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Renewable Energy

March 2017
Maxim’s PMIC Reduces Solution Size By 50% for Wearable Medical and Fitness Applications

MAX20310 supports a low input voltage of 0.7V to provide wearable PMICs for primary cell architectures

Designers of primary cell wearable medical and fitness applications can now significantly reduce solution size by 50% and extend battery life with the MAX20310 ultra-low quiescent current
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03/30/2017
HiperPFS-4 Power Factor Correction ICs from Power Integrations Enable 98% Efficient PFC Designs Up to 550 W

New PFC IC features high PF at light load, low standby power consumption and supports 305 VAC input

Power Integrations, the leader in high-voltage integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion, today announced its HiperPFSTM-4family
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03/30/2017
504W Quarter Bricks offer exceptionally high true useable power

504W Quarter Bricks offer exceptionally high true useable power

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the iQG series of 504W rated DC-DC converters, further expanding its isolated DC-DC product portfolio.   Packaged in the industry standard ¼ brick form factor, the iQG models offer exceptionally high true useable power, even in demanding thermal environments. 
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03/28/2017

Ultra-Low Dropout 150mA Regulator from Diodes Incorporated Supports Wide Input Voltage Range with Fixed Output Voltages

Ultra-Low Dropout 150mA Regulator from Diodes Incorporated Supports Wide Input Voltage Range with Fixed Output Voltages

The AP7380 series of ultra-low dropout regulators introduced byDiodes Incorporated operates from a wide 24V input voltage range and offers various fixed output voltage options to address common system requirements. These features, combined with high accuracy and an ultra-low quiescent current, make this device
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03/28/2017
Fusible resistors from TT Electronics save PCB space

Fusible resistors from TT Electronics save PCB space

TT Electronics, a global provider of engineered electronics for performance critical applications, today launched its ULWP2R range of fusible wirewound resistors. By combining the functions of a fuse and a line input resistor in a single, vertical radial formed component
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03/27/2017
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03/27/2017
Versatile DF40GL Series FPC connector supports transmission speeds up to 10Gbps...

Industries first low-profile FPC-TO-Board connector with positive lock

Hirose, a leader in the development of innovative connector solutions, has launched a new low-profile flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector that supports FPC applications in a small package, and operates at USB 3.1 gen 2 speeds up to 10Gbps. The DF40GL Series
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03/27/2017
Danfoss and General Electric join forces in strategic collaboration
Danfoss Silicon Power is establishing production in the US and entering into a collaboration with industrial giant General Electric (GE). The collaboration means that Danfoss Silicon Power will become the world’s leading provider of silicon-carbide (SiC) power modules. The SiC power modules will
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03/27/2017
Downloads of Toolbox App from RS Components exceeds 60,000

Toolbox App from RS Components

RS Components (RS), the global distributor for engineers, today announced that the company’s
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03/27/2017
Now at Mouser Electronics: Microchip PIC18F K40 MCUs  with Core Independent Peripherals

Microchip PIC18F K40 MCUs with Core Independent Peripherals

Mouser Electronics, Inc.,the industry's leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is
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03/27/2017
Coilcraft’s New Power Inductor Selection Tool Provides Significantly More Performance Data

Coilcraft’s New Power Inductor Selection Tool Provides Significantly More Performance Data

Coilcraft has launched a new suite of Power Inductor Selection Tools that allows users to easily select the appropriate path for their particular search while also providing more application-specific performance data than previously available on any industry site. Len
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03/27/2017
Ruggedized Axial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Meets Specs from -40 ° to +150 °C

Ruggedized Axial-Leaded Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Meets Specs from -40 ° to +150 °C

Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) has introduced a new line of axial-lead aluminum electrolytic capacitors for applications which require very high-performance under all operating conditions.  The AXLH is a uniquely-designed axial-lead electrolytic that has the performance characteristics required
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03/21/2017
Mouser Offers Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ Air Quality Eval Boards

Amphenol Advanced Sensors’ Air Quality Eval Boards

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the authorized global distributor with the newest semiconductors and electronic components, is now stocking
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03/21/2017
Poised to deliver incredible efficiency, safety, and convenience improvements across all market sectors and applications, the Internet of Things (IoT) is experiencing rapid and widespread growth. In fact, Gartner estimates that 20.8 billion IoT devices will be in active operation by 2020 [1]. IoT
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03/17/2017
No longer just a device you’d only see in a cool science fiction movie (thank you James Bond 007, Minority Report, and Dick Tracy!) and only dream about using, wearable devices are here to stay. In the beginning, they were as simple as a walking or running step counter (a.k.a. a pedometer). However, over a
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03/17/2017
A security evaluation should help you to understand your risks. Risks are situations or properties of a system that expose things that you care about to danger or loss. For example, security problems in your product may expose you to a financial liability or cause your customers to stop trusting you and hence
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03/17/2017
Li-ion cell inventor creates fast-charging, noncombustible batteries

John Goodenough

A team of engineers led by 94-year-old John Goodenough, professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and co-inventor of the lithium-ion battery, has developed the first all-solid-state battery cells that could lead to safer, faster-charging, longer-lasting rechargeable
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03/17/2017
USC researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries. In a paper published in the January issue of the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Sri Narayan and Derek Moy of the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute outline
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03/08/2017
The investment trend in the photovoltaics industry (PV industry) is carrying through into 2017: Numerous PV manufacturers are set to build new production facilities or retrofit existing capacity this year. Innovative technologies are increasing the efficiency of solar cells, and at the same time, reducing manufacturing
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03/08/2017
Novel materials bid to create new energy sources

Jayakanth Ravichandran and PhD student Shanyuan Niu in USC’s Laboratory for Complex Materials and Devices

Jayakanth Ravichandran, an assistant professor in the USC Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, believes in a purpose for the supposed chaff of the periodic table: transition metals. Using these seemingly valueless elements, he designs new and complex materials in a bid to create
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03/08/2017
Kokam's XPAND, high-performance Li-ion solution drives EVs and E-bus/trams

XPAND battery pack

Kokam Co., Ltd, the world’s premier provider of innovative battery solutions, today introduced the XPAND battery pack, delivering electric vehicle manufacturers a safe, high performance, cost-effective battery solution for electric bus, tram, truck, ground support equipment (GSE), military, marine, special-purpose
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03/08/2017
PSDcast - Freeman Ford of FAFCO on hybrid power in the Smart Grid

Freeman Ford of FAFCO

PSDcast - Freeman Ford, Founder and CEO of FAFCO, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about hybrid power in the Smart Grid, and how many many innovators working to address some of the pressing needs in solar technology for driving more cost effective energy output for users. FAFCO recently
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03/03/2017
E.ON announces Texas energy storage projects

Texas Waves to be co-located with West Texas wind farms

E.ON North America announced today its Texas Waves energy storage projects will be co-located at the existing E.ON Pyron and Inadale wind farms in West Texas. Texas Waves consists of two 9.9 megawatt (MW) short duration energy storage projects using lithium-ion battery technology. E.ON North America's
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03/01/2017
Rohde & Schwarz' new R&S RT-ZVC multichannel power probe empowers battery testing

R&S RT-ZVC used in conjunction with an R&S CMW communication tester

The new R&S RT-ZVC multichannel power probe, in combination with an R&S CMW radio communication tester, monitors the power consumption of chipsets, radio modules and mobile devices. It is presented as the only solution available on the market that can correlate battery consumption data with RF signaling
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03/01/2017

 



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