Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

January 2020
30 KW Auto-Ranging DC Supply with Energy-Recovering DC Load
Intepro Systems announces the availability of its Model PSB 10000 30 KW programmable digital power supply/load. The PSB 10000 Series is a microprocessor controlled bi-directional supply that features two devices in one: an electronic DC load with energy recovery and an auto-ranging DC power supply. This allows for
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01/30/2020

MOSFET Offers Best in Class On-Resistance Times Gate Charge
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a new 80 V TrenchFET Gen IV n-channel power MOSFET in the 6.15 mm by 5.15 mm PowerPAK SO-8 single package. Designed to save energy by increasing the efficiency of power conversion topologies and switching circuitry, the Vishay Siliconix SiR680ADP offers best in class on-resistance ti
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01/29/2020
Metallized Polypropylene Capacitors for Electric Auto Tech
KEMET Corporation has launched the R41T and R76H series AEC-Q200 qualified metallized polypropylene film capacitors. This series builds on the company’s long-standing expertise in power management solutions by leveraging advances in manufacturing technology and new materials to address the stringent requirements of
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01/28/2020
The Versatile Inductor
Traditionally, off-the-shelf power inductors have offered the capability to perform a variety of functions and serve many different applications. The same inductor might have served one circuit as a ripple-smoothing element in an LC output filter and as an EMI suppression choke in another. By contrast, a device
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01/23/2020
Thermoelectric Cooling for Base Station and Cell Tower Equipment

Figure 1a and 1b. Due to the limited access for repair and maintenance of base station and cell towers, long life operation is required

Temperature control of sensitive telecom electronics in unattended mobile base stations and cell towers is vital for the operation of primary and back-up systems. Heat can significantly degrade the performance and operating life of telecom cabinets, energy storage systems and back-up battery systems. Mobile ba
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01/20/2020
3W ACDC Converter with Transient Output Power Up to 12W
In some applications where high transient communication or drive power is required, such as electrical control systems, automatic meter reading, anti-theft alarms, and access electric lock applications, large amounts of power are outputted in a short time at transmitting and receiving data or driving relays. Therefore,
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01/17/2020
Optimizing Precision Cell Measurement Accuracy in Automotive Battery Management Systems

Figure 1. Simplified block diagram of the ISL78714 multi-cell Li-ion battery manager

BMS designers have learned how to optimize BMS measurements and achieve high performance in an electrically and environmentally hostile automotive setting. The designers focus is still on cell measurement requiring millivolt and milliamp accuracy, and time-synchronizing these voltage and current measurements to
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01/11/2020
TAIYO YUDEN’s All-Solid-State Lithium-Ion Secondary Batteries
TAIYO YUDEN announced today the development of all-solid state lithium-ion secondary batteries (hereinafter referred to as “all-solid-state batteries”) in which various technologies including the process technology of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are capitalized. All-solid-state batteries are s
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01/08/2020
20 F addition to Electric Double-Layer Capacitor LP Series
TAIYO YUDEN announced today the addition of LP12352R7206 (φ12.5 × 35 mm, 20 F), our highest-capacitance product, to our cylinder-type electric double-layer capacitor LP series. Example applications for this new capacitor include peak assistance and backup power supply in servers, drive recorders, and smart
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01/08/2020
Power Management IC Adopted in Google Coral AI Products
Renesas Electronics Corporation announced its ISL91301B Power Management IC (PMIC) is designed into the latest Google Coral products. They include the Mini PCIe Accelerator, M.2 Accelerator A+E Key, M.2 Accelerator B+M Key, and System-on-Module (SoM). Google Coral integrates seamlessly into processes at any sc
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01/07/2020
Mophie Debuts Powerstation Go Universal Battery at CES 2020
Mophie unveiled the powerstation go universal battery at CES 2020. The portable jump starter for any SUV or full-sized car additionally features two USB-A ports, an AC power outlet, and Qi wireless charging for mobile devices and laptops. Lightweight and portable, the powerstation go easily fits inside a bag or
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01/06/2020