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Rare Audio Amplifier a “game changer” at International CES 2014

This week, Indice Audio exhibited at the International Consumer Electronics Show 2014 promoting the launch of the Rare Audio Amplifier and an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to help with the first production run. The Rare Audio amplifier, a collaboration between Indice Audio and mObridge, was described as a "game changer" by one exhibition patron, while others marveled at the regenerative power supply and the extraordinarily small form factor. The Rare Audio Amplifier is setting new benchmarks for performance in car audio, thanks to Indice's power control algorithm. In comparison to many competitor products being demonstrated at the show, the Rare Audio Amplifier features a capacitor free design and thermal management. The amplifier and PSU modules, designed by Indice Audio, can also be independently integrated into next generation premium car amplifiers. International CES is considered one of the world's most important electronics shows, demonstrating products from global innovators. Held over four days, over 50,000 exhibitors display the latest in robotics, gaming, 3D printer technology and so more, to approximately 150,000 attendees (figures based on 2013 attendance). In addition to showcasing the market-ready product, Rare Audio has also started an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to ramp up production of the amplifiers and reach critical mass for purchase of key components and materials. The campaign offers supporters a variety of funding options, ranging from small donations to the ability to purchase one of the first amplifiers to roll off the production line. Those who make the purchase are also encouraged to provide feedback on installation and usage experiences, which will be used for continuous improvement of the product. International CES is on for one more day, so to hear the power and precision of the Rare Audio Amplifier for yourself, visit the Rare Audio Mobridge stand (Booth [...]

Elon Musk talks electric pickup trucks and supersonic airplanes

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced at the recent New York Times DealBook conference that he has envisaged a design for an electric supersonic airplane, saying there's an "interesting opportunity to make a supersonic vertical takeoff landing jet". Musk cited the end of the Concorde service as his inspiration for the idea. Musk also announced that an electric pickup vehicle is on the cards for the EV manufacturer. Likely similar to Ford's F-Series pickup trucks and might be ready in 5 years. Electric pick ups, supersonic jet planes and the Hyperloop - sounds like science fiction, but with the right power control systems it seems anything is possible. Musk, often cited as the inspiration for Robert Downey Jr's Tony "Iron man" Stark, seems to have recognized that anything is possible, a mindset the engineers at Indice share. Currently Indice's power control algorithm has enabled the us to develop industry leading LED lights, including dimmable MR16s downlights, AR111 lights and a 250W highbay. Indice also launched its car audio amplifier earlier this year at the International CES, which is ideal for electric vehicles, such as Tesla, due to its power, fidelity, efficiency and regenerative PSU. The amplifier will also demonstrated at International CES 2014 at the beginning of January, on the Rare Audio Mobridge stand.   Read more about Elon Musk's interviews at Wired here. More detail about the electric pickup vehicle at Business Insider Australia here.

US School Buses undergo electric transformation

Motive Power Systems and Trans Tech Bus have collaborated to develop the first all-electric school bus which will hit US roads in 2014. The buses are built on Ford E450 chassis and have an all-battery, all-chassis compatible Motive electric Powertrain Control Ssytem (ePCS). The ePCS only requires minimal changes between the fossil fuel and electric versions of the school buses. Range limits are either 80 or 100 miles, depending on the number of battery packs. With Motiv's on-board fast charging technology the buses can reach 50 percent charge in under an hour and full charge in 8 hours. The low-cost 3-phase fast charging requires minimal building modifications and no charging stations. "An electric bus can save a school district about 16 gallons (or 60.5 litres) of fuel per day, or around $11,000 (US) in fuel savings over a year, not to mention maintenance savings", said John Phraner, President of Trans Tech. In addition Motiv's technology is compatible with many battery types and brands, protecting the technology against changes in the battery market, and making the buses "the most flexible and customizable all-electric powertrain for trucks on the market", according to Motiv CEO and Founder, Jim Castelaz. Read the full article here. Source: PR Newswire via RenewEconomy  

By | November 4th, 2013|Categories: Electric Vehicles, Technology News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Indice launch constant power Dimmable Mains LED Driver

Indice announces the launch of the new constant power Dimmable Mains LED Driver. This standards compliant LED Driver is available for private label branding, providing customers with rapid time-to-market, proven functionality and reliability. Specification: Input Power: 8W to 18W Input Voltage Range: 120VAC, +8%, -10% 240VAC, +8%, -10% Input Operating Frequency: 50Hz – 60Hz Output Voltage: 3 – 45V Power Factor: 0.95   Features include: Safety Isolated Open Circuit Voltage Protection Leading/Trailing-Edge Phase Cut Dimmable Deep Dimming High Efficiency High Power Factor    For More information: Website http://www.indicetech.com Email sales@indicetech.com Phone +61 3 9427 8999 Exhibitions and Events Booth # 906, strategies in Light, Feb 12 - 14 2013 About Indice  Indice is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to R&D of advanced power control technology which is suited to a range of applications including lighting, high performance audio amplifiers, and micro-inverters. Our solutions are developed around patented technology which enables many benefits over traditional power control schemes including active temperature management, active power management, high performance and high power density, typically reducing the required PCB size. Our LED product portfolio includes dimmable LED driver IC’s for MR16 (12VAC) and mains voltage (110V & 230V) solutions, driver boards and reference designs for turnkey manufacture. Indice LED driver IC’s are at the heart of each LED driver reference design we develop. Our flexible product offerings for MR16 and mains voltage LED drivers enable rapid time-to-market for customers wanting to develop their own LED product no matter what level of in-house expertise they have. Indice reference designs come in a variety of form factors to suit an array of lamp sizes and shapes.  

Indice launch isolated integrated mains voltage LED driver

Indice is pleased to announce the launch of a new isolated integrated mains voltage LED driver platform. This dimmable LED driver platform is suitable for a range of applications with input power from 5W to over 300W. Isolated Integrated Mains Driver Solutions Indice’s integrated mains driver platform enables simplified dimmable LED driver solutions for 110VAC or 240VAC systems. HIGH POWER DENSITY LOW PROFILE & COMPACT DESIGNS                                                 HIGH EFFICIENCY The integrated mains driver platform uses a single planar embedded transformer and the INDICE0101 LED Driver IC, eliminating the need for multiple magnetic components significantly reducing the BOM part count, lowering BOM cost, and enabling significantly smaller and lower profile PCB designs. The planar embedded transformer simplifies manufacturing through direct assembly onto the PCB. The Indice Mains LED Driver IC brings all of the advanced features to the integrated mains driver solutions including: Active Temperature Management Dimming with leading and trailing edge phase cut dimmers, with the added benefit of Deep Dimming High Power Factor   The integrated mains driver platform is easily scalable, enabling isolated designs for any LED voltage, and LED power from 5W to greater than 300W. ISOLATED              DIMMABLE           INTEGRATED Indice integrated mains driver solutions are ideal for: Residential:                        A19, GU10, PAR20, PAR27 Commercial:                       panel lights, undercabinet Industrial:                            high power, high bay, street lighting, car park lighting We will be exhibiting this new product at Strategies in Light from February 12 – 14, 2013 at the Santa Clara Convention Centre. You will find Indice Ecotech at Booth #906. To find out more about Indice Technology and to find out how we can provide you with world class lighting solutions please visit: http://www.indicetech.com For More Information Website http://www.indicetech.com Email sales@indicetech.com Phone +61 3 9427 8999 [...]

Indice Audio and mObridge Launch Award Winning Amplifier at CES

moBridge and Indice Audio launched their MIDSP500 Boosted Asynchronous Modulated Amplifier following a joint development between the two Melbourne, Australia based technology companies. This advanced audio technology won a prestigious In‐Vehicle Audio/Video category Innovation Honouree Award at CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The mObridge Indice MIDSP500 Boosted Asynchronous Modulated Amplifier takes amplifier design to a new level, with low profile design, up to 500WRMS per channel continuous @ 1 ohm, exceptional sound quality and control, all at an affordable price. This has been achieved by combining the latest digital pre-amplifier design from mObridge with a state of the art power supply and amplifier design from Indice Audio. The MIDSP500 showcases exceptionally low Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) and Inter-Modulation Distortion (IMD), as its clockless design asynchronously tracks the incoming audio signal. Simultaneously, the power supply asynchronously corrects the boosted rail at incredibly high speed allowing power to flow in both directions, and returning reactive energy from the speakers back to the car battery. About Indice Audio Indice Pty Ltd is dedicated to R&D of advanced power control technology targeting high performance, energy efficient applications including dimmable LED lighting, audio amplifiers, and micro-inverters. Indice Audio is a premium market brand leveraging off Indice patented technology which enables many benefits over traditional power control schemes including high power density, high performance audio amplifiers and audio power supplies. For more information about Indice, visit: www.indicetech.com/audio About moBridge Fiberdyne Systems Pty Ltd is an automotive electronics manufacturer that supports drivers in over 30 countries and provides the world's auto makers with audio and driver assistance products. The company through its brand, mObridge, specializes in system integration solutions with innovative vehicle entertainment and information technologies. Fiberdyne System's R&D facilities in Australia, Europe and North America ensure that [...]

WORLD FIRST AMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY FROM MOBRIDGE INDICE

18 January 2013 Posted by Car Audio & Entertainment Through a collaboration between mObridge and Indice Audio, an Australian designed product could set the future trends for automotive amplifiers and factory integration. Read on for more information about this new technology. The MIDSP500 is a Boosted Asynchronous Modulated Amplifier that takes amplifier design to a whole new level, with low profile design, up to 500w RMS per channel @ 1 ohm, exceptional sound quality and control with affordable cost and pricing. This has been achieved by combining the latest digital pre-amplifier from mObridge with a state of the art power suppy and amplifier design from Indice Audio According to mObridge Indice, the MIDSP500 showcases exceptionally low Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR), Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) and Inter-Modulation Distortion (IMD), as its clockless design asynchronously tracks the incoming audio signal. Simultaneously, the power supply asynchronously corrects the boosted rail at incredibly high speed allowing power to flow in both directions, and returning reactive energy from the speakers back to the car battery. The mObridge Indice MIDSP500 received an International CES Innovations 2013 Design and Engineering Award at the recent CES in Las Vegas. Julian Merritt, Director of mObridge INC, and James Hamond, CTO of Indice were both thrilled to learn of the award for the MIDSP500 amplifier which resulted from the joint development between the two companies. Hamond says, “It is really exciting to be able to demonstrate Indice’s power control capabilities in the high performance audio market. We’ve done things a bit differently to traditional audio power supplies, and we believe that audiophiles will love the results.” Merritt added, “This was a great opportunity to take the next big step in audio. The MIDSP500 provides the listener with [...]

Indice Exhibiting Dimmable LED Solutions at Strategies in Light 2013

Indice will be exhibiting at Strategies in Light at the Santa Clara convention centre, Santa Clara, CA USA from February 12 – 14 2013 at booth 906 On display will be a selection of our latest dimmable LED solutions based on Indice LED Driver IC’s for low voltage and line voltage (mains) applications: Dimmable MR16 LED Driver board reference designs - suitable for low voltage applications such as MR16 and AR111 Dimmable AC Mains LED Driver board reference designs - suitable for 110V & 230V line voltage applications LED Driver IC’s: INDICE0002, INDICE0101 Private Label Lamps and Drivers High Power LED Solutions   For more details on Indice LED Driver IC’s and LED Driver reference designs, please see our website at www.indicetech.com or contact us at sales@indice.com.au About Indice Indice is a fabless semiconductor company dedicated to R&D of advanced power control technology which is suited to a range of applications including lighting, high performance audio amplifiers, and micro-inverters. Our solutions are developed around patented technology which enables many benefits over traditional power control schemes including active temperature management, active power management, high performance and high power density, typically reducing the required PCB size. Our product portfolio includes dimmable LED driver IC’s for MR16 (12VAC) and mains voltage (110V & 230V) solutions, driver boards and reference designs for turnkey manufacture. Indice LED driver IC’s are at the heart of each LED driver reference design we develop. Our flexible product offerings for MR16 and mains voltage LED drivers enable rapid time-to-market for customers wanting to develop their own LED product no matter what level of in-house expertise they have. Indice reference designs come in a variety of form factors to suit an array of lamp sizes and shapes. Designed [...]