Posts tagged as ECS

Why do we experience poor VoIP quality?

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) relates to phone service over the internet. This facility is its greatest asset but is also frequently the cause of frustration and poor quality of service. However, the problem is the network over which many companies run their VoIP communication services. Ideally there would be a totally separate dedicated network […]

Draft mobile regulations “too mobile-centric”

Several respondents at the hearing on the Draft End-User and Subscriber Service Charter told told the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) that its draft regulations are too mobile-centric and do not cater for companies that provide mobile internet services. The hearings were held on 1 and 2 March 2018 to discuss the draft […]

South Africa has a new National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper, but …

  South Africa has a new National Integrated ICT Policy – but after four years of drafting it has taken the cabinet six months to approve it which seems to indicate that not everyone in the cabinet is comfortable with the policy. The Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Dr. Siyabonga Cwele said at a […]

Is Mobile VoIP really the next big thing?

Mobile VoIP really is the next thing – the best thing. Gone are the early days of the technology when you were hoping that everything would work. Today, the quality is such that many of the purported “problems” have been solved. The platforms that are offered today no longer suffer the fate of those even […]

Institute invites scholarship applications for 2015

The Southern African Association for Energy Efficiency (SAEE), in cooperation with Energy Combustion Services Technology Solutions Development (ECS), award one scholarship of R20 000 to a student with a good academic record in previous years of study. The scholarship is awarded in support of the transformation of the energy sector. Students who fit the following […]

High performance bus converter module

  Vicor Corporation has unveiled the first module utilising its converter housed in package (ChiP) power component platform. This  new ChiP bus converter modules supply 1,2 kW at 48 V with 98% peak efficiency and 115 W/cm3 power density. Breakthrough performance – four times the density of competing solutions – enables efficient, high voltage DC […]

Bus converter modules enable high voltage DC distribution

  New 380 V DC input ChiP bus converter modules enable high voltage DC distribution with 98% efficient conversion to 48 V at 115 W/cm3 power density. Vicor Corporation recently unveiled the first module utilising its converter housed in package (ChiP) power component platform. The new ChiP bus converter modules (BCM) supply 1,2 kW at […]

Conduction-cooled version of AC-DC power system

Vicor has introduced a new conduction-cooled version of its high-efficiency Westcor MicroPAC power factor corrected AC-DC power system, enabling system designers to forego fan and forced-air cooling in power systems designed for demanding military, industrial, telecommunications and other applications requiring fanless and/or noiseless operation in restrictive enclosures. These new power systems incorporate VI Chip BCM […]

New series of buck regulators

Vicor Corporation recently announced the expansion of its award-winning Picor cool-power ZVS buck regulator product line for high efficiency point-of-load DC-DC regulation. Optimised for 12 V operation (8 V to 18 Vin), this new (PI34XX) series of buck regulators increases performance for a host of embedded applications in computing, telecommunications, industrial and other environments, delivering […]