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Signal Analyzer provides frequency coverage to 26.5 GHz

September 30, 2009 12:14 pm | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Including code-compatibility features, the N9030A PXA signal analyzer from Agilent provides frequency coverage up to 26.5 GHz. The PXA features up to 75 dB spurious-free dynamic range at 140-MHz analysis bandwidth. Other features include: -128 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 kHz offset (1 GHz)

Hand-held Calibrator Simulates Voltage and Thermocouple Readings

September 30, 2009 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

With a measuring function from -10 to 110 mV, the SignalCal 2 T/C hand-held calibrator from E Instruments simulates both voltage and thermocouple readings.

High-density 2.5 mm Terminal Block is Immune to Vibration

September 30, 2009 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

The compact ASP051 series of pluggable 2.5 mm terminal blocks from RIA Connect use Springcon technology, thus making them immune to vibration and easy to terminate compliments of the two-piece design. With a 2.5 mm centerline, the ASP051 is desirable for those tight spaces where only

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Adapters fit 0.50 mm devices to 1.00 mm boards

September 30, 2009 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Switch-A-Pitch Adapters from Aries Electronics have tops where the BGA landing pads are on a 0.50 mm pitch and the adapter bottoms are fitted with BGA balls on a 1.00 mm pitch. The suggested PCB pad size is 0.020" (0.50 mm) for a 1.00 mm pitch. Adapters feature non-solder mask defined (NSMD) pads

Thermal Adhesive Film Assures Reliable Component Operation

September 30, 2009 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Master Bond has introduced a thermal adhesive film called FL901AO. It is formulated to function as the preferential heat-transfer path between heat-generating components and heat sinks or other cooling devices. The 100 percent solid, B-stage adhesive-preform provides a high bond strength solution to

Visible Diode Laser Bars Offer High Power and Conduction-cooled Option

September 30, 2009 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

DILAS expanded its series of conduction-cooled, visible diode laser bars. The bars cover wavelengths of 632 nm, 635 nm, 638 nm, 650 nm and 677 nm with optical CW output power between 4 W to 20 W. Available as fast-axis collimated hermetically sealed conduction-cooled or fiber-coupled module, these diode laser bars are

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MKT Capacitors withstand 85 percent relative humidity

September 30, 2009 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

A series of MKT capacitors from EPCOS can withstand ambient testing conditions of 85°C and 85 percent relative humidity for 1000 hours under an AC load. The film capacitors of the B3293* series cover a capacitance range from 0.1 µF to 10 µF and are designed for a nominal voltage of 305 V AC to IEC 60384-14.

Ohio State University takes first place at 2009 EcoCAR competition

September 30, 2009 9:25 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

OSU has earned top honors at the 2009 finals of the Year One EcoCar competition. The OSU stable bested 16 other teams with their “Extended Range Electric Vehicle” design. The spiritual successor to Challenge X, EcoCar is a three-year collegiate advanced vehicle technology engineering competition

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Sheet Fastener Creates Flush Connections

September 30, 2009 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering an alternative to riveting or adhesives, the PEM SpotFast fastener from PennEngineering permanently joins metal sheets to PC boards or plastic panels with the top metal sheet flush or sub-flush with the bottom panel.

Prime View and E Ink Revise Merger Plans

September 30, 2009 7:14 am | News | Comments

Prime View International the world’s largest supplier of ePaper display modules, today announced it has amended its merger agreement with E Ink Corporation, the leader in electronic paper display materials and intellectual property.

Toolkit incorporates 1,415 numerical routines

September 30, 2009 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing access to 1,415 numerical routines, the Mark 22 Release of the NAG TOOLBOX FOR MATLAB allows users to migrate prototype code developed in the MATLAB environment to final production code in advanced programming languages such as C or FORTRAN.

Company demonstrates world’s first nitride-silicon solar cell

September 30, 2009 5:39 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Blogs | Comments

RoseStreet Labs Energy (RSLE) has created what they assert to be the world’s first tandem nitride/silicon solar cell. RSLE combined a silicon solar cell with a Nitride Thin Film to create their hybrid photovoltaic cell. According to RSLE, this hybrid will achieve “practical efficiencies” of 25-30% (typical efficiencies range from 12-20%).

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Village Green, Microsoft partner on carbon tool

September 30, 2009 5:37 am | by Reuters | News | Comments

Environmental software company Village Green Global Inc is joining the dash in the market to track carbon footprints, partnering with software giant Microsoft Corp to capture the business of cities and local governments. Carbon tracking is a small but fast-growing market with companies like SAP AG and Johnson Controls Inc among those offering tools to monitor environmental impacts.With the formation of Village Green's U.S. unit this year,

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Twitter Dominated by Navel-Gazing Users

September 30, 2009 5:23 am | News | Comments

In a study of Twitter, a microblogging service used by millions of people from high school students to national elected officials, Mor Naaman and Jeffrey Boase found that 80 percent of regular users are “meformers,” people who use the platform to post updates on their everyday activities, social lives, feelings, thoughts and emotions.

PSMA to offer Student Attendance Grants for APEC 2010

September 30, 2009 5:07 am | News | Comments

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announced today it will award up to 20 students with a $1000 grant to cover part of their travel and conference expenses to attend APEC 2010 in Palm Springs, CA, February 21-26.

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