Akros Silicon Inc., announces the immediate availability of the AS1860, the newest member of the company’s GreenEdge™ family of system-on-a-chip (SoC) energy management ICs. The AS1860, equipped with Akros’ proprietary GreenEdge digital isolation technology,
SL Power Electronics, introduced the CINT1200 product family with 200 watts of output power and eight different models ranging from 12 to 48V. This new single output embedded supply accepts wide input range of 90 to 264Vac and with over 90 percent efficiency plus
AVX Corporation has introduced a new series of ultra-miniature chip capacitors for the RF and microwave communications market. Featuring copper electrodes in place of standard precious metal electrodes, the new CU Series chip capacitors provide extremely low ESR, high Q, and tight tolerances.
Behlman Electronics solved a vexing 1500 VA power supply problem sometimes experienced by US Air Force personnel when they must reprogram munitions in the field, and it grew into a 5000 VA solution for this and other applications, as well.
Renco Electronics' RL-7747 is a current sense transformer that hopes to build on the momentum of their already successful line of transformer and inductor products. The RL-7747 is an easy to design in component that boasts a low profile horizontal design and integrated primary winding.
The Murata Power Solutions PAH series of high efficiency, medium-power DC DC converters are capable of delivering up to 450 Watt output. These compact modules, measuring just 58 x 61 x 12.7 mm, comply with the DOSA half-brick footprint. Ideally suited for power amplifiers, wireless networks, and other telecom applications....
Experts in the industry weight in on the question: What trends and technologies have impacted the industry in 2012 and what does that mean for 2013? In their responses the industry experts talk about LEDs, chips and what will be coming up in the next year.
Phihong USA has introduced a new 24W LED driver adapter for residential lighting applications, including under-counter lighting and high-brightness floor and table lamps. Designated the PDA024A-S, the Class 2 adapter is available in 700, 1000 and 1500mA outputs at the North American nominal input voltage range 110-120VAC.
By using common materials found pretty much anywhere there is dirt, a team of Michigan State University researchers have developed a new thermoelectric material. This is important, they said, because the vast majority of heat that is generated from, for example, a car engine,
Think Sandy was just a 100-year storm that devastated New York City? Imagine one just as bad, or worse, every three years.Prominent planners and builders say now is the time to think big to shield the city's core: a 5-mile barrier blocking the entryway to New York Harbor, an archipelago of man-made islets
In three studies published in the current issue of Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors®, innovators unveil creative technologies that could change our sources of energy, change our use of energy, and change our lives.
New research at King's College London may lead to improved solar cells and LED-displays. Researchers from the Biophysics and Nanotechnology Group at King's, led by Professor Anatoly Zayats in the department of Physics have demonstrated in detail how to separate colors....
STMicroelectronics has released an easy-access development platform for its innovative contactless memories with unique energy-harvesting capabilities. The M24LR Discovery Kit contains everything engineers need to start designing battery-free electronic applications that can exchange data with
When Motor Trend announced an electric car was their pick for Car of the Year, something tells me you could have heard a pin drop in the car world. An electric car? They must have rigged the vote.Well, my friends, I hate to break it to you, but Consumer Reports just agreed with Motor Trend,
The latest study from IMS Research forecasts the market for high power uninterruptible power supplies (>500kVA) will surpass $1 billion by 2016. As the fastest growing power segment, high power UPS have not only seen an uptick in sales in recent years, but also in the amount of competition, as more static UPS suppliers enter this fast-growing market once dominated by rotary suppliers.
AVX Corporation has expanded its range of surface mount switch mode power supply (SMPS) capacitors to include the new SMM Series (switch mode max capacitance) stacked MLC capacitors, which incorporate the “High K” Super X7R dielectric. Featuring high dielectric constant (K), the capacitors provide
The battery fuel gauging system is the component responsible for determining the energy remaining in the battery. In this article, a battery fuel gauging system used in single-cell applications is described. This is followed by a discussion of the various algorithms used by the fuel-gauging system to determine battery capacity along with the pros and cons of the algorithms.
Lithium chemistry is preferred for long-life applications because its intrinsic negative potential exceeds that of all other metals. Lithium is the lightest non-gaseous metal, offering the highest specific energy (energy per unit weight) and energy density (energy per unit volume) of all available battery chemistries.
Most cottages in the countryside are heated by burning wood in a simple stone hearth. The desired heat is controlled by the feeding of wood. Today computers manage heating systems in large buildings and the boiler has become almost secondary. A similar trend is evolving with batteries.
Not only is Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Titan the world's most powerful supercomputer, it is also one of the most energy-efficient. Titan came in at number three on the Green500 list. Organized by Virginia Tech's Wu-chun Feng and Kirk Cameron, the list takes the world's 500 most powerful supercomputers—
Emerson Network Power launched two new models in the LCM Series of AC-DC power supplies. With the addition of the LCM300 and LCM1500, rated for 310 W and 1,500 W loads, alongside the existing 600 W LCM600 unit, the series can now provide
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. has announced an efficient linear voltage regulator with better than 2 percent initial voltage accuracy. The APU1205-3 family features a very low drop-out voltage and very low ground current and is targeted at handheld battery powered applications.
Power Integrations introduced its latest family of LED-driver ICs, aimed at consumer, commercial and industrial lighting applications. The new LYTSwitch IC family offers tight regulation and high efficiency for tube replacements and high-bay lighting, while providing exceptional performance in TRIAC-
Advanced Power Electronics Corp. announced the APU3037-3 controller IC designed to be a low cost synchronous buck regulator for on-board dc to dc converter applications. The APU3037-3 features an internal 200kHz oscillator (400kHz for the A version), under-voltage lockout for both Vcc and Vc supplies, and external programmable soft-start
Analog Devices introduced the industry’s smallest isolated DC-to-DC converters. The ADuM5010, ADuM6010, ADuM521x and ADuM621x use ADI’s proprietary isoPower isolated DC-to-DC converter technology to deliver 150 mW of output power while using less board space than competing module-based solutions.