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ERA elects new officers for 2015-17 term

May 19, 2015 2:34 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The Electronic Representatives Association (ERA) reports that its board of directors recently elected new national officers for the 2015-17 term. They are: chairman of the board - Paul Nielsen, CPMR, of Brainard-Nielsen Marketing in Elk Grove Village, Ill ...

Triad awards Digi-Key Corporation Top Global Distributor Award at EDS 2015

May 19, 2015 2:31 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Triad Magnetics has awarded Digi-Key Corporation its Top Global Distributor Award during the Electronic Distribution Show in Las Vegas. Digi-Key is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components, distributing products to more than 170 countries worldwide.

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Euro-drone project gets lift-off to challenge US

May 19, 2015 2:28 pm | by Agence France-Presse, Defence Talk | News | Comments

Brussels: A European project to build a military drone by 2025 took wing on Monday as Germany, France and Italy signed a deal to start technical work and end their reliance on US- and Israeli-made models.

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Cicadas inspiration for US military’s new mini-drones

May 19, 2015 2:20 pm | by Agence France-Presse, Defence Talk | News | Comments

US military scientists have invented a miniature drone that fits in the palm of a hand, ready to be dropped from the sky like a mobile phone with wings.  

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Nature inspires first artificial molecular pump

May 19, 2015 2:14 pm | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Using nature for inspiration, a team of Northwestern University scientists is the first to develop an entirely artificial molecular pump, in which molecules pump other molecules. This tiny machine is no small feat. The pump one day might be used to power other molecular machines, such as artificial muscles.

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element 14 announces build your own dreamboard finalists

May 19, 2015 2:04 pm | by element14 | News | Comments

element14 has unveiled the 16 finalists in its global DreamBoard initiative to find the ultimate development kit

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AT&T evolves beyond phones

May 19, 2015 1:55 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

AT&T's transition has been years in the making as wireless supplanted landline phones. But the move beyond phones - wireless or otherwise - is accelerating with the impending DirecTV purchase and a growth in car models with connectivity built in.

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The future was on display at EDS 2015

May 19, 2015 1:44 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Articles | Comments

The EDS 2015 Summit kicked off in the Mirage’s Grand Ballroom with a reception that was highlighted by a keynote speech from featured speaker Grant Imahara, the famed electrical engineer who spun his expertise into an unlikely career in the entertainment industry (Mythbusters, Galaxy Quest ...

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Liquid metal antennas to play huge role in IoT

May 19, 2015 1:38 pm | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

Researchers have held tremendous interest in liquid metal electronics for many years, but a significant and unfortunate drawback slowing the advance of such devices is that they tend to require external pumps that can't be easily integrated into electronic systems

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What makes cancer cells spread? New device offers clues

May 19, 2015 1:26 pm | by University of Michigan Health System | News | Comments

Why do some cancer cells break away from a tumor and travel to distant parts of the body? A team of oncologists and engineers from the University of Michigan teamed up to help understand this crucial question.  

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Real-time map helps track drones

May 19, 2015 12:20 pm | by Jamie Wisniewski, Associate Editor, @JamieECNmag | Blogs | Comments

As drones continue to take over American airspace, it’s increasingly difficult for pilots to identify where the UAVs are flying (or even allowed to fly). Current air traffic control platforms, like AirMap, which allows users access to ...

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MPAC optimizes Doherty power amplifier performance

May 19, 2015 11:54 am | by Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Peregrine Semiconductor Corp | Product Releases | Comments

The PE46120 is a monolithic phase and amplitude controller (MPAC) designed for precise phase and amplitude control of two independent RF paths...

Photos of the Day: Engineers test hydrogen burn-off igniters

May 19, 2015 10:49 am | by NASA | News | Comments

Sparks fly as a hydrogen burn-off igniter test is conducted May 5 at the Redstone Test Center on Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. The igniters will be used for NASA's Space Launch System to burn off any free hydrogen that can potentially collect ...

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DC-DC converters offer wide input and noise immunity for industrial applications

May 19, 2015 9:53 am | by XP Power | XP Power | Product Releases | Comments

XP Power announced today the DDC15 and DDC30 series of low profile 15 Watt and 30 Watt DIN rail format DC-DC converters. The range is designed to offer additional voltages in DIN rail power systems, provide isolated outputs & noise immunity or support battery powered or battery backed applications. The single output converters accommodate the wide 4:1 input range from 9 – 36 VDC suiting a 12 or...

Supercapacitors power wearable, ultra-portable and connected IoT devices

May 18, 2015 7:52 pm | by CAP-XX | Product Releases | Comments

CAP-XX launches 0.6mm Thinline supercapacitors to power wearable, ultra-portable and connected IoT devices Eliminated materials and changed processes to reduce thickness and costs to below $1 Sydney, Australia – May 18, 2015 - CAP-XX (LSE:CPX), developer of flat supercapacitors for burst and back-up power in space-constrained electronic devices, today launched its Thinline series of singl...

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