Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

March 2023
STMicroelectronics Makes Lithium Batteries Perform Better and Last Longer with High-Accuracy BMS Controller

STMicroelectronics Makes Lithium Batteries Perform Better and Last Longer with High-Accuracy BMS Controller

­STMicroelectronics’ L9961 battery-management-system (BMS) device provides market-leading accuracy and flexibility to enhance the performance, lifetime, and safety of Li-ion and Li-polymer batteries. Suitable for battery packs up to 25V, the L9961 provides monitoring, balancing, and prote
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Date:
03/29/2023
Breakthrough in Battery Safety Technology

No thermal propagation: Pre-stack layout & ideal venting

­Farasis Energy has developed a module design concept to prevent thermal propagation using its newest generation of cells (Generation 4). The performance of the modules has been tested and confirmed by independent laboratories on module and pack level. Battery safety is thus significantly increased – an important ad
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Date:
03/28/2023
­ Industrial robots unplugged

Ben Waters, CEO of Wibotic

 A worldwide shortage of labour has seen an increase on the take up of robots for industrial use. It is really unsurprising, since today’s robots are much more sophisticated than previous generations, allowing them to take on more complex roles. At the same time, their costs have dropped, making them much
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Date:
03/22/2023
Atlis Motor Vehicles Releases Battery Cell Data Showing Capability on Track to Enable 0 – 100% Charge in 15-mins or Less

Atlis Motor Vehicles Releases Battery Cell Data Showing Capability on Track to Enable 0 – 100% Charge in 15-mins or Less

­Atlis Motor Vehicles unveiled battery cell data for its proprietary pouch cell. Atlis’ NMC pouch cells successfully meet the targets necessary to enable 15-min charging and ensure consistent performance. Internal testing shows cells with up to 254 Wh/kg energy density, 1.74 mAh average internal resistance
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Date:
03/15/2023
Zinc Battery Initiative Welcomes Developer of Novel Battery Enhancing Additive

Dr. Josef Daniel-Ivad, manager of the Zinc Battery Initiative

Zinc Battery Initiative (ZBI) welcomes new member Octet Scientific Inc. ZBI’s rapidly growing membership is comprised of leading zinc battery manufacturers as well as developers of products designed to enhance battery capability. Located in Cleveland, Octet Scientific has created the OctoLyte™ family of
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Date:
03/14/2023
Researchers Unveil Mystery of Operating Voltages in Li-CO2 Batteries

The schematics and performance of the test system.

­A team led by Prof. TAN Peng from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) has renewed the understanding of the operating voltages of lithium-carbon dioxide (Li-CO2) batteries, providing a new strategy for the next generation of Li-CO2 batteries. Their work was published in Proceedings of
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Date:
03/13/2023
8-Billion Dollar Market Opportunity Enabled by Solid-State Batteries

Solid-state battery addressable market.

­The solid-state battery, one of the most promising next-generation battery technologies, has the potential to reshuffle the global battery supply chain, and a US$8 billion-market-size opportunity is potentially waiting for solid-state batteries, according to IDTechEX's report "Solid-State and Polymer Bat
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Date:
03/10/2023
24V DC UPS Solution for 100h Long-Term Backup

24V DC UPS Solution for 100h Long-Term Backup

­Bicker Elektronik, Donauwoerth/Germany, has introduced a new DC UPS solution for long-term backup applications. The 24V emergency power supply is equipped with the particularly safe and durable LiFePO4 battery technology and offers backup times of up to 100 hours. Consisting of the UPSI-2406D intelligent charging and
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Date:
03/09/2023
High-Voltage MCU with USB-C PD and Buck-Boost Charging Controller, Streamlining Embedded System Design

High-Voltage MCU with USB-C PD and Buck-Boost Charging Controller, Streamlining Embedded System Design

­USB-C has been widely adopted as the connector of choice in the consumer electronics industry and is expected to replace the majority of conventional power adapters up to 240 W. As the world transitions to USB-C-based DC power sources, fast-charging protocols are becoming ubiquitous, enabling greater functionality an
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Date:
03/08/2023
Bourns Introduces High Efficiency Planar Transformer Series Engineered for High Frequency, Smaller Space DC-DC Conversion Designs

Bourns Introduces High Efficiency Planar Transformer Series Engineered for High Frequency, Smaller Space DC-DC Conversion Designs

­Bourns, Inc., introduced its Model PLN0xx-ED21 Series Planar Transformers with the advanced features needed to meet today's high frequency, smaller space power conversion application requirements. These forward converter transformers are designed to deliver outstanding high volumetric power density, low
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Date:
03/06/2023

 

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