National Instruments announced the NI wireless sensor network (WSN) platform, a complete remote monitoring solution that consists of NI LabVIEW graphical programming software and new reliable, low-power wireless measurement nodes. The platform deliversa drag-and-drop programming environment for configuring wireless systems, extracting measurements, performing analysis and presenting data. LabVIEW also offers
Designed for automobile applications, the single-channel TCPI1300X01 and the dual-channel TCUT1300X01 surface-mount interrupter sensors from Vishay feature an operating temperature range from -40° C to +125° C and a moisture sensitivity level rating of 1.
As the cooling challenges of 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) embedded system applications multiply due to increased processing power, reduced package sizes and more hostile environments, new thermal management options and industry standards continue to evolve. Chip and board manufacturers have already done a vast amount of work to mitigate thermal management concerns.
Intended for use in embedded systems, the IEEE 802.3-compliant ENC624J600 100-Mbps Ethernet interface controller from Microchip combines a 10/100 Base-TX physical interface and media access controller (MAC) with a hardware cryptographic security engine.
Ways to make lasers smaller are being discovered through collaborative efforts of researchers at Arizona State University and Technical University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands. The work opens up possibilities for using nanoscale lasers to significantly improve the performance of computers and speed up Internet access.
With support for frequencies down to 10 MHz, the UPG2405T6Q RF switch from California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is designed for numerous wireless applications, including Near Field Communications (NFC), RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and ZigBee/802.15.4. Features include
With continuous torque of 0.05 Nm, the R08 Planetary Gearhead from Portescap provides radial load carrying capacity of up to 10 N. The standard gearbox is available from 4 to 256 ratios which can be further extended to higher ratios of 4096. The R08 can be coupled with Brush DC, Brushless and Stepper motors
Ready-to-use wireless modules provide a way to quickly get a design "on the air" when engineers find RF circuits and communication protocols fall outside their areas of expertise. Even when engineers have RF experience, a module still might make sense from the perspective of saved time and money.
Altech UL489 AC miniature molded case circuit breakers offer the highest 14 kA short circuit interrupting capacity in the industry, according to the company, and are available up to 20 A in the C trip curve. These breakers perform in applications such as
Electronic Assembly Manufacturing, Inc. (EAM) announced the availability of LMR cable assemblies featuring low VSWR. Measured performance for a 0.600-in.-diameter, Type N assembly exhibits VSWR that remains below 1.15:1 for a frequency range through 6 GHz. The cable assemblies also offer
Suitable for demanding power applications such as UPS, medical, telecommunication, and data center systems, the 3-phase 480-VAC FMAC and FMBC ECO line filters from Schurter address EMC problems and are produced without potting compound to reduce weight.
The Southco H3-EM electronic locking swing handle offers efficient electronic access security to datacenter cabinets and industrial enclosures across industries. Designed as an electronic locking platform for indoor applications, the H3-EM can be
PayPal suffered periodic breakdowns that crimped Internet sales for more than four hours Monday. The main outage occurred from 1:30 p.m. EDT through 2:30 p.m. when PayPal was unable to process any transactions worldwide, according to company spokesman Anuj Nayar. The online payment service continued to experience scattered problems until about 6:10 p.m EDT.
Electronic medical records are a life-or-death issue at Sac-Osage Hospital - not necessarily just for the patients, but for the hospital itself. Facing a budget shortfall, the 47-bed hospital in rural western Missouri is borrowing nearly $1 million to pitch its paper medical charts and purchase a state-of-the-art electronic health records system.
On October 20, 2005 Congress passed the Digital Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005. The act mandated the cessation of analog broadcasting by February 18, 2009, and the subsequent reign of digital. The program floundered, leaving the public woefully unprepared for the February deadline. This example illustrates how badly the government can mangle an enterprise.