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Can Just A Few Minute of Exercise a Day Prevent Diabetes?

December 17, 2011 5:21 am | by Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog | News | Comments

That just 1 minute of exercise a day could help prevent diabetes seems to good to be true. But research at the University of Bath indicates it might be true. I am a bit of a soft touch for seeing … Continue reading →

New Scale’s miniature linear motion systems head to orbit on recently launched satellite

December 16, 2011 11:23 am | News | Comments

New Scale Technologies ( today announced that its miniature linear actuator modules were on board the United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket launched at Vandenberg Air Force Base October 28.

Advanced Battery Technologies, Opens New Battery Production Facility

December 16, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Advanced Battery Technologies, Inc. announced the grand opening of its new polymer lithium-ion battery production facility in Dongguan City, Guangdong Province, P. R. of China. On December 10, 2011, Dongguan Qiang Qiang Amperex Tech. Co....


Data Centre Manufacturer Minkels Launches VariconPower Server Room Rack PDUs

December 16, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Data centre manufacturer Minkels, European producer of integrated data centre solutions for cooling, power distribution and housing, has launched a new product group under the name VariconPower™ . This concerns a complete product line...

The Importance of Isolation in Healthcare Applications

December 16, 2011 9:45 am | Videos | Comments

This video shows how iCoupler digital isolators from Analog Devices provide a simple solution for connecting patients to a peripheral monitor or PC in a safe and isolated manner.

Ethernet IO Modules Tout Fast Start-up

December 16, 2011 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated introduced new Brad HarshIO Ethernet I/O Modules with QuickConnect (QC) and Fast Start-Up (FSU) technologies to provide a reliable solution for connecting industrial controllers to I/O devices

Floating Surge Stopper Provides Overvoltage Protection

December 16, 2011 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating from 9V to greater than 500V, the LTC4366 floating surge stopper utilizes an adjustable floating topology to enable very high voltage operation independent of the voltage rating of the LTC4366’s internal circuitry.

Remtec Expands its Submount Offerings for Packaging of Laser Diodes, LEDs and Photo Diodes

December 16, 2011 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Remtec has added new capabilities for Laser Diode, LED and Photo Diode submounts and substrates. Now designers have a wider variety of packaging options with ceramic submounts (alumina, beryllia, and aluminum nitride), metal heat sinks and enhanced plated gold tin metallization.


Wall-Mount Cabinets Offer Rugged Protection

December 16, 2011 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentair Technical Products announces their expanded Hoffman brand line of PROTEK Wall-Mount enclosures, designed to provide protection, support, and thermal management to rack-mounted electronics.

QNX Announces Availability of First RTOS to Achieve Both Safety and Security Certification

December 16, 2011 5:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

QNX Software Systems Limited today announced that QNX Neutrino RTOS Certified Plus, the first realtime operating system to provide both safety and security certification, is now available for order.

Rugged System Combines Intel Core i5-i7 Performance and Mission-Critical Reliability

December 16, 2011 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Logic Supply introduces the Extreme Environment PT912. This is a rugged, industrial system designed for the most demanding applications. With shock and vibration resistance, fanless cooling, and extended operating temperature of -40°C~70°C...

Photonic Chip Paves Way to Programmable Quantum Processors

December 16, 2011 4:36 am | News | Comments

A multi-purpose optical chip which generates, manipulates and measures entanglement and mixture has been developed by researchers from the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics.

E-readers: Market Prospects and Technology Developments

December 16, 2011 4:25 am | by Dr Harry Zervos, Technical Analyst, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Electronic paper technology has found its main application in the development of e-book readers, a market that has bloomed in recent years with successful devices such as the Amazon Kindle and the Barns & Noble Nook.


Sealed High-Power Connector Protects Against Harsh Environmental Conditions

December 16, 2011 4:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products has introduced the SPEC Pak High Power Connector, with power handling capacity from 75 to 260 amps and an IP68-rated waterproof environmentally sealed shell.

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors Join Forces

December 16, 2011 3:43 am | News | Comments

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions and Pittman Motors, both units of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, have come together to provide product engineers access to the broadest range of linear and rotary motion solutions available from a single source.

Eltek Restructures Under Single Brand Name To Demonstrate Focus on Power Conversion Products

December 15, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Eltek announced that it has finalized the merger of Eltek Valere into the corporate Eltek brand, creating a single operational organization. Eltek will continue to focus on high-efficiency power conversion technology, and will deepen its...

ON Semi Updates Thailand Flooding Impact

December 15, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

ON Semiconductor issued the following update related to the impact of flooding at its Thailand production facilities: The severity of the flood damage to ON Semiconductor’s production facilities in Thailand, and the prolonged inability of...

Siemens Announces Distributed Power Generation Pilot Project for 50kW Vertical Wind Turbine

December 15, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Siemens Industry Inc.’s Drive Technologies Division has launched a pilot program partnership with Boston-based Eastern Wind Power to test several new solutions for decentralized power generation in the small-mid range. Siemens will provide drive...

ETX Module Supports DDR3, Offers Desirable Flexibility

December 15, 2011 10:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced the release of SOM-4463 B1 with further upgraded features, including support for DDR3 memory, a higher memory capacity up to 4 GB, compatibility with 24-bit LVDS, an additional

USB Controlled Power Meter Operates Over 9 kHz to 3 GHz

December 15, 2011 9:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq has introduced the new model PMU 6003 to its power meter product range. The instrument is designed for a variety of applications over the frequency range of 9 kHz to 3 GHz. Features include

Sofradir scores hat trick in space mission contract wins in 2011

December 15, 2011 6:56 am | News | Comments

Sofradir announced today that it has been awarded a contract in the value of tens of millions of euros to manufacture Infrared (IR) detectors for the engineering and flight model phases for the next generation of European meteorological satellites, MTG.

Consumers benefit from smart grid implementation

December 15, 2011 6:09 am | by Bill Kutsche, business development manager, Murata Electronics North America | Articles | Comments

As we look forward to a new year, the Smart Grid and the technologies that enable energy efficiency within the grid will become a part of our daily lexicon as consumers begin to benefit from the grid’s implementation.

The top of my Holiday wish list

December 15, 2011 5:44 am | by Joe Graves, Stratus Technologies, | Blogs | Comments

The cool product at the top of my list is the AR quadicopter ( drone by Parrot. It is a small helicopter that is remotely controllable from an iphone, ipad or android-based device.

Yassir Ali of Atmel on the Touch Interface

December 15, 2011 4:48 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Yassir Ali of Atmel on the Touch Interface and discuss their maXStylus technology, an active stylus solution for tablets and smartphones.

Evatran Teams Up With Sears Home Services for the Installation of Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

December 14, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Sears Home Services, the residential and commercial installation arm of Sears Holdings, announced its installation agreement with Evatran, a developer of wireless charging systems for electric vehicles. Plugless Power systems, which offer the ultimate in...

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