Evergreen Solar inks pact with Vermont company News & Analysis 2/28/2006 Post a comment Solar power product supplier Evergreen Solar Inc. has entered a four-year photovoltaic module supply contract worth $88 million with Global Resource Options Inc. (GRO), a Vermont-based solar power distributor and system integrator.
Conference helps you design powerful portable systems News & Analysis 2/21/2006 Post a comment The Portable Power Developer’s Conference takes place April 3-5, 2006 in Richardson, Texas. It's a three-day international conference that offers sessions and panels about commercial advancements and anticipated future developments in advanced power management and efficient energy utilization.
National, ARM unveil next-gen PowerWise spec News & Analysis 2/21/2006 Post a comment National Semiconductor Corp. and ARM Holdings PLC have released a second-generation PowerWise interface (PWI) specification that provides enhanced power management interconnect capability to feature-rich, multi-domain system-on-chips (SoCs) in battery-powered, handheld electronic devices.
Thermal considerations for hybrid DC/DC power converters Design How-To 2/20/2006 Post a comment To ensure a hybrid DC/DC converter does not exceed its maximum rated operating temperature the temperature rise of the converter must be considered during the system mechanical and thermal design. Proper system thermal design is necessary for hybrid DC/DC converters to operate reliably over the military temperature range. Here's some expert advice to help you determine the hybrid operating temperature.
DIN supplies stow aboard Product News 2/20/2006 Post a comment Designed especially for high humidity, high-vibration environments where high particle contamination may also be a factor, Astrodyne's M/DRL series of DIN-rail mounted modules delivers 5 to 30 watts for industrial controls, transportation systems, instrumentation, and shipboard applications.
Court says ITC erred on Energizer patent decision News & Analysis 2/17/2006 Post a comment Energizer Holdings Inc. has announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) erred in 2004 when it concluded that Energizer's patent covering mercury-free batteries was invalid.
Harvesting energy into lithium-ion batteries Design How-To 2/15/2006 1 comment Portable micro-systems continue to integrate more functions into smaller devices resulting in low energy levels and short operational lives. Find out what the latest research from Georgia Tech discovered about a harvesting and self-sustaining system-in-package (SiP) solution that harnesses energy
Power saving gets real Power DesignLine Blog 2/14/2006 Post a comment Power adapters are in the news again with the California Energy Commission. Only this time the CEC is saying we must slay the energy vampires.
AC/DCs source high-power telecom Product News 2/14/2006 Post a comment Astrodyne's SCP series of enclosed single-output switching power supplies, in 18 models, deliver 600 to 2400 watts at 5 to 48 VDC for moderate to high-power telecommunications.
20-W triple-output supply fits the industrial space Product News 2/13/2006 Post a comment Designed for tight environments in low-power applications requiring a reliable triple-output supply, the HF20W-TL series of enclosed, fan-cooled supplies from MicroPower Direct delivers 20 watts for industrial automation, process control, robotics, instrumentation, and telecom systems.
EMC-rugged AC/DC meets industrial test Product News 2/10/2006 Post a comment Touting high EMC immunity and low cost, Power-One's PLP75-1012G AC/DC supply, in five single-output models providing 75 watts at 3.3 to 48 volts, provides the front-end power for point-of load converters and the auxiliary functions of telecom/datacom and industrial equipment.
Stand alone POL extends to low-profile apps Product News 2/7/2006 Post a comment Power-One's ZY1015 15-amp point-of-load (POL) converter is a low-profile, horizontally mounted version of the company's ZY1115 "No-Bus" family of modules for hardware-configurable power management: No interface-based programming or external controllers.
300-W quarter-brick buses are aboard for ATCA Product News 2/7/2006 Post a comment Tyco Electronics' QBW025A0B series of wide-input quarter-bricks provide up to 25 amps for high-efficiency 12-volt intermediate bus voltage applications targeting telecom and advanced telecom computing applications (ATCA).
32-volt kilowatt supply powers RF amps Product News 2/3/2006 Post a comment Lambda's new 32-volt, 31-amp AC/DC supply, part of the company's FPS family, is especially suited for powering semiconductor-style RF power amplifiers. Measuring just 1.61-by-5-by-11.4 inches, it fits in with 1U installations.
RoHS-compliant AC/DCs extend distributed power Product News 2/3/2006 Post a comment Artesyn Technologies' RoHS-compliant TLP150 series of universal single-output AC/DC power supplies, in 10 models, provides 12-, 24-, or 48-volt outputs for point-of load (12-volt), distributed power (24-, 48-volt), and medical applications.
Emerson acquires power supplier Artesyn News & Analysis 2/2/2006 Post a comment St. Louis-based electronics company Emerson has agreed to acquire Artesyn Technologies Inc. in a cash transaction valued at $500 million, merging two of the top-tier global power supply companies.
Off-line switcher IC extends flexibility, power range Product News 2/2/2006 Post a comment Product Review - Power Integrations' TinySwitch III off-line switcher ICs expand the flexibility of the company's TinySwitch II devices in four areas: More power, user-selectable power levels, lower no-load power draw, and lower bulk capacitance requirements.
Driving Digital Power Management into the Mainstream Design How-To 2/2/2006 Post a comment Digital power today is a small fraction of overall power industry revenue but is commanding a large share of industry attention and discussion. As the digital transition begins to build force in the critical area of power management, Primarion's Deepak Savadatti believes it's worthwhile to clarify the key issues involved in enabling the transition toward a profitable and productive momentum that benefits everyone in the supply chain.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 21 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...