Batteries & Other Energy Storage Devices

April 2023
Empowering Your Charging Needs with Efficient and Scalable Multi-Port Chargers and Adapters

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Figure 1: High-level block diagram of a multi-port adapter

Introduction As portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and laptops have become an integral part of our lives, the need for faster charging has grown tremendously. The Power Delivery (PD) technology is designed to provide the fastest charging possible through a USB Type-C (USB-C) cable. T
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Date:
04/29/2023
Ruggedized 300W Buck-Boost Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters Have Wide Range Input and Outputs

Ruggedized 300W Buck-Boost Non-Isolated DC-DC Converters Have Wide Range Input and Outputs

­TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the 300W rated TDK-Lambda RGC series of ruggedised non-isolated DC-DC converters. With an input voltage of 9 to 53V, these buck-boost converters deliver output voltages that can be adjustable from 9.6 to 48V or 5 to 28V with output currents of up to 12.5A. The se
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Date:
04/28/2023
Sodium-Ion Batteries: From Research to Commercialization

Promising fields of applications for sodium-ion batteries.

­Among the existing energy storage technologies, lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have unmatched energy density and versatility. Since their first commercialization, the growth in LIBs has been driven by portable devices. In recent years, however, large-scale electric vehicles and stationary applications have emerged. Be
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04/24/2023
Researchers Create New Type of Fuel Cell

Ultrafast ionic conduction in a carbonate-superstructured solid fuel cell created by Michigan Tech researchers.

  The electrification of the automotive industry is continuing at pace as governments attempt to meet the commitments that they have made towards the environment. The majority of governments in the developed world see the move to EVs as an easy way to slash emissions, and as such, have set tough to meet sc
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Date:
04/19/2023
Fiber Batteries Market to hit $274.7 Mn by 2029 at a CAGR of 23% over the Forecast Period

Fibre Batteries Market to hit USD 274.7 Mn by 2029 at a CAGR of 23 percent over the forecast period

­Maximize Market Research, a global Energy & Power market research firm, has published competitive intelligence and market research report on “Fibre Batteries Market”. The Fibre Batteries market size was valued at USD 64.5 Mn in 2022. The total Fibre Batteries Market revenue is expected to grow at a CA
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Date:
04/18/2023
Battery Electric Train Deliveries on Track to Quadruple in 2023

Global deliveries of zero-emission trains (#). Source: IDTechEx - "Battery Electric & Hydrogen Fuel Cell Trains 2023-2043"

­Today's rail networks largely consist of electric trains 'tethered' to electric overhead and live rail systems. However, this is not feasible everywhere due to the high infrastructure cost/mile, remote geographic locations, and the practicality of building through tunnels and bridges. For these stretches of track,
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Date:
04/12/2023
Fish-Inspired, Self-Charging Electric Battery May Help Power Space Applications

Joseph Najem, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, will lead the project to create an energy source capable of powering satellites, cameras, weather sensors and other technologies in space.

­A research lab at Penn State will equally share a three-year, $2.55 million grant from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) with three other teams at Carnegie Mellon University and the Adolphe Merkle Institute of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland. The multidisciplinary research collaboration ai
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Date:
04/11/2023
Water-based Batteries Offer Future Alternative to Lithium

Chemical engineering professor Dr. Jodie Lutkenhaus and chemistry assistant professor Dr. Daniel Tabor have discovered significant storage capacity in water-based batteries.

Batteries are becoming so important to the financial prosperity of many countries that they are looking at ways to keep the whole supply chain at home. The COVID-19 pandemic showed that the global supply chains that we have relied on for the last few decades were not as robust as we believed. Countries that co
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Date:
04/11/2023
Battery Swapping Charging Infrastructure Market will Reach a Value of $1359.43 Million USD by 2033 at a CAGR of 21%

Battery Swapping Charging Infrastructure Market will Reach a Value of $1359.43 Million USD by 2033 at a CAGR of 21%

­The global Battery Swapping Charging Infrastructure market size is expected to surpass an impressive valuation of USD 202.07 million in 2023 and is projected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% from 2023 to 2033. Infrastructure for EV charging will be more and more in demand for residenti
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Date:
04/04/2023
3D-Printed Functional High-Performance Batteries

Ally Winning, European Editor, PSD

­One of the major drawbacks of the batteries that we use today is the way that we make them. The process is time consuming, messy and expensive. It normally either involves slow layer-on-layer printing or screen-printing. It is an inherently wet processes that requires significant time and energy to remove un
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Date:
04/01/2023
Designing Dual-Role, USB Type-C Integrated Battery Management Solution for Single-Cell Batteries

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Figure 1: Traditional Architecture of a USB Type-C Port

­The European Commission (EC) recently approved a mandate in June 2022 requiring the next generation of portable devices to be compatible with USB Type-C charging connectors in efforts to reduce e-waste. Compared with older micro-USB and USB Type-A ports, the USB Type-C port offers several advantages for
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Date:
04/01/2023

 

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