Power exchange to become more economical
Siemens is facilitating the efficient flow of energy between the power network of an electric railway system and the public power grid. The company is delivering 11 gateway power converters to Sweden, Austria ...
Small in size, big on power: New microbatteries the most powerful yet
(Phys.org) —Though they be but little, they are fierce. The most powerful batteries on the planet are only a few millimeters in size, yet they pack such a punch that a driver could use a cellphone powered ...
Manganese dioxide nanorod technology could lead to a better capacitor
(Phys.org) —A new process for growing forests of manganese dioxide nanorods may lead to the next generation of high-performance capacitors.
Flexible electronics could transform the way we make and use electronic devices
(Phys.org) —Nearly everyone knows what the inside of a computer or a mobile phone looks like: A stiff circuit board, usually green, crammed with chips, resistors, capacitors and sockets, interconnected ...
Innovative amplifiers for biomedical and environment monitoring systems
Small-area, low-power, low-noise instrumentation amplifiers (IA) are critical components of arrayed sensor devices used for high-spatial-resolution biomedical and environment monitoring system.
Small but mighty Xenon flash for mobile phones: Great shots in the dark soon to be a reality
A Singapore invention looks set to equip mobile phones with a built-in, small yet powerful Xenon flash, allowing consumers to take great photos even in low-light conditions.
Scientists have discovered way to create high-quality graphene capacitor, which could deliver high-frequency electronics
(Phys.org)—Writing in PNAS, University of Manchester graphene researchers found that sandwiching a layer of the wonder material between boron nitride could produce highly-accurate capacitors.
Volcano location could be greenhouse-icehouse key
(Phys.org)—A new Rice University-led study finds the real estate mantra "location, location, location" may also explain one of Earth's enduring climate mysteries. The study suggests that Earth's repeated ...
Jawbone "Up" fitness wristbands get in shape
Wireless earpiece maker Jawbone on Tuesday released redesigned UP wristbands that combine fashion with smartphone lifestyles to help people along paths to improved fitness.
Film capacitors: LCap combines capacitor and choke
TDK Corporation presents the LCap, a new film capacitor from EPCOS for motor applications. LCap combines an AC capacitor with a choke coil in a single case, cutting costs and halving assembly times. Savings ...
Researchers find ordinary pen ink useful for building a supercapacitor
Carbon-based transistors ramp up speed and memory for mobile devices
Though smartphones and tablets are hailed as the hardware of the future, their present-day incarnations have some flaws. Most notoriously, low RAM memory limits the number of applications that can be run at one time and quickly ...
Epson develops new low-power-consumption real-time clock modules
Seiko Epson Corporation today announced development of the RX-4035SA/LC and RX-8035SA/LC real-time clock modules - units designed to be compatible with primary batteries, secondary batteries, capacitors (one ...