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Power IC model library features over 550 high fidelity and correlated simulation models

March 26, 2014 3:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EMA Design Automation announced version 4.1 of the AEi Systems’ Power IC Model Library for the Cadence PSpice simulator with over 550 high fidelity and correlated simulation models for power electronic designs. The Power IC Model Library includes model netlists....

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IEEE Green Technologies Conference

March 26, 2014 2:49 pm | Events

The conference offers a venue for presentations of unpublished papers on Green Technologies from academia, industry, as well as other organizations. Stimulating invited talks on a diverse list of topics, a panel discussion on wind integration technologies, and a half-day workshop....

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Sensor designed for transportation electronic power steering

March 26, 2014 2:44 pm | Tt Electronics | Product Releases | Comments

TT Electronics’ (Fullerton, CA) Sensing and Control division has expanded its series of sensors for electronic power steering (EPS) applications. The new Magnetorque Plus combines TT Electronics’ proven non-contacting torque sensor with a multi-turn position sensor in a single compact package....

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Surface-mountable device capable of handling up to 4 watts

March 26, 2014 2:30 pm | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The SM Series from Stackpole Electronics (Raleigh NC) offers a robust wirewound product in a surface-mountable device capable of handling up to 4 watts in a single part. Some applications require power handling of at least 2 watts, but design engineers have concerns about parts cracking....

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10 watt LED hazardous location light includes a day/night sensor and manual on/off switch

March 26, 2014 2:20 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

Larson Electronics (Kemp, TX) has released a solar-powered, explosion-proof LED light fixture with an optional strobe or steady burn configuration. This explosion-proof LED light and solar panel combination includes a day/night sensor, manual on/off switch, and a motion sensor....

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Kickstarter of the Week: 'Robot maniacs' build desktop robotic arms

March 26, 2014 12:50 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Multimedia Production Specialist | Videos | Comments

On this episode of Kickstarter of the Week, we are bringing robots from industry, to our desks, with the uArm, a 4-axis parallel-mechanism robotic arm inspired by the ABB PalletPack robot. "When people used to talk about robotics, they thought about expensive and complicated machines," explains Aler Gu, UFactory product manager....

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Cree first to break 300 lumens-per-watt barrier

March 26, 2014 12:39 pm | News | Comments

Cree, Inc. records another significant LED milestone with the demonstration of 303 lumens per watt from a white high power LED. Reaching the landmark achievement much faster than previously believed possible, this result surpasses Cree’s previous R&D industry best....

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Laser-measurement sensor provides accurate measurements from 100 to 1000 mm

March 26, 2014 12:33 pm | Banner Engineering Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

A new laser measurement sensor featuring an intuitive two-line user interface display has been introduced by Banner Engineering (Minneapolis, MN). The LE550 sensor offers a combination of range, repeatability, accuracy, and ease of use not previously available at this price point....

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Crimp-style, wire-to-board, sub-miniature size connector serves LED applications

March 26, 2014 12:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The new LEX Series wire-to-board, crimp style, disconnectable connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation (Waukegan, IL) offer subminiature size and reliable contact construction for high-density applications. These 2.5 mm (.098”) pitch, bottom entry, SMT connectors are polarized....

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What Zuckerberg Sees When He Puts on Oculus Rift

March 26, 2014 12:12 pm | by MIT Technology Review | News | Comments

Facebook acquired Oculus Rift because it believes virtual reality could be the next big thing after mobile.Facebook moved quickly to acquire Oculus VR—creator of the forthcoming Oculus Rift virtual reality headset—for approximately $2 billion. Discussions between the two companies opened less than...

Future Electronics and Crocus Technology sign global distribution agreement

March 26, 2014 10:04 am | News | Comments

Future Electronics today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Crocus Technology, a leading developer of magnetically enhanced semiconductor technologies for mobile security, embedded microcontrollers, harsh environment electronics and magnetic sensors....

Top three reed switch no-no's

March 26, 2014 10:02 am | by Lawrence McClure, HSI Sensing | Blogs | Comments

The reed switch: A simple electro-mechanical device with a contact area and two to three leads that, when the correct magnetic or electrical force is applied, facilitates continuity through the switch. Although simple in nature and application, we engineers sometimes can get a little creative....

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In search of a few good apps

March 26, 2014 9:22 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

While the Food and Drug Administration has released guidelines for the regulation of mobile health (mHealth) apps that act as medical devices or as accessories to medical devices, the vast majority of mHealth apps remain unregulated and unevaluated.

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Robotic arm probes chemistry of 3-D objects by mass spectrometry

March 26, 2014 9:09 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

When life on Earth first started, simple molecules bonded together into precursors of modern genetic material. One theory is that the catalytic minerals on a meteorite's surface jump-started life's first chemical reactions. But scientists need a way to directly analyze these rough, irregularly shaped surfaces....

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Photos of the Day: The Crabster CR200 autonomous underwater vehicle

March 26, 2014 9:06 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The Crabster CR200 autonomous underwater vehicle is designed to explore shipwrecks, conduct marine research, search and rescue operations, and other deep-sea missions. Created by the Korean Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), the Crabster can walk along the ocean floor....

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