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Convection-cooled power supply achieves typical efficiency of 92%

February 12, 2015 2:13 pm | by Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Excelsys Technologies Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

Excelsys Technologies announces the XS500 series of high-efficiency, 500W convection-cooled AC/DC power supplies. With typical efficiency of 92%, and operating from 90-264VAC, the XS500 delivers 500W of output power without the need for forced-air cooling. Combining low-energy-loss ...

Voltage detectors feature delay function and sense pin

February 11, 2015 4:29 pm | by Torex Semiconductor Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

The Torex XC6132, XC6133 and XC6134 families are voltage detectors with delay function and sense pin isolated external hysteresis adjustment. The sense pin is isolated from the power input pin to enable monitoring of the voltage of another power supply. Output can be maintained in ...

Neutral ground resistors designed for industrial power systems

February 11, 2015 4:16 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has introduced a new series of neutral ground resistors for industrial power systems. Consisting of the company’s GRE1 high-power, high-current grid resistors mounted in rugged, weatherproof IP23-rated enclosures with extremely high voltage insulation ...

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Apple building big solar energy farm in California

February 11, 2015 11:22 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple will spend nearly $850 million on a solar energy project that will generate enough power for the computer giant's new corporate headquarters, retail stores and other operations in California. The tech company will be the biggest ...

Power supplies conform to the IEC60601-1 3rd edition medical standard

February 10, 2015 1:41 pm | by TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of TDK-Lambda’s ZMS100 2 x 4” medical and ITE certified power supplies. Designed to provide long field life in hospital, clinical, dental, and home-based medical applications as well as professional broadcast, test, measurement ...

DC-DC converters provide up to 3.6 amperes DC output current

February 10, 2015 1:03 pm | by Ge Energy | Ge Energy | Product Releases | Comments

GE's new ERCW003A6R 100-watt, one-eighth brick DC-DC converters, the latest addition to its Orca-series family of isolated, board-mounted power amplifier modules. The new high-efficiency converters provide high-voltage and high-power applications with up to ...

Smart meters and the data-directed grid

February 10, 2015 8:57 am | by Joshua Israelsohn, Director, JAS Technical Media | Articles | Comments

Smart meters are physically located on the periphery of smart grids but, from a data perspective, they are at the heart of data-driven electric-energy distribution systems. Indeed, at a time when computational resources are small, cheap, readily available, and easily deployed, smartness isn’t really ...

DC/DC converter offers 360 watts of output power

February 9, 2015 3:11 pm | by Calex Mfg | Calex Mfg | Product Releases | Comments

Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord California announces the introduction of the wide input range MTW series. The MTW offers 360 watts of output power in a standard ½ brick case. Available output voltages are 12, 15, 24 and 28VDC. The input range for all models is 9 to 36VDC with ...

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Navy's electromagnetic railgun launches projectiles up to Mach 7

February 9, 2015 9:15 am | by Jason Lomberg, Digital Editor, @JasonECNMag | Blogs | Comments

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) unveiled its electromagnetic railgun for the first time at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO last week. And with the ability to launch a hyper-velocity projectile (HVP) up to Mach 7 in less than a second, it’s a doozy....

AC/DC power supply serves medical and ITE applications

February 6, 2015 10:12 am | by Tumbler Technologies + Trumpower | Tumbler Technologies + Trumpower | Product Releases | Comments

TRUMPower launches a new addition to its AC/DC switching power supply line-up with the TWM280 series, which serves medical and ITE applications. The compact (3” x 5” x 1.18”) open frame unit is capable of delivering 280W of continuous output power at ...

Battery controllers provide uninterruptible 24VDC and 48VDC bus voltage

February 6, 2015 10:11 am | by Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited, Inc. announces the addition of the new 360 Watt TSP BCMU360 Series of DIN-Rail universal battery controller modules for uninterruptible 24VDC and 48VDC bus voltage to our TRACO Power portfolio. This modular line of DIN-Rail battery ...

Class D audio demo board uses eGaN FETs

February 6, 2015 10:09 am | by Efficient Power Conversion | Efficient Power Conversion | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) introduces the EPC9106, a reference design for a 150 W, 8 ohm Class-D audio amplifier. This demonstration board uses a Bridge-Tied-Load (BTL) design, composed of four ground-referenced half-bridge output stages....

Photos of the Day: Urban solar electric car with 3D-printed body

February 3, 2015 2:45 pm | by Nanyang Technological University | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students have built Singapore’s first urban solar electric car with an innovative 3D-printed body shell that has 150 parts. Mounted on a carbon fiber single shell chassis, the NTU Venture (NV) 8 will race in the Urban Concept category....

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Power supply designed for medical devices and industrial test equipment

February 3, 2015 11:56 am | by SL Power Electronics Corporation | SL Power Electronics Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The MINT1500 AC/DC power supply from SL Power Electronics Corporation solves a multitude of power challenges for next-generation medical devices and industrial test equipment. The high performance MINT1500 meets design engineers’ requirement for a highly efficient ...

NTU unveils Singapore's first 3-D printed concept car

February 3, 2015 11:44 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) students have built Singapore's first urban solar electric car with an innovative 3D-printed body shell that has 150 parts. Mounted on a carbon fibre single shell chassis, the NTU Venture (NV) 8 will race in the ...

An aircraft’s electric power characteristics

February 3, 2015 10:14 am | by Bharat Rawal and Ron Demcko, AVX Corp | Articles | Comments

Aircraft electric power characteristics are critical in present-day designs. Design engineers of system blocks, ranging from central processing units to control surface actuators/motors, are increasingly concerned with voltage holdup and quality during transition times between ...

A scalable electric drive for buses and trucks

February 2, 2015 4:35 pm | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

The future belongs to electric motors, and commercial vehicles are no exception. To date, however, many attempts to develop electric motors for commercial vehicles have stalled at the prototype stage or are extremely expensive: Usually electric models ...

High-voltage MOSFETs built on Gen II Super Junction Technology

February 2, 2015 3:29 pm | by Vishay Intertechnology | Vishay Intertechnology | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced the addition of 11 new devices to its 500 V series of high-voltage MOSFETs optimized for operation in switch mode power supplies (SMPS) to 500 W. Featuring the same benefits of extremely ...

Microcontrollers draw only 124 μA when operating at 1 MHz

February 2, 2015 3:00 pm | by Renesas Electronics America | Renesas Technology America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the availability of the RL78/I1D group of microcontrollers (MCUs). The RL78/I1D group realizes the industry’s lowest power consumption and integrates a wealth of analog functions usable in various sensing ...

APEC 2015

February 2, 2015 10:37 am | by ECN Staff | Events

As the premier event in Applied Power Electronics, APEC focuses on the practical and applied aspects of the power electronics business. This is not just a designer’s conference, APEC has something of interest for anyone involved in ...

DC/DC module simplifies power supply design

January 30, 2015 11:18 am | by Intersil | Intersil | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation announced the ISL8203M, a dual 3A/single 6A step-down DC/DC power module that simplifies power supply design for FPGAs, ASICs, microprocessors, DSPs and other point of load conversions in communications, test and measurement ...

Engineering Update #95: A space telescope that beats the Hubble

January 29, 2015 9:54 am | by Jon Dipierro, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

For most people the images captured by the Hubble telescope are some of the greatest in the world. But what if it was possible to take images that were 1000 times sharper than those taken by Hubble? The University of Colorado Boulder is working an an instrument package called ...

Researchers identify materials to improve biofuel and petroleum processing

January 28, 2015 11:35 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Using one of the largest supercomputers in the world, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota has identified potential materials that could improve the production of ethanol and petroleum products. The discovery could lead to major efficiencies and cost savings in ...

Power cords comply with safety agency regulations

January 28, 2015 8:45 am | by Qualtek Electronics Corp. | Qualtek Electronics Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Qualtek offers a comprehensive selection of 2 and 3 Conductor North American Power Cords, International Power Cords and Hospital Grade Power Cords, fully stocked and available in various configurations. A large selection of North American ...

25 W DC/DC converters provide high power density

January 28, 2015 8:10 am | by MicroPower Direct, LLC | MicroPower Direct, LLC | Product Releases | Comments

The MI2500RU series, a family of miniature 25W DC/DC converters, is available immediately from MicroPower Direct. These high-performance power converters are designed to provide the high power density, long field reliability, and high-performance features required ...

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