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CareFusion AVEA Ventilator: Recall - Failure May Lead to Lack of Ventilation

December 23, 2011 12:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Ventilator may stop ventilating and result in life-threatening injury or death.

Boston-Power Adds $30 Million in Funding

December 22, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Boston-Power, Inc. announced $30 million in new private equity. The funding was led by existing investor GSR Ventures. Long-standing Boston-Power investors Oak Investment Partners and Foundation Asset Management (FAM) also participated. The investment follows Boston-Power’s...

APL Discovery Gives Advance Warning of Catastrophic Failure in Lithium Ion Batteries

December 22, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Scientists at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have developed an inexpensive sensor that can warn of impending catastrophic failure in lithium-ion batteries. The sensor is based on the...

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Schneider Announces Strategic Technology Acquisition of Viridity EnergyCenter DCIM Software

December 22, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Schneider Electric announced a strategic technology acquisition of the Viridity EnergyCenter 2.0 platform, the flagship product of a well-known start-up specializing in DCIM management software that provides a cross-functional solution for understanding the connection...

RIU Subsystem Adapts On-the-Fly to Fit Different System Profiles

December 22, 2011 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems Inc., has released the A175, a rugged, self-contained, EMC/EMI-protected Remote Interface Unit (RIU) I/O expansion subsystem that provides dynamic mission profile reprogramming. The subsystem uses

Mechanical Keypad Replacement with Capacitive Touch

December 22, 2011 9:55 am | by Meenakshi Sundaram, Cypress Semiconductor (www.cypress.com) | Articles | Comments

Gone is the era of mechanical push buttons and membrane switches as more and more of these interfaces are being replaced by innovative capacitive touch sensing technology.

Plug-in Network Module Offloads Internet Tasks

December 22, 2011 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WIZ820io from Saelig is a plug-in network module that offloads Internet tasks to a mini-board that includes WIZnet's popular W5200 IC (TCP/IP hardwired chip + PHY), a mag-jack (RJ45 with transformer) and other peripheral logic.

High Voltage Analog Switch Targets Medical Ultrasound Probes

December 22, 2011 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Supertex introduced HV2808, a 32-channel, high voltage, analog switch IC designed for use in medical ultrasound imaging systems as a probe selection device. It is positioned to replace the typical electromechanical relays performing the probe selection function and

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Eclectic Institute Dietary Supplements: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination

December 22, 2011 8:20 am | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

MLCCs Offer Minimum Capacitance Values Up to 470 pF

December 22, 2011 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announced that it has increased the minimum capacitance values for its VJ HVArc Guard surface-mount X7R multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs). For lower capacitance values, the company offers a

Trends for AC Power Loss of High Frequency Power Magnetics at APEC 2012

December 22, 2011 8:08 am | News | Comments

The session will take place on Wednesday afternoon February 8, 2012 at the Disney Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida and features eight experts from industry and academia who will provide an overview of the characterization methods used by the magnetic core industry today to provide performance data to users.

Hardware-Software Test Offering Supports DO-178 Systems

December 22, 2011 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

LDRA has integrated its tool suite with National Instruments LabVIEW Virtual Instruments. The LDRA-NI solution offers hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, a technique used to develop and test the complex real-time embedded systems commonly

Transceiver Provides NFC Capability in Cars

December 22, 2011 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MLX90132 from Melexis is a 13.56MHz, fully integrated, multi-protocol RFID/NFC transceiver IC. It supports ISO/IEC protocols 18092, 14443A and B, 15693 as well as 18000-3.

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Three-line Filters for Frequency Converters Tout Cost-effective Design

December 22, 2011 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-EPC announced a new series of EPCOS 3-line EMC filters for frequency converters and other power electronics applications. The use of improved materials has led to a particularly cost-effective design of these

High Def IK-HR1S Camera Integrated into Grande Vitesse Systems' Advanced Digital Video Recorder for NASA

December 22, 2011 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Imaging has delivered the new, miniature, high definition, IK-HR1S camera to Grande Vitesse Systems for integration into a ruggedized, digital video recording system for NASA.

NexFET MOSFET Technology Overview

December 22, 2011 6:43 am | Videos | Comments

This presentation, provided by Digi-Key and Texas Instruments, will discuss the current trend in the power management industry: the push for energy efficient solutions and a decrease in overall solution size.

3.7 V Lithium Polymer Rechargeable Cells and Packs

December 22, 2011 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Renata Batteries division of the Swatch Group (Switzerland) has introduced a comprehensive series of 3.7V lithium ion polymer rechargeable batteries that combine a high energy density...

High Brightness LED Optimized for Elevated Outdoor Video Screens

December 22, 2011 4:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Members of Cree’s high-brightness P2 oval LED family, the C4SMD offers high-brightess performance at zero degree intensity and the C4SMT offers its brightest peak intensity performance at a -20 degree angle.

Sputtered Coatings Include Longwave Infrared Optical Filters

December 21, 2011 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Deposition Sciences, Inc. announced new sputtered long wavelength infrared optical coatings. The company’s MicroDyn sputtering deposition platform now offers 8-micron longwave pass (LSP) and 10-micron narrow bandpass (NBP) filters with desirable

A123 Systems and NSTAR to Launch Advanced Energy Storage Pilot Project

December 21, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced Nanophosphate® lithium ion batteries and systems, announced that it is launching a pilot project with NSTAR to study and showcase the performance and reliability benefits of...

Vishay Releases Six New Low-Input Current Optocouplers with Phototransistor Output

December 21, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is broadening its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of six low-input current optocouplers with phototransistor output in the DIP-4, SSOP-4 half-pitch miniflat, and SOP-4L long miniflat packages. The new optocouplers provide...

Linear Technology Acquisition of Dust Networks Extends Wireless Sensor Networking Capabilities

December 21, 2011 11:20 am | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Linear Technology Corp. announced the acquisition of Dust Networks, Inc., a provider of low power wireless sensor network (WSN) technology. The acquisition of Dust Networks, based in Hayward, CA, will enable Linear to offer...

Boost converter drives multiple high-brightness LEDs in low-voltage lighting applications

December 21, 2011 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

ZMD AG is introducing its first step-up converter with integrated 35 V power switch for high brightness LEDs. It is optimal for driving multiple white LEDs connected in series from a low voltage supply.

Absolute Rotary Encoders Target DeviceNet and Ethernet-IP-based Systems

December 21, 2011 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

POSITAL's OPTOCODE absolute rotary encoders are available with full support for DeviceNet and EtherNet/IP interface standards. This ensures that these devices can be readily integrated into control systems based on Rockwell Automation/Allen-Bradley and Schneider PLC’s, providing

EcoCAR 2 Competition Electrifies University of Washington Team

December 21, 2011 7:26 am | by Tyler Rose, Outreach Coordinator, UW EcoCAR 2 Team; posted by Chris Warner | Blogs | Comments

Over the next three years, the University of Washington team will compete amongst 15 Universities from the United States and Canada to develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle power train for a donated 2013 Chevrolet Malibu; build a showroom quality vehicle; acquire local sponsors; and launch an exhaustive outreach program intended to educate consumers on green vehicle technology.

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