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FirstEnergy and Ballard Begin Demonstration of 1MW Mobile Fuel Cell System

November 10, 2010 11:23 am | by | News | Comments

FirstEnergy Corp. and Ballard Power Systems are testing what they describe as an innovative utility-scale fuel cell system designed to produce one megawatt of electricity – enough to power more than 600 homes. The...

Watteco Develops Ultra-Low-Power IP Smart Grid Communications Solutions Using TI Microcontroller

November 10, 2010 11:23 am | by | News | Comments

Watteco, a French System-on-Chip (SoC) manufacturer of "no new wire" Power Line Communication (PLC) modems for energy efficiency and intelligent home control applications, today announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) on...

Several Major Product Launches Highlight Tuesday at Electronica

November 10, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

The Electronica 2010 global electronics fair in Munich served as the international stage for new product launches from ON Semiconductor, Power Integrations, AVX Corp., Emerson Network Power, and VPT Inc. on Tuesday. ON Semiconductor announced...


IC Incorporates Two-Switch-Forward Main, Flyback Standby Power Converters

November 10, 2010 7:18 am | Articles | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperTFS, an integrated power supply IC family for high-power applications. The device family members incorporate both a two-switch-forward converter and a flyback standby power converter into a

LED Lighting Power Supplies Support 70,000-hour System Life Requirements

November 10, 2010 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power announced a family of standard power supplies for LED lighting, the LDS70 series. The new 70-Watt family of off-the-shelf, low-profile solutions is designed to support system life requirements greater than 70,000 hours in the rapidly growing LED lighting market. They provide

A demonstration of IDT's latest technology at the 2010 electronica conference

November 10, 2010 4:32 am | Videos | Comments

Ted Tewksbury, the CEO of IDT, discusses their latest devices at the 2010 electronica conference.

New Distributed Power Architecture Gives Designers New Options for Mil-Aero Applications

November 10, 2010 4:03 am | by Jeremy Ferrell, VPT, Inc., | Articles | Comments

Today’s commercial avionics, military and space electronics need higher performance while decreasing size, weight and cost. The power supply is a key determining factor in the final system size, weight, and thermal design.

3A PoL DC-DC Power Converters Tout Reliability, Power Flexibility

November 9, 2010 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

VPT, Inc. unveiled its latest point of load (POL) DC-DC converter, the DVPL0503S, designed to provide critical reliability performance and efficiency in the distributed power architectures of avionics, military, and space systems. The new 3A DVPL DC-DC POL converter can

Advertisement Offers UN Transport Tests for Lithium Ion Batteries Including All Certifications

November 9, 2010 11:22 am | by | News | Comments

Manufacturers and suppliers of lithium ion cells and batteries can have their products thoroughly tested in a new state-of-the-art test laboratory in Karlstein (Germany), which the with the support of BMZ Batterien-Montage-Zentrum has...

Monolithic Power Announces Consecutive Record Revenue Results for Quarter & Nine Months Ended September 30, 2010

November 9, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Monolithic Power Systems (MPS) announced financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2010. The results for the quarter ended September 30, 2010 are as follows: net revenues were $65.8 million, an...

Linear Technology & Energy Micro Demonstrate Smart Energy Harvesting at Electronica

November 9, 2010 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

Linear Technology and Energy Micro announced that they have combined their expertise in energy harvesting power supplies and ultralow power 32-bit microcontrollers to produce what they describe as a ground-breaking demonstration at Electronica 2010,...

Digital Power Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2010

November 8, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Digital Power Corp. announced its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Revenues increased by 87% to $3,186,000 for the quarter ended September 30, 2010, compared to $1,708,000 for the quarter...

Murata Expands North American Distribution Agreement with Arrow Electronics

November 8, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Murata Electronics North America announced that it has expanded its distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc. to include the company’s offering of power solutions, with a focus on products for the industrial, medical and...


Altair Nanotechnologies Reports Third Quarter 2010 Financial Results

November 8, 2010 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Altair Nanotechnologies, Inc. (Altairnano) reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. "In the third quarter we took a major step forward in securing our financial future. In September, we entered into...

NEMA Announces Global Lighting Forum Initiative for LED Technology

November 5, 2010 2:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), a member of the Global Lighting Forum (GLF), has announced an initiative to coordinate and promote LED (light emitting diode) technology on a global level. In order to...

Maximizing the 3D Experience: Don’t Overlook the Batteries

November 5, 2010 10:39 am | by Eric Lind, VP Business Development at Contour Energy Systems | Articles | Comments

Imagine your disappointment when your 3D glasses fail just as the action peaks in a movie or during a game. With rechargeable batteries you’re stuck waiting for the glasses to recharge (having a spare pair is just too difficult to justify given the current high price).

Power Pack Offers Quiet Alternative to Generators, Extension Cords

November 5, 2010 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

For virtually any application requiring portable electric power, the Portable Power Package from Newcastle Systems offers many advantages over extension cords or generators. Quiet, reliable, and compact, it provides AC power for indoor or outdoor use.

Current Sense Chip Resistor Comes In Small 0201 Size

November 5, 2010 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics, Inc. announced the new 0201 size in its SR73 current sense chip resistor line. Measuring 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm x 0.1 mm, the 0201 size chip is 66 percent smaller than the 0402 size chip resistor, making it

Ultracapacitors Target RAID Back-up, Smart Grid, Portable and Handheld Electronics

November 5, 2010 8:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Tecate Group announced the newest members of the PowerBurst family of cylindrical, radial leaded ultracapacitor cells. The new TPLE Series is 100 percent RoHS compliant, and offers extended operating temperature up to 85°C. Capacitance values range from

State and Local Code Officials Deliver Improvement in Building Energy Efficiency

November 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) announced that more than 500 state and local code officials voted on changes to the nation’s model energy code to achieve energy savings of 30% relative...

UL White Paper Examines Safety Issues of Lithium-Ion Batteries

November 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in safety testing and certification released the first in a series of white papers that review evolving battery technology. This paper explores many of the issues and...

U.S. Fuel Cell Council, National Hydrogen Association Merge

November 4, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The U.S. Fuel Cell Council (USFCC) and the National Hydrogen Association (NHA) announced that they are joining forces to accelerate the commercialization of fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies. The newly formed Fuel Cell...

Horizon Develops New Hydrogen Fuel Generator Technology

November 3, 2010 12:21 pm | by | News | Comments

Horizon Fuel Cell Technologies Pte Ltd. announced the successful development of a new proprietary hydrogen fuel generator technology targeting portable, military and aerospace markets. According to the company, pushing the limits further on price...

Advanced Energy Announces Record Revenues and Inverter Sales for the Third Quarter 2010

November 3, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2010. Total sales for the third quarter were $141.0 million, another record for the company, with earnings of $0.40 per...

NIST Ships First Programmable AC-DC 10V Standard

November 3, 2010 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun shipping a new 10V standard to users around the world. The programmable system measures both direct current (dc) and alternating current (ac) voltages. The new...

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