Switchmode regulator

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: element14

Linear Technology has introduced the LTM8021, a complete DC/DC uModule regulator point-of-load system with onboard inductor and power components in a package that resembles a surface-mount IC.

UPS battery management

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Rittal Pty Ltd

Rittal has launched RiBat, a management system claimed to be capable of extending the life of UPS batteries by 30%.

Double conversion UPS

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Schneider Electric IT Australia

APC has introduced its Smart-UPS RT 15 and 20 kVA power protection models in a 12U size for rack or tower installation.

Solar soldiers advancing

11 July, 2008

Australian defence personnel may be able to generate enough electricity to power their gear via new solar technology embedded in their uniforms and equipment, now that ANU researchers have won a major defence contract.

PB-1000 series of battery chargers

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Computronics Corporation Ltd

The PB-1000 series of battery chargers is available from Computronics.

600 W power supply

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Powerbox Australia Pty Ltd

SL Power Electronics has released a series of internal, Condor-branded power supplies.

Three-phase 600 V IC

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Avnet Electronics Marketing

International Rectifier has introduced a rugged 600 V three-phase gate driver IC for low-, mid- and high-voltage motor drive applications, including permanent magnet motor drives.

Battery test system

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Master Instruments Pty Ltd

The Cadex C8000 is a battery test system for performing complex life cycle tests that may include discharging a battery with GSM, CDMA or other pulses.

Agilent DC power supplies

01 July, 2008 | Supplied by: Keysight Technologies Australia Pty Ltd

Agilent has introduced two modules for its N6700 modular power system family that deliver quick and accurate measurements of microamp current for a device under test (DUT).

Nanotechnology improves battery life

27 June, 2008

Nanotechnology could improve the life of the lithium batteries used in portable devices, including laptop computers, MP3 players and mobile phones. Research has demonstrated that carbon nanotubes can prevent batteries from losing charge capacity over time.

Researchers demonstrate ‘avalanche effect’ in solar cells

27 June, 2008

Proof that the ‘avalanche effect’ by electrons occurs in specific, very small semiconducting crystals could pave the way for cheap high-output solar cells.

Programmable DC

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Powerbox Australia Pty Ltd

Powerbox has introduced the XTR series of programmable DC power supplies from Xantrex.

More safety for mobile batteries

06 May, 2008

The safety of lithium-ion batteries has been improved so that in future they could replace motor vehicle lead acid batteries. At the same time, lithium-ion batteries used in computers and other small devices have been made safer following research at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC in Würzburg.

Electronic structure of DNA revealed

07 April, 2008

Hebrew University of Jerusalem scientists and others have revealed the electronic structure of single DNA molecules.

Power module

10 March, 2008 | Supplied by: Semikron Danfoss

Semikron has released SKiiP, an intelligent power module with matched cooling, gate driver, current sensors and protective functions already integrated.

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