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MCUs Suit Portable Smart Metering, Medical Applications

March 14, 2011 2:07 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

MSC offers eight new low power 32-bit MCUs in the V850ES/Jx3-L Series from Renesas Electronics. These devices are suited to mobile smart metering and medical applications with high memory demand. The typical

AC-DC LED Drivers Meet Harsh Requirements for Outdoor Lighting

March 14, 2011 1:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bias Power’s BPWXL Series of 4-, 6- and 10-W constant current LED drivers offer 350 mA constant current operation with 1 percent regulation over the entire input voltage range of 100 V to 308 VAC, 50/60 Hz. The drivers have

Gulliver’s Miniature Power Supply Designs

March 14, 2011 5:41 am | by Thomas Hoffman, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Developers are faced with a systems landscape that is in constant change. As complexity increases, so do power management requirements. New features like camera flash light drivers, built-in projectors, communications and application-specific processors...


Cursor and Switch Function Control for Instrumentation Panels is Waterproof

March 11, 2011 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

CTI Electronics compliments its line of rugged industrial pointing devices with a Switch Function Control device. These three devices have similar form, the exact same cutout fit of 1.50” x 1.62”, but offer

Power Transformers Offer Efficient Electronics Design Solution

March 10, 2011 4:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring up to 97.4 percent power efficiency and a highly efficient design using nearly 30 percent less material, the new VPT Series Toroidal Power Transformers from Triad Magnetics provide an innovative green power electronics solution that is also smaller and lighter than traditional transformers.

Marine Corps signs four-year contract with Saft for Li-ion engine starting batteries

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

The United States Marine Corps (USMC) selected Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, to supply advanced energy storage systems for its Improved Battery System Program (IBS).

Rectifiers Feature Wide Range of Current Ratings

March 8, 2011 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. expanded its portfolio of TMBS rectifiers using Trench MOS Barrier Schottky technology. Twenty new 45-V devices in four power package types were added, featuring

Power MOSFETs Combine Low On-resistance with a Low Gate Charge

March 8, 2011 10:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) introduced two power MOSFETS. The new low-voltage devices are optimized for use on the secondary side of high efficiency DC/DC converters. By combining


60 A Driver IC Achieves High Current in Small Form Factor

March 8, 2011 9:31 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier’s IR3550 integrated PowIRstage synchronous buck gate driver IC with co-packed control and synchronous MOSFETs and Schottky diode is optimized internally for PCB layout, heat transfer and driver/MOSFET timing. The 60-A rated device is positioned to

PWM Controllers Target AC-DC Adapter Apps

March 7, 2011 9:48 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor expanded its portfolio of AC-DC power solutions for home electronics with the introduction of the NCP1234 and NCP1236 family of fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) current mode controllers. These solutions are

PWM Controller Provides Low Standby Power Under 10 mW for Portable Device Chargers

March 7, 2011 7:42 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN302HL PWM controller for low standby power charger applications incorporates the company’s mWSaver technology to minimize standby input power consumption to <10 mW at 230 VAC to meet

Fully Encapsulated Digital Power Module Uses PMBus for Real Time Monitoring

March 7, 2011 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduced its ZL9101M fully encapsulated digital DC/DC power module for PoL power management in servers, telecommunications, networking, and storage equipment. This variable output step-down PMBus-compliant digital power supply includes

SoC Provides Power Management, Control for Datacom Equipment

March 7, 2011 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products launched a new Teridian/Maxim energy-measurement system on chip (SoC), the 78M6613. This energy-measurement solution for AC/DC power supplies brings a high level of management and control to servers and other equipment in data centers. The SoC enables


Seamless Sensing Unveils Wireless Real-time Energy Monitoring and Control Technology

March 3, 2011 9:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Seamless Sensing unveil what it describes as its breakthrough wireless energy monitoring and control solutions, enabled by EnOcean’s energy harvesting technology. These new energy-autonomous wireless products have been developed for integration with smart grid...

Government Organizations in Three Continents Choose Green Grid PUE Metric for Measuring Data Center Efficiency

March 3, 2011 9:21 pm | by | News | Comments

The Green Grid Association announced that the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric, created and promoted by The Green Grid, was established by a cross-regional global task force as the recommended metric for consistently determining...

Siemens To Cut Charging Time for EVs with New Charging Point by 50%

March 3, 2011 9:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Siemens is planning to launch a charging point Charge CP700A on the European market which can charge electric cars with a normal battery capacity within an hour. The charging power has been doubled to...

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...

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