Micrel, Inc. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. First quarter revenues of $67.5 million decreased by $8.1 million, or 10.8 percent, from $75.6 million in the fourth quarter of...
ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the Michigan developer of a Range Extended Electric Powertrain, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to form a joint venture with Inmatech, Inc., a developer of advanced supercapacitors, to produce...
In this episode we talk to Alex Lidow, founder of Efficient Power Conversion and a leader in GaN transistor technology. The company has recently released a family of enhancement-mode power transistors, based on its proprietary gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology.
Calex Mfg. Co., Inc. of Concord California announces the Model 2.5.750, a low noise linear power supply which provides an output of +/-5 VDC @ 750 mA. The 2.5.750 can be powered by 100, 115, 220, 230 or 240VAC. The 2.5.750 is characterized by tight regulation...
AMETEK Programmable Power (http://www.programmablepower.com) today introduced the California Instruments RS Series of high-power AC/DC power systems. The units provide controlled AC and DC output for a wide variety of ATE and product test applications at an affordable cost.
In this episode we talk to Lawrence McGarry of Analog Devices at the APEC conference about their latest digital PFC chip with power metering capability.
Aimtec adds two new series of DC/DC switching regulators to its complete product offering of over 40 non-isolated, switching regulators as pin-to-pin replacement to 78xx linear regulators
Panasonic has introduced a new high rate lithium ion cell, the CGR18650CH. The cell’s Nickel Manganese-based cathode material delivers higher discharge rates and better energy density and voltage than comparative cells.
Since the smart grid was first implemented in Italy in 2005, municipal governments in American cities, such as Austin, TX and Boulder, CO have started switching to smart meters in order to save energy, reduce costs and increase reliability and transparency.
Fairchild Semiconductor's FSQ510 supports energy efficient power supplies. It is an integrated valley switching pulse width modulation (VS-PWM) controller and SenseFET specifically designed for offline switch-mode power supplies.
CISSOID introduced a high-temperature silicon carbide high-voltage switch with seamless gate control through a simple logic-level 0/5V. CHT-JUPITER is a 600-V normally-off switch rated for
EMI is everywhere. Even mother mature provides many sources of electromagnetic interference, and our own sun is a source of much radiation on a daily basis. However for electrical equipment we usually only have to deal with man made sources of radiation.
POSITAL's Optocode (OCD) rotary encoders and Accelens (ACS) inclinometers, when used in tracking systems of advanced solar power installations, provide the controller with
International Rectifier today introduced the IRS2548D Switched Mode Power Supply (SMPS) control IC for energy efficient applications for high power Light Emitting Diode (LED) illumination including LED street lighting, stadium lighting and theatrical lighting.
B&K Precision has added five new value-priced DC power supplies to their already impressive product offering: models 1693, 1694, 1900, 1901, and 1902. These new switch mode power supplies provide current up to 60 amps and power up to 960 watts...
In this episode we talk to Robert Van Horn, Michael Schulte, and Jonathan Dokuchitz of Custom Electronics Inc. (CEI) about their launch of a new power division to address advanced power distribution applications.
Today almost all portable devices are powered by low-voltage batteries. However, these same devices must power some circuits -- like LEDs -- that require higher supply voltages. There is therefore a clear need for boost voltage conversion.
Next generation high performance server, storage and communication system CPU’s, GPU’s and DDR memory have increasingly challenging power management requirements of up to 300A load currents at very low voltages of around 1V.
The EPCOS MotorCap DM (direct mold) Series of motor run capacitors is implemented in a new housing technology in which the capacitor windings are directly molded in plastic, allowing
Rohm Semiconductor announced the availability of the SCS1xxAGC Series of high-performance silicon carbide (SiC) Schottky barrier diodes (SBD). According to the company, this new class of SiC diodes offers
The KEMET Ceramic Chip Capacitor Array is a passive technology where multiple capacitor elements are integrated into one common monolithic structure. Features include
KEMET expanded its Polymer Tantalum portfolio. The T528 Low equivalent series resistance (ESR)/ equivalent series inductance (ESL) Series, T521 High Voltage Series and T520 Polymer Tantalum Series all feature
Stackpole Electronics released the RNV Series of axial leaded metal film resistors. The series has a standard ¼-Watt body size and is able to handle voltages up to
SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc. has announced that it is shipping its latest range of vertical trench JFETs – including a normally-off family of devices to handle up to 50 kW – in commercial volume quantities. The company asserts
Murata Power Solutions has introduced a new cost effective Regulated Bus Converter (RBC) that delivers up to 210W output power, with a Vin range of 36-75V, ultra-high efficiency (92.5% @ full load) with Vout regulation (±1.5%) in a quarter brick open frame package.