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Serving the Power Grid

March 2016
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading low-power RF semiconductor company, announced that People Power, an award-winning software company offering cloud and mobile services, has launched Presence Security, built on GreenPeak technology. Both companies are important drivers in developing future proof, high quality
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03/31/2016
The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced that it has hired Evelyn Butler to run the trade association’s Codes & Standards work. Butler comes to SEIA after serving as business development director of Solar/PV, energy and power technologies for UL, a company where she has held several
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03/28/2016
ByteGrid Holdings, a leading provider of highly-compliant hosting solutions, announced that it has selected power management company Eaton to provide power management and monitoring solutions for its Cleveland Technology Center (CTC) in downtown Cleveland, the city’s largest multi-tenant data center. As
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03/28/2016

Tesla to discontinue its 10kW Powerwall

Tesla to discontinue its 10kW Powerwall

Tesla has quietly removed all references to its 10-kilowatt-hour residential battery from the Powerwall website, as well as the company’s press kit. The company's smaller battery designed for daily cycling is all that remains. The change was initially made without explanation, which prompted industry
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03/28/2016
Intersil’s digital hybrid PWM controllers with PMBus simplify power design for data center equipment

ISL68200 with integrated MOSFET drivers and ISL68201 with PWM output

Intersil, a leading provider of innovative power management and precision analog solutions, announced two new PMBus compatible, single-phase digital hybrid DC/DC controllers that provide point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, processors and general purpose system rails. The ISL68200 with integrated
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03/25/2016
Bicron launches 2nd-Gen corona-free custom magnetics solutions

VoltBoss transformer

Bicron Electronics, manufacturer of high-reliability, custom magnetics, announced the latest advance in its line of VoltBoss corona-free transformers. Corona bloom, a corrosive effect of partial discharge, is a leading cause of failure in magnetics components. The new, 2nd generation of VoltBoss transformers
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03/24/2016
Transphorm claims industry’s first fully-qualified 650V GaN FET with the lowest R(on) in a TO-247

TPH3207WS GaN FET

Transphorm, a leader in the design and manufacturing of JEDEC-qualified 650V GaN (gallium nitride) semiconductors, introduced the TPH3207WS GaN field effect transistor (FET) with the lowest on-resistance (41 mOhm) in a TO-247 package that reduces system volume as much as 50% without sacrificing efficiency. The
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03/24/2016
Germany’s digitization, an integral part of the national High-Tech strategy, was given a huge boost on Thursday with the announcement of a three-year $500m investment into the country by Cisco. The money, which backs a program called ‘Deutschland Digital’ will be invested primarily in innovation, security
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03/17/2016
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop domestic clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Ross Hopper today announced a major step in spurring wind energy
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03/16/2016
Amantys' Power Insight Configurator speeds up converter power stack test

Power Insight Configurator

Amantys Power Electronics has launched the Power Insight Configurator, a software tool that provides an easy to use interface to configure, down load data and generate test pulses for Amantys gate drives that have been built into a converter power stack. Power Insight is a communications protocol that enables
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03/14/2016
IoT is perfectly suited for smart grid roll-out, thanks to the long range requirements and the small data size needed for transmission. Using narrow-band RF, the standard for long-range communication, an innovative remote energy monitoring solution is now possible. The solution consists of wireless
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03/14/2016
Today’s zeitgeist – or spirit of the age – within factory automation and process control professionals is to move towards “smart factories,” often referred to as the upcoming fourth industrial revolution. If we look at previous industrial revolutions in order to help prepare for the next one, a pattern
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03/14/2016
Requirements to optimize efficiency and to address the complex power requirements of CPUs, ASICs and other sophisticated ICs are making active power management a critical design requirement in applications such as datacenter servers, embedded telecoms systems and networking equipment. At the same time, engineers
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03/13/2016
Although efficiency has been replaced by effectiveness as favorite criterion in the business world, it still dominates the world of engineers and technicians. The hunt for improved utilization of electricity permeates every level in the electronics industry, from individual semiconductor components over circuits
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03/13/2016
The Internet-of-Things (IoT) is simply the concept of connecting any device with a sensor or controller to the Internet (and/or to each other). This includes everything from cell phones, appliances, cars machines, components of machines, wearable devices and anything else you can think of.  But the principle
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03/13/2016
Electronic devices have been ubiquitous in modern life for some time. So it is perhaps easy to assume that everything necessary has already been accomplished in the world of passive components. As consumers, we are all well aware of faster computers, smaller and smarter phones, brighter and flatter TV screens,
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03/13/2016
It is a fascinating time to be in the electronic engineering industry, especially in the power sector, as society moves forward into the Fourth Industrial Revolution. This promises to be the last, barring the takeover of industry by intelligent robots, as all of the parts are in place and the core technologies
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03/13/2016
 Avnet, a leading technology distributor, introduced the new MicroZed Industry 4.0 Ethernet Kit (I4EK), enabling multi-protocol Industrial Ethernet solutions based on the Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC and Anybus technology from HMS Industrial Networks. Offering seamless hardware and software integration
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03/10/2016
Kokam’s 56MW project has the largest Lithium NMC energy storage system for frequency regulation

The 24 MW system is the largest capacity Lithium NMC ESS used for frequency regulation in the world

Kokam, a leading provider of innovative battery solutions, announced that it has successfully deployed two Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt (NMC) Oxide Energy Storage Systems (ESSs) – a 24 megawatt (MW) system / 9 megawatt hour (MWh) and a 16 MW / 6 MWh system – for frequency regulation on the South Korean
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03/09/2016
Murata's self-powered LED meter displays AC line frequency

DMR20 round, miniature digital panel frequency monitor

Murata announced the third generation of the DMR20 series of round, miniature digital panel frequency monitors from Murata Power Solutions. Designed to measure and display AC mains frequencies in the range of 45 to 65 Hertz, over an input voltage of 85 to 264 VAC, the monitor is suitable for mounting in an industry-standard
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03/09/2016
Wolfspeed to exhibit the latest SiC power at APEC 2016

Wolfspeed to exhibit the latest SiC power at APEC 2016

Wolfspeed, A Cree Company and a leading supplier of silicon carbide (SiC) power products — including best-in-class SiC MOSFETs, Schottky diodes, and modules — will be showcasing its industry-leading solutions at this year’s Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC 2016). The annual conference,
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03/07/2016
IDTechEx Launchpad will showcase innovations from 10 start-up companies at the IDTechEx Show! in Berlin, Germany on 27-28th April 2016. The IDTechEx Launchpad initiative features early-stage start-ups, universities, newly spun-out companies, and research or government labs who will demonstrate a working prototype
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03/03/2016
Panasonic announced that it has achieved a photovoltaic module conversion efficiency of 23.8% (aperture area-3: 11,562 cm2) at the research level. This is a major increase over the previous world record for crystalline silicon-based photovoltaic modules. The previous record for the conversion efficiency
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03/02/2016

 



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