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...
The demand for high efficiency low EMI designs, such as resonant topologies, is driving the need for high performance planar inductors to be used in power converters in series with the main transformer.
International Rectifier today introduced a family of rugged automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicle platforms.
Astrodyne Corporation announces the release of the OLP48 Series, a 48 watt constant current LED power supply. The OLP48 is a single output, open frame module with output voltages of 12, 24, or 48VDC and features a universal input of 90-264VAC...
When a battery needs to support a product during many years or even decades of operation, incremental improvements in MCU integration and minor tweaks to basic processor architecture are insufficient to achieve the dramatic hikes in energy efficiency that are required.
Two important factors driving future technology developments in the broadband chip industry revolve around government regulations and market forces. The "EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Broadband Equipment" was written to
Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC).
Increasingly, the number of battery operated devices use rechargeable lithium ion batteries as the power source. Common charging solutions for these batteries include wall adapter based chargers and universal serial bus (USB) based chargers.
Keithley introduced the Model 2651A High Power System SourceMeter instrument. Designed for characterizing high power electronics, the instrument provides
Recently Ephemeral Chimera Laboratories (ECL), specialists in commercialization efforts for novel and radical technologies, announced they are in the process of commercializing a radical bioelectromechanical power system that promises to end energy dependence worldwide.
The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is one of 16 teams competing to build the best hybrid vehicle in the EcoCAR Challenge Competition. However, the EcoCAR Competition is not a simple “build the car and compete” type of competition. Each EcoCAR vehicle must
MicroPower Direct introduced the LCP100E Series of miniature 1W DC/DC converters. Packaged in a low profile, SMT case; these units are specifically designed to be a
ConTech announced the “TMH” Series of DC/DC converters. The series offers up to 40 Watts of fully regulated output power with an industry standard 2” x 1” footprint. The series offers a 2:1 input range with
Ericsson Power Modules announced the PIM4328P, a new 390 W to 540 W power interface module (PIM) compliant with the 300-W de facto industry-standard footprint. The quarter-brick module is said to
CR Magnetics, Inc. has introduced the CR9600 Series Adjustable Current Switches for applications that require an on-off indication of current flow. Features of the new current switches include
Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower added to its AC/DC switching power supply line-up with the TMC400 Series which is approved to international medical standards. Designed for medical applications, it is capable of
Gresham Power Electronics announced its 6U 600W cPCI power supply. This RoHS-compliant power supply family has advanced status and control functions including remote inhibit, output fail alarm, over
Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announced the APS303 Series of High Density Switching power supplies in the industry standard 3.2” x 5.00” x 1.50” U-Frame Package with both single and dual outputs with an optional top-mount fan cover. The series is designed to
Anderson Power Products announced its SPEC Pak Extreme connector. These connectors increase the power handling capability of the company’s SPEC Pak Series to 320 A. This is achieved by using
International Rectifier today introduced the company’s first family of radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) dual power MOSFETs in a compact hermetic LCC-6 surface mount package for low power lightweight space applications requiring a small footprint such as satellite payload power systems.