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High-rel toggle switches qualified to MIL-S-83731

December 17, 2013 4:02 pm | C&K Components | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a series of MIL-S-83731 qualified toggle switches designed for military, aerospace and other high-reliability applications.The MIL-S-83731 qualified toggle switches are rated for logic level up to 5A resistive loads and 2A inductive loads for use in various applications.

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The smart-grid evolution

December 17, 2013 3:54 pm | by Joshua Israelsohn, Technical Contributor | Articles | Comments

When the vision of a smart grid first appeared over a decade ago, it was revolutionary and broadly recognized as being so. Yet even an informal assessment of the facility and technology development necessary to realize that vision made it clear that smart grids would require a lengthy evolution.

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Building distributed measurement systems

December 17, 2013 3:26 pm | by Doug Farrell, Product Manager for Industrial Data Acquisition, National Instruments | Articles | Comments

As applications become more complex, home-run sensor wiring approaches become more difficult and costly to implement. The cost of running sensor cable can often be the single largest line item for installing new data acquisition systems once labor and capital costs are included.

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LCD display optic enables the thinnest, most cost-effective display designs

December 17, 2013 3:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

QD Vision announced the newest family of its award-winning Color IQ optical component compatible with LCD systems utilizing 3mm light guide plates. The new optic represents a 25% width reduction from QD Vision’s previous offerings, making it the thinnest and most cost-effective quantum dot....

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Blade fuses use LED technology to indicate that a fuse has blown

December 17, 2013 3:02 pm | Nte Electronics Inc | Product Releases | Comments

NTE Electronics continues to expand its high-quality fuse line by offering new Automotive Blade Fuses with LED Indicators. This new line of illuminating blade fuses use LED technology to indicate that a fuse has blown. They are easy to see in fuse panels located under dark dashboards....

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Reducing system failure costs

December 17, 2013 2:56 pm | by Taqi Mohiuddin, Senior Director, Marketing, Evans Analytical Group (EAG) | Articles | Comments

Failures have increasingly serious consequences as today’s electronics systems become smaller, more complex and more deeply embedded in our daily lives. System failures must be found and fixed before they can cause costly downtime, product recalls and reputational damage.

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Timing product families offer sub-200fs of phase jitter for PCIe clock applications

December 17, 2013 1:50 pm | Micrel | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel launched the PL6020xxx and PL6070xxx clock generators along with the SY7557xL clock distribution family that provides extremely low phase noise for the PCI-Express (PCIe) reference clock signals and industry leading output-to-output skew.

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MLC series protects automotive electronics from ESD threats

December 17, 2013 1:39 pm | Bourns, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns announced the introduction of new ChipGuard ESD protectors designed specifically to guard sensitive automotive electronics from the threat of electrostatic discharge (ESD) and are qualified to meet up to IEC 61000-4-2 Level 4 standards.

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Making the most of flat growth

December 17, 2013 1:27 pm | by Michael Knight, Senior Vice President, TTI Americas | Tti, Inc. | Blogs | Comments

I have fond memories of 2010 when our industry catapulted out of the recession. Distribution and component suppliers were in flat-out growth mode as all struggled to deal with rapidly rising demands that rapidly swamped capacity levels that had been hastily reduced the year before.

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Multilayer organic capacitor series includes capacitance values to 5.1pF

December 17, 2013 1:16 pm | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has doubled the capacitance of its 0603 Multilayer Organic Capacitor (MLOC) Series, extending the highest-rated capacitance value from 2.5pF to 5.1pF.  Ideal for applications including RF power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, filter networks, and instrumentation, AVX’s 0603 MLO capacitors exhibit low ESR....

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Gate driver development boards enable high-speed power circuit creation

December 17, 2013 12:59 pm | Ixys | Product Releases | Comments

IXYS Corporation announced today the introduction of the DVRFD630 and DVRFD631 RF MOSFET Gate Driver Development Boards by its IXYS Colorado division. These general-purpose circuit boards are designed to demonstrate the performance of the IXRFD630 and IXRFD631 RF MOSFET gate drivers....

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Voltage regulators provide the interface signals to an LNB down-converter via coaxial cable

December 17, 2013 12:51 pm | Allegro Microsystems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC adds to its extensive portfolio of low noise block regulators (LNBRs) designed for satellite receivers in Set Top Boxes and LCD TVs. Allegro’s “Generation 5” A8300 and A8300-1 are fully integrated linear and switching voltage regulators that are specifically designed to provide the power and the interface signals to an LNB down-converter via coaxial cable.

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10 must-have products to survive the Walking Dead

December 17, 2013 12:42 pm | Larson Electronics Llc | Product Releases | Comments

The EXP-LED-F4W is an intrinsically safe 4 watt LED flashlight that has a very tight, well focused pencil beam of light. The light beam on this LED flashlight reaches 100 feet in distance. With its great runtime on three AA batteries, you won't have to worry about it going dead....

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Google deal adds to company's robotics toolbox

December 17, 2013 11:16 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google may be gearing up to build robots that resemble props in science-fiction movies as the ambitious Internet company expands into yet another technological frontier. To gather the expertise and research it needs, Google has purchased eight companies that specialize in robotics this year.

Toyota eyes putting higher focus on environmental, safety technologies

December 17, 2013 11:04 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to increase resources including funds and engineers devoted to advanced environmental and safety technologies starting next year even at the cost of reducing such resources for the development of new models, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

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