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Normally-off SIC JFET Family Handles up to 50 kW

April 11, 2011 1:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

DC-DC bus converter combines high efficiency with wide input range

April 11, 2011 9:09 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Power Film Capacitors for Inverter Apps Are Rated U to 1300 VDC

April 11, 2011 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products offers DC link power film capacitors with voltage ratings up to 1300 VDC. These power capacitors use segmented, self-healing metallized polypropylene, internally fused using a

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Low Power Current Monitors Assert Accurate Current Measurement

April 11, 2011 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

With an operating current of 3 µA, the ZXCT11xx Series of low power high-side current monitors from Diodes Incorporated provides accurate, high efficiency measurement of load current in motor drive, overload

Capacitor Simulation Tool Is Updated with New Libraries

April 11, 2011 8:19 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX has expanded the capabilities of its SpiTanIII software to enable designers to view all basic characteristics and parameters for tantalum and Oxicap (niobium oxide) capacitors. The company has

Power supply allows users to develop higher-density systems

April 11, 2011 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital Power’s Compact Peripheral Component Interface (CompactPCI) series represent AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies delivering up to 600Watt of continuous power.

AC module designed for use in any MicroTCA enclosure

April 11, 2011 5:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital Power announces the release of its new MicroTCA 600 watt AC product, the PS-1138, an AC-DC, double–width, full-size (6 HP) MicroTCA compliant power module. The Digital Power PS-1138 is a high-power AC module designed for use in any MicroTCA enclosure.

House Passes Bill Protecting Companies from Lithium Batteries Hazardous Materials Classification

April 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The United States House of Representatives has approved legislation that would prevent the U.S. from enacting a proposed rule limiting lithium-ion battery shipments by classifying the batteries as hazardous materials. The legislation addresses a...

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Schneider Electric Acquires US based Lee Technologies

April 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Schneider Electric announced that it has acquired Lee Technologies, a service provider for the data centers of the North American market. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Lee Technologies has over 300 employees and generated sales of...

GE Reports Highest Publicly Reported Efficiency for Thin Film Solar; Unveils Plans to Build US Manufacturing Plant

April 9, 2011 6:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE announced that a full-size, thin film solar panel developed by the company has been independently certified as the most efficient ever publicly reported milestone for the technology. GE intends to manufacture the record-setting...

Payton Planar Magnetics Introduces Line of Resonant Inductors

April 8, 2011 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

The demand for high efficiency low EMI designs, such as resonant topologies, is driving the need for high performance planar inductors to be used in power converters in series with the main transformer.

Automotive-qualified MOSFETs Offer Rugged, Compact System Solution

April 7, 2011 11:38 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced a family of rugged automotive qualified MOSFETs for a range of applications used in Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) and hybrid vehicle platforms.

Astrodyne Releases Constant Current 48 Watt LED Power Supply

April 7, 2011 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne Corporation announces the release of the OLP48 Series, a 48 watt constant current LED power supply. The OLP48 is a single output, open frame module with output voltages of 12, 24, or 48VDC and features a universal input of 90-264VAC...

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Energy saving under new management

April 6, 2011 12:12 pm | by Andreas Koller, VP Marketing and Sales, Energy Micro, www.energymicro.com | Articles | Comments

When a battery needs to support a product during many years or even decades of operation, incremental improvements in MCU integration and minor tweaks to basic processor architecture are insufficient to achieve the dramatic hikes in energy efficiency that are required.

Today's Broadband ICs Address European Power Efficiency Requirements

April 6, 2011 10:55 am | by Scott Broughton, Analog Devices, Inc., www.analog.com | Blogs | Comments

Two important factors driving future technology developments in the broadband chip industry revolve around government regulations and market forces. The "EU Code of Conduct on Energy Efficiency of Broadband Equipment" was written to

Micro Fuel-Cells use Nanostructured Membrane to Create a Scalable Clean-Energy Solution

April 6, 2011 4:56 am | News | Comments

Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and SiEnergy Systems LLC have demonstrated the first macro-scale thin-film solid-oxide fuel cell (SOFC).

A Practical Lithium Ion Battery Charger for use with Solar Panels

April 4, 2011 12:12 pm | by John Carpenter & Karthik Kadirvel, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Increasingly, the number of battery operated devices use rechargeable lithium ion batteries as the power source. Common charging solutions for these batteries include wall adapter based chargers and universal serial bus (USB) based chargers.

Source Meter Instrument for High Power Semiconductor Test Touts Wide Current Range

April 4, 2011 6:29 am | Keithley Instruments | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley introduced the Model 2651A High Power System SourceMeter instrument. Designed for characterizing high power electronics, the instrument provides

Radical Bioelectromechanical System Promises to End Energy Shortages

April 1, 2011 4:16 am | News | Comments

Recently Ephemeral Chimera Laboratories (ECL), specialists in commercialization efforts for novel and radical technologies, announced they are in the process of commercializing a radical bioelectromechanical power system that promises to end energy dependence worldwide.

Ohio State University EcoCAR Improves Emissions Controls - The EcoCAR Spring Workshop

March 30, 2011 12:14 pm | by Eric Schacht | Blogs | Comments

The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is one of 16 teams competing to build the best hybrid vehicle in the EcoCAR Challenge Competition. However, the EcoCAR Competition is not a simple “build the car and compete” type of competition. Each EcoCAR vehicle must

1-W DC-DC Converters Tout Miniature Size

March 30, 2011 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroPower Direct introduced the LCP100E Series of miniature 1W DC/DC converters. Packaged in a low profile, SMT case; these units are specifically designed to be a

40-W DC-DC Converter Has a 2-1 Input

March 30, 2011 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech announced the “TMH” Series of DC/DC converters. The series offers up to 40 Watts of fully regulated output power with an industry standard 2” x 1” footprint. The series offers a 2:1 input range with

400-W Power Interface Module Addresses EMI In ATCA Apps

March 30, 2011 7:50 am | Ericsson Power Modules | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules announced the PIM4328P, a new 390 W to 540 W power interface module (PIM) compliant with the 300-W de facto industry-standard footprint. The quarter-brick module is said to

Adjustable Current Switches Feature LED Visual Switch Indication

March 30, 2011 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

CR Magnetics, Inc. has introduced the CR9600 Series Adjustable Current Switches for applications that require an on-off indication of current flow. Features of the new current switches include

400-W Medical Power Supply Touts Compact Size

March 30, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower added to its AC/DC switching power supply line-up with the TMC400 Series which is approved to international medical standards. Designed for medical applications, it is capable of

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