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Energy Efficiency

August 2017
IXYS is a global pioneer in the power semiconductor and integrated circuit markets with a focus on medium to high voltage power control semiconductors across theindustrial, communications, consumer and medical markets. IXYS has a broad customer base, serving more than 3,500 customers through its direct salesforce
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08/30/2017
India is a second largest producer of leather, and being so, leather production and dyeing significantly contribute to pollution of water resources in India. Consistent dyeing of leather is difficult due to the unique nature of the raw material (matrix of collagen fibers), thus leather dyeing and finishing involves
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08/29/2017
One key property to evaluate the prospects of any shale oil or gas is its total organic carbon (TOC) richness. This study investigates different TOC estimation techniques and validates the reliability of each, aiming to provide a best estimation approach for local and global applications. It utilizes well data
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08/29/2017

High-Impedance Chip Beads Feature DC Resistance Values of Only 0.62 â„ and 0.69 â„
TDK Corporation announced the development of the MMZ0402EUC series of chip beads, with the lowest DC resistance for a chip bead its size*. The two new types with their respective impedance values of 150 Ω and 180 Ω at 100 MHz, feature DC resistance values of only 0.62 Ω and 0.69 Ω. This results in a
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08/29/2017
When ethanol prices at the pump rise for whatever reason, it becomes economically advantageous for drivers of dual-fuel vehicles to fill up with gasoline. However, the health of the entire population pays a high price: substitution of gasoline for ethanol leads to a 30% increase in the atmospheric concentration
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08/28/2017
A Low-Cost Method for Solar-Thermal Conversion That's Simpler and Greener

The researchers make their SSAs using a dip-and-dry technique which is considerably simpler than common manufacturing methods for SSAs.

New York, NY -- Researchers led by Yuan Yang, assistant professor of materials science and engineering at Columbia Engineering, along with colleagues at the Department of Chemistry at Columbia University and at Stanford University, have developed a new, scalable, and low-cost "dip and dry" method for
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08/28/2017
IVT-S measures current in the Fraunhofer development platform foxBMS

Image 1: Isabellenhütte’s high-precision current measurement system, IVT-S, measures current in the foxBMS development platform at the Fraunhofer IISB, Erlangen.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Systems and Device Technology (IISB), Erlangen, is using Isabellenhütte’s shunt-based management system IVT-S for precision current measurement in battery management systems in its foxBMS development platform. The Isabellenhütte IVT series offers
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08/24/2017
How 139 Countries Could be Powered by 100 Percent Wind, Water, and Solar Energy by 2050
The latest roadmap to a 100% renewable energy future from Stanford's Mark Z. Jacobson and 26 colleagues is the most specific global vision yet, outlining infrastructure changes that 139 countries can make to be entirely powered by wind, water, and sunlight by 2050 after electrification of all energy sectors.
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08/23/2017
Mouser-Sponsored Formula E Racing Ends Electrifying Season
Mouser Electronics congratulates the Faraday Future Dragon Racing team on an exciting 2016–17 FIA Formula E racing season, which ended last month in Montreal.
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08/23/2017
Biofuels From Bacteria

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Eric Monroe, James Jaryenneh and Tyler Eckles operate raceways growing a consortium of cyanobacteria.

LIVERMORE, Calif.--You might not cook with this sugar, but from a biofuels standpoint, it's pretty sweet. A Bay Area company has patented a group of three single-celled, algae-like organisms that, when grown together, can produce high quantities of sugar just right for making biofuels. Sandia National Laboratories
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08/21/2017
aCar -- the electric 'all-rounder'

Illustration of the aCar.

An electric car for Africa, custom-designed for the needs of the population there, that strengthens rural structures and helps drive the economy: Scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and partners have been working intensively towards this goal for four years. They will present their new prototype
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08/21/2017
When Li-ion batteries age, their performance drops. Current methods still require complex instrumented laboratory-based tests to determine how quickly and to which degree this occurs. In contrast, a procedure developed by Chemnitz University of Technology now enables quick and precise diagnosis. It ensures the
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08/21/2017
Linear Regulators are integrated circuits that step a voltage down from a higher voltage to a lower voltage without the need of an inductor. The low dropout linear regulator (LDO) is a special type of linear regulator in which the dropout voltage – the differential between the input-to-output voltages needed
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08/21/2017
LED lighting is one of the fastest growing segments in automotive electronics, but it is not without its own unique challenges. This article describes several major constraints facing today’s lighting designers and explores how these can be addressed by MPS’s new MPM6010-AEC1 automotive LED module. One
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08/21/2017
Powerbox releases full range of high input voltage DC/DC converters for microgrids and datacenters

Powerbox’s PQB-PHB-PFB300S series is specially designed eor microgrid, datacenters and industrial applications

Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced a new range of high-voltage input DC/DC converters for microgrid, datacenters and industrial applications. Part of its industrial line, the new
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08/19/2017
Heat Sinks Provide Cost-Effective Solutions at High Airflow
Norwood, Mass. – Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) has a family of Pin Fin heat sinks designed as cost-effective solutions for systems with adequate airflow. The high aspect ratio design enables ATS Pin Fin heat sinks to provide low thermal resistance from base to fins in systems where the
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08/18/2017
Buildings to Generate Their own Power With Innovative Glass Blocks

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology

Buildings could soon be able to convert the sun's energy into electricity without the need for solar panels, thanks to innovative new technology. Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter are developing a pioneering new technique that could accelerate the widespread introduction of net-zero
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08/15/2017
Sensitized solar cells consisting of a molecular or solid-state sensitizer that serves to collect light and inject an electron into a substrate that favors their migration are among the most studied photovoltaic systems at present. Despite its importance in determining the potential of a photovoltaic device,
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08/15/2017
Power Systems Design (PSD) Hosted & Moderated a PCIM Europe Podium Session - A Special Report

Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor

Opening Statements by Panel Moderator: Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor It was my distinct pleasure to chair a podium session at PCIM in Nuremburg Germany in May. The subject of the session was enabling next generation
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08/11/2017
24 GHz Radar Solutions Enable New Contactless Sensors for Emerging Industrial Mass Market

Figure 1. Demorad 24 GHz radar platform solution.

24 GHz, silicon-based millimeter wave radar technology is enabling a new generation of real-world, no contact smart sensors that are increasingly being used in mass market applications such as automotive, UAVs/ drones, broad industrial, and consumer. These radar sensors provide real-time information
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08/11/2017
BARRE, VT--(Marketwired) -  Northern Power Systems Corp now offers a full suite of megawatt-scale energy storage solutions that incorporate various battery types and capabilities, depending on the application and end-user need. In addition to providing multiple battery options, Northern Power, backed
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08/11/2017
Mouser Electronics and Grant Imahara Explore Vertical Farming in Shaping Smarter Cities Series
Mouser ElectronicsInc., a leading global distributor of electronic components, along with celebrity engineer Grant Imahara, today released the third
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08/11/2017
SiC MOSFET Technology Enables Power Supplies To Achieve 80+ Titanium Efficiency Rating in Next-Generation Telecom & Data Center Applications
Wolfspeed has advanced the development of high-efficiency data center power supplies through the implementation of an innovative totem-pole PFC topology that employs its latest low-inductance SiC MOSFETs to exceed an 80+ Titanium rating,
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08/10/2017
In response to pressures to optimise energy efficiency throughout industry, a number of trends are emerging across the power landscape: · In the automotive sector, we are seeing increased electrification of the power train and the growing adoption of hybrid, electric, plug-in
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08/09/2017
Probing Tips for High-Performance, Low-Power Circuits

Figure 1. Extending the frequency and voltage range of a probe requires a front-end network of resistors and capacitors.

Low-power circuits combine high speed and low-power consumption in a single component, presenting a number of probing and testing challenges. Since many low-power devices are also high-speed systems, there is a need to test and verify their performance. Testing the low-power components for compliance with industry
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08/09/2017
Precise Power Integrity Measurements

Figure 1. Power rail voltages and tolerances required by ICs continue to decrease. These dynamics challenge traditional oscilloscope measurement approaches as the noise of the scope and probe system impairs the ability to make accurate measurements of small signals.

Development teams face increasing power integrity challenges. FPGAs, ASICs, and standard components semiconductor devices continue to increase in gate count. Each of the millions of gates on an integrated circuit requires current to switch. As devices can consume tens of amps and total power must be managed,
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08/09/2017
Vertical Axis Wind Turbines can Offer Cheaper Electricity for Urban and Suburban Areas

Figure 3 illustrates the computer-aided design model for design configuration #13. The turbine blades are assumed to be made of carbon fiber and the turbine shaft and blade supports are made of Aluminum 2024.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- According to a prediction made by the U.S. Department of Energy, wind energy could provide 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. by the year 2030. This has motivated researchers from the University of Utah's Department of Mechanical Engineering to investigate the performance capabilities
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08/03/2017
Solar Glasses Generate Solar Power

These Solar Glasses with lens-fitted semitransparent organic solar cells supply two sensors and electronics in the temples with electric power.

Organic solar cells are flexible, transparent, and light-weight - and can be manufactured in arbitrary shapes or colors. Thus, they are suitable for a variety of applications that cannot be realized with conventional silicon solar cells. In the Energy Technology journal, researchers from KIT now present
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08/02/2017

 



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