Since the smart grid was first implemented in Italy in 2005, municipal governments in American cities, such as Austin, TX and Boulder, CO have started switching to smart meters in order to save energy, reduce costs and increase reliability and transparency.
Fairchild Semiconductor's FSQ510 supports energy efficient power supplies. It is an integrated valley switching pulse width modulation (VS-PWM) controller and SenseFET specifically designed for offline switch-mode power supplies.
CISSOID introduced a high-temperature silicon carbide high-voltage switch with seamless gate control through a simple logic-level 0/5V. CHT-JUPITER is a 600-V normally-off switch rated for
EMI is everywhere. Even mother mature provides many sources of electromagnetic interference, and our own sun is a source of much radiation on a daily basis. However for electrical equipment we usually only have to deal with man made sources of radiation.
POSITAL's Optocode (OCD) rotary encoders and Accelens (ACS) inclinometers, when used in tracking systems of advanced solar power installations, provide the controller with
International Rectifier today introduced the IRS2548D Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) control IC for energy efficient applications for high power Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination including LED street lighting, stadium lighting and theatrical lighting.
B&K Precision has added five new value-priced DC power supplies to their already impressive product offering: models 1693, 1694, 1900, 1901, and 1902. These new switch mode power supplies provide current up to 60 amps and power up to 960 watts...
In this episode we talk to Robert Van Horn, Michael Schulte, and Jonathan Dokuchitz of Custom Electronics Inc. (CEI) about their launch of a new power division to address advanced power distribution applications.
Today almost all portable devices are powered by low-voltage batteries. However, these same devices must power some circuits -- like LEDs -- that require higher supply voltages. There is therefore a clear need for boost voltage conversion.
Next generation high performance server, storage and communication system CPU’s, GPU’s and DDR memory have increasingly challenging power management requirements of up to 300A load currents at very low voltages of around 1V.
The EPCOS MotorCap DM (direct mold) Series of motor run capacitors is implemented in a new housing technology in which the capacitor windings are directly molded in plastic, allowing
Rohm Semiconductor announced the availability of the SCS1xxAGC Series of high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky barrier diodes (SBD). According to the company, this new class of SiC diodes offers
The KEMET Ceramic Chip Capacitor Array is a passive technology where multiple capacitor elements are integrated into one common monolithic structure. Features include
KEMET expanded its Polymer Tantalum portfolio. The T528 Low equivalent series resistance (ESR)/ equivalent series inductance (ESL) Series, T521 High Voltage Series and T520 Polymer Tantalum Series all feature
Stackpole Electronics released the RNV Series of axial leaded metal film resistors. The series has a standard ¼-Watt body size and is able to handle voltages up to
SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. has announced that it is shipping its latest range of vertical trench JFETs – including a normally-off family of devices to handle up to 50 kW – in commercial volume quantities. The company asserts
Murata Power Solutions has introduced a new cost effective Regulated Bus Converter (RBC) that delivers up to 210W output power, with a Vin range of 36-75V, ultra-high efficiency (92.5% @ full load) with Vout regulation (±1.5%) in a quarter brick open frame package.
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products offers DC link power film capacitors with voltage ratings up to 1300 VDC. These power capacitors use segmented, self-healing metallized polypropylene, internally fused using a
With an operating current of 3 µA, the ZXCT11xx Series of low power high-side current monitors from Diodes Incorporated provides accurate, high efficiency measurement of load current in motor drive, overload
AVX has expanded the capabilities of its SpiTanIII software to enable designers to view all basic characteristics and parameters for tantalum and Oxicap (niobium oxide) capacitors. The company has
Digital Power’s Compact Peripheral Component Interface (CompactPCI) series represent AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies delivering up to 600Watt of continuous power.
Digital Power announces the release of its new MicroTCA 600 watt AC product, the PS-1138, an AC-DC, double–width, full-size (6 HP) MicroTCA compliant power module. The Digital Power PS-1138 is a high-power AC module designed for use in any MicroTCA enclosure.
The United States House of Representatives has approved legislation that would prevent the U.S. from enacting a proposed rule limiting lithium-ion battery shipments by classifying the batteries as hazardous materials. The legislation addresses a...
Schneider Electric announced that it has acquired Lee Technologies, a service provider for the data centers of the North American market. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Lee Technologies has over 300 employees and generated sales of...
GE Reports Highest Publicly Reported Efficiency for Thin Film Solar; Unveils Plans to Build US Manufacturing PlantApril 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments
GE announced that a full-size, thin film solar panel developed by the company has been independently certified as the most efficient ever publicly reported milestone for the technology. GE intends to manufacture the record-setting...