SatCon Technology Corp. (Cambridge, MA) recently announced that its Advanced Fuel Cell Power Products Division has introduced the MicroGrid Line of Fuel Cell Controllers and Software. According to SatCon, the new line of digital controllers and software can integrate into any fuel cell power-generation systems, from small residential systems to larger commercial and industrial systems. […]
Applied Power Corp. (Newton, MA), a subsidiary of IDACORP Inc., recently helped launch the Solar Power Index, which is a new weather reporting metric that was designed to create greater awareness of photovoltaic electric power's ability to displace the use of fossil fuels used in producing electricity. The Solar Power Index compares the amount of […]
GNB Industrial Power (Lombard, IL), a division of Exide Technologies, recently introduced a stand-alone system that continuously assesses a battery's ability to...
Texas Instruments (TI, Dallas) recently announced a dual-output, power supply controller and a family of dual-output, low-dropout (LDO) voltage regulators, the TPS701XX and the TPS56300. The devices are designed to coordinate the power-up and power-down sequencing of the core and I/O supply voltages. This is designed to further improve overall system integrity and reliability in […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) recently announced that designers of satellite power conditioning and power switching applications can now implement multiple radiation hardened (Rad Hard) MOSFETs in a single package. The FSR1110 device is a quad 100V, 680 milliohm MOSFET that is rated to a total dose capacity of 100,000 RADS. The FSR1110 is […]
Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) recently announced the release of a new motor, the Kollmorgen GoldLine DDR (Direct Drive Rotary) brushless servomotor. The motor has peak torque ratings from 12.5lb. ft. to 225.0lb. ft. Frame sizes are available from 6.9 inches to 11.2 inches. According to Kollmorgen, typical applications for the device are rotary tables, robots and […]
Intersil Holding Corp. (Palm Bay, FL) recently announced that designers of satellite power conditioning and power-switching applications can now implement multiple radiation-hardened (Rad Hard) MOSFETs in a single package. The FSR1110 device is a quad 100V, 680 milliohm MOSFET that is rated to a total dose capacity of 100,000 RADS. The FSR1110 is the latest […]
EMCORE Corp. (Somerset, NJ) recently announced the manufacture and shipping of what it claims is the world's highest efficiency dual-junction solar cell for satellite applications. Based on customary satellite industry metrics, EMCORE achieved the efficiency ranking of 25.3 percent, which is the highest in the world for large-area (27.2cm square) dual-junction flight solar cells that […]
Burr-Brown Corp. (Tucson, AZ) recently announced the INA138, a miniature current-shunt monitor designed for use in current-measurement applications. The INA138 converts a differential input voltage to a current output. This current is converted back to a voltage with an external load resistor that sets any gain from one to over 100. According to Burr-Brown, the […]
Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) recently introduced a new Excalibur Series of 25W, dual-output power modules designed to provide plug-in power solutions for DSP-based applications, the PT6930 Series. Available with 3.3V/6A and 1.8V/1.7A laser-trimmed outputs, both output voltages of the PT6930 Series are independently adjustable with an external resistor. The second output voltage can also be […]
Fairchild Semiconductor Corp. (South Portland, ME) recently introduced the FSTU3257, a quad 2:1 high-speed CMOS TTL-compatible multiplexer/demultiplexer bus switch. FSTU switches are...
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. (Malvern, PA) recently announced the Si9113DY high-voltage PWM controller for ISDN power supplies. The device provides multiple output dc-to-dc...
Coilcraft (Cary, IL) announced its low-cost HCT Series of toroidal inductors designed for high-current, low-voltage applications. The new HCT Series has an...
Eveready Battery Co. Inc. (St. Louis, MO) recently announced its new Energizer e2 (e-squared) titanium battery. The e2 uses a form of titanium compound and new cell construction. According to Eveready, the new battery will last up to 240 percent longer than the average battery in a digital camera. The company further claims that the […]
Cyber Memory Inc. (San Jose, CA) recently introduced the Hewlett-Packard off-line 500VA/300W (50Hz/60Hz) Personal Standby UPS system. The UPS system is designed to provide reliable battery-backup to stand-alone computers in the home or small office environment. The HP 500VA is designed to protect equipment from battery over-drain, short-circuit, overload and line noise while providing clean […]