The future availability of carbon capture and storage (CCS) will be pivotal in reaching ambitious climate targets, according to a new comprehensive study of future energy technologies from IIASA, the Potsdam Institute for Climate Change, the Stanford Energy Modeling Forum, and researchers worldwide.
Powervation announced that its PV3012 digital controller is being used by leading power supply innovator, Murata Power Solutions in a new DC/DC module. OKLF-T/25-W12N-C is a non-isolated, DC/DC converter delivering a maximum of 25 A at an output of 1.2 V, when operating up to 70°C with a 200 LFM airflow.
Moore’s law is unsustainable. This statement is the elephant in the room of a lot of electronics discussions as we rapidly approach a few different landmarks in semiconductors. Researchers are concerned that the unsustainability of Moore’s law might mean the end, or at least the abrupt slowing down, of electronic development at the height of the digital era.
Converting sunshine into electricity is not difficult, but doing so efficiently and on a large scale is one of the reasons why people still rely on the electric grid and not a national solar cell network. But a team of researchers may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells.
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. has introduced the new AP4034 family of 30V N-channel enhancement-mode power MOSFETs in several popular package alternatives to meet differing cost/performance points. All the AP4034 MOSFETs provide fast switching performance and feature a low typical gate charge of 15nC for good switching performance.
Fairchild Semiconductor introduces a series of 1200 V field stop trench IGBTs. Targeting hard-switching industrial applications such as solar inverters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), and welders, this new IGBT series will help power engineers achieve better efficiency and reliability in their designs.
Schaefer is proud to introduce their new PB Series three-wire and four-wire active harmonic filter modular systems that are designed to meet IEEE-519. The Power Balance (PB) family is scalable and offers a practical solution for improving power quality for tower buildings....
SL Power Electronics announces its MB60S single-output, convection-cooled, wide temperature range power supply that provides 60 watts of power in an ultra-compact 2” x 3” x 1.0” package. Joining SL Power’s line of high-density open frame AC/DC medical-grade power supplies, the MB60S is approved to the highest safety standards....
The solar panel installer SolarCity is beginning to address one of solar power's big drawbacks: The sun doesn't always shine. The solution: big battery packs that will provide backup power while lowering electric bills. The supplier: electric car maker Tesla Motors, whose CEO Elon Musk is also the chairman of SolarCity.
Aerotech’s Npaq 6U is a high-power drive rack that uses plug-in amplifiers supporting both linear and PWM topologies to control brushless, DC brush or stepper motors. PWM amps offer up to 320 VDC operating voltage and 30 A peak current capability. Linear amplifiers provide up to 80 V and 20 A peak current for high power, low-noise applications.
ConTech announces the “TMX” Series of DC/DC converters. The TMX Series offers up to 50 Watts of fully regulated output power with an industry standard 2 x 1” footprint. The series offers a 4:1 input range with nominal input voltages of 24VDC and 48VDC. Single outputs offered are 3.3, 5, 12, 15, and 24VDC.
Supertex expanded its product offerings in support of MEMS and other high voltage solutions with the introduction of the HV9150. The HV9150 is a power management IC, a hysteretic controller that is intended to simply and easily provide a non-isolated, regulated high voltage output (6V to 500V) from a battery level input (2.7V to 4.5V).
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced a new series of surface-mount ESD protection diodes in the low-profile SMF package. For portable electronics, SMFxxA series devices provide high surge capability of 200 W at 10/1000 μs.
SCHURTER is pleased to announce, that its compact KEA series power entry module, with 1- or 2-pole fuseholder, now mates with V-Lock cord sets. The KEA’s new V-Lock compatible feature prevents unintended disconnection of the power from the equipment.
Modern CPV equipment consists of a metal pedestal cemented into the ground onto which a large metal frame is mounted on pivoting supports thus enabling it to move on an x-y axis with the help of a gear-drive assembly. Many CPV modules, mounted on the frame, contain a dozen or more highly efficient multi-junction interconnected CPV cells....
In a recent Engineering Update, we took a look at Japan’s largest solar power plant, which boasts the capability of powering 22,000 homes with its 313 acre facility. Now, we’re checking out New York’s newest solar project. This solar facility will be located at Freshkills Park on Staten Island and was, at one point, considered to be the largest landfill in the world.
Texas Instruments introduced five new next-generation power management integrated circuits that acquire and manage microwatts (µW) to milliwatts (mW) of power harvested from light, heat or mechanical energy sources. The bq25570, bq25505, TPS62740, TPS62737 and TPS62736 maintain
Allegro MicroSystems, LLC announces the release of three new switch-mode power supplies. The C, HWB and SWF series have been designed with a user-configurability feature to prevent customers from replacing the entire set of power supplies making it much easier to change specifications.
The LT3905 is a fixed frequency, current-mode step-up DC/DC converter designed to bias avalanche photodiodes (APD) in optical receivers. The LT3905 features high side APD current monitoring with over five decades of dynamic range and better than 2% relative accuracy over the 3µA to 3mA range.
The EPL-TX-320-2XLV-DC explosion-proof transformer from Larson Electronics is a convenient and reliable solution for operators in hazardous locations who need the ability to easily convert standard 120-277 VAC to low voltage 12/24 VDC current. This explosion proof transformer also acts as a power distribution system....
Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3797, a triple output DC/DC controller designed to drive three independent channels of LEDs. Its fixed frequency, current-mode architecture delivers constant, accurately regulated LED current over a wide range of supply and output voltages.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduces a step-down regulator with auto-bypass and low drop out that controls the operating voltage for multimode, multiband WDCMA or GSM/EDGE power amplifiers, delivering optimum efficiency for all operating states.
Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announces the release of the APS250EMG series of medical approved desktop switching power supplies with up 94% efficiency and <0.5W No Load Power Consumption for compliance to Level V standards. The APS250EMG series consists of 3 standard models offering single outputs of 12V @ 20A / 24V @ 12 / 48v @ 6A output power....
Researchers at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a bio-based solar cell. They embedded the two proteins photosystem 1 and 2, which in plants are responsible of photosynthesis, into complex molecules developed in-house, thus creating an efficient electron current.
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