Targeting applications such as hearing aids, miniature microphones, and battery-powered amplifiers, the IFND89 N-Channel JFET chip from InterFET has integrated back-to-back diodes.
Cyberdyne Corporation of Japan, in conjunction with Daiwa House, has begun mass production of a cybernetic bodysuit that augments body movement and increases user strength by up to tenfold.
Able to record and store over 16,000 temperature readings from -35 to +80ºC and over 16,000 relative humidity readings from 0 to 100% at user-selected sample rates, the EL-USB-2-LCD standalone USB datalogger from Lascar Electronics has a 2½-digit LCD to indicate minimum, maximum, and last stored temp/RH readings.
Tinkering with Earth's climate to chill runaway global warming — a radical idea once dismissed out of hand — is being discussed by the White House as a potential emergency option, the president's new science adviser said Wednesday. That's because global warming is happening so rapidly, John Holdren told The Associated Press in his first interview since being confirmed last month. The concept of using technology to purposely cool the climate is called geoengineering
Hand-formable cable assemblies from Electronic Assembly Manufacturing (EAM) use a copper-tin composite outer conductor to achieve shielding effectiveness of more than 100 dB. The cable assemblies provide typical insertion loss of 0.7 dB/ft. at 20 GHz for a 0.141-in. diameter cable. Typical VSWR is 1.13:1 @ 18 GHz
Available in two models — a 3-I/O layer (5-slot PPC5-1G) or a 6-I/O layer (8-slot PPC8-1G) — the PowerDNA PPCx-1G Gigabit Ethernet I/O Cube from United Electronic Industries (UEI) is compatible with all 30+ UEI I/O board types. The 6-layer model (PPC8-1G Cube) can provide up to: 150 analog inputs, 192 analog outputs, 288 digital I/O
The four soldiers move from their concealed position and “stack” themselves, one behind the other, parallel to the door. The #2 man throws an M84 grenade (flashbang) into the room, then yells “frag out!” The flashbang detonates, and the fire team storms through the “fatal funnel” (door). In those first moments, the #1 man must instantaneously...
To follow up on an earlier story, congress has urged the EPA to drop its SSL Energy Star criteria. A letter, signed by nine congressional members, encourages EPA administrator Lisa Jackson to defer to the DOE on Energy Star. The letter makes mention of “the current state of affairs, in which two federal agencies have put forth two separate standards,” and that, “The overlapping standards are creating uncertainty in the industry”
Providing a uniform and adjustable hemispherical light output for calibration applications, the Gigahertz-Optik’s model ISS-8K-100-VAHP integrating sphere light source boasts uniformity within its 19-mm diameter light output port area equal to or better than 98% within 90% of the port diameter.
A series of non-isolated point of load (POL) dc-dc converters from FDK feature up to 39 W of output power. The converters deliver up to 6 Amperes (A) of output current at power densities up to 860 Watts/cubic inch in an SMD package, and up to 4 A of output current at power densities up to 760 Watts/cubic inch in an SIP package
The Master Bond EP19HT adhesive/sealant, impregnant, and liner seals both metals & nonmetals. Its viscosity is 500 cps-600 cps at 75°F. Recommended cure is 1 hour at 250°F. Shorter cures can be achieved at temperatures between 325°F-350°F. EP19HT is a 100% reactive system, containing no solvents or diluents
Using an improved mechanical and thermal design, the Evolution Dual family of solid-state relays is rated for load currents up to 50 A/660 VAC per channel. Available with either zero voltage or random turn on, the RoHS compliant devices have IP20 "touch safe" covers and LED input status indicators.
Using an improved 4-leg design, GX-Series metal dome switches from Snaptron can handle over 400 g of force in a 6-mm diameter at up to 5 million life cycles.
Emulation Technology, Inc. (ET) has launched an elastomer-based ET 3300 socket system that operates at up to 10 GHz bandwidth with –1dB of insertion loss, allowing the user to test or debug BGA, QFN or other custom packages covering lead pitches down to 0.1 mm. Applications include
State of the Art (SOTA), Inc. has added the Filtenator to its high frequency product line. This clean attenuator uses an integrated filter to eliminate high frequency signals. The cut-off frequency can be varied between 5.5 GHz and 8.5 GHz. Standard attenuation values are 1 dB, 3 dB, 6 dB, and 10 dB. VSWR for all four values is