Provided in versions delivering 3.3 V, 5 V, or 15 V, Murata’s 6-W NCS6 Series of single-output DC/DC converters features a 4-to-1 input ratio (12 V or 48 V nominal). With a power density of 0.94 W/cm3, the 32 mm x 20 mm x 10 mm RoHS-compliant devices have efficiency levels from 73 percent.
To follow up on an earlier story, the EPA has granted California’s request for exemption from federal tailpipe emissions standards. The decision is effective immediately for California plus 13 other states and Washington DC. It allows them to regulate emissions for model years 2009-2011, one year before the federal standards take effect. Says EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, “This decision puts the law and science first…this waiver is consistent with the Clean Air Act as it’s been used for the last 40 years
Like a car salesman pushing a luxury vehicle that the customer no longer can afford, NASA has pulled out of its back pocket a deal for a cheaper ride to the moon. It won't be as powerful, and its design is a little dated. Think of it as a base-model Ford station wagon instead of a tricked-out Cadillac Escalade. Officially, the space agency is still on track with a 4-year-old plan to spend $35 billion to build new rockets and return astronauts to the moon in several years.
The RFA-411 Series installation kit from RF Industries, supplies the proper tools for crimping N-type connectors onto LMR-400 or equivalent cables.
Providing usable electrical power from waste, Innovative Energy Systems (IES) has developed a clean energy solution that recovers methane gas from landfills and converts it into electricity.
Watlow introduced its EZ-ZONE PM panel mount controller in a 1/8 DIN size. This new controller is available with choice of horizontal or vertical configuration, allowing it to fit variable cabinet profiles. The 1/8 DIN controller features larger characters and buttons, and its new case slots make it easier to
A sophisticated new weather satellite rocketed into orbit Saturday, giving forecasters another powerful tool for tracking hurricanes and tornadoes.
Congress has taken its first step toward an energy revolution, with the prospect of profound change for every household, business, industry and farm in the decades ahead.
With features such as a base plate with injection-molded termination clips, SMT power inductors from Epcos increase mechanical stability and improve temperature distribution during the solder process in demanding automotive applications. With dimensions ranging between 7.3 mm x 7.3 mm x 4.5 mm and 12.5 mm x 12.5 mm x 8.5 mm
Hermetically-sealed circuit boards in flex, rigid, hybrid, and flat-flex cable circuits from Douglas Electrical Components are best for high-volume applications requiring high conductor density. With hermetically sealed boards, electrical connection points are eliminated, minimizing voltage drops and removing the need for testing the wire-to-circuit connection point.
Supporting major FEC rates such as 15/14 and 255/237, the SFX-800G Synchronous Clock Generator from Connor-Winfield can translate a frequency input into one of eight selectable output frequencies from 10 MHz to 1.125 GHz. The 1.2” x 1.0” x 0.285” RoHS-Compliant device provides a jitter filtered, wander following output signal synchronized to a superior Stratum or peer input reference signal.
A family of devices has recently expanded Molex’s RF connector and cabling solutions.
Today, the Obama Administration announced $8 billion in conditional loan commitments for the development of innovative, advanced vehicle technologies that will create thousands of green jobs while helping reduce the nation’s dangerous dependence on foreign oil. The loan commitments announced today by the President include $5.9 billion for Ford Motor Company to transform factories across Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio to produce 13 more fuel efficient models
A drop-in replacement for T8 fluorescent tubes in general lighting, 48” long LED48T8-288-001W T8 bi-pin LED lighting tubes from LEDtronics can deliver the light output of a 24-W to 32-W fluorescent lamp while consuming less than 19 W.
If you download the latest firmware for Panasonic digital cameras, beware of one caveat: it locks out “non-genuine” Panasonic batteries. It allegedly does so for safety reasons. Frankly, I find this cynical explanation unconvincing. According to Panasonic’s site, “Panasonic Digital Cameras now include a technology that can identify a genuine Panasonic battery. For the protection of our customers Panasonic developed this technology after it was discovered that some aftermarket 3rd party batteries do not meet the rigid safety standards Panasonic uses.”