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Simplifying Total Energy Management

September 16, 2011 5:25 am | by Alan Elbanhawy, Akros Silicon | Articles | Comments

In past years, energy management in electronics equipment has moved from being a “check-box” requirement to a real competitive feature and differentiator. Traditional DC-DC point solutions that optimize single parameter via fine tuning of components are just not sufficient...

One-time Programmable Logic IC Can Perform Many 4-bit and 8-bit MCU Apps

September 15, 2011 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silego Technology announced the GreenPAK 2, a 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm 12-pin TDFN one-time programmable logic IC with programmable analog components. GreenPAK 2 has been designed to operate as a stand alone IC capable of performing many 4-bit and 8-bit microcontroller applications or

Second-Annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum Program Announced

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Smart Grid Electronics Forum will feature senior executives from 3eTI, Fairchild Semiconductor, FreeWave Technologies, Marvell Technology, Qualcomm Atheros, Redpine Signals, TDI Power, and Viridity Energy. Plenary session topics...

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US, Europe Collaborating on Smart Grid Standards Development

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union’s (EU) Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) jointly announced their intention to work together on Smart Grid standards development, emphasizing...

GE 1-Megawatt Solar Inverter Receives UL Certification

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE announced that its Brilliance™ solar inverter is one of few utility-scale inverters to receive UL certification, an industry standard for safety and performance. GE’s inverters are based on the power electronics of the...

Eaton Introduces Plug-and-Play Power Protection for SOHO, Point-of-Sale and IT Telephony Equipment

September 15, 2011 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced the new Eaton 3S battery backup, a highly-efficient, reliable power protection and surge device that is integrated with Eaton’s award-winning Intelligent Power Protector software.

LLC Converter IC Touts Flexibility for Enhanced Supply Efficiency or Smaller Footprint

September 14, 2011 1:31 pm | Power Integrations | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations introduced HiperLCS, a family of high-voltage LLC power supply ICs that incorporate the controller, high- and low-side drivers, and both MOSFETs into a single package. These ICs offer the flexibility to optimize designs either for high

Darnell's Power Forum Adds ZMDI as Platinum Sponsor

September 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

ZMDI has become a Platinum Sponsor of the Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’11). Mouser Electronics is the Marquee Sponsor of this year’s event. DPF ’11, to be hosted in San Jose, California, September 26-28,...

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Molycorp Invests in Wind Energy Technology Company

September 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Molycorp, Inc. producer of rare earth oxides (REO), announced that it is making a significant investment in Boulder Wind Power, which has designed a rare earth magnet powered wind turbine generator that can produce...

Acreo Spins Off New Company Ascatron for Fabrication of Silicon Carbide Semiconductors

September 14, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The CEO of the Swedish research institute Acreo, Mårten Armgarth, announced the foundation of a new company, Ascatron. Based on the silicon carbide (SiC) technology developed at Acreo, Ascatron will specialize on the manufacturing...

Darnell Identifies Fast Growth Opportunities for AC-DC Power

September 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

In spite of the current economic slowdown, the global ac-dc power market is projected to grow from $1.7 billon in 2011 to over $2.2 billion in 2016, a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of...

Delta Electronics Selected for 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes

September 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Delta Electronics announced it has been named to two of the prestigious 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes – the DJSI World Index and the DJSI Asia/ Pacific Index. Delta states that it was...

Low-VF Schottky Diode comes in TLM2D3D6 Package

September 13, 2011 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor announces the CTLSH01-30 and CTLSH01-30L Low VF Schottky diodes in the space saving, low profile TLM2D3D6 surface mount package with a peak reverse voltage rating of 30V and a maximum forward current rating of 100mA.

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Half Brick DC-DC Converter Provides 350 W

September 13, 2011 9:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI’s power line announced the release of a new 350 W dc-dc converter. The VHB350 series is a board mounted solution that comes in an industry standard half brick package.

Rugged Supply Delivers up to 279W to Mission-Critical OpenVPX Systems

September 13, 2011 9:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Electronic Systems has introduced a new 3U OpenVPX (VITA 62) and VPX (VITA 48.2) Smart Power Supply, which provides up to 279W of power to mission critical OpenVPX systems.

AC-DC power supplies achieve 90% efficiency

September 13, 2011 9:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

ROAL Electronics S.p.A. has certified several new Configuration Centers for the RCB/MCB Series of modular, configurable power supplies in Europe, the USA and China. These new fulfilment centers are stocked and ready to configure custom power supplies from standard components...

Quarter brick modules operate off a range from 14.4 to 36.0 VDC

September 13, 2011 9:03 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has expanded its line of railway DC-DC converters with the introduction of the new 24V input, 100-watt, CN100A24 Series. These quarter brick modules operate off a wide range of DC inputs from 14.4 to 36.0VDC, which is widely used in the railway industry and for 24-volt vehicles.

Eltek Reorganizes Under ELTEK Brand Name; Colin Howe Steps Up as CEO

September 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Board of Eltek has decided to reorganize the company into a simpler operational structure under the ELTEK brand name. The changes will effectively merge the operations in Eltek ASA and the wholly owned...

OMRON Acquires Chinese Power Latching Relay Manufacturer

September 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

OMRON Corp. announced that OMRON (China) Co., Ltd. (OMRON’s China Group Head Office) and Shanghai Best Electrical Appliance Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (BST) entered into an equity transfer agreement under which OMRON (China) will acquire...

New PV Module Durability Testing Protocol Initiated by Fraunhofer ISE and CSE

September 12, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

To further improve testing standards for PV modules, Fraunhofer ISE and Fraunhofer CSE have announced the launch of the PV Module Durability Initiative (PVDI). With the intention to provide additional information for investors, this...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Shri Dodani of Exclara on Solid-State Lighting Drivers

September 12, 2011 12:01 pm | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Shri Dodani, CEO of Exclara on the issues of solid-state lighting and powering SSL systems. Exclara is an LED driver and IC module company and just introduced what they believe is a “breakthrough” in SSL -- a high-voltage LED driver solution.

The Migration Path to MicroTCA

September 12, 2011 8:13 am | by Jeff Elliott and Mark Lowdermilk, Embedded Planet, www.embeddedplanet.com | Articles | Comments

The primary selling points for MicroTCA are impressive: an affordable next-generation computing architecture, high communications bandwidth, the latest multi-core processors, support for redundancy and high availability...

Konarka Technologies and ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe Enter Joint Development Agreement

September 9, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Konarka Technologies, Inc. announced that it is working with the Color/Construction Unit of ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe, a supplier of steel construction elements in Germany, to develop steel roof and other construction elements for building-integrated...

Phono Solar Launches AC Module

September 9, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Phono Solar, a producer of mono crystalline and poly crystalline solar modules, has launched a new ac module. According to the company, the new product eliminates the need for dc wiring and centralized power...

C & D Technologies Reports Fiscal 2012 Second Quarter Results

September 9, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2012, ended July 31, 2011. Fiscal 2012 second quarter revenues were $94.6 million up 13% compared to $83.8 million in the second quarter...

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