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PoL converters feature input range of 19-40Vdc

March 3, 2011 9:19 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced the OKI-T/36W series of SMT point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters to its popular Okami range. Offered in the same DOSA standard SMT pinout as the company's OKY-T/3 and -T/5, the 24Vin OKI-T/36W series further extends Murata Power Solutions' point of load product offering.

PSMA Announces Availability of 2011 PSMA Power Technology Roadmap

March 3, 2011 9:16 am | News | Comments

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announces today that the 2011 PSMA Power Technology Roadmap report is available for PSMA members and the industry. It is the seventh roadmap in a series...

Eval Kit Uses All Methods of Harnessing Ambient Energy

March 1, 2011 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cymbet Corporation announced the availability of its EnerChip EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit. The EVAL-09 is said to be the first kit to support all types of ambient energy harvesting from light and vibration, to thermal gradients and flow/motion. The kit features the EnerChip Energy Processor (EP) CBC915-ACA, a universal energy harvesting power management unit for ultra-low power energy systems.


SEMA to Shed Light on China's Solar Industry

March 1, 2011 6:42 am | News | Comments

Matthew Holzman, President of the Solar Engineering & Manufacturing Association (SEMA), will address the rapidly evolving China model and its ramifications at this week’s SEMA meeting.

SiA444DJT purportedly features the industry's lowest profile for an n-channel MOSFET

February 28, 2011 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. today introduced new 30 V n-channel and 20 V p-channel TrenchFET power MOSFETs in the thermally enhanced Thin PowerPAK SC-70 package with an ultra-low 0.6 mm profile. The new SiA444DJT features the industry's lowest profile for an n-channel MOSFET...

iGo Enters Rechargeable Battery Market Through Strategic Partnership with PureEnergy Solutions

February 27, 2011 4:22 pm | by | News | Comments

iGo, Inc. announced the signing of a marketing, distribution and licensing agreement with PureEnergy Solutions, which says that it is the world’s only manufacturer of rechargeable alkaline batteries. Pursuant to the agreement, iGo® will...

Transphorm Emerges from Stealth with New Approach to Electric Power Conversion

February 27, 2011 4:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Transphorm Inc., a company which says that it is redefining energy efficiency with the most efficient and compact power conversion technology, emerged from stealth mode at a private event at Google Ventures. The company...

British Businesses Developing Next Generation of Solar Energy Harvesting Technology

February 27, 2011 4:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Under the RCUK Program, Nanoscience through Engineering to Application, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Technology Strategy Board are investing in four industry-led collaborative research and development projects that will...


Pilus Energy Forms Strategic Alliance with Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies

February 25, 2011 10:22 am | by | News | Comments

Pilus Energy, a developer of clean technologies and biogas solutions announced its strategic relationship with Singapore–based Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies, Pte. Ltd. The partnership aims to combine Horizon’s hydrogen fuel cells to Pilus Energy’s...

Maxim Enters the Digital Power Market With Patented InTune DC-DC Control Technology

February 25, 2011 10:21 am | by | News | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products announced its entry into the fast-growing digital power market with its patented InTune™ brand digital power technology; it is based on "state-space" or "model-predictive" control rather than proportional-integral-derivative (PID) control used...

Infinite Power Solutions Appoints Bryan Holley as Executive VP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing

February 25, 2011 10:20 am | by | News | Comments

Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) announced the appointment of Bryan Holley as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. Holley will oversee global sales and marketing with emphasis on growing the company’s revenue...

Selecting the Right Series Voltage Reference for Absolute-Accuracy Voltage-Output DAC Designs

February 25, 2011 10:03 am | Videos | Comments

An in depth analysis and procedure for selecting the optimum series voltage reference for voltage output DACs from Farnell ( and Maxim.

International Rectifier Acquires CHiL Semiconductor

February 25, 2011 9:51 am | News | Comments

International Rectifier Corporation (IR) (NYSE: IRF) announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held CHiL Semiconductor Corporation (CHiL) for $75 million in cash, subject to working capital adjustments. The acquisition expands IR’s technology by adding a leading digital power management platform that improves energy efficiency in a wide variety of applications, including


AC Line Regulators Withstand Heat Up to 149°F

February 24, 2011 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Falcon Electric, Inc. announced its new line of SVR-PL Series ultra-wide temperature AC power line regulators. The series is available in five power models, and it has been designed to operate in extreme temperature environments beyond

TT electronics Focuses on Alternative Energy at APEC 2011

February 23, 2011 11:04 am | News | Comments

TT electronics is using the forthcoming APEC 2011 event to highlight its very latest technologies targeting the alternative energy industries. Visitors to the TT electronics booth, number 536, will have the opportunity to

Power Development Kits Target Precision Analog

February 23, 2011 8:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced two power management development kits, which help designers generate the cleanest possible positive and negative voltage rails to power today’s analog circuits.

Put Your Solar Cells in the Oven

February 22, 2011 11:50 am | by Philip Pieters, PhD, business development director Energy, imec, | Blogs | Comments

A less known member of the solar-cell family is the thermo-photovoltaic cell. Nevertheless this piece of technology can be very useful for industries and for households to save on their electricity bill.

Digital PFC Controllers

February 22, 2011 3:20 am | Videos | Comments

This video from Cirrus Logic and provides a basic knowledge of Power Factor Correction (PFC).

German Aerospace Center Develops Fuel Cell-powered Electric Nose Wheel for Commercial Aircraft(5)

February 13, 2011 6:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Thanks to a fuel cell-powered electric nose wheel, aircraft will be able to save fuel while significantly reducing airport noise. A quiet and emission-free tarmac will be possible. After three years of development at...

Trends, Threats and Opportunities at Darnell's 2011 CTO Power Summit

February 13, 2011 2:23 pm | by | News | Comments

Expanding on last year’s successful inaugural event, Darnell’s 2011 CTO Power Summit, February 28 & March 1 near San Diego, California, will provide delegates with a broader program and more opportunities to obtain advanced...

Recurrent Energy Enters Solar Module Supply Agreement with Celestica

February 13, 2011 2:23 pm | by | News | Comments

Recurrent Energy announced that it has entered into an agreement with Celestica for the supply of solar modules for projects awarded within the renewable energy Feed-in Tariff (FIT) program of the Ontario Power Authority...

Vertical Entry, Lithium Coin Cell Holders Suit Portable Medical Apps

February 11, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keystone Electronics Corp. has introduced a line of Vertical Entry, Lithium Coin Cell Holders for use with portable medical and other electronic devices. Designed to retain cells securely under shock and vibration, these holders feature

Resistors Tout Desirable Surge Handling and Failsafe Operation

February 10, 2011 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WWF Series from Stackpole is designed to withstand thousands of surges at 6 kV without failing, but will fuse without fire, explosion, or fragmentation under continuous 240 VAC overload. The company's fusing technology combines

Current Sense Resistor Features New Metal Foil Technology

February 10, 2011 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics announced the release of a new metal foil technology in chip type current sense resistors that improves corrosion resistance and its ability to withstand higher temperatures. The TLRH series resistor has a

MLCC Reduces Space Constraints, Provides Enhanced ESR Characteristics

February 10, 2011 7:15 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed what it claims is the industry's smallest multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC). Designated as the 0101 Series, the miniature MLCC was designed with well-established technologies to

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