Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced the latest release of its Cadence Allegro and OrCAD printed circuit board (PCB) software. The Allegro and OrCAD PCB Design Release 16.3 brings PCB engineers the ability to
Binder-USA introduced its Series 420 micro push-pull connectors. This style of connector is commonly used for small applications in the medical and commercial industries. The push-pull cable connectors have a maximum diameter of 9.5 mm and accept cables with diameters ranging from
The Model FO-MDA-20-25DD-1 (from Narda), a dual-channel DQPSK modulator driver for 40-Gb/s and 100-Gb/s optical transponder applications, has a maximum data rate of 35 Gb/s, and has been tested at rates as high as 113 Gb/s. It is designed to interface with a Sierra Monolithics SMI 4025 DQPSK multiplexer/clock multiplier unit on the input...
The CMNTVS12V 12-V Transient Voltage Suppressor (from Central Semiconductor) can handle up to 18 W of peak power and an ESD voltage of 8 kV. Designed to protect static sensitive data interfaces against ESD damage, the Voltage Suppressor is intended for small portable hand held electronic devices...
Four pole 1.65" (42mm) slotless brushless motors (from Koford Engineering) offer stall torque up to 225 oz-in and a peak power of 74 watts at 1585 rpm. Continuous power is 63 W. Oversize bearings and 1/4" shaft purportedly make this motor well suited for medical or military pumps as well as servo applications.
Portraying Leonardo da Vinci or World War II in a video game is challenging game developers to mix fun with facts while academics hope this growing genre will get players more interested in history. Gary Keith Brubaker, a lecturer in game study at The Guildhall at SMU in Texas, said historical games always have to try to balance accuracy and fun.
A group led by the head of the United States' biggest science organization is in Cuba this week to discuss ways to rekindle scientific cooperation as U.S.-Cuba relations slowly improve under U.S. President Barack Obama.
Fishermen have known for years that they've had to steam farther and farther from shore to find the cod, haddock and winter flounder that typically fill dinner plates in New England. A new federal study documenting the warming waters of the North Atlantic confirms that they're right...
Chimps, our nearest relative, don't talk. We do. Now scientists have pinpointed a mutation in a gene that might help explain the difference. The mutation seems to have helped humans develop speech and language. It's probably not the only gene involved, but researchers found the gene looks and acts differently in chimps and humans, according to a study published online Wednesday by the journal Nature.
The first touch-screen BlackBerry phone, the Storm, got a few things right, but generally it was a chore to use. Good thing a lot can change in a year. Though not without flaws, the latest version of the device, the BlackBerry Storm2, is the phone Research In Motion Ltd. should have released last year...
STMicroelectronics introduced a single-package analog gyroscope that accurately measures angular rates along three orthogonal axes. The sensor provides 360° angular-rate detection for high-precision 3D gesture and motion recognition in mobile phones, game controllers, personal navigation systems and
Central Semiconductor released CBRSDSH5-40 Schottky bridge rectifier packaged in the SMDIP case. This device is said to be the first surface mount 5 A, 40 V full wave bridge rectifier with a low VF of 0.37 V and an IR of 40 µA. The CBRSDSH5-40 is appropriate for a broad range of solid state lighting and
ITT Interconnect Solutions' BIW Power Cable Connectors can be used to join round and flat cables up to 1 AWG. The connectors purportedly save up to three hours of rig time. Available separately, mid-joint protectors for 4.5", 3.5", 2.875", and 2.375" tubing sizes provide additional mechanical protection.
AVX Corporation has extended the working voltage range of its RF multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) from 100 VDC to 250 VDC. The SQCA Series includes a capacitance range of 0.1 pF to 100 pF in a 0605 case size. Intended applications include microwave RF/IF amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, mixers, oscillators, filter networks, and MRI system applications.
Pittman brand 30 mm brush-commutated DC motors integrate high-energy bonded neodymium magnets for maximized power density and an optimized magnetic field profile and 7-slot straight armature to minimize cogging. The motors feature a large diamond-turned commutator and copper-graphite brushes to deliver