Renewable Energy

October 2018
Murata develops world’s smallest 32.768 kHz MEMS resonator
Demand is growing for compact electronic components that consume less electrical power for use in digital devices for IoT and wearable applications where small size and long operating times are essential to market success. As many modern devices rely on accurate
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10/31/2018
Elevated Performance 2mm Pitch Industrial Connectors
Capable of withstanding a 10G vibrational force for a period of 6 hours, the components in Harwin’s new M225 connector series are intended for industrial deployment. These compact, high performance cable-to-board
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10/31/2018
Flex Power Modules boosts portfolio for RFPA applications
Following on from the recently introduced 750W PKJ4000 series, the PKB-D is a high-density converter in the industry standard eighth-brick format with an output of 50V at 5A, and an input voltage range of 36 to 60V. This makes it ideal for 50V GaN based RFPA’s
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10/31/2018

UnitedSiC expands SiC JFET portfolio with Gen-3 1200 V and 650 V options
The devices are normally-ON with zero voltage gate drive, making them particularly suited for applications such as very fast action, solid-state circuit breakers and circuit protection generally where a default to an ON-state is necessary in the absence of gate power. The devices are also commonly used in series
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10/31/2018
Three product series for safe protection against ESD
They also feature a high ESD dielectric strength with a contact discharge of up to ±30 kV. WE-TVS diodes in the three series “Standard”, “High Speed”, and “Super Speed” offer effective protection against electrostatic discharges at all protection levels.
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10/31/2018
Yokogawa launches next generation Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

Yokogawa launches next generation Mixed Signal Oscilloscope

The device also offers higher precision plus an intuitive touchscreen display for enhanced ease of use and improved productivity. The DLM3000 builds on Yokogawa’s oscilloscope legacy with new features focusing on quality, flexibility and usability to increase users’ productivity and meet the advanced
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10/31/2018
Extend battery life in portable devices with ultra-low Iq LDO
With an ultra-low Iq of 250 nanoamps (nA) versus the approximate 1 uA operation of traditional devices, the MCP1811 LDO reduces quiescent current to save battery life, enabling end-users to recharge or replace batteries less often. The minimised power consumption
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10/31/2018
Modular EV/HEV Battery Test System uses Regenerative Technology
Intepro Systems announces its advanced benchtop/rack mount Procyon Battery Test System for engineering design and production testing of high-performance electro mobility battery packs. The Procyon Battery Test System utilises Intepro’s innovative bi-directional
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10/31/2018
New Evaluation Board for Standard Oscillators
The IOSC-EV Board comes with six smaller boards that can be snapped from the side of the main board and onto which different size 4 pad packaged oscillators can be soldered. The smaller board can then be soldered to the main PCB. The six different package sizes are
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10/31/2018
Wide Voltage Range and Small Footprint DC-DC uSLIC modules
Now engineers designing into applications in factory automation, medical, communications and consumer markets can tap into four new micro-system-level IC (“uSLIC™”) modules from Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM). The MAXM17552, MAXM15064, MAXM17900
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10/30/2018
HARTING provides online library information for ECAD users
HARTING has been selected as the first producer to support a common interface between the CAx data providers CADENAS and Zuken E³.series. Fast and reliable access to component libraries is essential for smooth production processes and meeting time-to-market targets.
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10/30/2018
A Solar Cell That Does Double Duty for Renewable Energy

The HPEV cell's extra back outlet allows the current to be split into two, so that one part of the current contributes to solar fuels generation, and the rest can be extracted as electrical power.

In the quest for abundant, renewable alternatives to fossil fuels, scientists have sought to harvest the sun's energy through "water splitting," an artificial photosynthesis technique that uses sunlight to generate hydrogen fuel from water. But water-splitting devices have yet to live up to their potential
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10/30/2018
600-V GaN FET Supports Applications up to 10 kW
DALLAS – Texas Instruments (TI) announced a new portfolio of ready-to-use, 600-V gallium nitride (GaN), 50-mΩ and 70-mΩ power stages to support applications up to 10 kW. The LMG341x family enables designers to create smaller, more efficient and higher-performing designs compared to silicon field-effect transistors
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10/30/2018
Highly Efficient Wet-Processed Solar Cells

2D-GIWAXS images of DRCN5T thin films deposited on PEDOT:PSS substrates 327 (a) without and (b) with a CuI buffer layer.

Solar cells are a cost-effective, alternate source of energy. A subtype of these, organic solar cells make use of organic polymers inside the cell. Using these polymers makes the cells light-weight and increases their flexibility. Organic solar cells are produced by two different chemical methods: dry processing
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10/26/2018
Series of Rugged AC Filter Capacitors Extended
TDK Corporation has extended its EPCOS B32754* to B32758* series of AC filter capacitors. They now cover a range of voltages from 250 V AC to 400 V AC and offer capacitances of between 1 µF and 70 µF. The capacitors comply with IEC 61071: 2007 and are extremely robust, even at high humidity. This has been
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10/23/2018
TDK Expands Family of Compact Fuse-Protected Varistors
Iselin, N.J. – TDK Corporation announced has extended its EPCOS ThermoFuse family of fuse-protected varistors with the new compact NT14 and NT20 series. The new ThermoFuse components feature a footprint that fits into existing circuit board layouts. The NT14 series (disk diameter 14 mm) is
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10/17/2018
New Catalyst Opens Door to CO2 Capture in Conversion of Coal to Liquid Fuels

Researchers professor Emiel Hensen and Wei Chen from Eindhoven University of Technology.

World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world's main energy sources in the coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CTL, the conversion of coal to liquid fuels. Researchers from the National Institute of Clean-and-Low-Carbon Energy in Beijing and Eindhoven University
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10/12/2018
Robust Y2 Capacitors With an Increased Rated Voltage
TDK Corporation presents a new series of EPCOS MKP Y2 capacitors for EMI suppression. In contrast to conventional types that are designed for rated voltages of 300 V AC, these new capacitors offer a permissible rated voltage of 350 V AC. The capacitances of the B3203* series range from 4.7 nF
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10/09/2018
A Big Spark For Energy Research

Dion Vlachos is the director of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation and the Allan and Myra Ferguson Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UD.

The University of Delaware has won a $12.8 million, four-year funding renewal from the U.S. Department of Energy for the continued operation of the Catalysis Center for Energy Innovation (CCEI). The center involves scientists from academic institutions and national laboratories across the U.S. in developing
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10/08/2018
Technology and the Future of Healthcare
As usual, autumn means conference season. And this year conference season will be dominated by electronica as it is every second year. All of the famed German organisational stereotypes will be tested to their limits, with the conference expanding to 16 halls. For me personally, that means even more walking
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10/02/2018
A Biofuel for Automated Heat Generation

This is Arkadievsky peat at the Tomsk Oblast in Siberia Russia.

Pyrolysis - a process of biomass decomposition - can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode due to its own heat release.
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10/01/2018