TTi : DC power supplies are web enabled Product News 9/30/2008 Post a comment The PL-P series of high performance dc power supplies from TTi offers a wide range of remote-control interfaces as standard. These include USB for simple PC connection, RS-232 for legacy applications and Ethernet for single PC or LAN based system applications.
Fotowatio buys four solar plants Product News 9/29/2008 Post a comment Fotowatio, one of Spain's largest solar companies, has acquired four solar photovoltaic power plants that produce 32 megawatts (MW) of energy in Murcia, Spain.
Surface mount gate drive transformer is highly resistant to EMI Product News 9/29/2008 Post a comment With a small surface mount package featuring rugged housing materials that are highly resistant to the effects of EMI, the SM580 gate drive transformer from Datatronic Distribution Inc. provides efficient pulse control in gate drive circuits used in MOSFETs and IGBTs for switch mode power supplies and other electronic equipment.
Buck-boost LED driver offers wide input voltage range Product News 9/29/2008 Post a comment Designed to drive high current LEDs, Linear Technology's 100V, high-side current sense DC/DC converter features a 6V to 100V input voltage range that makes it well-suited for a wide variety of applications, including automotive, industrial and architectural lighting.
What power development would you invest in? Power Management DesignLine Blog 9/29/2008 Post a comment The pressure keeps building on power management engineers to produce a breakthrough in energy efficiency performance that will sweep the market forward. But are there any real contenders out there that will have a major impact in the future?
Bluetooth headset turns to SUN and goes green Teardown 9/29/2008 Post a comment Last year, I purchased a hands-free Bluetooth car kit as a Christmas gift for a family member who, as a sales rep, spends significant time talking in her car. Worried for her safety as she drives with one hand on the wheel and the other around a cell phone, I initially felt a sense of pride as she unwrapped a gift that demonstrated concern for her well-being. Sometimes, however, a buzz can be short-lived. After a quick explanation of what the gift was, I could see a bit of uneasiness creep in as
Digital multiphase controllers push power efficiency Design How-To 9/29/2008 Post a comment Given rapidly rising energy costs, it's hardly surprising that power efficiency has become a leading differentiator for designers of high-performance servers and desktop systems. But managing power to the current generation of low-voltage, high-frequency processors poses a number of new challenges.
LED lamp lowers power consumption by 85% Product News 9/26/2008 Post a comment The 120MBLS-X-CX wide-angle LED from DDP operates up to a maximum of 130 Vac, while drawing less than 8 mA, which translates into 85% lower power consumption than a standard 120V mini bayonet (MB) incandescent light bulb.
Tough times seen for power converter market News & Analysis 9/23/2008 Post a comment Murata Manufacturing was the largest supplier of DC-DC converters modules last year according to market research group IMS (Wellingborough, England), with a global share of 12.5 percent of a market valued at $2.9 billion.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.