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Zinc-Air Battery System Surpasses Industry Benchmark for Off-Grid Energy Source

June 12, 2012 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Safe and Non-Polluting Portable Power System Utilizing Zinc-Air Battery Technology Exceeds 72 Hour Off-Grid Energy Needs for Mission Critical, Emergency Applications QuantumSphere, Inc. (QSI) today announced the availability of its MetAirTM Ranger series for on-demand back-up power in off-grid and emergency applications.

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ESK 300 Starter Kit Offers Cost-effective, Batteryless Wireless Technology

June 4, 2012 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnOcean has announced its new ESK 300 starter kit which offers a speedy, simple and cost-effective approach to batteryless wireless technology. The starter kit includes a variety of energy converters and modules enabling the effortless creation of energy-autonomous wireless sensors. Using the kit, EnOcean OEM partners will be able to break into new application areas for energy harvesting technology - ranging from building automation through smart homes and smart metering to industry and logistics.

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Front Terminal Battery Offers Additional Power Supply

May 30, 2012 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

EnerSys has improved safety and ease of maintenance in meeting the power demands for uninterruptable power supply (UPS) applications with the introduction of the DataSafe 12HX680F-FR front terminal battery. A valve-regulated, lead-acid (VRLA) battery, the DataSafe 12HX680F-FR is a 12-volt, 680-WPC model complements the existing 16-volt models available at 550, 800 and 925 WPC, which enables coverage of a wide range of KVAs and run times in a selection of front-terminal batteries for UPS applications.

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24 Volt Power Converter/Battery Charger

May 15, 2012 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Progressive Dynamics introduces the new 24 volt power converter/battery charger in 25 amp and 40 amp configurations with built-in, patented 4-stage charging system.  This power converter is suited for specialty vehicles and stationary applications including battery charging for buses, shuttle buses, local refrigeration delivery trucks, display vans, emergency vehicles, communication trucks, over-the-road trucks with sleeper cabs and solar energy.

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Piccolo Microcontrollers Improve Real-Time-Control System Performance by 5x

April 26, 2012 5:15 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

New C compiler, motor control software library and system examples easily expand access to integrated floating-point CLA co-processor for innovative, custom motor control designs Upgrading designs, improving performance and simplifying development of digital real-time-control systems, Piccolo™ microcontrollers from Texas Instruments are bringing new efficiencies and innovations to motor control applications.

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TI Quiets the Noise with Innovative 1-A Power Converter

April 3, 2012 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today’s noise-sensitive medical, industrial and telecom designs need smooth, quiet power sources to operate at peak performance. Texas Instruments introduced a new class of voltage regulators designed to deliver the industry’s lowest-noise 1-A switching power supply without sacrificing efficiency and power performance.

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EM Microelectronic Announces New UHF Battery-Assisted Passive

March 28, 2012 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The EM4325 is ideal for real-time monitoring of perishables or as an EPC™ Gen2 RFID interface or modem for embedded applications EM Microelectronic has announced the EM4325, a versatile and multipurpose, battery-assisted passive (BAP) RFID chip with integrated temperature sensor. This facilitates the expansion of established UHF RFID applications by offering longer read range, increased communication robustness and more configuration options and interface capabilities for auxiliary functions.

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High Performance DIN-RAIL Power Supplies for Process Control and Industrial Applications

March 8, 2012 6:06 am | by Posted Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources Unlimited has announced the ultimate TSP Series DIN Rail power supply. Output power from 90 to 600 watts, ATEX and IECEx certifications, UL508, NEC Class 2, SEMI F47, Class 1, Zone 2 Control equipment for hazardous locations. Options include wall mounting, redundancy module, buffer module for power back up, battery control module and battery packs.

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TrueTouch Touchscreen Controllers Deliver Windows 8 Support for Tablets, PCs and Notebooks

February 9, 2012 10:45 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced that its single-chip Gen4 TrueTouch controllers support the new Windows 8 operating system from Microsoft Corp. Windows 8 is designed to provide a rich, touch-centric experience for users of tablets, laptops and desktop PCs. The TrueTouch Controllers offer the industry’s best noise immunity, fastest refresh rate, lowest power and highest accuracy.

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CHiL Digital PWM Controllers Delivers Smallest Footprint

February 9, 2012 5:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

New devices meet Intel VR12 and VR12.5, and AMD SVI1 and SVI2 specifications, and support multiphase designs from 1 to 8 phases. International Rectifier has introduced its highly versatile family of CHiL digital PWM controllers that dramatically shrinks footprint and improves efficiency in a variety of mid-range to high-end and extreme server, desktop, and computing applications.

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CoinPower Family of Rechargeable Li-Ion Cells Boast High Energy Density and Extended Battery Life

February 2, 2012 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

VARTA Microbattery GmbH has announced a new line of rechargeable Lithium ion batteries. The new CoinPower family of cells deliver 3.7V with available capacities ranging from 40mAh to 80mAh at 1C rate. The smallest cell measures only 12mm in diameter, 5mm in height and weighs in at a mere 1.4 grams.

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Genius DX-Eco Battery-less Mouse Charges in Three Minutes

January 24, 2012 11:11 am | by Posted Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Product Releases | Comments

The Genius DX-Eco is a wireless mouse that doesn't use batteries and can recharge in just three minutes. Removing the need for planet-killing disposable batteries or time-wasting rechargeables, the Genius DX-Eco uses a built-in gold capacitor instead. Genius claims that this gold capacitor will hold enough charge for "a full day's use" and just takes three minutes for a complete recharge.

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Small Two Piece Battery Connectors with Two Way Insertion

January 17, 2012 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Due to popular demand, Yokowo’s two piece battery connectors has expanded and now will include a compact version. Featuring two less blades than the original 6-blade type, the new 4 blade model is designed to also allow for flexibility for both horizontal and vertical blade insertion. The compact size has also resulted in a reduction in pitch (from 3mm to 2.

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BLE SoC Promises Increased Battery Life, Consumes 33 Percent Less Power

January 10, 2012 11:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC), aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and fitness, security, entertainment and home automation. The SoC offers a 33 percent reduction in power consumption compared to TI's previous-generation CC2540 SoC when transmitting at 1 milliwatt output power, while maintaining robust RF performance.

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Compact Lithium-Ion Battery-Charging Control IC Supporting USB Charging

December 1, 2011 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced a charging control integrated circuit (IC), the R2A20055NS, that achieves further miniaturization and safe charging control for single-cell lithium-ion batteries used in portable devices. Used in a wide range of portable equipment, from cell phones to digital still cameras, media players, personal navigation devices, and tablet PCs, lithium-ion batteries have a high energy density and can contribute to equipment miniaturization.

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