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Modder Master Ben Heck Morphs His Apartment Into a Smart Home

August 1, 2011 5:49 am | News | Comments

In the latest episode of the “The Ben Heck Show,” modding guru Benjamin J. Heckendorn, a.k.a. Ben Heck, morphs average household products into time-saving and convenient solutions.

Power supplies output up to 7 Watts

August 1, 2011 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

ConTech, a Division of Calex Mfg., announces the “PK7” Series of AC/DC switching power supplies. The PK7 Series offers 7 Watts of output power in an encapsulated case, making it well suited for small to medium size PCB applications.

Yale Students’ Trip to Rainforest Yields New Way to Degrade Plastic

August 1, 2011 2:23 am | by Yale UniversityYale University | News | Comments

Organisms discovered by Yale undergraduates growing within fungi in the Amazon Rainforest can degrade polyurethane, a findings that may lead to innovative ways to reduce waste in the world's landfills.

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August 2011: Trains, Planes, & Automobiles

August 1, 2011 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

The August 2011 issue of ECN discusses trains, planes, & automobiles. Highlights include: “CAN in 30 Minutes or Less,” “Powering the Next Generation of Telematics and the In-vehicle Cloud,” and “Protecting Power Transistors in Automotive Inverter Design.” The Roundtable collaborative Q&A section asks “What does ‘green’ mean to you?”

Cooper Industries Announces Acquisition of Martek Power

July 29, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Cooper Industries plc announced the acquisition of Martek Power, a manufacturer of power electronic components for approximately €130 million (inclusive of assumed debt). Martek specializes in the manufacture of highly specialized power management devices...

Vicor Reports Results for the Second Quarter and Announces Declaration of Dividend

July 29, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Vicor Corp. reported its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011. The company also announced its Board of Directors has approved a cash dividend of $0.15 per share,...

Odyne Systems Announces Agreements With Johnson Controls

July 29, 2011 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Odyne Systems, LLC, a specialist in hybrid systems for medium and heavy duty trucks, and Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) have completed both an investment agreement and a long-term hybrid master supply agreement. Under the...

Compression loadcell provides force sensing for 'smart' consumer appliances

July 29, 2011 11:25 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Variohm Eurosensor has released a packaged compression loadcell from Measurement Specialities (MEAS) that combines MEMs strain-gauge sensor technology with high-volume manufacturing techniques to provide force sensing for a new class of ?smart? consumer-appliance, business-equipment and...

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Intelligent Power Switch Family Features Current Sensing for Automotive Applications

July 29, 2011 8:44 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the AUIR331x family of high-side intelligent power switch (IPS) devices with accurate current-sensing and built-in protection circuits for automotive applications. The new IPS devices enhance reliability in intelligent glow-plug controls...

FERC Reforms Transmission Planning and Cost-Allocation Requirements to Spur Development

July 29, 2011 7:43 am | News | Comments

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reformed its transmission planning and cost allocation requirements to benefit consumers by enhancing the grid’s ability to support wholesale power markets.

Longer Range 2.4GHz Antenna for Bluetooth and WLAN Applications

July 29, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Siretta Antennas, the Berkshire, UK based M2M antenna specialist announced the release of its Oscar 15 antenna, a rugged 2.4GHz antenna designed for increasing working range between access points and remote sites.

AC-DC Switching Power Supplies Are Presented as Cost Effective

July 29, 2011 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cosel announced its new PLA Series of 300-W and 600-W AC/DC switching power supplies. These power supplies offer the same reliability as the company’s PBA Sereis but at a lower cost profile. The units are suited for

MEMS Module Provides Six Degrees of Freedom in Advanced Motion-Sensing Applications

July 29, 2011 6:56 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has expanded its portfolio with a new device that combines three-axis sensing of both linear and angular motion.

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National Semiconductor Agreement with Audi AG Launches with the Next Innovative 2012 Car Models

July 29, 2011 6:48 am | News | Comments

The 2012 Audi new car models will be the first following National Semiconductor Corp.’s arrangement with Audi AG to provide analog integrated circuits (ICs) and subsystems for Modular Infotainment Device technology for Audi’s next-generation vehicles.

International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference (IWLPC) program finalized and registration now open

July 29, 2011 4:33 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

The SMTA and Chip Scale Review magazine are pleased to announce the presentation line-up for the 8th Annual International Wafer-Level Packaging Conference. The IWLPC will be held October 3-6, 2011 at the Santa Clara Marriott Hotel in Santa Clara, California. Registration is now available...

TI?s NexFET power packaging: a closer look

July 29, 2011 2:27 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

TI?s recent announcement about volume production of their PowerStackTM packaging technology, gives iMicronews the opportunity to discuss this packaging, as well as the NexFET power MOSFET technology behind it, with Matt Romig TI?s Analog Packaging Productization Manager.

Headgear Turns Thought into Motion

July 28, 2011 10:32 pm | by LabEquipment | Videos | Comments

Mind-machine interface could lead to new life-changing technologies for millions of people. "Brain cap" technology allows users to turn their thoughts into motion. Source: Univ. of Maryland read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news-Headgear-Turns-Thought-into-Motion-072811.aspx

First joint European Space Tweetup in Cologne

July 28, 2011 12:23 pm | News | Comments

The DLR German Aerospace Center and the European Space Agency are inviting 60 Twitter followers to the first joint European Space Tweetup as part of German Aerospace Day on 18 September in Cologne, Germany. A Tweetup is an informal, educational gathering of people who use the Twitter social messaging medium.

Gowanda Electronics Completes Recapitalization

July 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Gowanda Electronics, a designer and manufacturer of electronic components for RF and power applications, recently completed a recapitalization of the company with Addison Capital Partners. The new structure will enable Gowanda to accelerate its...

Exar Reports Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Results

July 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Exar Corp. reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 ending July 3, 2011. Net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2012 were $37.0 million compared to net sales of $33.8...

TI PowerStack Packaging Technology in Volume Production

July 28, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced that it has shipped more than 30 million units of its PowerStack™ packaging technology, which significantly boosts performance, lowers power and improves chip densities in power management devices. "Performance requirements...

Machine Vision Revenue Growth Slowing

July 28, 2011 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

“The growth in machine vision revenues shows signs of slowing”; so says John Morse, Senior Analyst at IMS Research. He continued that this was not entirely unexpected following the dramatic recovery during 2010 from recession. Quoting from IMS Research’s Machine Vision 2011 report, he continued by saying

New uses for Space Station

July 28, 2011 12:10 pm | News | Comments

For more than a decade, the International Space Station has been a busy orbiting research lab. But it could soon take on a new role as a testbed for ambitious missions deeper into space.

Rugged GPS Disciplined Clock for Precision Timing Applications

July 28, 2011 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Connor-Winfield Corporation is pleased to announce their newest 125 Series product - the Xenith TBR (Model FTS500).

Spire Expands its Solar PV Advanced Technology Center

July 28, 2011 11:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spire Corporation announced that it has begun the expansion of its Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Lab at its corporate headquarters.

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