Panasonic has introduced a new high rate lithium ion cell, the CGR18650CH. The cell’s Nickel Manganese-based cathode material delivers higher discharge rates and better energy density and voltage than comparative cells.
Since the smart grid was first implemented in Italy in 2005, municipal governments in American cities, such as Austin, TX and Boulder, CO have started switching to smart meters in order to save energy, reduce costs and increase reliability and transparency.
Scientists say they have moved a step closer to developing a computer model of the brain after finding a way to map both the connections and functions of nerve cells in the brain together for the first time.
Mobile handset makers like LG Electronics are moving toward adopting Linux-based MeeGo operating systems after Nokia abandoned it and opened the way for rivals, one of the project's leaders said.
Fairchild Semiconductor's FSQ510 supports energy efficient power supplies. It is an integrated valley switching pulse width modulation (VS-PWM) controller and SenseFET specifically designed for offline switch-mode power supplies.
Pure organic compounds that glow in jewel tones could potentially lead to cheaper, more efficient and flexible display screens, among other applications.
Lumex launched the MicronSensIR family of infrared detector and emitter technologies. The lead selenide and lead sulfide detectors are available in single element and multi-element formats and provide sensitivity of 1.5E10 Jones across the
Cal Sensors launched its new LMA (linear multiplexed array) family of lead salt infrared detectors. Available in both PbS and PbSe material, the 256-element array provides sensitivity in the 1 um to 5.5 um wavelength region. The array features
Diodes Incorporated has released what it asserts is the world’s smallest dual output omnipolar Hall effect switch IC, designed for open/close detection in portable, battery-powered products including cell phones and notebook PCs. The dual output AH1891 is
CISSOID introduced a high-temperature silicon carbide high-voltage switch with seamless gate control through a simple logic-level 0/5V. CHT-JUPITER is a 600-V normally-off switch rated for
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced what it asserts are the world’s smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The compact packaging design is suitable for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where
EMI is everywhere. Even mother mature provides many sources of electromagnetic interference, and our own sun is a source of much radiation on a daily basis. However for electrical equipment we usually only have to deal with man made sources of radiation.
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) today introduced a complete motor control evaluation kit for spinning brushless DC (BLDC) and permanent magnet synchronous (PMSM) motors. The DRV8312-C2-KIT is a high-performance, power-efficient and cost-effective sensorless field-oriented control (FOC)...
The Ashcroft Type 1001T is an economical commercial pressure gauge designed specifically for OEM panel applications. These ASME B40.100, Grade B steel case gauges are available in
Semtech announced a new platform of capacitive sensing ICs optimized for the next-generation of energy-efficient, touch button television applications. The eight-channel SX8660/61 touch sensor platform features
TURCK introduced rotary inductive sensors, a new line of inductive analog sensors that provide 360-degree angular measurement. The rotary inductive sensors use resistance inductive capacitance (RLC) measuring technology
STMicroelectronics has announced what are said to be the market’s smallest three-axis analog-output gyroscope. Housed inside a small 4 mm x 4 mm x 1 mm3 package, the L3G462A gyroscope provides
Silicon Sensing’s CRS09 solid-state gyro performs in a range of underwater and surface applications. The vibrating ring structure of these MEMS gyros means they can offer
The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech has announced the release of a 12-channel thermocouple module, the APAX-5018. It offers a 12-channel high density analog input solution for reading thermocouple sensor data, and has configurable input channels that
Tolomatic has expanded its line of ERD electric rod-style actuators. New features such as ball screws, motor mounts for NEMA and metric stepper and servo motors, plus a guide option, make it possible to
Omega’s new IR-USB series of infrared temperature sensors provide a method for most PC based non-contact temperature monitoring. The unit features
The Paracube Sprint from Hummingbird Sensing Technology is said to be the world’s smallest fast response paramagnetic oxygen sensor, measuring 43.3 mm(l) x 30 mm(w) x 33.5 mm(h) in size. The sensor was developed to
Honeywell introduced the Hawk™ Resolvers 1-Inch Series, Fully Housed Configuration, which provide enhanced accuracy (±7 arcmin) for precise motion control. Potential defense applications for the 1-Inch Series include positioning for
POSITAL's Optocode (OCD) rotary encoders and Accelens (ACS) inclinometers, when used in tracking systems of advanced solar power installations, provide the controller with
eloProg is designed for monitoring specific machine inputs such as photoelectric sensors, light curtains, magnetically operated sensors, emergency stop buttons, safety mats, etc. and then allowing the user to