Scientists in the US have developed a highly reversible, water-soluble material based on phenazine, an organic molecule used in dyes and antibiotics.
Vicor has released a bidirectional non-isolated fixed-ratio converter for hybrid 48/12 V power systems in data centre and automotive applications. The 2317 NBM is capable of providing up to 750 W continuously at 48 V from 12 V, or at 12 V from 48 V, with over 98% peak efficiency.
Magellan Power's Lithium Battery Bank for UPS applications uses lithium iron phosphate batteries, which are said to have several advantages over VRLA batteries.
Researchers have used non-traditional techniques to fashion a powerful 3D lithium-ion battery with a footprint on the order of 100 grains of salt.
The RFB, RFM and RFMM are SIP4 and SIP7 case DC/DC converters that are typically used in power isolation and voltage matching applications in board interfaces, which have become high-volume commodity applications.
The California Instruments Asterion line of AC power supplies by AMETEK Programmable Power combines intelligence and flexibility to create an advanced AC/DC platform. The easy-to-configure design features sophisticated technology for delivering high-performance, programmable AC and DC power.
The University of Wollongong and Penn State have made separate but equally exciting developments in the field of sodium-ion batteries.
Researchers are using cheap and abundant paper biomass to make rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries, anticipated to be the next generation of battery.
The MAX20075 and MAX20076 step-down converters offer low quiescent current and come in an ultrasmall package with integrated compensation. This enables minimal external components that can lead to up to 50% savings in board space, making them suitable for always-on automotive applications.
Vicor has announced a non-isolated upconverter to support 48 V high-performance GPUs in data centres that are still relying on legacy 12 V power distribution. The 2317 NBM converts 12 to 48 V with over 98% peak efficiency, 750 W continuous and 1 kW peak power in a 23 x 17 x 7.4 mm surface-mount SM-ChiP package.
In an effort to lengthen the battery life of common devices, US researchers have developed a high-powered, environmentally safe lithium-sulfur substitute.