Fast-charging technologies are driving the growth of the electric vehicle (EV) recharging market, with the cumulative number of stations established worldwide expanding by a factor of more than 100 times from 2012 to 2020, according to a new report from IHS Automotive, part of IHS.
Murata announced today the introduction of its MVAD040 and MVAD065 open frame, convection cooled AC-DC power supplies. Packaged in the industry standard 2 x 4 inch format with a low profile, 1U compatible 1.3 inch height (50.8 x 101.6 x 33.02 mm), the low power MVAD series is suitable for use in a wide range of high volume applications including medical and healthcare appliances, data storage and networking, and industrial factory automation systems.
Almost 80 percent of air pollution involving soot that spreads from China over large areas of East Asia — impacting human health and fostering global warming — comes from city traffic and other forms of fossil-fuel combustion, such as home cooking with coal briquettes.
UltraVolt is pleased to announce the launch of a new product in its line of precision AC-DC Converters - the B Series. Attached you will find a press release and product images for use. The B Series is available at 1kV to 12kV at 4, 20, 30 or 50 watts of output power.
One of the most promising types of solar cells has a few drawbacks. A scientist at Michigan Technological University may have overcome one of them. Dye-sensitized solar cells are thin, flexible, easy to make and very good at turning sunshine into electricity.
Cardinal Components, Inc., is introducing the CJ series of factory- configurable oscillators “XO” and voltage-controlled oscillators “VCXO”. The CJ series frequency range is from 10 MHz to 1.5 GHz. Operating voltage is 2.5 or 3.3 volts. The CJ series temperature range is both commercial 0-70C and industrial -40 to +85C. The CJ series is offered as a surface-mount packaging both plastic 5 x 3.2 mm, plastic 5 x 7 mm, and ceramic 5 x 3.2 mm and 5 x 7 mm.
MIT researchers have engineered a new rechargeable flow battery that doesn't rely on expensive membranes to generate and store electricity. The device, they say, may one day enable cheaper, large-scale energy storage. The palm-sized prototype generates three times as much power per square centimeter as other membraneless systems...
International Rectifier introduced two high performance R8 radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) power MOSFETs optimized for space grade point-of-load (POL) voltage regulator applications. The new R8 logic level power MOSFETs utilize Trench technology to offer extremely low on-state resistance (RDS(on)) of 12 milliohms (typical)....
TDK Corporation announces two new series of narrowly toleranced EPCOS NTC thermistors in EIA 0402 and 0603 SMD case sizes. These components have a rated resistance of 10 kΩ in tolerance classes ± 1 percent, ±3 percent and ±5 percent. The narrow tolerances were achieved with a
The cost of weather-related power outages is high and rising as storms grow more severe and the U.S. electric grid gets older, according to an Obama Administration report that calls for increased spending on the nation's electric power system.
TVS devices provide overvoltage protection & EMI attenuation over a broad range of frequencies in automotive applicationsAugust 14, 2013 2:10 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments
AVX Corporation has introduced the new TransFeed Automotive Series, which combines the best electrical characteristics of its TransGuard Transient Voltage Suppressors (TVS) and its Feedthru Capacitors in a single chip to provide state-of-the-art overvoltage circuit protection and EMI reduction....
Memory breakthrough could bring faster computing, smaller memory devices and lower power consumptionAugust 14, 2013 11:45 am | by The Hebrew University of Jerusalem | News | Comments
Memory devices like disk drives, flash drives and RAM play an important role in our lives. They are an essential component of our computers, phones, electronic appliances and cars. Yet current memory devices have significant drawbacks. Increasingly, memory devices are a bottleneck limiting performance...
A team has developed a novel way to build what many see as the next generation memory storage devices for portable electronic devices including smart phones, tablets, laptops and digital cameras. The device is based on the principles of resistive memory, which can be used to create memory cells that are smaller...
Better batteries, catalysts, electronic information storage and processing devices are among potential benefits of an unexpected discovery made by scientists using samples isolated from the atmosphere. Researchers learned that key surface properties of complex oxide films are unaffected by reduced levels of oxygen during fabrication.
No other part in a vehicle is as failure-prone as the starter battery. According to ADAC (Allgemeiner Deutscher Automobil-Club), battery problems have quadrupled between 1996 and 2010. ADAC, Europe’s largest automotive club, says further that each third breakdown involves either a discharged or defective battery.
Engineers have created a new wireless communication system that allows devices to interact with each other without relying on batteries or wires for power. The new communication technique, which the researchers call “ambient backscatter,” takes advantage of the TV and cellular transmissions that already surround us around the clock.
Acopian significantly expanded the array of options on their "Infinity" Series of AC-DC linear regulated (to 150 watts) power supplies. Offered in single output or wide-adjust output versions, with among the industry's largest selection of options, the modules are applicable for use in the broadest range of applications, including R&D, OEM, ATE, instrumentation, and control systems.
International Rectifier introduced the IR3823 SupIRBuck integrated voltage regulator designed for space-constrained, energy efficient netcom, server and storage applications. The IR3823 delivers up to 3A with superior efficiency in an ultra-compact 3.5x3.5mm package. Efficiencies in excess of 97.5% are obtainable for designs converting power from a 6V input to a 4.8V output.
Here at ECN we're always looking for what's going to change the world of electrical design and make life better for our engineers. This month we're focusing on Time-to-Market strategies. We're looking at it a little bit differently and discussing the issues from the viewpoint of 3D printing and rapid prototyping.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor introduced AOZ5066, the first of a new generation of high efficiency power modules which are fully compliant with Intel’s DrMOS specifications. The AOZ5066 is housed in a 40-pin 6mm x 6mm QFN package that integrates a dual gate driver and two optimized MOSFETs....
Dialog Semiconductor announced a new solid state lighting (SSL) LED driver that integrates boost and flyback converters into a single IC to reduce the bill of material (BOM) costs and simplify the design, compared to conventional two-stage driver approaches, while delivering exceptional performance.
The GCBC Series is a current sensor for PCB mounting and is the smallest and lightest in the industry. Use of a proprietary high-sensitivity magnetic sensor element (GMR element) eliminates the need for a core to concentrate magnetic flux, enabling compact dimensions of 13.4 × 15.7 × 7.2mm (W×D×H) and weight of 3g.
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. has launched an asymmetric-dual N-channel enhancement mode power MOSFET targeting synchronous buck dc/dc converter power designs. Packaged in a small 3mm square PMPAK3x3, the AP6950GYT comprises a “high-side” control MOSFET (CH-1) and a “low-side” synchronous MOSFET (CH-2)....
The STW78N65M5 and STW62N65M5 from STMicroelectronics are said to be the industry’s first 650V AEC-Q101 automotive-qualified MOSFETs in the popular TO-247 package. The 650V rating provides exceptional safety margin when exposed to high-voltage spikes, enhancing the
Phihong USA has expanded its PDA072 and PDA080 constant voltage LED driver series with 0-10V dimming models. The new PDA072 Series addition, designated the PDA072W-24VG-R, is rated for outputs of 72W at 24VDC and the new PDA080 Series addition, designated the PDA080W-48VG-R, is rated for outputs of 80W at 48VDC.