A fire that destroyed a Tesla electric car near Seattle began in the vehicle's battery pack, officials said Wednesday, creating challenges for firefighters who tried to put out the flames. Company spokeswoman Liz Jarvis-Shean said the fire Tuesday was caused by a large metallic object that directly hit one of the battery pack's modules in the pricey Model S.
GIGAVAC announces a new 20kV Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT) relay, the G24WF. The G24WF features tungsten-‐molybdenum contacts with a unique gas mixture that makes it ideal as a relay for switching in high-voltage loads. Make only load switching is primarily found in circuits discharging a capacitor or safety for interlocks.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduces four linear power amplifiers for LTE and WCDMA applications. The fully matched surface-mount SKY66001-11 (2110 – 2170 MHz), SKY66002-11 (1900 – 2025 MHz), SKY66005-11 (850—920 MHz) and SKY66008-11 (900 – 990 MHz) modules meet the stringent spectral linearity requirements of femtocell applications....
TOREX SEMICONDUCTOR LTD. has developed the XC8107/XC8108 series of power switches with a low 85mΩ ON resistance. The XC8107/XC8108 series are 85mΩ low ON resistance power switches with an internal Pch MOSFET. These switches are ideal for USB 2.0 and 3.0 applications....
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS) launched the AOZ5019, a third-generation high efficiency power module with an EZPair package. This new generation supersedes the previous generation in a smaller package and with a higher frequency. The AOZ5019 is offered in a 23-pin 3.5mm x 5mm QFN package....
You know that moment when you’re walking around say, a college campus, and suddenly realize you’re horribly lost and all the buildings of ivy-covered bricks look exactly the same? Yeah, me neither, but apparently it happens a lot at MIT because they’ve developed a drone to make sure you’re always on the right path.
Richardson RFPD, Inc. today announces availability and full design support capabilities for eleven new low loss, high density silicon carbide (SiC) MOSFET power modules from Microsemi Corporation (Microsemi). The new modules feature high speed switching, low switching losses, low input capacitance, low drive requirements, minimum parasitic inductance, increased reliability, and low profiles....
Drexel University researchers are continuing to expand the capabilities and functionalities of a family of two-dimensional materials they discovered that are as thin as a single atom, but have the potential to store massive amounts of energy. Their latest achievement has pushed the materials storage capacities to new levels while also allowing for their use in flexible devices.
Most materials show one function, for example, a material can be a metal, a semiconductor, or an insulator. Metals such as copper are used as conducting wires with only low resistance and energy loss. Superconductors are metals which can conduct current even without any resistance, although only far below room temperature.
Efficient Power Conversion Corporation extended its family of high-speed, high performance transistors with the EPC8000 family of products. These third generation devices have switching transition speeds in the sub nano-second range, making them capable of hard switching applications above 10 MHz. These products exhibit
Advanced Power Electronics has announced a new series of low drop-out linear regulators that include current and thermal shutdown protection features. APE8800A-HF-3 positive linear regulators have a very low quiescent current of about 30µA, an output voltage accuracy of ±2%, and can supply a guaranteed 300mA of output current with a drop-out voltage of only 250mV.
IXYS Integrated Circuits Division announced the immediate availability of a new device for its family of high speed communication ICs, the CPC5001 Dual, One-Channel Each Direction Digital Optical Isolator. The CPC5001 is a non-inverting logic-signal isolator with buffered-logic inputs and open-drain outputs.
Power Technology announced that it is introducing a new laser speckle reducer module for machine vision applications. The IQ7 Laser Speckle Reducer is specifically designed to reduce local interferences and unwanted intensity patterns improving overall laser imaging quality.
IXYS Corporation announced the introduction of the PCX-7401 precision laser diode driver and current source by its IXYS Colorado division. This instrument provides precision pulsed current with accurate microprocessor-based digital power control.
ETA-USA introduces the first in their expanding series of LED drivers. Covering the range from 60 to 300 Watts., this versatile series is available for either IP-66 damp or IP-67, full immersion environments. These units meet UL standard 8650, the LED lighting standard They are ideal for exterior signs, lighting and similar applications.
The new paper outlines the concept and presents a prototype device, which uses an optomechanical crystal implemented in a piezoelectric material in a way that is compatible with superconducting qubits, quantum analogs of classical bits. Operating the device at the single phonon limit, the scientists were able generate coherent interactions...
Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend. Flexible electronics could spawn new products: clothing wired to cool or heat, reading tablets that could fold like newspaper, and so on.
Carbon nanotubes' outstanding mechanical, electrical and thermal properties make them an alluring material to electronics manufacturers. However, until recently scientists believed that growing the high density of tiny graphene cylinders needed for many microelectronics applications would be difficult.
MPD has invented another new CR2016 low profile coin cell battery holder. While other CR2016 holder solutions often rise more than 8.5 mm above the PCB, our new BLP2016SM-GTR rises 3.1 mm with an installed CR2016. This directly saves over 5 mm in board height when compared to typical CR2016 battery holders available on the market.
Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. announces the availability of the 150W HEW DC/DC series. The HEW Series has a wide 4:1 input range, 9 to 36VDC and 18 to 75VDC. Output voltages are 3.3, 5, 12, 15, and 24VDC. All models are isolated input to output. The power rating of the HEW is 150W.
Farsens has developed wireless sensor devices that can be used without the need of batteries on the sensors. These battery free sensor tags are based on UHF RFID technology and are able to continuously monitor and transmit data, together with the 96-bit EPC unique tag identifier, to any EPC Gen 2 standard compliant reader.
International Rectifier announced the introduction of the 25V FastIRFET family of innovative power MOSFETs for DC-DC synchronous buck applications including advanced telecom and netcom equipment, servers, graphic cards, desktop, ultrabook and notebook computers.
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. (USA) has launched a new P-channel Enhancement-mode Power MOSFET, the AP2325GEU6-HF-3, which is well-suited for use in applications such as load switches. Combining fast switching, low on-resistance and cost-effectiveness, the AP2325GEU6-HF-3 is simple to use and has a low gate charge.
It’s less costly to get electricity from wind turbines and solar panels than coal-fired power plants when climate change costs and other health impacts are factored in, according to a new study published in Springer’s Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. In fact—using the official U.S. government estimates of health and environmental costs from burning fossil fuels...
B&K Precision announced three new base models to its XLN Series of programmable DC power supplies. Expanding on the success of the XLN Series, the new models, XLN15010, XLN30052, and XLN60026 offer an even greater range in output voltage - up to 150V, 300 V, and 600 V, respectively.