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2013-03-01 MCU dev't tools maximise power efficiency
The MCU development tools claim to maximise the power efficiency of 32bit embedded designs, speeding and easing the design process
2015-04-08 Maximising efficiency at lower loads
Here's a look at a power platform that builds on the LLC resonant topology. It aims to help designers overcome the challenge of maximising light-load efficiency without increasing the bill of materials
2011-12-09 Market favors solar products with above 17% efficiency
EnergyTrend revealed that solar products with efficiencies below 17 percent are categorized as B-grade, with prices 30-50 percent lower than A-grade products.
2015-03-04 Low-power MCUs set world record in efficiency
Drawing from the strengths of the ARM Cortex-M4 core and its ultra low-power MCU technology, STMicroelectronics introduces the STM32L4 MCU series, which gained the highest score in the EEMBC test.
2009-03-11 Light-emitting nanotube gets efficiency boost
Researchers claim to have discovered the mechanism limiting the efficiency of light-emitting nanotubes along with a remedy to the problem
2011-11-28 LED drivers boast >90% efficiency
Power Integrations' LinkSwitch-PH devices target high-reliability industrial, commercial, and exterior solid-state lighting applications.
2012-03-16 LED driver ups LCD TV power efficiency by 9
It is the first device of its type to provide LED driving capabilities in TVs based on the LCD integrated power supply (LIPS) architecture, Microsemi said.
2007-03-13 LED driver supports all energy-saving programs
ST's new LED driver has auto-power-saving features that enable it to save power without external intervention, thus supporting all energy-saving programs
2008-10-31 LCD TV design solution achieves 90% efficiency
Fairchild Semiconductor's Global Power Resource design center in Japan has developed a design for LCD TVs that claims to achieve 90 percent efficiency
2012-07-06 KIT's research to improve organic solar cell efficiency
KIT's research program aims to improve efficiency in solar cells by more than 10 percent
2010-02-15 Kesterite solar cell claims 9.6 efficiency
IBM Research demonstrated kesterite solar cell with 9.6 percent efficiency, beating the previous efficiency record of 6.8 percent for similar structures
2014-04-21 KAIST Wi-Power system transfers energy over a 5m range
The Dipole Coil Resonance System has two magnetic dipole coils, one induces a magnetic field and another receives electric power. It has a low Q factor of 100 and operates at a frequency of 100kHz.
2003-07-25 IR, Sanyo, team up for power efficiency in motor control
In an effort to take advantage of each other's strengths, International Rectifier Corp. and Sanyo Semiconductor have announced the formation of a joint venture named IR-SA Integrated Technologies.
2014-07-23 IoT drives energy harvesting solutions for wearables
One of the more recent emerging market segments covered under the Internet of Things that is particularly interesting from an energy harvesting perspective is the wearable electronics category
2016-04-21 Inverse spin Hall effect converts microwaves into energy
University of Utah scientists investigated and developed a method on how to generate energy using microwaves by demonstrating an effect called the inverse spin Hall effect
2008-12-15 Intel eyes energy harvesting for electronic apps
Intel Corp. is working on harvesting free energy to power devices such as mobile phones, as well as researching other technologies to reduce power in electronics devices and data centers
2012-01-16 Integrate power mgmt functions for energy harvesting
Learn about the functional blocks needed for this role in a harvesting design.
2012-11-30 Improve efficiency of photovoltaic systems
Learn about the overall design of PV systems, along with new semiconductor advances that provide designers with the best tools for developing PV inverters.
2007-07-02 ICs tap alternative energy sources
TI has introduced a step-up converter designed to help designers cost-effectively use the non-standard voltages from alternative power sources to recharge the core Li-ion battery in a portable electronic device.
2008-05-20 IBM touts efficiency 'breakthrough' in solar cells
IBM has managed to squeeze 230W of power onto a centimeter square of solar panel using concentrator photovoltaics, and converted this to 70W of usable electric powerachieving the best power efficiency yet possible
2012-10-08 How to turn waste heat into electrical energy
Here's a look at a device designed to generate multiple watts of power by turning waste heat from industrial piping into electrical energy
2015-11-04 How to maximise efficiency in flyback power supplies
Implementing synchronous rectifier with ideal diode emulators control is an easy and low-cost way to significantly reduce overall power loss.
2008-07-04 Hot air system can cut energy expenses
An engineer at Sandia thinks compressed air stored in underground caverns could help cut in half the cost of electricity from generators.
2014-06-16 HIT solar cells nab 25.6% efficiency
The cells combine a back-contact solar cell structure with Panasonic's approach of applying thin films of silicon to the front and back of the silicon wafer to reduce the loss of charge carriers.
2008-12-09 High-efficiency LDO saves board real estate
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed a 300mA low-dropout (LDO) solution balancing efficiency, transient response, and footprint size for energy-sensitive systems.
2011-02-28 High-current buck regulators claim 97% efficiency
National Semiconductor's LM21212-1 and LM21215 high-current synchronous buck regulators are suited for FPGAs, ASICs and microprocessors used in wireless, networking and optical communications infrastructure.
2007-02-13 HB LED drivers deliver 94 percent efficiency
Maxim has introduced high-efficiency LED drivers, each capable of delivering from 1W to over 25W of output power with up to 94 percent efficiency, while driving as many as six white LEDs connected in series
2010-05-25 Groups tout low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells
Fraunhofer Institute and the University of Illinois have separately claimed breakthroughs in solar cell production.
2011-01-17 Green Power Processor provides platform for energy-saving power supply designs
The Green Power Processor combines mixed-signal technology, multi-threaded hardware, low-power features and optimizations to provide a platform for the development of energy-efficient power supply designs
2012-07-23 Green Grid unveils research on energy policy and implications
A recent report seeks to help IT executives understand the impact of energy policies and the green policy landscape
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