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Ultracapacitors with increased energy and power density seek to drive high-power applications
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1/31/2010   1 comment
Ultracapacitor innovators, Ioxus Inc (Oneonta, New York, USA) has recently launched a new family of large cell prismatic electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) for transportation and utility applications that have been developed to be more cost effective in terms of overall system designs.
The vertical-integration mandala keeps turning
Power DesignLine Blog  
1/30/2010   Post a comment
It's "back to the future" and "deja vu again", as IC vendors move into modules and multi-component devices
Maynuo Electronic appoints StanTronic Instruments as distributor for the UK, Ireland and Germany
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
StanTronic Instruments (Bugbrooke, UK) has been appointed distributor for Maynuo Electronic in the UK, Ireland and Germany.
Smart meters deployment to rise from 76 million to 212 million in 2014
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
According to a new study from ABI Research, the number of smart electric meters deployed worldwide will rise from a 2009 level of 76 million to reach about 212 million in 2014.
Semtech expands buck converter platform 3.5-MHz, 500-mA synchronous step-down regulator
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Semtech Corp., has introduced a highly integrated 500 mA synchronous step-down (buck) regulator with the tiny size and output flexibility needed for low voltage point-of-load regulation, as well as mobile device applications.
Report: Smart meters rise to 212 million in 2014
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Deployments of smart electricity meters worldwide will rise from 76 million in 2009 to reach about 212 million in 2014, according to a new report from ABI Research.
Power Over Ethernet DIMM family offers time and cost savings
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Microsemi Corporation has released the PD67100 PoE+ module family, which integrates the company's PD69012 PoE Manager device into an easy-to-integrate dual in-line memory module (DIMM).
Semprius partners Siemens to develop solar energy solutions
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Semprius, Inc., and Siemens Industry, Inc., have entered into a joint development agreement to co-develop and deploy plug-and-play demonstration systems based on Semprius' Solar Module Arrays and Siemens' automation and control components.
Reliable power-supply modules target industrial automation applications
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
A new family of power-supply modules has been designed by Harting to offer high performance and reliability in industrial automation applications.
Low-ESR solid tantalum chip capacitors feature built-in fuse
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology's TF3 Tantamount low-ESR solid tantalum chip capacitors are delivered in three molded case sizes and feature a built-in fuse for safety-critical applications.
High-side FET driver simplifies design of buck and buck-boost HB LED drivers
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced a high-side MOSFET driver for high voltage applications which provides a low-cost solution for HB (high-brightness) LED designs that require a buck or buck-boost topology, but lack the requisite high-side MOSFET driver.
Exide Technologies opens new Global Technology Center
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
Stored electrical-energy solutions company, Exide Technologies has opened its new Global Technology Center at the company's world headquarters in Milton, Georgia, UK.
Intelligent Interleaving: improving energy efficiency in AC-DC power supplies
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
From Fairchild Semiconductor, a how-to on improving energy efficiency in your power supply design using the FAN9612 Interleaved Dual Boundary Conduction Mode PFC controller.
Low self-discharge rechargeable NiMH batteries target portable industrial applications
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1/27/2010   Post a comment
ANSMANN (Hoddesdon, UK) has launched the maxE/maxE+ range of long-lasting rechargeable NiMH batteries that are ideal for use in industrial portable equipment applications.
Energy efficient 2-A, 100-V Schottky bridge rectifier saves space
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Central Semiconductor Corp., has released a Schottky bridge rectifier packaged in a HD DIP case to offer a 50 percent reduction in utilized board space compared to four individual Schottky rectifiers in a SMA package.
Intersil module solves difficult power supply challenges
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at satisfying a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements, Intersil's scalable power module is easy to use, lowers risk, speeds time to market, provides a smaller footprint and simplifies inventory.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors LEDs enhance headlights in new Audi A8 Sedan
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
In the new Audi A8, light emitting diodes from OSRAM Opto Semiconductors are responsible for the low and high beams.
Members of the Cleantech Community " the ACE Awards needs you!
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
1/26/2010   Post a comment
The ACE Awards are looking for nominations in for the MOST PROMISING RENEWABLE ENERGY AWARD.
Electric vehicles earn cash for owners
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1/26/2010   Post a comment
Delaware becomes the first state to integrate electric vehicles into smart grid.
Enhanced WEBENCH tool accelerates multi-output DC-DC power supply design
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced WEBENCH Power Architect, a design tool that allows engineers to rapidly create, model and implement multiple-output, high-performance DC-DC power supplies for an entire system.
3-phase to 3-phase AC/AC frequency converter delivers pure sine wave output voltage
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics FTT 3K Series has introduced a rugged, modular AC/AC frequency converter system that uses microprocessor controlled, high frequency PWM technology to deliver 3-Phase, 3000 VA continuous sine-wave output power, from a 3-phase input.
Scalable power module simplifies design, lowers design risk and speeds time-to-market
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Intersil has unveiled a compact, scalable power module that provides designers an easy-to-use, general-purpose power solution that satisfies a wide range of point-of-load (POL) power requirements.
VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
Optical RAM on chip, set to reduce telecoms power
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Researchers from IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) and the department of information technology at Ghent University (INTEC) have published a paper on an optical random access memory integrated on a silicon chip with record low power consumption.
Some tips for charging from USB sources (Part 2 of 2)
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Understand the subtleties of using the ubiquitous USB port as a charging and power source
Energy Micro to add radio to MCU portfolio
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Energy Micro A/S (Oslo, Norway), the startup that has brought the Gecko family of 32-bit ARM-based microcontrollers to market, has announced that it plans to offer a companion range of low-power RF transceiver products.
Audium appoints Chris Travis as Chief Technology Officer
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Audium Semiconductor (Bristol, UK) has appointed Chris Travis as the company as Chief Technology Officer (CTO).
MEMC and Conergy settle litigation over solar wafer supply
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
MEMC Electronic Materials and German solar developer Conergy AG have reached an out of court settlement of a lawsuit related to a solar wafer supply contract between Conergy and MEMC Singapore Pte, Ltd.
National Semiconductor releases new generation of integrated power modules
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
The Simple Switcher power module family announced by National Semiconductor provides the efficiency of a synchronous switching regulator with the simplicity of a linear regulator.
Large cell ultracapacitors lower system design costs for transportation and utilities demands
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Ultracapacitor specialist, Ioxus Inc., (Oneonta, New York, USA) has launched a new family of large cell prismatic electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLC) which is targeting transportation and utility applications that are priced to be more cost effective in terms of overall system designs.
Quartet of 600-V MOSFETs offers ultra-low RDS(on) benefits
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. has released four new 600-V MOSFETs that extend its Super Junction FET technology to the TO-220, TO-220F, TO-247, and TO-263 packages.
External AC/DC power adapters are factory-configurable
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
BEAR Power Supplies (Phelps, New York, USA) has introduced a new cost-effective line of external switching power supplies.
New lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant to double EnerDel's US capacity
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
Lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel announced it will invest USD 237 million in a new manufacturing plant near its Indianapolis headquarters.
2-MHz dual channel step-down regulator features power-on reset and watchdog timer
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1/22/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has unveiled a dual channel, current mode step-down switching regulator with a power-on reset and watchdog timer.
Compact optocoupler offers energy efficiency benefits
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has introduced what he company claims is the industry's most energy efficient 1 MBd digital optocoupler.
DoE funds energy-efficient chip effort
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1/21/2010   4 comments
The U.S. Department of Energy is funneling Recovery Act stimulus funds into research to make computer chips more efficient by designing voltage regulators that fit on-chip.
Automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs offer power density and performance benefits
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced its AUIRF7739L2 and AUIRF7665S2 automotive DirectFET2 power MOSFETs that deliver power density benefits, dual-sided cooling and low parasitic inductance and resistance in a robust, reliable and AEC-Q101 qualified package for automotive applications.
Eltek Valere battery chargers to power THINK City electric car
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
Eltek Valere (Drammen, Norway) has clinched a contract to supply battery chargers to the innovative THINK City electric car that is being produced in Valmet, Finland, and now is ready for orders.
Mentor Graphics announces series of talks on low power design
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced a new series of Tuesday Tech Talks, focused on low-power design challenges, for electronics engineers.
Of Windmills and Recording Studios
Design How-To  
1/20/2010   1 comment
Windmills are cost more than a $1 million often requiring maintenance to go with their size and volatile nature. This article describes machine monitoring systems in wind turbines, how the requirements for a music studio network are similar to a turbine's monitoring system and how Firewire can been used to create a maintenance system for turbines.
Real science or just a bit of froth
Power DesignLine Blog  
1/20/2010   3 comments
Last week there seemed to be a mini-media feeding frenzy about a story of a product design student who had claimed to have designed as part of her final university project a 'greenphone' which was powered by Coca-Cola.
Dual output, 60-V synchronous boost controller eliminates heat sink with 97 percent efficiency
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1/20/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has unveiled a dual output, high power synchronous step-up switching DC/DC controller that replaces the boost diode with a high efficiency N-Channel MOSFET.
DEK and Heller announce state-of-the-art drying technology for solar cell metallization
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1/20/2010   Post a comment
DEK Solar and Heller Industries have unveiled the results of a recent collaboration; a pioneering drying system that enhances the state-of-the-art PV3000 metallization line even further.
Pike Research predicts portable fuel cell market to reach $2.3bn by 2016
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1/20/2010   Post a comment
Although the fuel cell industry has endured a series of false starts in recent years a recent report released by market analysts, Pike Research, predicts the global market for portable fuel cells will increase to $2.3 billion by 2016, up from just $185 million in 2009.
Saft wins first Turkish satellite battery contract
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1/20/2010   Post a comment
Turkey's TUBITAK UZAY (Space Technologies Research Institute) has awarded its first satellite battery contract.
BrightView unveils in-line process control and optimization tool for thin-film solar cell manufacturing
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1/20/2010   Post a comment
BrightView Systems has unveiled the InSight M Series, which is claimed to be the world's first in-line process control and optimization tool developed specifically to address the challenges faced by thin-film solar cell manufacturers.
Odersun achieves IEC certification for CIS solar modules, begins volume production
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1/20/2010   Post a comment
Odersun AG (Berlin, Germany) has achieved the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) certification for its standard CIS-based solar modules and plans to start volume production.
Infineon offers IGBTs for electric motors
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1/20/2010   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has introduced a family of power switching devices for use in the electric motor drives of home appliances.
U.S. cracks down on Energy Star violators
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy plans to start conducting its own tests soon to determine whether products are in compliance with the Energy Star program, the latest step in a broad initiative under the Obama Administration to crack down on an electronics industry that has been lax in adhering to the requirements of the energy efficiency program.
Infineon targets energy efficient home appliances with innovative power switching devices
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG has introduced a family of power switching devices for use in high energy efficiency electric motor drives of home appliances.
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