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The impact of flux on solar cells

EyeVision inspection system

A reliable application of connecting components such as e.g. flux, soldering paste or conductive adhesive is the alpha and omega of the solar cell production, because the application of flux on the busbar of solar cells is important for an ideal contact and the quality of the join. Improper application of flux
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07/06/2015
The 2015 New York State Energy Plan (SEP), released on June 25, 2015, provides a roadmap to advance the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative, which seeks to transform New York’s utility regulatory structure by integrating greater levels of distributed energy resources (DER) and empowering customers
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07/06/2015
VARTA CoinPower Li-Ion rechargeable micro batteries target IoT and Wearables

CoinPower lithium-ion rechargeable micro batteries

VARTA Microbattery, a leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of an extensive variety of high-technology rechargeable and primary batteries, released the CoinPower Series of lithium-ion rechargeable micro batteries. Optimized to promote cost effective manufacturing efficiencies and design flexibility
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07/06/2015

For many years, engineers have used calculation tools to optimize a switch mode power supply design. In the early years, power supply engineers would program their own tools or use spreadsheets they generated themselves with the required formulas underlying a certain power supply topology. While this helped
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Date:
07/03/2015
Tantalum surface mount capacitors with a solid electrolyte have been the favorite capacitor technology choice in many electronic devices for more than five decades, thanks to their stability, high reliability, and superior volumetric efficiency. The traditional manganese dioxide (MnO2) cathode material provides
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07/03/2015
Today’s power supply designers must strive to meet increasingly tough environmental legislation governing standby power and average efficiency. On the other hand, they must also ensure designs comply with relevant technical requirements. Wall adapters for charging smartphones, for example, must
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Date:
07/03/2015
Acceleration exhilaration

Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD

The e-vehicle industry is speeding up, and if you have anything to do with cars it’s time to get moving. We are in a very exhilarating time, as electronics and the Internet of Things (IoT) are changing almost every aspect of cars and how the public relates to them. Automotive design has always been
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Date:
07/02/2015
Microturbine tech empowers electric vehicles

Fulcrum gas turbine on-board range extender

Over eight million hybrid cars will be made in 2025, each with a range extender, the additional power source that distinguishes them from pure electric cars. Add to that significant money spent on the same devices in buses, military vehicles, boats and so on and a major new market emerges. We are
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Date:
07/02/2015
Real-world magnetics design

Ray Ridley, Ridley Engineering

Proper design of magnetics components is at the heart of any power converter. In this article, the flaws of some production magnetics are shown, clearly showing why it is essential that designers of power supplies should be intimately involved in magnetics design and characterization. Teaching
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07/02/2015
Saft's nickel-based SRM batteries empower the London Underground

Saft nickel-based SRM onboard power backup batteries for metro trains on the London Underground Northern Line

Saft, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech industrial batteries, has been awarded a contract worth over €1 million by Alstom to supply nickel-based SRM onboard power backup batteries for metro trains on the London Underground Northern Line. This replacement contract follows the proven performance
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Date:
07/02/2015
There was a time during the early development of portable electronics when the biggest hurdle to overcome was making the device small enough to be considered portable. After the invention of the microprocessor in the early 1970s, miniature, portable electronics have become commonplace and ever since the next
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Date:
07/02/2015
CHERRY releases evaluation kit for innovative energy-harvesting switch tech

Cherry Evaluation Kit 2.0

CHERRY Industrial Solutions has released an updated Evaluation Kit 2.0 to demonstrate their market leading Energy Harvesting Switch Technology. The kit, containing an energy harvesting generator, rocker switch and a snap-action switch, receiver with antenna, USB cable and receiver manual, provides users with
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Date:
07/02/2015
Rising energy costs spell trouble for global food security

A timeline illustration of food distribution technology

Ongoing efforts to feed a growing global population are threatened by rising fossil-fuel energy costs and breakdowns in transportation infrastructure. Without new ways to preserve, store, and transport food products, the likelihood of shortages looms in the future. In an analysis of food preservation
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Date:
07/02/2015
Paultre on Power - Stefan Kempen of AEG on grid-level storage (Podcast)

Stefan Kempen of AEG

In this podcast Stefan Kempen of AEG Power Solutions talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about grid-level storage and energy managment. Intelligent grid-level storage is a critical core technology of an advanced smart grid, and it involves more than just putting some batteries on street corners. The
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Date:
07/02/2015
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