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Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Unveils Six New Technologies at Annual R&D Open House

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced six new technologies, outlined below, at its annual Research and Development Open House held today at its headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.


No. 2730

Electric Power Management System for Self-sustained Operation in Communities

Enables self-sufficient power supply for more than one week

The company announced today that it has developed a prototype electric power management system that combines an ideal mix of storage batteries and photovoltaic power generation for self-sustained operation in communities during extended blackouts. The technology was achieved through the company’s Smart Grid and Smart Community initiative.

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No. 2731

Energy Management System with Demand-response Capability

Stabilizes power supply & demand management while minimizing electricity costs

The company announced today that it has developed the technology for an energy management system that responds dynamically to supply-demand conditions. The system automatically evaluates fluctuating power-generation costs and electricity-market prices to determine optimized incentives for saving power, thereby helping to stabilize supply and demand management while minimizing costs and benefits for utilities and customers alike. The technology was achieved through the company’s Smart Grid Demonstration Project initiative.

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No. 2732

Regenerative Power Optimization Technology for Railway Energy Savings

Reduces total railway energy consumption by up to five percent

The company announced today its development of a new technology that reduces total railway energy consumption by up to five percent through efficient use of regenerative power from trains and optimized voltage control at multiple railway substations. Commercialization is targeted at the fiscal year beginning in April 2014.

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No. 2733

Large-capacity SiC Power Module Technologies

World-leading capacity will lead to smaller, lighter equipment

The company announced today that it has developed large-capacity silicon carbide (SiC) power module technologies incorporating all-SiC power devices for unprecedented 1,200-volt, 1,200-ampere performance. The new technologies, which have been incorporated in a prototype module, are expected to expand SiC applications to factory automation equipment, elevators, escalators, photovoltaic systems, wind-power generation systems and other industrial uses.

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No. 2734

World’s Best Error-correction Technology for High-capacity Optical Communication

The company announced today it has developed an error-correction technology that achieves a coding gain of 12.0dB, the world’s highest level as of February 14, 2013 according to internal research, for high-speed and high-capacity optical communication systems over long distances. The technology will be launched in the fiscal year starting in April 2014.

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No. 2735

100 Gbps Optical Transmission Technologies for High-capacity Intercity Communication

The company announced today it has developed an optical transceiver and integrated optical transmitter module for 100 Gbps optical transmission per wavelength that realizes 2.5 times the capacity of conventional intercity optical networks. The technologies, which will help to meet fast-expanding demands for intercity communication capacity, will be commercialized within the fiscal year ending in March 2014.

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About Mitsubishi Electric

With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,639.4 billion yen (US$ 44.4 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information visit

*At an exchange rate of 82 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2012

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