The April 2011 issue goes into medical electronics applications including strain gauge technology and wireless systems. The Brainstorm collaborative Q&A section deals with the smart grid & alternative energy, and former Editor-in-Chief, Alix Paultre, discusses America’s power industry.
Demonstrating an important milestone for the longevity and utility of implanted brain-computer interfaces, a woman with tetraplegia using the investigational BrainGate* system continued to control a computer cursor accurately through neural activity alone...
Movea has created a wireless, miniaturised, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that uses MEMS sensors to accurately measure 9 Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) motion with a PCB module that is about the size of a small wristwatch.
When Twitter turned five years old on March 21, co-founder Isaac "Biz" Stone was on the road celebrating with some of the popular short messaging service's famous users. In the past two weeks, he has appeared on the shows of Conan O'Brien, Howard Stern and Martha Stewart among others.
ERNI Electronics has expanded its 1.0mm MicroSpeed connector family to include a two-row 90° version in addition to the standard vertical male and female connectors designed for typical Mezzanine applications. The new right angled MicroSpeed connectors support
WAGO Corporation’s new Interface Adapter provides JUMPFLEX Signal Conditioners and Relays with a tool-free interface to the WAGO-I/O-SYSTEM or other PLC interfaces. Interface adapters capture
Bud Industries has announced a die-cast aluminum enclosure that provides desirable EMI/RFI protection and an IP67/NEMA 4X waterproof seal. The ANS Series’ double-channel sealing system is asserted to
TE Connectivity offers the next-generation LCD Coaxial Embedded Display Interface (LCEDI) family of connectors for panel/main board interconnection. There are two distinct versions of these connectors: LCEDI connectors are
Positronic’s high density rectangular line offers industrial performance and conformance to MIL-C-28748 and MIL-DTL-28748, with size 22 contacts in density contact configurations from 4 to 104 contacts.
JST Corporation’s ZPD Series wire-to-board, double row, crimp style connectors are designed with a secure locking device to ensure mating. These SMT and through-hole connectors are polarized and have
ITT Interconnect Solutions has developed a Permanent Downhole Gauge connector for use in demanding exploration and production projects. Designed to operate at
Automation Systems Interconnect Inc. (ASI) announced the release of a new line of DIN rail mounted IEC terminal blocks, EZ Jump Terminal Blocks that are rated at 1000V DC for PV applications. The entire range of EZ Jump terminal blocks has
Recently Ephemeral Chimera Laboratories (ECL), specialists in commercialization efforts for novel and radical technologies, announced they are in the process of commercializing a radical bioelectromechanical power system that promises to end energy dependence worldwide.
Southwest Microwave, Inc. announced a family of Low Profile, PCB-mount End Launch Connectors. Requiring no soldering for mounting or use, their lower profile design permits use where vertical headroom is critical, such as
Ironwood Electronics has introduced a new BGA socket for 0.4 mm pitch 221 ball BGA - SG-BGA7162. The socket operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically
Cicoil offers standard “off-the-shelf” and custom made cables for high performance medical automation, diagnostics and pharmaceutical processing applications. The light-weight cables can
A new series of low profile, SMT and THM Lithium-Ion holders for 18650 batteries has been released by Keystone Electronics Corp. These holders feature low profile, heat resistant Nylon housings and
Molex Incorporated introduced its Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable (QSFP+) Active Optical Cable (AOC) assemblies, providing the longest link distance and lowest power consumption on the market, according to the company. The assemblies achieve
TURCK announced its CAT6 RJ45 field wireable connectors provide a simple and secure way to extend an Ethernet cable in the field. Whether connecting a peripheral device, repairing/replacing a cable link or
Bel Stewart Connector’s ARJ45 Series of high-speed Category 7a modular includes integrated magnetics to support 10GBase-T performance parameters as defined by IEEE 802.3an-2006. The mechanical interface of the ARJ45 connector series meets
Master Bond’s EP21AR two-component epoxy can withstand harsh, acidic environments, including prolonged immersion in 96-98 percent sulfuric acid and 36 percent hydrochloric acid for over a year, according to the company. With a dielectric strength of
The Ohio State University EcoCAR team is one of 16 teams competing to build the best hybrid vehicle in the EcoCAR Challenge Competition. However, the EcoCAR Competition is not a simple “build the car and compete” type of competition. Each EcoCAR vehicle must
In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Ashok Reddy, Director of IBM Rational about computers, engineers, and how IBM is helping bring the two together in new ways to solve problems.
MicroPower Direct introduced the LCP100E Series of miniature 1W DC/DC converters. Packaged in a low profile, SMT case; these units are specifically designed to be a