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One year in isolation

June 3, 2011 10:47 am | News | Comments

The six men in the Mars500 facility near Moscow have been in isolation now 365 days. The European crewmembers have been writing in their latest letters home about the highlights, monotonous life, team spirit and determination to go on.

Rosetta to sleep through loneliest leg of comet mission

June 3, 2011 10:39 am | News | Comments

On 8 June, mission controllers will have the first opportunity to switch ESA's Rosetta comet-hunter into deep-space hibernation for 31 months. During this loneliest leg of its decade-long mission, Rosetta will loop ever closer toward comet 67-P, soaring to almost 1000 million km from Earth.

Electronic Cables for Medical Applications

June 3, 2011 10:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Quabbin Wire & Cable produces a variety of electronic cables for medical and numerous other applications. These cables are constructed to your exact specifications with proprietary, high speed equipment...


Forward-Neutral-Reverse Rocker Switch Suits Grip or Panel Mount Apps

June 3, 2011 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components’ three-position forward/neutral/reverse rocker switch features 1,000,000 life cycles for each active position and is sealed to IP68 specifications. The FNR series has wire or solder termination options and is

Electronic Technologies International Achieves UL 508A Industrial Control Panels Certification

June 3, 2011 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Electronic Technologies International (ETI), Fort Atkinson WI, an established Electronics Manufacturing Services company, announced that the company has been awarded UL 508A Industrial Control Panels Certification.

Mini-Bayonet Connector Series Feature a Quick Coupling Design

June 3, 2011 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions has announced the expansion of its Trinity MKJ product line with a new mini-bayonet connector series, designated Trinity MKJ3. The company asserts the series is up to

Connector Provides Small Interface, High-Speed Transmission

June 3, 2011 6:35 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose has introduced a small, 1 mm-pitch interface connector for high-speed data transmission. Designated the DH Series, the connectors'1-mm contact mating pitch coupled with a 0.5-mm mounting pitch yields

Integrated Switch and LNA Modules Suit TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE Base Stations

June 3, 2011 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced a series of high-power switch low-noise amplifier (LNA) modules for use in front-end receiver designs of TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE base transceiver station (BTS) applications.


Automation Solution Offers Digital Gas Field Well Control

June 3, 2011 6:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa’s WELL PRODUCER is a packaged solution to automate and manage gas wells. It consists of a low power STARDOM FCN-RTU, with all the necessary control and flow computer functions for gas wells pre-configured. All

EuroNanoForum 2011 draws 1200 attendees to see close to market nanotechnology developments

June 3, 2011 3:22 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

1200 members of the nanotechnology community from over 50 countries gathered in Budapest, Hungary, for three days of presentations, networking and inspiration during EuroNanoForum 2011.

Nanoscale waveguide created for future photonics

June 2, 2011 5:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The first true nanoscale waveguides for next-generation on-chip optical communication systems have been demonstrated by researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Thermographic Imaging Systems for Breast Cancer Screening: FDA Safety Communication

June 2, 2011 2:20 pm | by FDA MedWatch | News | Comments

Thermography is not a replacement for screening mammography and should not be used by itself to diagnose breast cancer.

Driver Uses Unique Control Method to Equalize Current Between LED Strings

June 2, 2011 1:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduced the LM3466, an integrated linear LED driver that targets the design of high power, wide area lighting fixtures such as streetlights. With a few passive components, it provides a


Manufacturer of Motors, Powered Surgical Devices, Motion Control Products

June 2, 2011 1:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Established in 1975, Pro-Dex Inc. has grown to specialize in the design, development and contract manufacture of everything from components, motors and subassemblies to complete powered surgical devices.

HomePlug Powerline Alliance Announces Support from Global German Auto Manufacturers for GP Specification

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance announced support from Germany’s major car manufacturers – Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Volkswagen – for its HomePlug Technology. After intense case studies and tests, the five German car manufacturers –...

VPT Receives Approval of Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from U.S. Defense Logistics Agency

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

VPT, Inc. received approval of its Radiation Hardness Assurance Plan from the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), Land and Maritime, the office of primary involvement for MIL-PRF-38534. As a result of this approval,...

Evatran and Yazaki Partner to Develop Plugless Power to EVs

June 2, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Evatran, the developer of the Plugless Power™ electric vehicle (EV) inductive recharging system, and Yazaki North America have signed a Joint Development Agreement to develop and market Plugless Power technology to automotive manufacturers as...

Toroidal Power Transformers And Products

June 2, 2011 12:23 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Amgis Toroidal Power Products is offering an extensive line of toroidal power transformers and products, including off the shelf products and custom designed toroidal products.

Transducers, Strain Gages, Load Cells, Amplifiers, And Assemblies

June 2, 2011 12:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

For over 60 years HBM has provided state-of-the-art transducers, strain gages, load cells, amplifiers, and assemblies for use in medical devices, dynamic weighing, and scale applications.

Microchip Expands MiWi Wireless Development Environment for IEEE 802.15.4 2.4 GHz and Unlicensed Sub-GHz Networks

June 2, 2011 11:33 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced its expanded MiWi Development Environment (DE), which is a complete ecosystem for designing star and mesh wireless networking products. The MiWi DE is comprised of

Brushless DC Motor Features High Speed and Torque

June 2, 2011 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Crouzet, a company of Custom Sensors & Technologies (CST), Inc., has introduced the second generation 150 Watt Brushless DC Motor.

Wire-to-Board Connectors Are Ultra-Small

June 2, 2011 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The new LEA Series wire-to-board, crimp style disconnectable connectors recently introduced by JST Corporation, Waukegan, Illinois, provide optimum performance and subminiature size...

Precise Real Time Clock Module

June 2, 2011 7:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

For cost-sensitive, high-volume applications that require an ultra-miniature Real Time Clock, Micro Crystal has introduced the world smallest integrated Real Time Clock Module, the RV-4162-C7.

Real-Time Clock Claimed as World's Smallest

June 2, 2011 6:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

For cost-sensitive, high-volume applications, Micro Crystal has introduced what is presented as the world smallest integrated Real Time Clock Module, the RV-4162-C7.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Geoff Lees of NXP on MCUs

June 2, 2011 5:32 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode, we talk to NXP's Geoff Lees about the microcontrollor marketplace and the choices provided by 8- and 16-bit chips as well as the latest 32-bit devices.

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