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May 2018
Wireless Power Demonstration Kit Capable of Receiving up to 27 W at 19 V
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— Efficient Power Conversion Corporation (EPC) announces the availability of a complete class 4 wireless power kit, the EPC9129. The system can transmit up to 33 W while operating at 6.78 MHz (the lowest ISM band). The kit comes complete with two receivers, each with a regulated output -
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05/31/2018
Less is More When it Comes to Predicting Molecules' Conductivity

UChicago grad student Manas Sajjan, left, and prof. David Mazziotti, hold a model depicting a molecule on which they tested a better approach for predicting conductivity.

The smaller and smarter that phones and devices become, the greater the need to build smaller circuits. Forward-thinking scientists in the 1970s suggested that circuits could be built using molecules instead of wires, and over the past decades that technology has become reality. The trouble is, some
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05/31/2018
Rogers Corporation's Power Electronics Solutions Group to Introduce ROLINX CapLink Solutions at PCIM 2018
Eschenbach, Germany – Rogers Corporation’s Power Electronics Solutions (PES) group will be exhibiting at PCIM Europe and introducing ROLINX CapLink Solutions.   PCIM Europe (Power Conversion and Intelligent Motion) is the international leading exhibition
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05/29/2018

Better, Faster, Stronger: Building Batteries That Don't Go Boom

The diamond-tipped probe Herbert and Hackney use for their research is incredibly sensitive and must be housed in a compartment that muffles any sort of vibrations.

There's an old saying: "You must learn to walk before you learn to run." Despite such wisdom, numerous industries skip the basics and sign up for marathons instead, including the battery industry. Lithium ion batteries hold incredible promise for improved storage capacity, but they are volatile.
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05/29/2018
It's a whole new way of thinking about sensors. The tiny fibers developed at EPFL are made of elastomer and can incorporate materials like electrodes and nanocomposite polymers. The fibers can detect even the slightest pressure and strain and can withstand deformation of close to 500% before recovering their
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05/25/2018
Maxim's Digital Class D Speaker Amplifiers Deliver the Highest Efficiency in a Compact, Cost-Effective Plug-and-Play Solution
With the MAX98357 and MAX98358 digital-input Class D audio power amplifiers by Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM), designers can achieve highest efficiency in a compact, cost-efficient plug-and-play solution. Despite their ultra-small form factors, these
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05/23/2018
Gresham Power Electronics introduces a low profile 225 Watt Ultra High Density AC/DC ITE and Medical Power Supply
Gresham Power Electronics announces the introduction of its latest micro-footprint, Ultra High Density (UHD) 225W output power supply the OF(M)225. The OF(M)225 Series of open frame switching power supplies utilises a highly advanced circuit topology to deliver 225 Watts with fan cooling and 120 Watts
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05/23/2018
Powerbox announces four new series of extra-wide input DC/DC converters for railway and transportation industry
Powerbox announces the launch of four new series of extra-wide input voltage range, 8W to 20W board-mounted DC/DC converters for railway and transportation industry. With a 13:1 input voltage range of 12V to 160V, the MAD33 (8W), MAD32 (10W), MAE35 (15W) and MAF35 (20W) have been developed to provide systems
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05/23/2018
WÃrth Elektronik successfully completing research project of assistance system with adaptive human-machine interaction  .
To make physically strenuous works easier was one of the aims. To give to the craftspeople additional information about the upcoming works, was another aim. The „third arm“ for craftsmen makes both possible: Effective support of the craftsman on the one hand
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05/23/2018
RS Components now stocking new series of high-efficiency fans and controllers from ebm-papst
RS Components (RS) has announced the availability of new energy-efficient fan controllers together with the 4300N series of fans from ebm-papst, one of the world’s leading makers of high-efficiency fans and motor products.
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05/23/2018
Infineon prepares for long-term growth and invests â1.6 billion in new 300-millimeter chip factory in Austria
Infineon Technologies is to build a new factory for power semiconductors. The market and technology leader in this segment will thereby create the foundation for long-term, profitable growth. A fully automated chip factory for manufacturing 300-millimeter thin wafers
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05/23/2018
 Flex Power Modules announces new BGA packaging option for digital point-of-load DC/DC converters
Flex Power Modules today announced that its BMR466 and BMR461 digital point-of-load (POL) DC/DC power modules are now available to customers with BGA (Ball Grid Array) packaging, as well as in their original compact LGA (Land Grid Array) package. Both modules target
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05/23/2018
TI’s LMZM3360x Power Modules, Now at Mouser, Integrate 36V Buck Converter and Power Circuitry in a Compact Package
Mouser Electronics is now stocking the LMZM33602 and LMZM33603 power modules from Texas Instruments (TI). These completely integrated 4 V–36 V power module solutions combine a step-down DC-to-DC converter with power MOSFETs, a shielded inductor, and passive components
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05/23/2018
Advanced Biofuels can be Produced Extremely Efficiently, Confirms Industrial Demonstration

The combustion boiler in the Chalmers Power Central was converted to a gasifier in 2007. Since then, more than 200 man-years of research have been devoted to gasification technology. The power central produces district heating and cooling that covers Chalmers University of Technologys' entire needs. The first boilers in the power central were built in 1947.

A chance to switch to renewable sources for heating, electricity and fuel, while also providing new opportunities for several industries to produce large numbers of renewable products. This is the verdict of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, who now, after ten years of energy research
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05/21/2018
Bitcoin's burgeoning electricity demands have attracted almost as much attention as the cryptocurrency's wildly fluctuating value. But estimating exactly how much electricity the Bitcoin network uses, necessary for understanding its impact and implementing policy, remains a challenge. In the first rigorously
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05/17/2018
Wireless Power Receiver Charges Smart Cards, Other Compact Devices Over The Air
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Powercast Corporation announced a smaller Powerharvester wireless power receiver and RF-to-DC converter chip (PCC114) for its Powerharvester Chipset (comprised of a wireless power receiver chip and complementary boost converter IC). Designed for embedding
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05/17/2018
European Cities Soon to be Ready for Autonomous Vehicles

This is the autonomous vehicle Navya Arma (model DL4) acquired by the Transports publics genevois (tpg) in August 2017.

Autonomous vehicles promise to be the next revolution in public transport. They should find their first users in suburban areas, which are less well served by traditional transportation networks. But for these new services to develop, we must first identify the needs and motivations of their future users and
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05/14/2018
In-House Processing brings cost-effective cloud coverage Brings Cost-Effective Cloud Coverage
Earlier this year, I wrote a blog on Google and its tensor processing units. The company had just launched the second generation of its powerful ICs that provide the computing power for its vast datacentres around the world. The processors are specifically designed for the complex AI computational tasks found
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05/09/2018
Active Bridge Rectifiers Reduce Heat Dissipation Within PoE Security Cameras

Figure 1. Auxiliary Input and PoE Power Architecture

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05/09/2018
156 W Isolated Qtr. Brick DC/DC Converter Designed for Passenger Wi-Fi
Bel Power Solutions and Protection announces the 0RQB-C2Q12LG, an industry standard footprint quarter brick DC/DC converter equipped to run from a railway and bus datacom-friendly 9-36 V input range, which produces 156
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05/08/2018
Regulators Feature I2C Control
SUNNYVALE, Calif.– Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited introduced and new family of  EZBuck regulators featuring I2C control. The first two members of the family are the 4A AOZ2231CQI-01 and the 8A AOZ2233CQI-02. The new devices provide a compact, efficient power converter solution
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05/07/2018
TRACO POWER’s smallest 2 Watt SMD DC/DC converter
TRS 2 Series is a new series with the design purpose to improve the prevalent 2 Watt SMD DC/DC converters in terms of size, cost, efficiency and performance. The main intended uses for the TRS 2 Series are IT applications, industrial control systems and also measurement
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05/03/2018
Microsemi Expands Switchtec Family of PCIe Switches to Support Extended Industrial Temperature Range
Microsemi Corporation announced the availability of its Switchtec(TM) PFX-I Gen3 PCIe switches with support for extended industrial temperature range. The new PM857x PFX-I PCIe switches support the feature set of Microsemi's PFX PCIe fanout switches, and are designed
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05/03/2018
PSDcast - Smart Meters and Supercapacitors
In this episode of the PSDcast, we're talking to Eric DeRose with AVX about smart meters and using supercapacitors to help with powering the system and during the transmission.
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05/01/2018

 



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