Electronic Products & Technology

Power Supply / Management

August 17, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

U of Waterloo app extends smartphone battery life

New research out of the University of Waterloo has found a novel method to extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day.  The researchers have developed an app which smartphone users can use to reduce…
August 15, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

EPTECH trade show coming to Winnipeg next month

EPTECH's table-top style of exhibit is the only series of coast-to-coast national electronics shows in Canada
August 14, 2018 by Majid Dadafshar principal engineer field application engineering, ON-Semiconductor

Extending coin cell battery life in wearable applications

Most low-power wireless interfaces like Bluetooth, ZigBee and Wi-Fi can be found in many Internet of Things, wearable, medical, health and fitness applications. These mobile applications require a small size coin-cell battery that can function for many months or even…
August 8, 2018 by Stephen Law

1200 to 1500W modular power supplies have full MoPPs isolation

TDK-LAMBDA AMERICAS QM8 modular power supplies, rated at 1200 to 1500W, are available with up to 18 outputs, have full MoPPs (Means of Patient Protection) isolation and low acoustic noise. With medical and industrial safety certifications, products accept a wide…
August 7, 2018 by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx

Lead acid battery alternatives set to become big business

Cleantech Hub reports that a mere 13% of lead acid batteries are recycled in Nigeria. Yet there is a mini-grid revolution about to take off in Nigeria, such as the World Bank and the Rural Electrification Agency $350 million project…
August 6, 2018 by Stephen Law

10W dc-dc converter in ultra-compact DIP-16 package

TRACO POWER TEL10WI series of 10 watt dc-dc converters in the DIP-16 package measuring 0.94 x 0.54 x 0.31”, seting the new standard for 10 watt power density with 3.83 W/cm3. Approved to UL62368-1 & UL60950, device serves space critical…
August 4, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

Kraken nets $9M deep-sea battery contract

Kraken Robotics Inc., St. john’s NFLD, announced that Ocean Infinity has agreed to purchase $9-million of Kraken’s deep-sea batteries with delivery dates expected between Q4 2018 and Q4 2019.  “We are very pleased to receive this large battery order from…
July 31, 2018 by EP&T Magazine

Future inks global disty deal with Alium Batteries

Future Electronics, Montreal, has signed a worldwide distribution agreement with Alium Batteries.  As the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced batteries, Alium develops higher performing and critically reliable rechargeable batteries for wearable electronics, medical, portable electronics and industrial applications. Future…
July 24, 2018 by Tom Fleischman, staff writer, Cornell Chronicle

Self-assembling 3D battery would charge in seconds

A rendering of the 3D battery architecture (top; not to scale) with interpenetrating anode (grey, with minus sign), separator (green), and cathode (blue, plus sign), each about 20 nanometers in size. Below are their respective molecular structures. The world is…
July 20, 2018 by Stephen Law

Scalable digital controllers simplifies power supply design

RENESAS PMBus compliant, fully digital dc-dc controllers provide single output point-of-load (POL) conversions for FPGAs, DSPs, ASICs, network processors and general purpose system rails. Model ISL68300 with integrated MOSFET drivers and ISL68301 with PWM output simplify designing power supplies for…
July 18, 2018 by Stephen Law

Fully regulated dc-dc converter requires no fan or heatsink

ETA-USA ET Series fully regulated dc-dc converter does not require heatsinks, no added circuitry and no fan. The efficient, isolated, fully regulated and stand-alone product delivers 97% power efficiency and uses firm’s patented design to boost its efficiency. RoHS compliant…
July 13, 2018 by Stephen Law

Modular power supply delivers up to 1800W in compact size

EXCELSYS TECHNOLOGIES CoolX1800 intelligent modular power supply platform delivers 1800W of output power in a compact size. Product provides medical and industrial electronics designs increased efficiency and reliability, in addition to a comprehensive feature set and specifications. Device provides conversion…