Cornell Dubilier Electronics announced that it has acquired the Orange Drop film capacitor product lines and all other radial product lines, from capacitor maker, SBE, Inc. (dba SB Electronics) of Barre, VT. Orange Drop capacitors made withfilm dielectric and metallized or foil electrodes are well known for their excellent performance in pulse DC and AC circuits.
Power Integrations introduced the TinySwitch-4 family, the latest generation of its industry-leading TinySwitch series of off-line switcher ICs. Featuring line-compensated overload power protection, TinySwitch-4 devices dramatically reduce the maximum overload power that can be delivered into the load over the entire AC input voltage range.
Solar cells convert three-quarters of the energy contained in the Sun‘s spectrum into electricity, yet the infrared spectrum is entirely lost in standard solar cells. In contrast, black silicon solar cells are specifically designed to absorb this part of the Sun‘s spectrum...
The field of power electronics, the application of electronics for the control and conversion of electric power, is underpinned by basic electrical principles that were established in the distant past by the pioneers of electrical science. But today, the need to supply, modify and control the voltage, current or frequency
MR16 lamps, also known as multi-mirror lamps, are halogen-type lamps designed in an integral multifaceted reflector and are renowned for their exceptional beam control. To encourage adoption of MR16-compatible LED-based lamps, it is essential that they match or exceed the performance of conventional halogen or incandescent lamps.
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the availability of two development boards, the EPC9003 and the EPC9006, both featuring EPC’s enhancement-mode gallium nitride (eGaN) field effect transistors (FETs). These boards demonstrate how the recent introductions of IC gate drivers,
In this issue of ECN, Associate Editor Kasey Panetta writes about the steady proliferation of electric vehicle charging stations, Jon Titus discusses brushless DC motors, and Executive Editor Chris Warner sounds the alarm about the encroaching reality of sci-fi dystopias.
Raltron Electronics has raised the bar in innovation with the launch of the TX057 Stratum III compatible TCXO family. The new 5x7mm Stratum III compatible temperature-compensated crystal oscillator boasts a frequency stability over temperature of ±.28ppm from -40°C to +85°C
Mercury is now manufacturing quartz crystal clock oscillators with Differential LVPECL Square Wave & Differential LVDS Square Wave output logics in a miniature 5 x 3.2 x 1.2mm 6 pad ceramic surface mount package (HPK5361 & HDK5361 Series)
Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the new THN-30 and THN-30WI Series of high-performance single and dual output DC/DC converter modules with high power density. All models have a wide-input voltage range of 2:1 or 4:1 and precisely regulated output voltages of 3.3, 5.0, 12, 15, 24, & ±12, ±15VDC, even under no load conditions.
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed sophisticated estimation algorithms that allow lithium-ion batteries to run more efficiently, potentially reducing their cost by 25 percent and allowing the batteries to charge twice as fast as is currently possible. In one instance, electric batteries could be charged in just 15 minutes.
Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower offers its TMPC 1U Series of 250-W to 350-W AC/DC medical grade PC power supplies with 1.59” low profile. The units are approved to the 3rd edition of EN 60601-1, UL 60601-1, and IEC 60601-1 medical standards, which includes risk management and are also approved to
People simply don’t think of electric cars as long-distance vehicles. It’s a car to run down the street and grab some groceries, make the 15 miles commute to work or—like one of my friends—if you live in Hawaii and can’t really drive that far. It’s not an option most people think about for a regular car.
UQM Technologies, Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding with a major Chinese company for the development and marketing of UQM electric propulsion systems for New Energy Vehicles in China. This agreement expands the global reach of UQM to four continents.
SCHURTER is expanding its range of surface mount chip fuses with a 50-mA model in the USFF family. It sets itself apart from standard commercial products through, according to the company, a lower voltage loss and an exact opening time for sensitive electronic systems where
Montserrat Fernández-Vallejo, a telecommunications engineer and graduate of the UPNA-Public University of Navarre, has experimentally developed various fibre-optic sensor networks for the remote monitoring of large infrastructures. Specifically, she has managed to develop the largest network so far in existence
Six years ago Dutchman Ruben Beugels was on an Amsterdam tram that broke down, leaving him stuck in an out-of-the way place, and late for an appointment when he couldn't quickly find another means of transport."I was very frustrated at being late, and it was then that I thought, hey a scooter
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ON Semiconductor has introduced two new power management integrated circuits (PMICs) optimized for battery powered systems such as smartphones, tablets, digital cameras, GPS systems and other portable electronics. Utilizing the latest power management techniques, the NCP6924 and NCP6914 optimize system efficiency and save battery life.
University of Illinois researchers have a new low-cost method to carve delicate features onto semiconductor wafers using light – and watch as it happens. "You can use light to image the topography and you can use light to sculpture the topography," said electrical and computer engineering professor Gabriel Popescu. "It could change the future of semiconductor etching."
Picotest.com has released a new test product designed to support high current demand Point of Load (“POL”) regulators and PDN measurements. The J2112A is a higher current version of the most popular injector product, the J2111A Current Injector. The J2112A offers a greater current range (1A vs. 100mA for the J2111A) while improving rise/fall times down to 10ns and achieving a 40MHz bandwidth.
Anyone who owns an electronic device knows that lithium ion batteries could work better and last longer. Now, scientists examining battery materials on the nano-scale reveal how nickel forms a physical barrier that impedes the shuttling of lithium ions in the electrode, reducing how fast the materials charge
Sometimes even batteries can use a boost of energy, according to the focus of a Kansas State University graduate student's research. Steven Arnold Klankowski, a doctoral candidate in chemistry, La Crescent, Minn., is working under Jun Li, professor of chemistry,
Suitable for use in general and ITE applications, the GT-43006 Series 40-W desktop power supplies from GlobTek can deliver 12 V at 3.3 A with no minimum load required for output regulation. The Level-V Energy Star RoHS-compliant power supply has a line regulation of ±1 percent and
For researchers, educators, R&D engineers, and others who must deal with ever-tighter instrumentation budgets, Keithley has added three high value, dual-channel SMUs to the Series 2600B line. The new Models 2604B, 2614B, and 2634B are optimized for