Industrial distribution major Roy May has taken a different path to his degree than most students. That path started with a 12-year career in the U.S. Army before he enrolled as an undergraduate at Texas A&M University in the......
NASA is getting an unprecedented close-up look at the sun, thanks to a new telescope. NASA's IRIS spacecraft, launched just a month ago, already is providing detailed pictures of the sun. The telescope's door opened last week, and it began observing the lower solar atmospheres in never-before-seen detail.
Industry groups and privacy advocates on Thursday were near agreement on voluntary guidelines for mobile apps that should make it easier for consumers to know what personal information is getting sucked from their smartphone or tablet and passed along to marketers.
The primary application for this instrument is in the oil/gas drilling industry to measure viscosity of drilling muds and fracturing fluids according to established methods from the American Petroleum Institute and the ASTM. It is also suitable for other applications, in particular those where the Couette geometry may be more appropriate.
The LEDPB10W-120X2E LED Boat Light from Magnalight.com provides boaters with a high output lighting option that uses less power than halogen lamps while providing more light. Built to withstand the corrosive and abusive effects of the marine environment, this LED light bar produces over 10,000 lumens of clean white light while using only 120 watts of power.
Nordson ASYMTEK has developed Continuous Path Motion Control software for jetting underfill for flip chips. The software optimizes dispense head motion,saving time and increasing units per hour (UPH). Instead of stopping to move between die, backtracking, ramping to speed, dispensing, and decelerating, the dispense head maintains a continuous speed....
Vishay Precision Group, Inc. announced that its Vishay Foil Resistors brand (VFR) has released a new ultra-high-precision Z1-Foil flip-chip resistor, the FRFC 0805, with exceptional load-life stability of ±0.005% (50 ppm) at 70°C and rated power for 2,000 hours; low typical TCR of ±0.05 ppm/°C from 0°C to +60°C and ±0.2 ppm/°C from -55°C to +125°C (+25°C ref.); power TCR (ΔR due to self-heating) of 5 ppm at rated power; and tight tolerances to ±0.01%.
Dave shows you how it's not that hard to find that mythical $50 analog oscilloscope on ebay. At least in the US and UK. It's not impossible, it turns out. For more, check out: http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-498-how-to-get-a-$50-oscilloscope-on-ebay/
The new Equipto Electronics Catalog has been expanded over previous editions to include the company’s latest EMI/RFI shielded rack enclosures as well as custom NEMA enclosures. This 250-page catalog presents detailed specifications on the company’s modular rack enclosures, work stations, instrument enclosures and the new NEMA boxes.
Yokogawa Corporation of America announced that it is now offering electric vehicle charging stations to employees at its Newnan, GA facility. ECOtality, Inc. – a leader in clean electric transportation and storage technologies– has installed two Blink Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at Yokogawa Newnan as part of its Electric Vehicle Project.
In the semiconductor industry, precision testing is key to ensuring proper functionality and quality. Two types of testing are traditionally performed: 1) wafer testing 2) chip set testing Both types of tests require the use of relays with fast switching speed to carry various types of signals. Test boards are designed with as few as two relays or as many as several thousand per board.
TDK Corporation announces two new series of EPCOS aluminum electrolytic capacitors in extremely compact snap-in designs. The dimensions of the new B43640* and B43644* series are 22 x 25 mm to 25 x 55 mm (diameter x height), making both series significantly more compact than previous series for identically rated voltage and capacitance values.
In this week's headlines: Drone It Yourself turns random objects into RC quadrotors: A Drone It Yourself project turns just about anything into a quadrotor drone with the addition of a few motors and a control unit. Twinkind 3D photo booth scans your body in a flash: A company called Twinkind in Hamburg, Germany is offering a 3D portrait service that creates your very own mini-me.
A transformation is taking place in home networks as the number of communicating devices increase dramatically. Low power technologies like ZigBee are now connecting devices in ways that provide unprecedented control to consumers. For many years, home automation solutions had focused on enabling comfort and convenience in affluent homes, a la Jetsons’ home.
The ZigBee Alliance announced that an update to ZigBee Home Automation has been ratified and is now available for product development. The new version is fully interoperable with the earlier versions of the standard.ZigBee Home Automation is the industry leading standard helping to create smarter homes that enhance the comfort, convenience, security and energy management for the consumer.