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UPS technologies enhance efficiency

December 6, 2011 5:28 am | by David Sonner, Senior Director Product Marketing, Liebert AC Power, Emerson Network Power | Articles | Comments

Today’s data centers are expected to deliver more computing capacity while operating more efficiently, eliminating downtime and adapting to constant change. Infrastructure technologies are rising to the challenge by evolving to support higher density equipment...

PSMA Announces Advanced Nanotechnology E-Learning Tutorial

December 6, 2011 5:23 am | News | Comments

Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) announces to the power sources industry the availability of an advanced e-learning tutorial that covers the latest advances in the science, research and applications of nanotechnology.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Bernard Aboussouan of GainSpan on Developing Low-Power Wireless Networks

December 6, 2011 5:18 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Bernard Aboussouan of GainSpan about next-generation low-power wireless networking, the Cloud, and what it means to the design engineer.


How Fast is Your Amplifier?

December 6, 2011 4:53 am | by Kevin Tretter, Microchip Technology Inc., | Articles | Comments

Operational amplifiers provide fundamental building blocks that can be used for the buffering, amplification and/or filtering of signals. In addition, these measurements may be required under harsh conditions, such as extreme temperatures, centrifugal forces and electrically noisy environments. System designers must be diligent in designing the appropriate signal conditioning to deal with these environmental issues, and their operational amplifier’s speed should not be overlooked.

65-watt AC-DC power supplies include output to ground isolation of 1500Vac

December 6, 2011 4:31 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas introduces the 65-watt MWS65 series of open-frame, medical/ITE AC-DC power supplies. With 4kVac reinforced input to output isolation and output to ground isolation of 1500Vac, all models in the MWS65 series comply with UL/EN60601-1 Editions 2 & 3 safety approvals...

DIN rail mounted duplex receptacle outlet provides power source for test equipment

December 6, 2011 4:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electrotech Sales Group now offers a reasonably priced 120VAC DIN rail mounted duplex receptacle outlet. The Electrotech receptacle outlet box provides a convenient power source in the control cabinet for laptops, test equipment, lighting and more.

Understanding Overload and Short Circuit Protection of DC DC Converters

December 6, 2011 4:11 am | Videos | Comments

This video on 'Understanding Overload and Short Circuit Protection of DC-DC Converters' is by Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of Standard Products at VPT.

Quadrant Officially Unveiled Newly Expanded Scranton Facility

December 6, 2011 4:09 am | News | Comments

Quadrant Engineering Plastic Products (EPP) celebrated the recent 75,000 square-foot expansion of its Scranton facility in the fourth quarter of 2011 with a luncheon and tour for its local businesses and dignitaries.


Aventyn Uses Plessey Semiconductors ECG Sensor for Mobile Health Applications

December 6, 2011 4:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aventyn announced the collaboration agreement at the 2011 mHealth Summit. The summit is organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with mHIMSS, the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health.

10GBase-T PHY Family Requires Only 2-W for 10-m Distances Over Standard Copper Cabling

December 5, 2011 12:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments

PLX Technology, Inc. expanded its TeraPHY 10GBase-T PHY family with three new single-, dual- and quad-port integrated transceivers. The upgraded TN8000 PHY devices require only two watts for 10-meter distances over standard copper cabling, which is a

Options for Wireless Backhaul in Heterogeneous Networks

December 5, 2011 11:18 am | by Frank Rayal, BLiNQ Networks, | Articles | Comments

Everybody agrees that when it comes to small cell backhaul, wireless technologies will play a leading role. But there are several types of wireless backhaul that are suitable for small cell backhaul. Which one is right for you?

Thank an Engineer - Bob Moog and the Mog Synthesizer

December 5, 2011 9:59 am | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Texas Instruments' "Thank an Engineer" series, Tyler Pate takes a look at the father of modern electronic music and showcases some super sweet theremin impersonation skills.

16-mm Metal Gear Motors Tout Greater Durability and Reliability

December 5, 2011 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nidec Copal has expanded its 0.630” (16 mm) OD brush and brushless DC gear motor product lines with the next generation MG16B (brush) and LB16MG (brushless) metal planetary gear motor series. The new metal planetary gear train allows for higher torque providing greater durability and reliability with improved protection against shock and vibration loads. With


Heliatek Organic Solar Cells Achieve a Record 9.8 Percent Efficiency

December 5, 2011 7:22 am | News | Comments

Heliatek GmbH has set a new world record for organic solar cells after Fraunhofer ISE CalLab certified a cell efficiency of 9.8% for a 1.1 cm² tandem cell manufactured with a low temperature deposition process. This new record makes the third time in a row that Heliatek has set a world record for efficiency in the field of organic photovoltaic and demonstrates its continuous technology leadership in organic solar. 

802.15.4 Semiconductor Revenues to Surpass $1 Billion in 2015

December 5, 2011 6:22 am | by In-Stat | News | Comments

ZigBee is an open standard technology that runs on the 802.15.4 radio standard (PHY) and MAC. The technology is low-cost, low-power, self-healing, and scalable,

What type of LED driver or power supply do I need?

December 5, 2011 5:16 am | by Mel Berman, TDK-Lambda Americas | Articles | Comments

Conventional AC-DC power supplies and DC-DC converters provide an output that is regulated to provide a “constant-voltage.” However, LEDs work most efficiently and safest with a “constant-current” drive. As a result, many new devices have been developed to provide this type of LED drive.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Marc Serughetti of Synopsys on Virtual Prototyping

December 5, 2011 4:09 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this podcast we talk to Marc Serughetti of Synopsys about next-generation virtual prototyping, systems simulation, and design.

element14 announces ''The Innovation Series'' event

December 5, 2011 3:53 am | News | Comments

element14 has today announced it is hosting a two-day virtual event “the element14 Innovation Series” on the 16th and 17th of January 2012.

In Turkey, Biden touts political freedoms

December 3, 2011 3:05 am | by CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA - Associated Press - Associated Press | News | Comments

A free political climate is essential to economic innovation, and countries that try to censor the Internet are pursuing a "dead end," U.S. Vice President Joe Biden told a group of young entrepreneurs gathered in Istanbul on Saturday.The international forum, which drew hundreds of attendees,...

Implement PROFIBUS in Industrial Automation Applications Using a Single-chip Solution

December 2, 2011 11:39 am | by Maneesh Soni, Texas Instruments, | Articles | Comments

PROFIBUS (Process Field Bus) is a standard for industrial automation technology. It was first developed in 1989 in Germany, and today, there are more than 35 million PROFIBUS nodes installed. The PROFIBUS industrial field bus is used to connect controllers to remote

GM Offers Buyback and Loaner Programs for Owners of Chevy Volt in Wake of Concerns Over Battery Safety

December 2, 2011 11:21 am | by | News | Comments

General Motors (GM) is responding to safety concerns about the Chevy Volt following reports of damaged lithium-ion battery packs in three cars that caught fire following testing carried out by the National Highway Traffic...

Premier Farnell Announces Global Agreement with Infineon Technologies

December 2, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

Premier Farnell plc announced that it become a globally franchised distributor for Infineon Technologies AG, enabling engineers worldwide to take advantage of Infineon’s advanced, high-quality semiconductor solutions and Premier Farnell’s broad range of...

Global Market for Energy Efficient Buildings to Surpass $100 Billion by 2017

December 2, 2011 11:20 am | by | News | Comments

The market for energy efficiency services and equipment is on the rise as national governments look to reduce energy consumption by improving the efficiency of the building stock. With buildings being one of...

Vet College offers cure for dogs' racing hearts

December 2, 2011 9:21 am | by Cornell University | News | Comments

Cornell's College of Veterinary Medicine now is one of only two vet schools in the country to offer ablation for dogs - a cardiology procedure that can cure racing hearts.

Voltage Comparator Touts Fast Response Time, Low Current Consumption

December 2, 2011 7:45 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced a high-speed voltage comparator with what it asserts is the market’s best ratio of current consumption to response time. This high-speed voltage comparator addresses applications where fast response time is critical, such as in data communications equipment. When a

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