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USB 3.0 Connector Meets All Standards of USB-IE

January 7, 2011 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics released a new USB 3.0 connector, which has retained all the great features of previous generations of USB interconnects while improving upon them in the areas of performance and power management. This USB 3.0 connector

Silent Power Raises $2 Million in Strategic Financing

January 6, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Silent Power, Inc. announced the sale of approximately $2 million of the company’s Series A preferred stock. This round of financing will support the commercial deployment of Silent Power’s OnDemand energy storage systems and...

Ultra Electronics Agrees to Acquire Adaptive Materials for $23 Million

January 6, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ultra Electronics Holdings announced that it has acquired Adaptive Materials Inc. from its founders, Dr Aaron and Michelle Crumm for an initial cash consideration of $23.0 million. A further sum of up to $5.0...

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50 Most Read Power Electronics Stories of 2010: 30 to 21

January 6, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

This is the third part of a listing (with links for the full story) of the most read stories on PowerPulse.Net for 2010, thus providing a window into the "pulse" of the trends and...

PoE Boards Ease Product Development

January 6, 2011 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig has introduced a family of PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) boards that allow remote device operation and control without the need for a local power source.

Charging Technology Helps Put an End to Vampire Energy Loss

January 6, 2011 7:45 am | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is finding innovative ways to stop “vampire” energy loss, the loss of power that occurs when an AC adapter is plugged into an electrical outlet but isn’t charging a device. Freescale’s new Watt Saver technology automatically eliminates no-load power consumption for AC adaptors, potentially providing substantial energy savings over existing manual versions. In addition, Freescale will donate one percent of all Watt Saver revenue to a global green ecology non-profit organization. Freescale’s Watt Saver technology consists of

Folding a Solar Cell into an Airplane

January 6, 2011 7:38 am | Videos | Comments

MIT professor Karen K. Gleason explains how graduate student Miles Barr folds a solar cell into a paper airplane.

Solar Positioning Function Block Offers High Accuracy

January 5, 2011 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

WAGO Corporation’s free Solar Positioning Function Block (SPFB) increases concentrated solar arrangement efficacy. SPFB achieves this by enabling dynamic solar mirrors to track the sun’s arc within

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50 Most Read Power Electronics Stories of 2010: 40 to 31

January 5, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

40: Emerson Network Power Introduces New Configurable Power Supply Emerson Network Power announced the µMP4 (MicroMP4), its latest configurable ac-dc power supply, which the company says rivals the cost of non-configurable power supplies, while providing...

TI Releases First Qi Certified Development Tools and Chipset for wireless Power

January 5, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) introduced what it says is the industry’s first Qi certified wireless power development kit, which enables design engineers to speed the integration of wireless power technology in consumer electronics, such...

Waytronx Changes Name to CUI Global

January 5, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

CUI Global, Inc., previously Waytronx, Inc., is the new name for the platform company dedicated to the acquisition, development, and commercialization of new, innovative technologies. Shareholders approved the name change during the company’s...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Ioxus Hybrid Capacitor Technology

January 5, 2011 9:14 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk with Chad Hall of Ioxus about his company's new hybrid capacitor technology, which enables an energy density 115 percent higher than standard electric double-layer capacitors (EDLCs).

150 Watt Medical ATX Power Supply Comes in Convection-Cooled U-Frame Package

January 5, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announces the MPM-815H Series of ATX 12V.0 Compliant U-Frame Switchers featuring convection cooled operation for medical and patient-care equipment.

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DIN-Rail Converters Offer Wide Input and Output Flexibility

January 5, 2011 8:03 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas introduced the DPX Series of DC-DC converters that can be easily mounted onto DIN rails with both 2:1 and 4:1 input voltage ranges from 9.5V to 75V, with 40 to 60W output ratings.

50 Most Read Power Electronics Stories of 2010: 50 to 41

January 4, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The following are a listing (with links for the full story) of the most read stories on PowerPulse.Net for 2010, thus providing a window into the "pulse" of the trends and interests in the...

Angstron Materials Invents Graphene-Based Supercapacitor with Ultra High Energy Density

January 4, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Angstron Materials Inc. announced that it has invented a graphene-based supercapacitor with ultra high energy density, a feature that permits storage of a significant amount of energy. As a rechargeable energy storage device, supercapacitors...

Rogers Corp. Completes Acquisition of Curamik Electronics GmbH

January 4, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Rogers Corp. announced that it has closed on the transaction to acquire Curamik Electronics GmbH, a manufacturer of power electronic substrate products headquartered in Eschenbach, Germany. Rogers signed a definitive agreement on December 31,...

Dual Output Synchronous Controller Integrates Tracking and Sequencing

January 4, 2011 7:35 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announced the availability of the ADP1850 synchronous DC-to-DC switching controller high-current, high-efficiency applications. The controller provides a wide input voltage range of

New solar cell self-repairs like natural plant systems

January 4, 2011 7:25 am | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Purdue University) Researchers are creating a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants by using carbon nanotubes and DNA, an approach aimed at increasing service life and reducing cost.

LED driver IC Integrates MOSFET for Improved Accuracy

January 4, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced HV9967, an open loop, average-mode current control LED driver IC that includes a 60V, 0.8 ohm MOSFET that can be used as a stand-alone buck converter, or connected as a source driver output...

Qi-Certified Kit Reduces Development Time of Wireless Power Solutions

January 4, 2011 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first Qi-certified wireless power development kit, which enables design engineers to speed the integration of wireless power technology in consumer electronics, at CES.

Ener1 Completes $25-Million Capital Raise

January 3, 2011 11:21 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ener1, Inc. announced the sale of $25 million of senior unsecured notes, together with shares of common stock and warrants, to certain investors, led by funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P. Along with...

C & D Technologies Successfully Completes Debt-To-Equity Exchange Offer

January 3, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that it has completed its debt-to-equity exchange offer, reducing the company’s total debt from approximately $175 million to $50 million and providing the company with an appropriate capital structure to...

ON Semiconductor Completes Acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor from SANYO Electric

January 3, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor Corp. announced the completion of the acquisition of SANYO Semiconductor Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SANYO Electric, and other assets related to SANYO Electric’s semiconductor business, by ON Semiconductor. Under the...

Fixed Capacitors Perform Low-Voltage Power Factor Correction

December 30, 2010 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Staco Energy Products introduces its second generation of StacoVAR fixed capacitors for power factor correction and harmonic compensation.

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