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Clothing that Generates Power via the Wearer’s Movements: The Key to Powering Wearables?
Researchers have created a triboelectric fabric that can transfer enough energy to power small electronics.
12 hours ago
Silicon Carbide Footprint Growing in Power Electronics
The SiC semiconductors showcased at this year's PCIM in Nuremberg demonstrate their readiness for industrial, automotive, and energy applications....
about 6 days ago
New Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Compete with Lithium-Ion Batteries
Researchers from the United States Naval Research Laboratory have found a way to stop dendrite formation in zinc batteries allowing the option for them to recharge....
May 08, 2017
Board-Mount Packages for AC-DC Power Supplies Announced by CUI Power Group
In this News Brief, we'll take a look at CUI Power Group's new series of AC-DC power supplies.
May 03, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Qi-Compatible Samsung Wireless Charger
In this teardown, we will look at a Samsung wireless charger that can charge mobiles (with the needed technology) to be charged by simply placing the phone on the unit....
May 02, 2017
A Brief Introduction to the Common Mode Choke and Its Applications
This article goes over the basics of the humble common mode choke and its applications.
April 23, 2017
Solar Roads: Emerging Tech or Looming Disaster?
Is there a real future for the concept of roads embedded with solar panels?
April 20, 2017
Methods and Applications of Embedding Solar Technology into Fabric
Solar panels you can weave into fabrics may change the way we store solar energy.
April 13, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Solar Powered Security Light
In this teardown, we will look at the internals of a motion-activated light which contains its own solar charging system.
April 11, 2017
Disney Research’s Potential Solution to Safe Wireless Power Transfer: Quasistatic Cavity Resonance
A new wireless power delivery system can safely transfer kilowatts of power to mobile devices within a room.
March 31, 2017
TDK’s TFM160808ALC Low Loss Thin-Film Metal Inductors
TDK introduces a new low loss thin-film metal inductor with high current capability for power supply circuits.
March 30, 2017
Development Kits Featured at Embedded World 2017
Have a look at some new development kits presented at Embedded World 2017.
March 27, 2017
Lithium-Ion Shipping and Travel Regulations: What You Need to Know
Learn more about the regulations that dictate how lithium-Ion batteries may be shipped.
March 24, 2017
John Bannister Goodenough: A Brief History of the Inventor of the Lithium Cobalt Oxide Cathode
If being one of the inventors of the most widely used battery cathodes in the world wasn’t already good enough, Dr. John Goodenough was also recently in the news for a new solid state battery...
March 22, 2017
LEDs and Solar Cells Combine into Devices that Emit and Absorb Light
Researchers have developed double-heterojunction nanorods which can be biased to both send and receive light—in other words, a device that is both an LED and solar cell, capable of emitting...
March 17, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Portable Power Bank and Solar Charger
In this teardown, we look at the Hiluckey solar charger with an inbuilt lithium-ion battery.
March 14, 2017
Samsung Woes Continue with Factory Fire, Further Scrutiny on Lithium-Ion Battery Safety
Samsung's troubles over the last year have shined a critical light on power systems and on lithium-ion batteries.
February 23, 2017
Improved Interfacing: New ICs for Your Isolated Systems
Sometimes you need to block electrical current while allowing information to pass. In this article, we’ll look at three new isolation products....
February 22, 2017
Chinese Company Rushes to Develop Autonomous Passenger Drone
Chinese engineers are developing a drone capable of transporting people via autonomous flight.
February 22, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Mercury Remote-Controlled Socket
In this Teardown Tuesday, we will be looking at the innards of a Mercury remote power plug that uses a remote to control power sockets.
February 21, 2017
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