Capacitive Sensor Signal Conditioner
Posted in Products, Products, Batteries, Energy Efficiency on Tuesday, 15 March 2011
ZMDI (Dresden, Germany) has expanded its family of capacitive sensor signal conditioners (SSCs) with the addition of the wide-dynamic-range ZSSC3122 cLite device. With new design technology, the chip delivers 14-bit resolution and 0.25% full-scale-output accuracy. A built-in sleep mode lowers current consumption to <1uA for temperatures up to 85°C, making the ZSSC3122 ideal in low-power battery applications, as well as industrial and rugged environments.
Extending Battery Life for Mobile Devices
Posted in Piezoelectrics, News, News, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Solar Power, Thermoelectrics on Friday, 11 March 2011
University of Illinois engineers have developed a form of ultra-low-power digital memory that is faster and uses 100 times less energy than similar available memory. The technology could give future portable devices much longer battery life between charges.
Multi-Mission Power Analysis Tool
Posted in Briefs, Briefs, Batteries, Energy Storage, Solar Power, Thermoelectrics on Tuesday, 08 March 2011
Multi-Mission Power Analysis Tool (MMPAT) Version 2 simulates spacecraft power generation, use, and storage in order to support spacecraft design, mission planning, and spacecraft operations. It can simulate all major aspects of a spacecraft power subsystem. It is parametrically driven to reduce or eliminate the need for a programmer.
Universal Energy Harvesting Kit
Posted in Electrodynamics, Piezoelectrics, Products, News, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Energy Storage, Solar Power, Thermoelectrics on Friday, 04 March 2011
Cymbet Corporation (Elk River, MN) has introduced its EnerChip™ EP CBC-EVAL-09 Universal Energy Harvesting evaluation kit. The EVAL-09 supports all types of ambient energy harvesting from light, vibration, thermal gradients, and flow/motion.
Thermoelectric Energy Conversion Technology for High-Altitude Airships
Posted in Briefs, Briefs, TSP, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Harvesting, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Thermoelectrics on Monday, 07 February 2011
The High Altitude Airship (HAA) has various application potential and mission scenarios that require onboard energy harvesting and power distribution systems. The power technology for HAA maneuverability and mission-oriented applications must come from its surroundings, e.g. solar power.
High-Power Switches for Future Energy Supply Networks
Posted in News, News, Batteries, Biomass, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Wind Power on Tuesday, 14 December 2010
Renewable energy comes out of an electricity socket, but to get there it has to travel a long journey – from wind turbines out at sea or regional solar, wind, and biogas power plants. On the way to the consumer much energy is lost, but new electronic components will change things in future.
Nickel-Zinc Battery System Technology
Posted in Briefs, Briefs, TSP, Batteries, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Recycling Technologies on Thursday, 21 October 2010
Société de Conseil et de Prospective Scientifique (SCPS), located in Rosny-sous-Bois, France, developed a technology that allows the nickel-zinc battery system to work as close as possible to its theoretical performance, with a long cycle life.

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