Anderson Power Products introduces the 3 Position Mini PL connector. This compact, environmentally sealed (IP68) connector is capable of 22 amps at 600 volts (UL). The 3 Position Mini PL connector features a manual release latch to prevent accidental un-mating and is touch safe on both sides....
The biggest thing in operating rooms these days is a million-dollar, multi-armed robot named da Vinci, used in nearly 400,000 surgeries nationwide last year - triple the number just four years earlier. But now the high-tech helper is under scrutiny over reports of problems, including several deaths that may be linked with it and the high cost of using the robotic system.
Some people have had it with TV. They've had enough of the 100-plus channel universe. They don't like timing their lives around network show schedules. They're tired of $100-plus monthly bills. A growing number of them have stopped paying for cable and satellite TV service....
LCD, LED, Plasma, OLED - These terms get uses by sales people at your local TV store, but do you REALLY understand what they mean? Learn the basics in under 3 minutes! Linus Sebastian of Techquickie gives a good primer on these common display technologies.
Pixelligent Technologies, an innovator in manufacturing nanocrystal additives for the electronics and semiconductor markets, announces the launch of its PixClear™ Zirconia nanocrystals. When incorporated into existing products, the nanoadditives can dramatically increase light output and readability of modern touch screens and displays.
STMicroelectronics has introduced the world’s smallest TVS diode for protecting sensitive electronics in consumer products and handhelds. As the first such device to be offered in the industry’s smallest standard surface-mount outline of 0.45 x 0.2mm, the ESDAVLC6-1BV2 is one size smaller than today’s 0.6 x 0.3mm devices.
APEM introduces its AV Series pushbutton switches with an overmold actuator. Complementing APEM’s line of pushbutton switches, the AV Series is ideally suited for applications pertaining to security panels, public kiosks, vending machines, ATM machines, handicap access control panels, and heavy hydraulic lift equipment.
Well, well, well. It looks like Facebook has finally decided to join the big boys and create their own phone. It’s the phone that absolutely no one was waiting for. To quote the parody video below, “Stop. Don’t do that. Nobody wants it.”
Larson Electronics’ Magnalight.com has announced today the release of a hazardous location LED string light system designed to provide higher efficiency, higher output, and better reliability and safety than traditional incandescent string lights. The EPL-SL-8X4FT-LED Explosion Proof LED String Light set incorporates the latest in LED lighting technology....
Electro Standards Laboratories announces the Model 9462 5-channel CAT5e RJ45 A/B/C switch. This manually operated switch features independent switching in a slim rackmount configuration. The Model 9462 enables the user to access three 10/100/1000 Base-T CAT5e networks for each channel.
Mobility continues to be the hottest trend for the semiconductor and electronics industry. As though there were any need for supporting data, the major electronics shows from the first quarter of 2013 displayed and demoed the latest array of mobile devices.
Surgical robots could make some types of surgery safer and more effective, but proving that the software controlling these machines works as intended is problematic. Researchers have demonstrated that methods for reliably detecting software bugs and ultimately verifying software safety can be applied successfully to this breed of robot.
To call Tim Sylvester a road builder misses the point. The streets he intends to build are embedded with electronic sensors that may keep cars of the future from speeding, veering and crashing. Doctoral candidate Amol Khedkar is toiling on his own prototype for a software system that would let cars talk to one other....
Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announces the release of the APS43MI / APS50MIG / APS63MI series of 2 x4” medical approved switching power supplies with the industry’s lowest profile of only 0.92” and single outputs ranging from 3.3~60VDC.
One should never swap quality for instant gratification. Yet that’s exactly what EdX, a nonprofit educational organization founded by Harvard and MIT, is doing with their automated grading software that promises “instant feedback” on students’ essays. Creativity need not apply.
With Google's self-driving car hitting the road and all sorts of driver-assistance features hitting the showroom, it's a crazy time for drivers and designers alike. Cars are practically overflowing with (good and bad) attempts to integrate outside technology (smartphones, weather apps, virtual assistants) into vehicles interfaces.
Omnetics Connector Corporation announces its latest addition to the Nano 360 family, the SureCon 360. These connectors are available in 6, 11 or 16 positions, with an IP67 rating and 3 different cable options: Military (UL94 V-O material), Medical (ISO10993 biocompatible) and standard grade.
RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s TGF2018, a discrete 180-Micron pHEMT which operates from DC to 20 GHz. The TGF2018 is designed using TriQuint's proven standard 0.25um power pHEMT production process.
Larson Electronics Magnalight has announced today the release of an explosion proof metal halide work light with magnetic mounting base designed to provide high power illumination combined with versatile mounting capabilities. The EPL-BS-70-220V-100-3XMB Explosion Proof Metal Halide Light produces 32,000 lumens of light output....
Anderson Power Products announces the launch of the Saf-D-Grid Ultra Short Receptacle. The Saf-D-Grid connection system protects the user from DC arcing during mating and unmating. This innovative design enables the safe connection of DC electronic devices to a DC micro grid powered by high efficiency DC sources.
This week on WDD's HotSpot: DJI's new GPS equipped Phantom is an aerial platform for the FOPRO HERO action cam. Featuring a lithium polymer battery, an RGB LED indicator, an Enhanced fail-safe feature, and an Intelligent Orientation Control, this quad-copter makes one nifty little radio-controlled aircraft.
Mouser Electronics is stocking the Littelfuse PICO 259-UL913 fuse - the only fuse approved under the UL913 standard to operate in hazardous locations. Littelfuse PICO 259-UL913 series fuses meet the UL 913 standard for Intrinsically Safe Electrical Equipment to operate in hazardous locations.
The new Osram Ostar Stage LEDs from Osram Opto Semiconductors offer high luminance of 48 million candelas per square meter (Mcd/m²) and tunable color tones from cold white to warm white. Combined with their extremely low-profile design and glass cover with anti-reflective coating...
Human travel to Mars has long been the unachievable dangling carrot for space programs. Now, astronauts could be a step closer to our nearest planetary neighbor through a unique manipulation of nuclear fusion, the same energy that powers the sun and stars.
Today on Engineering Newswire, brought to you by Interpower, we're building an internal suspension system for your brain, designing an endoscope as thin as a hair, and using a worm to go hands free. This week we welcome Ben Heck to the Engineering Newswire as we feature...