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U of Waterloo app extends smartphone battery life

New research out of the University of Waterloo has found a novel method to extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an hour each day.  The researchers have developed an app which smartphone users can use to reduce the energy consumption of their devices without any significant impact on performance.

German researchers develop single-atom transistor

German researchers have developed a single-atom transistor, considered the smallest transistor worldwide.

Lead acid battery alternatives set to become big business

Cleantech Hub reports that a mere 13% of lead acid batteries are recycled in Nigeria. Yet there is a mini-grid revolution about to take off in Nigeria, such as the World Bank and the Rural Electrification Agency $350 million project as well as other investments into the sector, driving more batteries.
Sponsored Spotlight 

High input voltage DC-DC converters accept up to 1400Vdc in harsh industrial environments

ABSOPULSE’s HVT 350-F7 series of rugged of DC-DC converters are designed for heavy-duty industrial applications that require ultra-high DC-input voltage and wide DC-input ranges. The units accept a nominal input voltage of 1100Vdc and offer a wide operating input voltage range of 900Vdc to 1300Vdc, with 1400Vdc peak voltage. The 350W converters provide a single output of 24V, 36V, 48V, 110V, 125dc or custom. Additional ultra-high input voltage designs that deliver up to 2500W continuous output power are also available. » Learn more
Power Feature 
Featured Article

Teardown reveals BEAM Smart Button packs it all in

ABI Research conducts a teardown on the BEAM Authentic Smart button - a battery powered 400x400 1.4” round AMOLED color display that is worn on clothing, handbags, or backpacks to convey a message. » Read More
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Keystone Electronics Corp.

For over 71 years, Keystone Electronics has been manufacturing precision electronic interconnect components and hardware, supplying quality products worldwide at competitive prices. Application and engineering specialists utilize progressive dies, four-slide, wire forming, in-die tapping and high-speed blanking along with automated machining to produce tight-tolerance standard and custom products:

   • Battery Clips, Contact & Holders
   • Fuse Clips & Holders
   • Terminals, Test Points
   • Spacers, Standoffs
   • Pins, Plugs, Jacks & Sockets
   • Panel, PCB and Multi-purpose Hardware

Custom services include stamping, machining, assembly & injection molding, including product modifications or special design requirements. Keystone is ISO 9001:2015 certified and compliant with RoHS and REACH directives. » Learn more
Power Products 

Power supplies have full MoPPs isolation, low acoustic noise

TDK-LAMBDA AMERICAS QS series of single output medical and industrial power supplies, rated at 600 to 1200W are configurable models that provide full MoPPs (Means of Patient Protection) isolation » Read More

Power connectors solve key design challenges

SAGER ELECTRONICS Molex Ultra-Fit power connectors solve four key design challenges while providing the premium housing features of proven Mini-Fit and Micro-Fit 3.0 connector systems » Read More

600W high input voltage dc-dc converter delivers 24Vdc

ABSOPULSE ELECTRONICS  HVI 600FR-F7W 600W high input voltage railway dc-dc converter delivers a single output of 24Vdc. » Read More

150W thick film power resistor reduces component counts

VISHAY INTERTECHNOLOGY Sfernice LTO 150 AEC-Q200 qualified thick film power resistor provides a clip mount TO247 package for direct mounting on a heatsink. » Read More

EPTECH Winnipeg

September 18
Location: Victoria Inn and Convention Centre
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EPTECH Mississauga

October 2
Location: Mississauga Convention Centre
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EPTECH Waterloo

October 4
Location: Bingemans Conference Centre
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