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.
Researchers have busted a 20-year-old myth surrounding solar cell production, finding that previous assumptions about the chemical processes involved are inaccurate.
The MAXM17532 and MAXM15462 ultrasmall (2.6 x 3 x 1.5 mm) integrated DC-DC power modules are part of Maxim's extensive portfolio of Himalaya power solutions for industrial, healthcare, communications and consumer markets.
Researchers are developing layered oxides for zinc-ion batteries, in a study that seeks to overcome the issues associated with scaling up lithium-ion batteries.
Mornsun has developed an ultrathin range of DC/DC converters in order to meet the demands of a diverse range of applications.
Mornsun's 20 W range of DC/DC converters, the URE1D_LD-20WR3 series, has been added due to market demand for dual-output devices (positive and negative). The converters provide a wide input voltage range of 40–160 VDC due to input voltages of 72, 96 and 110 V used in the railway industry.
Mornsun's URB_S-6WR3 and VRB_S-6WR3 are isolated, 6 W, compact DC/DC converters. They offer input under-voltage, output short-current and over-current protection.
A newly discovered cathode material is said to enable magnesium batteries with higher energy density, as well as advances in safety, cost and performance, in comparison to their lithium-ion counterparts.