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Power Supply Exceeds Platinum Efficiency Levels

October 5, 2010 9:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announces the availability of its PFE1100 1100W front-end AC-DC power supply. This product provides a 12VDC output with 5V or 3.3V pin-selectable standby. Exceeding CSCI Platinum targets, the new PFE1100 product line has the world’s lowest power dissipation.

NEC Works with EPRI to Test Lithium-ion Storage Systems for Grid Applications

October 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

NEC Corp. announced that it is working with the Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) to conduct joint field trials of an electricity storage system using NEC’s lithium-ion battery. In the first phase of the...

Dan Sheflin of Honeywell Named Chairman of Federal Smart Grid Advisory Committee

October 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Honeywell announced that Dan Sheflin, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions (ACS), has been named Chairman of the Smart Grid Advisory Committee of the National Institute of Standards...


IBM and Schneider Electric Team to Make Buildings Smarter

October 4, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

IBM and Schneider Electric announced a new smarter buildings solution to improve energy performance for buildings across an organization. Together, IBM and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, state that they are...

Ceramic Disc Capacitors Aimed at Smart Grid Market

October 4, 2010 1:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Meritek’s MCH Series of high voltage (500 VAC) Ceramic disc capacitors is aimed directly at the smart grid market where advanced electronics are being coupled with new metering and monitoring features. With

MicroTCA Platform Includes Four Double-width Full-size AdvancedMC Modules

October 4, 2010 12:48 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduced its MicroTCA platform OM6040D, which is designed for up to four high-end AdvancedMCs and features a 10 Gbit/s Ethernet switched backplane enabling high data flow rates. In the maximum configuration with 4x Kontron AM5030 processor modules, the 5U platform

Inverter Reference Design Lowers Cost and Improves Efficiency in Solar Power Systems

October 4, 2010 11:45 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced a fully digitally controlled Grid-Connected Solar Micro Inverter Reference Designwith an advanced, high-efficiency topology.

Step-Down Regulator Accepts Low Input Voltage

October 4, 2010 9:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor expands its synchronous EZBuck portfolio with the introduction of its new low-input voltage DC-DC step-down regulator


UPS Systems Provide up to 8400W in just 8U

October 4, 2010 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SU12000RT4U and SU12000RT4UHW UPS Systems from Tripp Lite provide up to 8400W of capacity in just 8U of rack space (4U power module plus 4U battery module).

GeneSiC Wins Receives Funds To Develop of Silicon Carbide Thyristor-based Devices

October 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) has entered into a Cooperative Agreement with the GeneSiC Semiconductor-led team towards the development of the novel ultra high-voltage silicon carbide (SiC) Thyristor based devices. These devices...

Delphi Developing Electric Vehicle Wireless Charging Products

October 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Delphi Automotive has reached an agreement with WiTricity Corp., a wireless energy transfer technology provider, to develop automatic wireless charging products for hybrid and electric vehicles. The collaboration between the two companies will help...

SOLARWATT Starts New Production Line Doubling Capacity

October 1, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

SOLARWATT AG launched its new solar module production line and a new logistics center. The new, highly automated SOLARWATT assembly line, which covers an area of 3,800 square meters, utilizes 29 industrial robots that...

Siliken Renewable Energy Announces Expansion

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Siliken Renewable Energy, a company specializing in engineering, procurement, construction of turnkey solutions and development of commercial and utility scale photovoltaic (PV) systems, announced that its manufacturing facility in Otay Mesa, California has more...


DC Building Power Asia 2010 Call for Papers Issued

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the Second-Annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’10) to be held December 13 & 14 in Tokyo, Japan. Building on the success of...

Trakm8 Acquires Vincotech Telematics Products

September 30, 2010 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Trakm8 announce that it has acquired the telematics hardware assets of Vincotech. This brings into the product family of Trakm8 further hardware platforms including the recently launched A1091 Telematics module. Trakm8 intends to continue...

DOSA-based POL Converters Come in Digital and Analog Versions

September 30, 2010 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lineage Power, a Gores Group company , announced its new standards-based DLynx family of non-isolated Point of Load (POL) DC-DC board-mounted power modules are available in DOSA -based digital and analog versions.

Brainstorm: Digital Power

September 30, 2010 9:27 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

How do you feel about the current state of digital power?

Counterfeit Power Supply Warning

September 30, 2010 9:09 am | News | Comments

Aimtec warns that counterfeit versions of its line of AC/DC converters are being manufactured and sold by unauthorized distributors to unsuspecting customers in various regions around the world.

Digital PWM IC Integrates an 800-V Bipolar Power Transistor

September 30, 2010 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

iWatt introduced the iW1810 AC/DC digital PWM IC, which integrates an 800V bipolar power transistor as well as numerous features to save external components and ensure high efficiency.

Connector family includes numerous safety features

September 30, 2010 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products (APP) offers its PowerMod HP (high power) series connector family, featuring touch-safe female housings, cable strain relief and integral positive latches. These safety features, combined with the ease of connector assembly, establish a new standard for cost effective high power connectors.

Liquid Cooled Power Supply Yields Density of 19 Watts-in3

September 30, 2010 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pioneer Magnetics’ liquid cooled product line now includes the 32-V at 780-A PM37223-10P – a 25 kW power supply in a 2U package that yields a power density of 19 Watts/in3. The three-phase power supply

Power Management Subsystem Presented as World’s Highest Current Monolithic PMIC

September 30, 2010 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics plc has introduced its WM8325 power management subsystem, said to be the world’s highest current monolithic power management IC (PMIC). The IC is appropriate for portable multimedia applications including smartbooks, tablets, e-books, media players and smartphones. The WM8325 features

TPL EnerPak Energy Harvesting Power Management System Completes Two-Year Performance in Wireless Sensor Network Trial for Utility

September 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

TPL, Inc. announced that the patented EnerPak™ energy harvesting power management systems have successfully completed two years of field-testing. Several EnerPak systems are powering a network of wireless measurement sensors that monitor the performance...

ENER1 Receives Additional $20 Million Equity from Principal Shareholder

September 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

ENER1, Inc. announced that it has executed a securities purchase agreement with its principal shareholder, Ener1 Group, for the purchase of common stock and warrants for $20 million. Ener1 has raised in excess of...

Sensata Announces Appointment of Martha Sullivan as President & CEO

September 29, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. announced the promotion and appointment of Martha Sullivan as President in addition to her current role as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. Sullivan has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating...

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