products. According to EMerge...

Hella Develops Products for Energy Management in Vehicles

November 16, 2010 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Hella, an automotive electronics supplier, is developing two energy-management products to improve the performance of vehicle electric systems – a voltage stabilizer and a dc-dc converter. Hella’s voltage stabilizers are described as critical components for...

Leviton, Insolroll Partner to Deliver Complete Solar Shading Solutions

November 16, 2010 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Leviton Manufacturing has partnered with Insolroll Window Shading Systems to develop completely wireless, "battery free" solution sets for Solar Shading. This Leviton Solar Shading Solutions product family delivers a new value in Commercial Solar...

Isolated AC-DC Converter with PFC Enables Lowest-profile Power Systems

November 16, 2010 6:31 am | Vicor Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Vicor Corporation introduced the PFM VI BRICK module, an isolated AC-DC converter with Power Factor Correction (PFC). With its Adaptive Cell architecture enabling consistently high efficiency over

The Avnet Power Forum

November 16, 2010 6:19 am | by Chris Cooper, Avnet Electronics (www.avnet.com) | Blogs | Comments

Last month, Avnet Electronics Marketing wrapped up our first ever Power Forum. This two-day, virtual conference was hosted by our in-house subject matter experts along with 15 of today’s leading power technology suppliers.

ITT's e-vehicle e-nozzle at electronica 2010

November 16, 2010 5:41 am | Videos | Comments

ITT shows off their new UL-qualified EVC high-amperage e-vehicle charging handle/connector that enables faster charging times.

Cree 10,000-Watt SiC converter at electronica 2010

November 16, 2010 4:32 am | Videos | Comments

Cree demonstrates half-bridge hard-switched Silicon Carbide (SiC) MOSFET in a 1,000-V DC/DC converter configuration delivering 10.38 kW at 97.5% efficiency.

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