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Reference Circuits Address Practical Circuit Design Challenges

October 5, 2011 1:21 pm | Articles | Comments

With the industrial and instrumentation market becoming more competitive, circuit designers continually face new challenges to design products faster, with fewer iterations, and incorporating a wider range of mixed-signal technologies including analog, digital, power, and RF. In addressing these challenges, reference circuits provide

C & D Technologies to Be Acquired by an Affiliate of Angelo, Gordon & Co.

October 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

C&D Technologies, Inc. announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement, pursuant to which C&D will be acquired by an affiliate of Angelo, Gordon & Co. in an all-cash transaction for $9.75 per share....

IEC Workshop in Dresden Focuses on LVDC Power Distribution

October 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

A select group of experts from Asia, Europe and North America met in Dresden, Germany, September 29 and 30 at the invitation of theInternational Electrotechnical Committee (IEC) Strategic Group 4 (SG 4) to discuss...

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Hyundai Selects Infineon HybridPACK 1 Power Module for Its Current Hybrid Vehicle Generations

October 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG announced that Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corp. have selected Infineon as supplier of power modules for their current hybrid car generations, the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid and Kia Optima. Hyundai...

5 Questions - Leyden Energy

October 5, 2011 11:58 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this first edition of 5 Questions, I'm joined by Marc Juzkow, vice president of R&D and engineering at Leyden Energy, and Noam Kedem, vice president of marketing at Leyden energy. The company's Lithium-ion battery technology touts exceptional thermal properties so the battery can operate and cycle at

Power supplies include output ratings from 90 to 110 watts

October 5, 2011 5:23 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has released a new range of Medical-Certified AC-DC external power supplies with output power ratings from 90 to 110 watts. These supplies are EISA and CEC Efficiency Level V compliant. The DTM110-C series operate with a universal AC input of 90 to 264Vac...

Expanded Program at Second-Annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum

October 4, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Darnell Group and Hearst Electronics Group at the San Jose Convention Plaza hotel October 24 & 25, the 2011 Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’11) features an expanded schedule with sessions on Smart Meters...

ZigBee Alliance and Energy@home Collaborate on European Residential Energy Platform

October 4, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The ZigBee® Alliance and Energy@home will cooperate on the creation of an integrated residential energy value added services platform for Europe by leveraging four ZigBee standards. Under a liaison agreement, the groups will focus...

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Echelon to Deliver Easy-to-Deploy Smart Grid Intelligence with Oracle

October 4, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Echelon Corp. announced that they have teamed with Oracle to help utilities better manage outages, protect revenue, offer demand response, and offer prepayment options. The Oracle Utilities Smart Grid Gateway integrated with Echelon’s smart...

SolarBOS Unveils First Arc Fault Detection & Interruption Combiner Box and True GFI Solution for PV Systems

October 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

SolarBOS, Inc. has unveiled what it says is the industry’s first Arc Fault Detection and Interruption (AFDI) combiner box as well as the first true Ground Fault Interruption (GFI) solution for photovoltaic (PV) systems. According...

Ultralife Introduces GenSet Eliminator

October 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Ultralife Corp. announced the introduction of the GenSet Eliminator™, a patent pending storage and power system designed to reduce fuel consumption and maintenance costs by 25% – 30% for defense and commercial applications. The GenSet...

GE, Nissan Sign R & D Agreement to Fast Track Broader Adoption of Electric Cars

October 3, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE and Nissan have signed a two-year research collaboration to speed up the development of a reliable, robust smart charging infrastructure to fuel mass market adoption of electric cars like the Nissan LEAF. GE and...

200-W AC-DC Supply Comes in Popular 3 x 5 Footprint

October 3, 2011 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

SL Industries introduced the CINT1200 product family with 200 Watts of output power and eight different models ranging from 12 V to 48 V. This new single output embedded supply accepts wide input range of 90 V to 264 VAC and with over 90 percent efficiency plus

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October 2011 Supplement: Power Systems

October 2, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Check out the October 2011 Power Systems supplement.

New Material from Oak Ridge Lab Possible a Boon for Lithium-ion Batteries

September 30, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Batteries could get a boost from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) discovery that increases power, energy density and safety while dramatically reducing charge time. A team led by Hansan Liu, Gilbert Brown and Parans...

EnerSys to Launch a Lithium-Ion Battery Joint Venture in Germany

September 30, 2011 12:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

EnerSys announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to launch a joint venture in Germany to produce large format lithium-ion battery cells. EnerSys will have a majority interest in the joint venture in...

The European Association for Storage of Energy (EASE) is Unveiled

September 30, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

A group of Europe’s leading players in the energy sector, including manufacturers, utilities and academic bodies, came together in Brussels to sign the formal constitution for the creation of the European Association for Storage...

Alliance Formed to Drive Communications Standard for Smart-Grid

September 30, 2011 5:19 am | News | Comments

The new Power Line Communications (PLC) technology transmits digital information through electrical power lines using OFDM (orthogonal frequency division multiplexing) and is widely acknowledged to be the most reliable, secure and cost effective mode of communication for the smart grid today.

Atmel to Acquire ADD Semiconductor; a Developer of Power Line Communications Technology

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Atmel Corp. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Advanced Digital Design, S.A. (ADD Semiconductor), a privately held company based in Zaragoza, Spain that develops power line communication solutions. The transaction...

AMSC Reports Full-Year Fiscal 2010 and First Quarter Fiscal 2011 Financial Results

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

American Superconductor Corp. reported financial results for fiscal year 2010 ended March 31, 2011, and the first quarter of fiscal year 2011 ended June 30, 2011. The company’s fiscal 2010 results include previously announced...

Largest Value-Added Opportunity for AC-DC Power Supply Makers

September 29, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The emerging Smart Grid will be the source of the largest-ever opportunity for value-added for makers of ac-dc power supplies, according to the latest analysis by Darnell Group. To effectively connect and interact with...

Microsemi Commends Power-Over-HDBaseT (POH) Standard Ratification

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Microsemi Corp. has commended the ratification of the HDBaseT™ specification. This represents an important milestone for the HDBaseT Alliance, the cross-industry alliance formed to promote and standardize HDBaseT technology for whole-home distribution of uncompressed...

WiTricity, IHI Corp., and Mitsubishi Motors Combine to Develop Easily Deployable Wireless Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

WiTricity Corp. (WiTricity), IHI Corp. (IHI) and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) have agreed to join forces to research and develop easily deployable electric vehicle (EV) wireless charging systems readily compatible with electric grids which...

TDI Power Hires J. Christopher Viola as VP and COO

September 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

TDI Power has hired J. Chris Viola as its new Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for worldwide operations in Shenzhen, China and Hackettstown, New Jersey. In his new role Chris will be...

Organic PV: Huge Potential, But Industrial Line-up Needed

September 28, 2011 12:07 pm | by Philip Pieters, business development director Energy at imec, www.imec.be. Posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

Little by little, organic PV seems to be taking off. Evidence are the many startups popping up worldwide: SolarPress, Eight19, Heliatek etc. These startup companies are often backed up by large (chemical) companies. So clearly there is a belief that

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