XP Power VEH series power supplies Product News 9/27/2011 Post a comment Extending XP Power's V-Brand product range aimed at high-volume, cost-sensitive applications, the series consists of 5 power levels, providing 20, 40, 60, 90 or 120 Watt output.
Smart grid: Slow buildout begins Special Report 9/26/2011 8 comments Communications integration; advanced control, sensing, metering and metrics; and a human interface methodology are still on the smart grid architects’ to-do list.
PMIC startup raises $11 million News & Analysis 9/26/2011 1 comment Quantance Inc., a developer of high-speed power supply management ICs, has announced it has raised $11 million in Series C funding. Investors include TD Fund, Granite Ventures, InterWest Partners and DoCoMo Capital.
Boston-Power raises $125M for China move News & Analysis 9/20/2011 6 comments GSR Ventures has led a $125-million investment round in Boston-Power Inc., a 2005 Massachusetts startup that has made progress in developing longer lasting, faster charging lithium-ion batteries aimed mainly at automotive applications.
Intelligent sensor, algorithms improve battery management Design How-To 9/19/2011 2 comments More than half of the vehicle breakdowns that are caused by the electrical system can be traced back to the lead-acid battery and could have been avoided by knowledge of the battery state. A battery management system provides the necessary information by fast and reliable detection of the State-of-Charge, State-of-Health, and State-of-Function in terms of cranking capability.
Gel electrolyte promises better battery News & Analysis 9/12/2011 5 comments Researchers at the University of Leeds, England have invented a polymer gel that they claim can be used to manufacture cheaper, flexible lithium batteries without compromising performance.
Mobile measurement supports onboard EHV high-voltage testing Design How-To 9/1/2011 Post a comment On-road EHV testing calls for considerably greater data acquisition and wiring challenges than stationary applications. Onboard or road test data collection within a typical test track environment subjects instrumentation to higher-than-usual shock and vibration inputs, placing greater mechanical demands upon components and systems.