Battery life extender

01 August, 2008 | Supplied by: Caelera Pty Ltd

Wolfson Microelectronics has developed SmartDAC, class W amplifier and SilentSwitch technologies to coincide with the launch of the company’s WM8903 CODEC.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

One to put your shirt on!

10 March, 2008 by Elizabeth Latham, Journalist

Nanotechnology researchers are working on a 'power shirt' which aims to replace batteries

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.

Battery-powered clothes

11 February, 2008

Textiles that glow in the dark may be about to make the world a safer place for cyclists, joggers and pedestrians during bad light and at night

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