Infosys Technologies has developed what it describes as an innovative Digital Smart Home Gateway powered by the Intel Atom™ processor E600 series that links multiple home devices, enabling consumers to manage them from a Wi-Fi console, smart phone or remotely via the Web. The solution targets Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), utility, healthcare, telecom, entertainment and […]
Semitech Semiconductor announced the availability of the SM2101 – an FSK/BPSK based power line transceiver. The SM2101 represents the next generation of...
Raritan announced that its intelligent device-level power management solutions are interoperable with Cisco® EnergyWise client technology. Through this interoperable solution, customers can gain a more comprehensive, complete picture of power consumption within the data center rack space. Raritan’s PX line of intelligent power distribution units (PDU) provides valuable power usage insights on individual servers and […]
GE Appliances & Lighting plans to be the first major appliance company to provide a whole-home solution for energy management by going beyond the kitchen to provide insight into energy usage in the family room, the basement, the home office and all other rooms of the house. From the GeoSpring™ Hybrid Hot Water Heater, Nucleus™ […]
Broadcom Corp. announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Gigle Networks Inc., a privately-held company that develops system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for home networking over power lines. When combined with Broadcom’s portfolio of wired and wireless solutions for the home, Gigle Networks’ technology will widen the breadth of Broadcom’s intellectual property and enable […]
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe announced official PRIME compliance of its PRIME SoC-based solution. This combination of PRIME compliant communication SoC MB87S2080 and PRIME communication software stack enables meter makers to reduce development time for PRIME-compliant meters. Equipment from FSEU has successfully completed the certification process defined by the PRIME Alliance Certification Task Group. The MB87S2080 with […]
The Energy Providers Coalition for Education (EPCE) has launched a new online course designed to provide important training for electric power industry workers in the areas of clean energy solutions and smart grid deployment Renewable Energy Sources and the Smart Grid explores electricity production from various forms of renewable energy as well as the function, […]
The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance announced that the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) has rated HomePlug Green PHY (GP) as a leading communications protocol for smart grid applications. AHAM members produce over 95% of the appliances sold in the United States, and because home appliances are an integral part of the Smart Grid, they commissioned […]
The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe dc power distribution standards for commercial buildings – announced the first set of 26 EMerge Alliance Registered products. According to EMerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson, the growing support for dc power and the introduction of Registered products provides real solutions for […]
As the Electronica 2010 Electronics Fair drew to a close, several major product releases and announcements highlighted a successful week. Exar Corp....
Watteco, a French System-on-Chip (SoC) manufacturer of "no new wire" Power Line Communication (PLC) modems for energy efficiency and intelligent home control applications, today announced it is collaborating with Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) on an ultra-low-power, intelligent communications solution that will enable the next generation of connected appliances. Designed for Smart Grid applications, the system […]
The IEEE announced the ratification of the IEEE 1901TM Broadband over Power Line (BPL) standard. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, this globally recognized BPL standard will be a key enabling technology for a wide range of applications including smart energy, transportation and Local Area Networks (LANs) in both the home and the enterprise. Networking […]
Analog Devices, Inc. introduced an energy metering IC (integrated circuit) that enables smart meters to provide stronger protection against electricity theft, improve customer billing accuracy and reduce operating costs for utility companies. The ADE7953 energy metering IC is designed for single-phase meter configurations and can accommodate the electrical needs of homes ranging from small apartments […]
SolarBridge Technologies (SolarBridge), a developer of power conversion solutions for the solar industry, announced the launch of the SolarBridge AC Module System, a complete microinverter solution that the company says enables the industry’s first integrated ac modules with a full 25-year warranty. The company is partnering with market-leading photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturers to bring ac […]
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has launched a collaborative initiative to develop standard functions and a standard language for grid integration of smart solar and storage inverters. To move this forward, EPRI is conducting research that is analyzing the effects of advanced voltage control strategies on real distribution systems. The specific focus of this […]