We are all aware about self-driving cars and all exciting projects the automotive industry is engaged but very few have heard about unmanned ship and projects to operate large fleets of vessels navigating from dock to dock without operational crews (Figure 1).
At early stage but projects such as Maritime Unmanned Navigation Through Intelligence In Networks (MUNIN) investigated feasibility and test-bed development for future developments.
Considering unmanned ships will require extreme reliability from the main generator to single point-of-load, challenges placed on power designers will be far beyond anything we knew.
Medical technology in general is a growth market, regardless of whether this involves devices for use in surgery or intensive care, or in the professional medical environment such as in the laboratory sector or diagnostics. Sales revenue in the USA and Europe was already up by three percent in 2014, with investments in research and development steadily growing by six percent. Firmly on the rise in line with the trend, however, the highest – two-figure – growth figures are in non-imaging diagnostics and in the therapy sector.READ MORE
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has introduced a 400W DC/DC converter for use in industrial automotive applications in extreme environments. Designed for free air convection cooling, the ENA400-M is packaged in an aluminum enclosure with built in heatsink […]READ MORE
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced that Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Patrick Le Fèvre will present a paper on the subject of ‘smart grid security’ at the Applied Power Electronics Conferences (APEC). Involved from the very […]READ MORE
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, has announced the release of its new Defense Line of ruggedized power solutions for highly demanding environments. The launch includes seven series of new power supplies, comprising three DC/DC (DAA-DAB-DAC), four AC/DC (DBA-DBB-DBC-DBD) […]READ MORE
PULS’ line of efficient DIN rail power supplies is now available for immediate shipment worldwide from Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, as a result of a new distribution agreement. PULS is the world leader in DIN rail power supplies and focuses on offering customers a steady supply of reliable and technically-advanced products that […]READ MORE
The overall market for AC/DC and DC/DC commercial switch mode power supplies (C-SMPS), which excludes consumers and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), is estimated to be in a range of 22 to 25 billion US Dollars. This level has been stable for more than five years and from an outsider’s point of view, could be perceived as a very static industry with very moderate growth index. This perception is amplified by a general feeling that the power supply industry reached such level of maturity, nothing will really happen, which in fact is not the case. Despite the steady top number, the C-SMPS industry is extremely dynamic, adjusting to market changes, new regulations, emerging new technologies and in permanent transformation, developing products and power solutions for early stage new technologies (e.g. 5G, Industry 4.0) or even not existing.READ MORE
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for 4 decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, introduces four new products within its Marine Line, PT570, PT571, PT576 and PT577, complying with the major classifications and approved by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and major marine approval organizations. […]READ MORE
XP Power announced it has signed a distribution agreement with global electronics distributor Electrocomponents plc, incorporating trading brands RS Components and Allied Electronics. Covering XP Power’s AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters and high voltage power supplies, over 2,500 products will now be available from RS and Allied. XP Power’s AC-DC power supply range of ITE […]READ MORE
Achieving the best power converter performance in today’s market requires a deep understanding of the challenges at hand in order to come up with the right solution. These challenges include, but not limited to, high conversion efficiency, small size, good line and load regulation and good transient response all achieved by using an architecture that addresses each of these simultaneously while requiring very few external components and no external compensation network. Such a solution must take advantages of state-of-the-art technology in control algorithms, power switches and packaging innovations.READ MORE