Spectronics Corporation has unveiled the OLK-441 Leak Detection Kit, which finds leaks quickly and efficiently in petroleum- or synthetic-based fluid systems. It’s ideal for use with hydraulic systems, compressors, engines, gearboxes and fuel systems.
A team of Harvard scientists and engineers has demonstrated a new type of battery that could fundamentally transform the way electricity is stored on the grid, making power from renewable energy sources such as wind and solar far more economical and reliable. The novel battery technology is reported in a paper...
Officials in Las Vegas are harnessing the power of the sun to light the city's iconic welcome sign. Elected officials and project leaders flipped a switch Wednesday linking solar panels on 25-foot towers to the glittering neon "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign.
We decided to do something a little bit different with our December 15 issue this year, so with that in mind: Welcome you to a very special edition of ECN. While you’ll see a few of your favorites including Everything E (page 10) and Leading Off (page 8), you might notice a few sections are missing. That’s because we decided to focus this issue on four different areas in the Electronic Design field.
The phrase “WakaWaka” is being thrown around at this year’s CES and there isn’t a muppet in sight. WakaWaka is a business venture that aims to provide high-tech and low-cost solar technology to developing countries and areas affected by natural (or manmade, they won’t ask!) disaster. The company hopes to end the global problem of “energy-poverty” as well as provide a way for people to charge their electronics during power outages.
Good-Ark Semiconductor announces the launch of DB520, a 5A/200V Schottky Bridge Rectifier in the DFS package. This device performs full-wave rectification with high surge current capability, increased energy efficiency and low VF. Featuring a VRRM of 200V and a low VF (max) of 0.85V @ 5.0A, the DB520 is ideal for LED lighting and power management applications.
Fairchild Semiconductor’s FSL306 and FSL336 650 V Green Mode AC Buck Switches offer burst-mode operation with the low available operating current (250 µA) that helps to reduce standby mode power consumption for increased energy efficiency. Power scalability from
Solar energy appears to be the only form of renewable that can be exploited at level that matches the world's growing needs. However, it is equally necessary to find efficient ways to store solar energy in order to ensure a consistent energy supply when sunlight is scarce.
XP Power announced a 130 Watt addition to the ECS series of AC-DC power supplies. Packaged in a compact 2 x 4 x 1.25 inch (50.8 x 101.6 x 31.8 mm) open-frame format, the high efficiency single output ECS130 can be either convection or forced air cooled and used in a variety of end-applications.
Rice University scientists have pioneered a tabletop magnetic pulse generator that does the work of a room-sized machine – and more. The device dubbed “RAMBO” – short for Rice Advanced Magnet with Broadband Optics – will allow researchers who visit the university to run spectroscopy-based experiments on materials in pulsed magnetic fields of up to 30 tesla.
Huawei, China's largest cellphone manufacturer, is releasing a phone that can be thought of as the inflight refueling system of the mobile world: it can be used to recharge other phones. The Ascend Mate2 has a 6.1-inch (15.5-centimeter) screen, making it more than twice as big as an iPhone 5.
French company Induct on Monday showed off the first driverless vehicle to be commercially available in the U.S. The Navia shuttle isn't ready for U.S. street traffic yet, but this standing-room-only shuttle can transport up to 10 people from point to point on university campuses or in airport parking lots at speeds topping out at 12.5 mph. It even charges itself wirelessly.
In the least populated county in the least populated state, old Ford and Chevy pickup trucks roam — and rule — the roads. Finding a Tesla, the sleek and pricey all-electric car, around these ranching towns is about as likely as spotting the mythical jackalope. And yet, one day last month, a Model S sedan pulled quietly in at the America's Best Value Inn Covered Wagon Motel in Lusk, population 1,557.
IXYS Corporation is expanding its 650V XPTIGBT product portfolio. With current ratings ranging from 16 A to 200 A, these new devices are designed to achieve an optimal balance between the turn-off energy loss and on-state voltage, especially
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 3 dB hybrid coupler from Anaren. The low profile, high performance X3C25F1-03S, the latest Femto-sized coupler in the Xinger® III family of products from Anaren, has been miniaturized to a 3 mm x 5 mm footprint without sacrificing electrical performance.
The AM4014-CE1 and the AM8014-CE1 are micro-controller based variable high voltage power supplies with a regulated Vout range from 1.0kV to 4.0kV with the AM4014-CE1 type and 1.0kV to 8.0kV with the AM8014-CE1 type. These power supplies with micro-controller based features add flexibility for the designer to optimize the required voltage levels to attain the peak performance levels of their equipment or system with one multi-featured power device for a complete range system evaluation.
Schaefer Inc. is proud to introduce our new PB-W (Wall-Mount) Series of three-wire and four-wire active (3x200VAC to 3x480VAC) harmonic filter modular systems that are designed to meet IEEE-519. The Power Balance (PB-W) family is scalable and offers a cost-effective solution for improving power quality for tower buildings as well as automation, wind turbine and a wide range of industrial applications. The Wall-Mount versions are ideal for mounting in small and confined areas, as well as the required “out of reach” locations.
Richardson RFPD, Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new absorptive 75-Ohm RF single-pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch from Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine). The PE42721 is manufactured on Peregrine’s UltraCMOS process, a patented variation of silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology on a sapphire substrate, offering the performance of GaAs with the economy and integration of conventional CMOS. Peregrine’s HaRP technology enhancements provide for new RF architectures and unmatched linearity in RF front end solutions.
GE’s Critical Power business announced the launch of its cloud-based Power Module Wizard, providing board designers with an intuitive tool to help them easily select the optimal DC/DC modules for their power board. The tool is said to help board designers
Altium Limited announced a new major release of its TASKING C compiler solution for automotive application development, supporting the Power Architecture-based microcontrollers from the Freescale Qorivva/5xxx Series and STMicroelectronics SPC5 Series. The new compiler brings
TRUMPower launches its TWM65 series of 2" x 3" ultra-compact open frame AC/DC power supplies featuring 65 watts output, 0.2 watt no-load power consumption and medical-ITE dual approvals. The TWM65 series features 90 to 264 volts universal AC input and 0.95 power factor.
International Rectifier introduced the compact AUIR08152S automotive-qualified gate drive IC featuring high output current in excess of 10 A that shrinks system size and is said to boost performance in automotive and industrial high-power switching applications.
Murata announced the MEF1 Series of 1-W regulated DC/DC converters. Suitable for use in industrial, automation and instrumentation applications, these tightly regulated single output converters, rated to better than 1 percent of nominal output voltage...
Power Sources Unlimited announced the F351 Series of a step-up, full-brick DC-DC converter that delivers up to 350 W from a nominal 12-V (11-V to 18-V) input. These converters are suited for battery back-up, transportation, industrial controls and automotive applications.
Absopulse’s DRH-150 wide input range, long-life DC/DC converter for rugged industrial environments is designed for an operating life of up to 30 years. By eliminating optocouplers in the feedback loop and significantly reducing component count...