A fundamental but elusive step in the early evolution of life on Earth has been replicated in a laboratory.
ORMEC Systems Corporation’s ServoWire Motion and Logic Controller (SMLC) family has expanded to four available models, designed to provide fully integrated and centralized machinery motion, I/O and networking control. The devices are suited for a variety of packaging, material handling, medical, pharmaceutical, and general assembly applications.
Standex Electronics introduced a magnetic reed switch measuring 3.7 mm in length. In addition to being able to fit in very small spaces, the GR150 also maintains a very narrow sensitivity range. With a magnetic sensitivity of 2-4 Ampere Turns (AT), typical operating time of 0.2 ms (typical) and a release time of 0.1 ms (typical) this professional grade ultra miniature reed switch
Suitable for automotive applications including automotive pre-charge switch, stepper drives, and DC-DC converters, International Rectifier's AUIRS2003S 200-V power MOSFET driver has dependent high- and low-side referenced output channels tailored for use in harsh automotive environments and under-the-hood applications.
Preliminary data from DisplaySearch reveals that shipments of almost 6 million mini-note PCs (netbooks) raised their penetration in the notebook PC market close to 20% worldwide in Q1’09.
Presented as the first instrument able to test analog, digital, and mixed signal devices, Agilent's 81150A pulse function arbitrary noise generator also includes a pattern generator. The device also supports the bus standards such as Flexray, with three level signals, initialization sequences, and long patterns.
Accepting universal AC input, the MPM-03S Series of single output switching power supplies are rated for operation to 3 W. Six standard models provide a regulated output of 3.3, 5.0, 9.0, 12.0, 15.0, or 24.0 VDC.
GE announced today that it will open a new, state-of-the-art battery manufacturing plant in Upstate New York that will serve as the main manufacturing facility for GE’s newly formed battery business. The initial investment in the factory will be $100 million. It will be located in the Capital Region and will create 350 new manufacturing jobs at GE and thousands more in the supply chain.
Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced cCSAus-certified sensors designed to detect and measure the incline or tilt angle of machine elements or equipment platforms in single or dual axis applications, from 0° to 360° with accuracy of ±0.5°. Designed for reliable operation in harsh environments, these sensors feature metal mounting brackets, an outdoor IP68/69k rating and 4-20 mA or 0 to 5 VDC analog outputs that can
Macro Sensors’ PR 750 Series of 3/4 inch (19 mm) diameter AC-operated LVDTs are serving as measurement feedback devices in the paper bill detector of automated teller machines (ATMs) to ensure proper currency dispensing. In an ATM, these linear position sensors are used to measure the separation of a pair of rollers, whereby bills passing between the rollers displace the LVDT core. As the bills pass between the rollers, the LVDT
If the Obama administration is serious about more aggressively responding to antitrust complaints, some of technology's biggest companies could have to rethink their business strategies or expansion plans.
Using a spring pin (pogo) contactor with 20 gram actuation force per ball and cycle life of 500,000 insertions, the SS-QFE176SC-01 from Ironwood Electronics can test a QFP, 20-mm x 20-mm body size, 0.4-mm pitch with center E-pad and 22-mm x 22-mm lead tip-to-tip.
Samsung Electronics announced shipment of its 32-Gigabyte (GB) moviNAND, said to be the highest density embedded memory card utilizing advanced 30-nanometer (nm) class process technology. Use of high-density embedded memory improves the performance of high-end phones and other mobile consumer electronics when
Microsoft Corp. priced a $3.75 billion debt offering on Monday, a first for the world's largest software maker.
Suitable for embedded applications requiring high speed and accuracy, the Model 4328 ProD data acquisition and strain gage interface board from Electro Standards Laboratories has dual 24-bit independent strain gage channels with simultaneous sampling at 15,000 samples/second that can also be configured as quad 24-bit strain gage channels sampled at 5,000 samples/second.