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Broadband Inductor Touts Repeatable and Reliable Performance Up to 40 GHz

September 16, 2011 11:45 am | Avx Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a broadband inductor that offers low insertion loss up through 40 GHz. Featuring a pyramid shape and rugged powdered iron core, the GL Series broadband inductor provides

Harsh Environment Connectors Are Based on MIL-PRF-83526 16 and 17

September 16, 2011 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Optical Cable Corporation’s (OCC) lineup of harsh environment connectors includes products based on the retired U.S. DoD MIL-PRF-83526/16 and /17 performance specification. In addition to these 83526 multi-channel plug and receptacle connectors, the company also

Aluminum Diamond Heat Spreader Material for GaN Devices

September 16, 2011 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nano Materials International introduced the first commercial device-level solution for dissipating the heat generated by high-density semiconductor devices such as gallium nitride (GaN) RF power transistors.

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High Performance, Miniature GPS-Innovative Inertial Sensors

September 16, 2011 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

MicroStrain announces the release of the newest in a line of innovative inertial sensors, the 3DM-GX3 -45 which is a GPS-aided inertial navigation system (GPS/INS).

Operational Amplifier Portfolio Offers Low-Noise Devices

September 16, 2011 10:29 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology, a leading provider of microcontroller, analog and Flash-IP solutions, announced the MCP6V2X family of op amps with a self-correcting auto-zero architecture.

Galil Motion Controller used for Hyper-Realistic Military Training

September 16, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Strategic Operations (STOPS) uses a Galil DMC-4080 8-axis Ethernet motion controller and servo drive package in their Ballistic Unmanned Ground Vehicle (BUGV) used in their Hyper-Realistic training environments for military, law enforcement and homeland security operations.

Data Link Connector Ideal for Extremely Rugged Environments

September 16, 2011 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Industrial introduces a ruggedized, high speed connector for use in extremely harsh environments.

H & P Industries Povidone Iodine Prep Pads: Recall - Potential Microbial Contamination

September 16, 2011 9:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

UPDATED 09/16/2011. Lee Medical International Custom Dialysis Trays/Kits recalled. Use of contaminated Povidone Prep Pads could lead to life-threatening infections.

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Resins Aim to Eliminate Corrosion Issues In Automotive Applications

September 16, 2011 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Solvay Advanced Polymers, LLC has expanded its range of Amodel polyphthalamide (PPA) resins for automotive electronics applications. According to the company, the new Amodel Electronic (AE) grades eliminate

Space probe detects a planet with a double sunset

September 16, 2011 6:14 am | News | Comments

When the day ends on planet Kepler-16b there is a double sunset, scientists reported on Thursday in the journal Science. In a scene reminiscent of science fiction, researchers using observations from NASA's Kepler spacecraft have detected a distant planet orbiting two waltzing stars...

The Tinker's Toolbox - Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors

September 16, 2011 5:35 am | Podcasts | Comments

In today's podcast we talk to Todd Hanson of Honeywell on Wireless Industrial Sensors. Wireless switching can save up to 60% compared to traditional wired switching by reducing installation time, conduit, wire, clips and other accessories.

Simplifying Total Energy Management

September 16, 2011 5:25 am | by Alan Elbanhawy, Akros Silicon | Articles | Comments

In past years, energy management in electronics equipment has moved from being a “check-box” requirement to a real competitive feature and differentiator. Traditional DC-DC point solutions that optimize single parameter via fine tuning of components are just not sufficient...

2.4-GHz WirelessUSB NL Transceiver Intended for Wireless Applications

September 16, 2011 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduced its next-generation 2.4-GHz WirelessUSB Radio-on-a-Chip. The new WirelessUSB NL gives manufacturers Cypress’s renowned quality and robust performance along with very low power consumption for wireless keyboards...

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To Swipe or Not to Swipe

September 15, 2011 2:52 pm | by Ahsan Javed, Silicon Laboratories, www.silabs.com | Articles | Comments

Unlike human-to-human gesturing, human-machine gesturing does not have a foundation of thousands of years of history to use as a context. This poses a challenge for human interface system designers. If a user performs a gesture, how does the machine know how to react in a manner that is commensurate with the user’s intentions?

One-time Programmable Logic IC Can Perform Many 4-bit and 8-bit MCU Apps

September 15, 2011 2:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silego Technology announced the GreenPAK 2, a 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm 12-pin TDFN one-time programmable logic IC with programmable analog components. GreenPAK 2 has been designed to operate as a stand alone IC capable of performing many 4-bit and 8-bit microcontroller applications or

HiWave scoops Environmental Design Award for energy-efficient audio amplifier chip

September 15, 2011 12:33 pm | Product Releases | Comments

HiWave Technologies has won the e-Legacy Environmental Design Award for its energy-efficient consumer audio amplifier integrated circuit. The chip improves amplifier efficiency in consumer audio products by up to 2000%...

Second-Annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum Program Announced

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Smart Grid Electronics Forum will feature senior executives from 3eTI, Fairchild Semiconductor, FreeWave Technologies, Marvell Technology, Qualcomm Atheros, Redpine Signals, TDI Power, and Viridity Energy. Plenary session topics...

US, Europe Collaborating on Smart Grid Standards Development

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union’s (EU) Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) jointly announced their intention to work together on Smart Grid standards development, emphasizing...

GE 1-Megawatt Solar Inverter Receives UL Certification

September 15, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

GE announced that its Brilliance™ solar inverter is one of few utility-scale inverters to receive UL certification, an industry standard for safety and performance. GE’s inverters are based on the power electronics of the...

Berkeley Design Automation to Host Nanometer Circuit Verification Forum

September 15, 2011 12:18 pm | News | Comments

The Mechatrolink Members Association (MMA) announced that its Mechatrolink motion control network meets industry safety standards. Certification was received after an independent third party, TÜV Rheinland, confirmed that these specifications satisfied the requirements of IEC61508 safety integrity level SIL3. A safety system can be 

TUV Certifies Mechatrolink Network Safety Protocol

September 15, 2011 12:03 pm | News | Comments

The Mechatrolink Members Association (MMA) announced that its Mechatrolink motion control network meets industry safety standards. Certification was received after an independent third party, TÜV Rheinland, confirmed that these specifications satisfied the requirements of IEC61508 safety integrity level SIL3. A safety system can 

Push-Push SD Card Connectors Suit the Automotive Sector

September 15, 2011 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yamaichi Electronics’ FPS009-2920-0 and FPS009-2970-0 are two new Push/Push SD card connectors. The FPS009-2920/2970-0 card readers belong to the FPS009-29xx-0 series, which have

Mini Datalogger Stores Over One Billion Measurements

September 15, 2011 8:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company introduced a new version of the MSR145 miniature datalogger, now with capability for storing over one billion readings from a number of parameters simultaneously with 12-bit resolution. This mini datalogger, previously

Look Ma, No Hands: Yale Engineers Invent a Magnetic Fluid Pump with No Moving Parts

September 15, 2011 8:22 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Used in Hollywood and the advertising industry to create exotic special effects, ferrofluids are seemingly magical materials that are both liquid and magnetic at once. In a study published today in Physical Review B, Yale electrical engineering professor Hur Koser and colleagues from the...

60 Watts from 2” x 3” format AC-DC power supply

September 15, 2011 8:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The latest addition to XP Power’s ECS family of compact single output industrial and medical AC-DC power supplies is what the company believes to be the smallest 60W unit currently available on the market. The ECS60 measures 50.8 x 76.2 …

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