Electronic Products & Technology

Power Supply/Management

April 3, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Digi-Key signs disty deal with XP Power

Digi-Key Corp., has reached a global distribution agreement with XP Power, a leading developer and manufacturer of power supplies for critical applications in the electronics industry. XP Power is continuously updating its product range to provide leading-edge power supply technology,…
March 26, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Wearable electronics to drive battery revenue

The global market for batteries used in wearable electronics will grow more than tenfold in just four short years, propelled by portable new products especially suitable for active sports and fitness lifestyles, according to a new report from IHS Technology.…
March 21, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Alizem joins C2MI as a commercialization partner

Alizem, Levis QC, a vendor-independent embedded software IP company specialized in power electronics applications, has agreed to become a commercialization partner of the Centre de Collaboration MiQro Innovation (C2MI) in Bromont QC. Commercialization partners support the Centre’s active members by…
March 19, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

3M NMC cathode technology confirmed by US patent office

A key 3M patent for lithium ion battery nickel-manganese-cobalt (NMC) cathode technology has emerged from reexamination at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) with all original claims being confirmed as patentable and with no amendments (U.S. Patent 7,078,128). NMC…
March 15, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Global market revenue for wireless charging to soar

Propelled by the rising availability of products and partial resolution of standards conflicts, the global market for wireless charging hardware used for mobile devices like smartphones and tablets will surge to rise by almost fortyfold during the next five years,…
March 14, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Digital power supply, IC revenue projected to jump 65%

The global market for digital power is undergoing explosive growth, with revenues for digital power supplies and digital power integrated circuits (ICs) each projected to jump almost 65% in 2014, according to a new report from IHS Technology. Global revenue…
March 11, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

UofT and Sendyne to present innovative power supply design for mobile devices

A joint collaboration between the University of Toronto and Sendyne Corp., New York, has yielded a new circuit that enables a smaller, lighter battery and power subsystem for tablet PCs and other portable devices. The volume occupied by the power…
March 6, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Sager signs GE’s Critical Power biz

Sager Electronics, North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, has reached a distribution agreement with GE’s Critical Power business, a leading manufacturer of end-to-end power solutions for the building, box and board. “Sager’s strength is in the industrial and medical…
February 22, 2014 by EP&T Magazine

Sager and Artesyn Embedded Technologies sign disty agreement

Sager Electronics, North American distributor of IP&E electronic components, has reached a new distribution agreement with Artesyn Embedded Technologies, a global provider of power conversion solutions. Artesyn, formerly the Embedded Computing & Power business of Emerson Network Power, was acquired…
November 1, 2013 by Randal Beattie, SAKOR Technologies Inc.

High-voltage battery simulator and test systems critical for electric, hybrid vehicle development

High voltage battery simulator and test systems are essential for conducting testing of the high voltage dc power systems that are such a critical element of electric (EV) and hybrid/electric (HEV) vehicles. To accurately test a high voltage hybrid or…
August 1, 2013 by David Norton, marketing, TDK-Lambda Americas

How does altitude affect ac-dc power supplies?

Most ac-dc power supplies that meet the safety standards per UL/EN 60950-1 for Information Technology Equipment (ITE) applications are designed to operate at typical office and factory altitudes, which can vary from slightly above sea level to as high as…
March 1, 2013 by Don Knowles, vice-president engineering, N2Power (a division of Qualstar Corp.)

Understand efficiency ratings before deciding on an ac-dc supply

Greater efficiency in an ac-dc supply: what’s not to like? Everyone knows it’s “a good thing” and increasingly a priority virtue. Your decision process is straightforward: look for the supply with the dc output (volts/amps) you require, in a suitable…