Power Management
Superconducting Current Limiter
Posted in Power Management, Solar Power, Wind Power, Renewable Energy, Energy, News on Friday, 13 January 2012
A new superconducting current limiter based on YBCO strip conductors has been installed at a power plant. At the Boxberg power plant of the Swedish company Vattenfall, the current limiter protects the grid for own consumption that is designed for 12,000 volts and 800 amperes against damage due to short circuits and voltage peaks.
Micro-Cavity Arrays - Lighting the Way to the Future
Posted in Power Management, Materials, Lighting, LEDs, News on Wednesday, 14 December 2011
A research team funded by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research has pioneered the use of micro-plasmas in a revolutionary approach to illumination, and doctors Gary Eden and Sung-Jin Park of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, have founded Eden Park Illumination, Inc. to bring this new lighting technology to the world.
Low-Power Quantum Computers
Posted in Electronics & Computers, Power Management, Computers, Energy Efficiency, News on Monday, 12 December 2011
By 2017, quantum physics will help reduce the energy consumption of computers and cellular phones by up to a factor of 100. For research and industry, the power consumption of transistors is a key issue. The next step will likely come from tunnel-FET, a technology that takes advantage of a phenomenon referred to as quantum tunneling. At the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, research is well underway.
Triple Step-Down LED Driver
Posted in Power Supplies, Power Management, Energy Efficiency, Lighting, LEDs, Products, GDM on Friday, 09 December 2011
The LT3597 from Linear Technology ((Milpitas, CA) is a 60-V triple step-down LED driver capable of achieving 10,000:1 digital PWM dimming at 100 Hz with fast NPN current sources driving up to 10 LEDs in each channel. LED dimming can also be achieved via analog control of the CTRL1-3 pin.
Read November's Lighting Technology
Posted in Power Supplies, Power Management, Alternative Fuels, Green Design & Manufacturing, Materials, Solar Power, Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy, Energy, Lighting, Communications, Wireless, News, GDM on Wednesday, 16 November 2011
The new issue of Lighting Technology is here! Check out more new feature articles, application stories, tech briefs, products, videos, and research news - all on the latest advances in LEDs and solid-state lighting.
Ideal Diodes With 15-mV Forward Voltage
Posted in Batteries, Electronics & Computers, Power Supplies, Power Management, Energy Efficiency, Energy, Products, GDM on Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Linear Technology Corporation (Milpitas, CA) has introduced the LTC4415, a monolithic two-channel 4A PowerPath™ ideal diode device designed to reduce heat, voltage drop, and board space while preserving battery run time in power switchover circuits.

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