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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Enclosures

April 29, 2015 4:59 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This category seeks to reward the most impactful contributions in the vertical of enclosures. Examples for this category include cabinets, rack products, enclosure accessories, and various other enclosures....

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Electromechanical Devices

April 29, 2015 4:54 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Electromechanical/Mechanical Devices are a mainstay in the industry, but innovations continue to ensure there’s no status quo. This category honors components that move or have moving parts, and example components can include ...

Photos of the Day: Toyota to provide first hydrogen-fueled pace car

April 29, 2015 1:51 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A hydrogen-fueled vehicle will lead the field at a NASCAR race for the first time when a 2016 Toyota Mirai serves as the official pace car Saturday night at Richmond. The midsize sedan uses no gasoline and emits only water vapor....

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Programmable DC electronic loads can sink current up to 60 A

April 29, 2015 1:50 pm | by B&K Precision Corporation | B&K Precision Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

B&K Precision today announced its new 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads. Delivering the performance of modular system DC electronic loads in a compact benchtop form factor, the 8600 Series marks the latest highlight in the history of the company's standalone DC load offerings. The new ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Optoelectronics

April 29, 2015 1:40 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Thanks to the growth of portable mobile devices with brighter displays plus computers and industrial equipment that demand more intuitive interfaces and lighting, optoelectronics continues to be one of ECN’s most dynamic product categories....

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Digital/Logic ICs

April 29, 2015 1:34 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

Whether it’s computers, consumer devices or networking, some of the most bleeding-edge electronic devices depend on how we process ones and zeros. This Award category aims to honor digital ICs – such as memory, digital switches, microprocessors ...

Patient portals could widen health disparities

April 29, 2015 10:55 am | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

Online sites that offer secure access to one's medical record, often referred to as patient portals, are increasingly important for doctor and patient communication and routine access to health care information. But patient portals could widen the ...

Windows that act like an LCD Screen

April 29, 2015 10:16 am | by American Institute of Physics | News | Comments

The secret desire of urban daydreamers staring out their office windows at the sad brick walls of the building opposite them may soon be answered thanks to transparent light shutters developed by a group of researchers at Pusan National University in South Korea.

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RF inductors satisfy MIL-PRF-15305 for military applications

April 29, 2015 9:45 am | by Gowanda | Gowanda | Product Releases | Comments

Gowanda Electronics launches five new RF inductor series for military applications, expanding the number of QPL-approved MIL-PRF-15305 MS part numbers offered by the company. The five series that achieved Qualified Product List status and the seven MS numbers they address include ...

Robotically discovering Earth's nearest neighbors

April 29, 2015 9:42 am | by University of Hawaii at Manoa | News | Comments

A team of astronomers using ground-based telescopes in Hawaii, California, and Arizona recently discovered a planetary system orbiting a nearby star that is only 54 light-years away. All three planets orbit their star at a distance closer than ...

250 watt ISM transistor offers up to 51% drain efficiency

April 29, 2015 9:39 am | by Rfmw Ltd | Rfmw Ltd | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for NXP’s BLF2425M7LS-250P. This highly efficient (51% drain efficiency) LDMOS transistor is internally matched for broadband performance from 2400 to 2500MHz, supporting ISM (Industrial, Scientific and Medical) applications. The earless, ceramic package adds to ...

The fearsome foursome: Technologies enable ambitious MMS mission

April 29, 2015 9:30 am | by NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center | News | Comments

It was unprecedented developing a mission that could fly four identically equipped spacecraft in a tight formation and take measurements 100 times faster than any previous space mission -- an achievement enabled in part by four NASA-developed technologies that ...

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Cooling and Thermal Management

April 29, 2015 9:23 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

As electronics technology marches on, one thing doesn’t change: For safety and circuit integrity, designers must remove unwanted heat. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category include but are not limited to fans and blowers ...

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2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Boards, Modules, and Embedded Systems

April 29, 2015 9:16 am | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

This category recognizes the innovative embedded systems and computers that reside on boards and the modules and chassis that connect to them. Examples of products for Award consideration include, but are not limited to ...

3D printing isn't rocket science. Or is it?

April 29, 2015 9:10 am | by Stratasys | Blogs | Comments

Do you think 3D printers are just a new fad for hobbyists or making knickknacks? Or limited to making prototypes? Don't tell that to rocket manufacturer United Launch Alliance (ULA). Making launch vehicles for NASA, the Air Force ...

Datel Data Acquisition Becomes Private Company

April 29, 2015 8:53 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

On April 1, Datel Data Acquisition announced that it would split from parent company Murata Power Solutions and establish itself as a private, employee-owned company called Datel Incorporated ...

Tracking exploding lithium-ion batteries in real-time

April 28, 2015 2:02 pm | by University College London | News | Comments

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode has been tracked inside and out for the first time by a UCL-led team using sophisticated 3D imaging. Understanding how Li-ion batteries fail and potentially cause ...

Connectors designed for combined signal and power transmission

April 28, 2015 1:33 pm | by Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Mill-Max Mfg. Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max is pleased to introduce new connector products designed for combined signal and power transmission. These connectors eliminate having to choose separate connectors for power and signal, simplify board layouts, provide versatility and deliver reliable and consistent performance. They are offering two new connector sets....

Letter to the Editor: Engineers must take the lead

April 28, 2015 1:23 pm | by PD&D Staff | News | Comments

My initial reaction, the emotional one, to the idea of an autonomous car was: Anyone who would buy or even ride in such a car has got to be out of his mind. Technology is not the issue. As Musk says - it’s a doable problem. The problem is the car makers....

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Antennas

April 28, 2015 1:07 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

With the demand for wider frequency coverage and complex designs with fast data retrieval continuing to increase, antennas need to be smaller while still maintaining their integrity. This category spotlights innovation among antenna types....

2015 IMPACT Awards finalists: Analog & Mixed Signal ICs

April 28, 2015 12:59 pm | by ECN Staff | News | Comments

The real world provides us with oceans of signals such as voice, sound, pressure, temperature, and electricity. The success of the electronic device often depends on how well we turn those signals into precise, reliable data. Examples of products for Award consideration in this category ...

19.5" LCD delivers 4K2K resolution

April 28, 2015 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tianma NLT America has introduced a new 19.5” diagonal 4K2K resolution LCD developed by NLT Technologies Ltd. with a proprietary pixel structure that delivers high transmissivity and high-density color display. The new LCD utilizes NLT’s proprietary new Super Fine TFT2 (SFT2) technology, which is ...

Forget the watch: Apple's iPhones are still the main event

April 28, 2015 9:45 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The iPhone is still the engine behind Apple's phenomenal success, even if attention lately has been focused on its new smartwatch. While skeptics question whether the company's future is tied too much to one product, the iPhone's popularity was the ...

Wireless Minute: NailO turns your fingernail into a tiny trackpad

April 28, 2015 9:40 am | by Jon Dipierro, Janine Mooney | Videos | Comments

Whenever I'm cooking, it's always difficult to actually prepare the meal, hold seven hundred things in your hand, and then flip the page on the recipe book to see what the next step is. The NailO wants to help. A team at the MIT Media Lab is ...

Linear position sensors designed for metrology and dimensional gauging

April 28, 2015 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

H G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce it has released a line of spring-extend AC-LVDT based dimensional gauging probes (aka pencil probes) for QC metrology, X-Y tables, and automotive/medical/aerospace test stands. These dimensional gauging probes are regularly used with ...

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