Power

Grants to help medical developments

27 March, 2009

National Instruments says it will continue its investment to further medical device development by offering software and training grants in 2009.


Battery development wins funding

20 March, 2009

More than US$2 billion has been earmarked for motor vehicle battery research as part of the US$787 billion economic stimulus and recovery package announced by US President Obama.


Taiwan solar revenues double

25 February, 2009

Taiwan’s manufacturers of solar cells used to generate electricity reported more than doubled revenues in the third quarter of 2008.


Study into organic solar cells

16 February, 2009

IMEC and Plextronics, a company specialising in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics, have signed an agreement to collaborate on materials and inks for organic solar cells.


Energy-harvesting radios remove the need for batteries

08 January, 2009

Engineers and a semiconductor manufacturer are developing an energy-harvesting radio that could transmit data without ever needing a change of batteries.


International Rectifier DC-DC converters

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

International Rectifier has introduced the RTA family of high-temperature DC-DC converters for high power subsurface and high-temperature applications up to 185 °C, including down-hole drilling, seismic and natural resource exploration and jet engine control electronics.


VeSA mount UPS

01 January, 2009

IEI has released a range of VESA mount UPSs to suit its range of Afolux panel PCs — the AUPS series.


Power monitoring relay

01 January, 2009 | Supplied by: Westek Electronics Pty Ltd

The PQube DIN rail-mountable power and disturbance monitoring replay captures voltage disturbances and time-stamped waveforms, storing captured information on a plug-in 4 GB SD card that provides exportable CSV Excel-compatible and GIF picture files.


Adelaide firm expands USB measurement

23 December, 2008

Formally known as Fiberbyte, the Adelaide-based technology innovation company has been re-launched as ChronoLogic Pty Ltd to more accurately reflect its position as a company providing precision timing systems in a universal distributed platform.


Making solar cells more efficient

09 December, 2008

Researchers have developed a way for low-cost solar cells to more efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.


SolarWinds global distribution

28 November, 2008

SolarWinds has launched it operations in the Asia-Pacific region.


Record power from harvester

20 October, 2008

Europe's IMEC has developed a micromachined piezoelectric energy harvester that delivers an output of 60 µW, making what the company says is a world record.


Window collects light and illuminates room

10 October, 2008

Imagine windows that not only provide a clear view and illuminate rooms, but also efficiently help power the building. MIT engineers report a new approach to harnessing the sun's energy that could allow just that.


3 kW programmable DC power supply

09 October, 2008 | Supplied by: TechRentals

The Xantrex XKW 3 KW programmable DC power supply is a compact instrument which provides 3 kW of clean, reliable power for OEM applications where high power and a wide adjustment of output voltage or current are required in a compact configuration.


Clothing fuels hybrid cars

15 September, 2008

Monash University scientists in Melbourne have designed a new form of fuel cell that could make the latest generation of hybrid vehicles more reliable and cheaper.


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