Design Con 2015
Breaking News
Content tagged with Power
posted in September 2006
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
TDI to speak and exhibit at conference
News & Analysis  
9/30/2006   Post a comment
Transistor Devices will speak about power conversion in harsh, remote environment at the Remote Monitoring and Networking Conference in November.
DC/DC converter offers doubled power density in PoL modules
Product News  
9/30/2006   Post a comment
The TLynx series from Tyco Electronics features tunable-loop that optimizes transient response and enhances system performance.
Power-One acquires Magnetek's Power Electronics Group
News & Analysis  
9/30/2006   Post a comment
Power-One acquired Magnetek's power group and its debt but expects the purchase to improve global ranking.
Comment: Battery failures could scorch Sony name
News & Analysis  
9/29/2006   Post a comment
An ever-expanding recall of laptop PC battery packs from Sony could undermine the company's efforts to revive its glorious past.
Rechargeable battery technology wins innovation award at Intel Developer's Conference
News & Analysis  
9/29/2006   Post a comment
Just in time to meet demand for a new battery technology, Zinc Matrix Power got noticed at the IDF with Intel's Technology Innovation Accelerated award.
Laptop makers line up for Sony battery exchange
News & Analysis  
9/29/2006   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has offered to exchange lithium-ion battery packs, prompting Toshiba to announce an expanded exchange program that will include an additional 830,000 laptops.
Narrow-profile, wide-range DC/DCs deliver up to 288 watts
Product News  
9/28/2006   Post a comment
Acopian's Narrow Profile series of single-output DC/DC supplies, available in over 150 models that provide from 3.3 to 125 volts, delivers up to 288 watts for applications where other supplies won't fit.
Lenovo, IBM recall ThinkPad battery packs
News & Analysis  
9/28/2006   Post a comment
IBM Corp. and Lenovo Inc. are recalling over half a million battery packs for its ThinkPad notebook computers equipped with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries manufactured by Sony Corp.
Power-One acquires Magnetek's power group
News & Analysis  
9/28/2006   Post a comment
Power-One Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Power Electronics Group of Magnetek Inc., for $71.7 million in cash.
How to simplify switch-mode DC-DC converter design
Design How-To  
9/28/2006   Post a comment
Every design has trade-offs and DC-DC converters are no different. Here's what you can do to simplify your design for DC-DC converter circuits.
Nanotech, battery companies team on lithium technology
News & Analysis  
9/27/2006   Post a comment
Nanoexa, a nanotechnology-based clean energy company, and Decktron, a lithium battery and display company have signed an agreement to develop and commercialize lithium battery technology originally developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory.
200-watt switchers tout affordability
Product News  
9/27/2006   Post a comment
Citing its economical design, V-Infinity's new U-frame switching power supply series, the VPU-S200, delivers up to 200 watts for wireless, datacom, and industrial applications.
High power density, self-cooled power supply targets networking, telecom
Product News  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
ROAL Electronics USA introduces its high-efficiency, high power density, fully enclosed and self-cooled power supply.
ROAL Electronics names executive vice president
News & Analysis  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
ROAL Electronics Inc USA named Don Mulvey to the position of Executive Vice President.
How high-voltage device integration simplifies design of PoE powered devices
Design How-To  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
Projected shipments of PoE-enabled products are expected to grow dramatically in the next couple years and designers need to reduce design effort and squeeze costs. Find out what some possible solutions are for building a successful PoE-enabled product.
TDK-Lambda's DC/DCs deliver 1.5 to 25 watts
Product News  
9/26/2006   Post a comment
TDK's CC-E series of compact DC/DC converters is now available from Lambda under the new collaborative TDK-Lambda product brand. These 1.5- to 25-watt converters are designed for applications ranging from process control to communications equipment.
IEEE developing lithium-ion battery standard
News & Analysis  
9/25/2006   Post a comment
The IEEE is developing a standard to enhance performance for lithium-ion and lithium-ion polymer batteries used in digital cameras and camcorders.
Field-oriented control optimizes industrial motors
Design How-To  
9/25/2006   Post a comment
Variable-speed drives for three-phase motors are ubiquitous components of industrial systems that help save energy and optimize performance. Traditional, scalar control techniques for variable-speed operation of three-phase electric motors offer simple implementation but limit the achievable performance. With a scalar drive, algorithm limitations can mean that meeting dynamic response specifications requires choosing a larger motor and a larger drive to complement it. That tends to drag down eff
Energy harvesting: A battle against power losses
Design How-To  
9/24/2006   1 comment
Can we design indefinite operational life and wireless power grids? Micro-scale harvesters can only generate low-to-moderate power, so that's a problem but low frequency ambient vibrations are relatively abundant. Here's what the power mechanisms are in a harvester circuit.
Accessory overload threatens auto power budgets: Part 2, load smoothing methods
Design How-To  
9/22/2006   Post a comment
High continuous electrical loading pushes auto charging systems into overload, so that load transients from more and higher-powered electrical accessories present higher probability of disrupting the vehicle's distributed computing network.
Driver module for high bright LEDs delivers 20 watts per channel
Product News  
9/22/2006   Post a comment
Applied Concepts' I-DRIVE Series of LED driver solutions provide up to 60 watts for high bright light-emitting diodes (HBLEDs), ten times the power available from competing systems.
General purpose line-interactive UPSes provide Faraday shielding
Product News  
9/22/2006   Post a comment
Tripp-Lite's line-interactive OmniSmart family, delivering 500, 700, and 1000 VA for small server applications, are the first of the company's UPS systems for general end users that provides Faraday shielding for full isolation.
Accessory overload threatens auto power budgets: Part 1, burgeoning loads and transients
Design How-To  
9/20/2006   Post a comment
With the explosion in auto electronics features, is passenger safety jeopardized at the expense of greater luxury? Maxwell Technologies' John Miller explains the over-electrification problems and what design engineers can do to avoid potential hazards.
Faulty Sony batteries prompt Toshiba recall
News & Analysis  
9/20/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. said it has launched a program to exchange faulty Sony battery packs used in 340,000 of its laptops.
Power supply software cuts test time by up to 70 percent
Product News  
9/20/2006   Post a comment
Intepro Systems' Powerstar 5 v3.0 software touts improved database integration that allows for testing any family of power supplies in as little as 30 percent of the time previously required.
PoE-splitter package powers IP security cameras
Product News  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
Phihong's Power-over-Ethernet package, comprising the POE20U midspan and the PSD14 splitter, offers a complete remote power solution for IP security cameras.
How to create small, efficient and reliable power supply designs
Design How-To  
9/19/2006   Post a comment
Learn how to use today's semiconductor components to reduce conduction and switching losses, provide noise immunity and of course, increase power efficiency.
Fuel cell powered camera to show at conference
Product News  
9/18/2006   Post a comment
Millennium Cell Inc., a developer of hydrogen battery technology, has announced that Millennium Cell and its affiliate company Gecko Energy Technologies, have developed a fuel cell powered wireless camera prototype system with infrared sensing and audio capability.
Miniature DC/DCs tout lowest cost for regulated 2-watt apps
Product News  
9/15/2006   Post a comment
MicroPower Direct's D200ERW series of miniature single- and dual-output DC/DC converters, part of the company's "Budget Saver" family, features a tightly regulated 2-watt output in a single in-line package for data acquisition systems, telecom equipment, battery powered and battery backed instrumentation, industrial control systems, and board level power distribution subsystems.
Switching module controls up to six devices in autos, boats, and planes
Product News  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
StacoSwitch's High Power Switching Module (PSM), a single-board unit for 6-28 volt applications, allows you to control up to six different devices in your auto, boat, or plane, or adjust the lighting intensity for backlighting and indicator LEDs.
DC/DC supply offers 1.5 kW for rugged industrial tasks
Product News  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
Absopulse Electronics' BAP765F, for industrial and other heavy-duty applications, delivers 1500 watts from a compact, ruggedly constructed 6.3-by-11.5-by-2.4 inch chassis.
IEDM feels the power
News & Analysis  
9/14/2006   Post a comment
The International Electron Devices Meeting this December will highlight developments in power research.
How to design fast charging for high-capacity batteries
Design How-To  
9/13/2006   Post a comment
The latest developments in lithium-ion and lithium-polymer focus on the need for higher float voltages and higher battery capacities to address the needs for longer operation times. But how do you design chargers to handle the higher battery capacities without taking more charging time? Here's what you need to know to make it happen.
DoCoMo invests in fuel cell company
News & Analysis  
9/13/2006   Post a comment
Japan-based mobile phone company NTT DoCoMo Inc. has announced it would acquire a 36.5 percent stake in Japanese fuel cell company Aquafairy, and form an alliance to develop handsets powered by hydrogen fuel cells.
Power-One and Micrel introduce solution for low current applications
Product News  
9/13/2006   Post a comment
Power-One and Micrel jointly announce a Z-One compatible solution for low-current applications based on Micrel's linear regulators and Power-Ones' digital power managers.
Fuel-cell system arrives in time for emergency responders
Product News  
9/12/2006   Post a comment
Jadoo Power Systems Inc.'s XRT fuel-cell system, comprising its 100-watt N-Gen fuel cell power unit and six N-Stor 360 fuel canisters, can provide up to 2200 watt-hours (180-amp hours) for emergency applications.
MOSFET family targets high power, reliability for medical, semi equipment
Product News  
9/12/2006   Post a comment
Microsemi introduces its latest power MOSFETs to support high-power applications from 500V to 1200V with improved oscillation immunity needed by fast switching devices.
Powering LED strings and arrays in backlight applications
Design How-To  
9/12/2006   Post a comment
Driving the series string requires a suitable supply circuit. The design challenge is that the total voltage drop across the string may exceed the supply rail.
POLs deliver up to 40 watts for FPGAs, microprocessors
Product News  
9/12/2006   Post a comment
Murata's MPDRX series of regulated, fast-responding point-of-load (non-isolated) modules deliver 22 to 40 watts in four versions for field programmable gate array (FPGA) and microprocessor applications.
Compensating voltage mode buck regulators -- Part 2: The details
Design How-To  
9/11/2006   Post a comment
Here is the second part of an in-depth resource to help you take full advantage of this design feature. Make sure you check out the five part appendix with all the details for easing your design work to control the regulator.
800-watt front-end rectifier adapts without derating
Product News  
9/10/2006   Post a comment
Power-One's Aspiro 800-watt front-end rectifier, the XR08.48, can adapt without derating to a wide range of line, load, and temperature conditions, the industry's only such system, according to the company.
STMicro becomes PMBus Adopter
News & Analysis  
9/8/2006   Post a comment
STMicro announced its membership in the PMBus Implementers Forum as an adopter.
ECD Ovonics adding plant
News & Analysis  
9/8/2006   Post a comment
Energy Conversion Devices Inc. (ECD Ovonics) is expanding its thin-film solar module manufacturing capacity by another 60 Megawatts per annum by adding a second facility at its Greenville, Mich., site. This second facility is expected to begin operation in mid-2008.
Hot products: Single-chip cellphone, USB flash drive
Product News  
9/8/2006   Post a comment
The hottest products posted this week at eeProductCenter include a miniaturized AC/DC switching power supply that delivers 1 watt in standby mode, a new USB flash drive line, a single-chip cell phone device that promises double talk time and a 14-bit, 150-MSPS analog-to-digital converter that consumes only 430 mW.
Keep those APEC Seminar submissions coming
News & Analysis  
9/8/2006   Post a comment
APEC extended the proposal submission deadline to September 18 for next year's conference in Anaheim, CA.
Wireless infrastructure "wrong playing field" for GaN - Analyst
News & Analysis  
9/8/2006   Post a comment
RF power semiconductors for the wireless infrastructure sector may not be the best opportunity for companies developing and making devices using Gallium Nitride (GaN) process technology, a researcher at ABI suggests.
Miniature AC/DCs deliver a regulated 15 watts
Product News  
9/8/2006   Post a comment
Astrodyne's ASL 10/15 series of ultraminiature open-frame switching supplies delivers up to 15 watts at 3.3 to 24 volts for regulated board applications. The universal AC/DC supplies are also available in a medically-approved version (ASM series).
Comparing regulated charge-pump and inductor-based DC/DC converters
Design How-To  
9/7/2006   Post a comment
Find out about the regulated charge pump and the other most widely used inductor-based DC/DC converters, such as the buck regulator, the boost regulator and the Single Ended Primary Inductive Converter. Then compare them to determine which is best for your next design.
Switching supplies drive LED lighting in automobiles
Design How-To  
9/7/2006   Post a comment
LEDs need power, and switching supplies are providing the right kind. The converter should be optimized for the number and type of LEDs in a string, and for the functionality of each lighting application. Here are some practical guidelines and designs.
Low-power DC/DCs raise COTS standards
Product News  
9/5/2006   Post a comment
Product Review - XP Power's MTC series of 4- to 35-watt commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) DC/DC converters, specifically for defense and avionics applications, touts features virtually unheard of at the low-power levels.
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Book Review: Deadly Odds by Allen Wyler
Max Maxfield
11 comments
Generally speaking, when it comes to settling down with a good book, I tend to gravitate towards science fiction and science fantasy. Having said this, I do spend a lot of time reading ...

Martin Rowe

No 2014 Punkin Chunkin, What Will You Do?
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
American Thanksgiving is next week, and while some people watch (American) football all day, the real competition on TV has become Punkin Chunkin. But there will be no Punkin Chunkin on TV ...

Rich Quinnell

Making the Grade in Industrial Design
Rich Quinnell
13 comments
As every developer knows, there are the paper specifications for a product design, and then there are the real requirements. The paper specs are dry, bland, and rigidly numeric, making ...

Martin Rowe

Book Review: Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design
Martin Rowe
1 Comment
Controlling Radiated Emissions by Design, Third Edition, by Michel Mardiguian. Contributions by Donald L. Sweeney and Roger Swanberg. List price: $89.99 (e-book), $119 (hardcover).