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400-W Medical Power Supply Touts Compact Size

March 30, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower added to its AC/DC switching power supply line-up with the TMC400 Series which is approved to international medical standards. Designed for medical applications, it is capable of

6U-600-W cPCI Power Supply Features Advanced Status and Control Functions

March 30, 2011 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gresham Power Electronics announced its 6U 600W cPCI power supply. This RoHS-compliant power supply family has advanced status and control functions including remote inhibit, output fail alarm, over

U-Frame Power Supplies Offer End or Top Mount Fan Options

March 30, 2011 6:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Power Solutions (APS) announced the APS303 Series of High Density Switching power supplies in the industry standard 3.2” x 5.00” x 1.50” U-Frame Package with both single and dual outputs with an optional top-mount fan cover. The series is designed to

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Connector Series Touts Increased Power Handling Capability

March 30, 2011 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products announced its SPEC Pak Extreme connector. These connectors increase the power handling capability of the company’s SPEC Pak Series to 320 A. This is achieved by using

Dual Power MOSFETs Intended For Lightweight Space Applications

March 30, 2011 5:52 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the company’s first family of radiation hardened (RAD-Hard) dual power MOSFETs in a compact hermetic LCC-6 surface mount package for low power lightweight space applications requiring a small footprint such as satellite payload power systems.

Cree LMR4 LED Module Overview

March 30, 2011 5:25 am | Videos | Comments

This video from Digi-Key and Cree introduces Cree's new series of LED modules and explains the advantages of integrating the LMR4 module into LED luminaire designs as well as the unique benefits of Cree's TrueWhite Technology.

Latin America to lead TV market growth through 2015

March 29, 2011 12:09 pm | News | Comments

Global market research firm IMS Research has updated its Online TV Set Shipment Database with new information regarding TV shipments split by technology, iDTV demand, and TV households split by reception platform in 68 countries.

Device Bridges Disparate Mobile Broadband Networks

March 29, 2011 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

McObject, developer of the eXtremeDB embedded database system product family, announced that Airspan Networks has integrated the eXtremeDB In-Memory Database System (IMDS) as a key software component within Airspan’s new Air4G mobile broadband network base station.

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Power supply provides output currents up to 2.8A

March 29, 2011 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 41-743 is a single channel battery simulator designed to support the testing of battery operated devices. The 41-753 provides a very fast responding adjustable power supply capable of providing voltages up to 6V and output currents up to 2.8A.

Printed Electronics is Now About Doing Business

March 29, 2011 6:03 am | by Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx | Blogs | Comments

Printed electronics is a term that also encompasses the magic of printed electrics such as flexible and disposable lighting, batteries and solar cells.

Designing an Automotive Instrument Cluster for Increased Sound Pressure Level

March 28, 2011 12:53 pm | by Jon Levin, Star Micronics America, Inc. & Krunal Patel, Jaguar Land Rover | Articles | Comments

Nearly all vehicles have a chime or speaker on the dashboard instrument cluster for various alert functions. Increasingly, instrument cluster manufacturers are turning to speakers that produce multiple chime, alert and turn signal indicator sounds with higher Sound Pressure Level (SPL).

10th Anniversary of electronica & Productronica China Sets a New Milestone

March 28, 2011 12:41 pm | News | Comments

electronica & Productronica China 2011 closed this year’s show successfully with the best figures in its 10-year history. A total of 480 Chinese and international exhibitors presented their products on 23,000sqm exhibition space.

Putting Physics to Work in Next-Generation Automotive and Aerospace Engineering

March 28, 2011 10:19 am | by Sandeep Sovani, Ph.D., ANSYS, Inc., www.ansys.com | Articles | Comments

The engineering field is founded on fundamental laws of physics which can be explained by governing equations such as Maxwell’s equations of electromagnetism and Navier–Stokes equations of fluid motion. However, a profound irony plagues engineering.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - A Talk with Knovel CEO Chris Forbes on Computers and Engineering

March 28, 2011 9:41 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Chris Forbes, CEO of Knovel and continue our discussion on computers, the web, and engineering.

Wireless Technologies Build Momentum for Telehealth Systems

March 25, 2011 6:55 am | by Iboun Taimiya Sylla, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS, www.cms.gov), in 2006 the cost for healthcare in the United States rose to $2.1 trillion, which represents 16 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

Understanding the Benefits of Strain Gauge Technology in OEM Medical Devices and Equipment

March 25, 2011 6:42 am | by Robert Chevalier, Director of Sensor Sales, Americas - HBM & Molly Chamberlin, President & Founder, Embassy Global PR & Marketing Communications | Articles | Comments

In today’s highly competitive medical device marketplace, OEMs and their associated design and engineering personnel are opting...

Robust and fanless multi-purpose Box PCs CB 511 and CB 753

March 24, 2011 5:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Kontron has announced two new robust and fanless Embedded Box PCs which feature a range of industrial interfaces, the ultra-compact Embedded Box PC CB 511 and the Embedded Box PC CB 753. The Kontron Embedded Box PC CB511, which has …

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking with Matt Williams of Tyco about Reflowable SMT Protection Devices

March 24, 2011 11:16 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode of the Tinker's Toolbox we talk to Matt Williams of TE Circuit Protection about their latest circuit protection devices based upon Hybrid PPTC (MHP) and Reflowable Thermal Protection (RTP) technology.

Vehicle Power System Satisfies MIL-STD-1275

March 24, 2011 7:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MIL-VicH Series is a series of ruggedized military compliant DC to DC and DC to AC systems built for deployment and operations equipment. This series is available to all military, homeland security and government contractors.

Maxim-Teridian Power Metering Smart-Grid ICs at APEC

March 24, 2011 6:24 am | Videos | Comments

This is a demonstration of Maxim/Teridian's new family of power-management ICs that perform metering functions for smart-grid applications at their booth during APEC.

Elma Offers Over 500 Knob Configurations for Rotary Switches & Encoders

March 24, 2011 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Electronic offers over 500 configurations of knobs in various styles. The knob types include push-on, set-screw, collet, wing, bell-shaped, aluminum, locking, and specialty knobs.

Maingear Charges up Desktops with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590

March 24, 2011 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

MAINGEAR, an award-winning PC system builder offering custom desktops, notebooks, workstations and media centers, updates their desktop configuration options with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 graphics card that delivers high-end performance with style.

Power supplies offer typical efficiency of up to 90%

March 23, 2011 6:42 am | TDK-Lambda Americas, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

TDK-Lambda Americas has upped the output power of its ZPSA series of compact open-frame AC/DC power supplies with the introduction of a 100 Watt model. The new single-output ZPSA100 accepts a wide input voltage range, has a very low profile (1.3”)...

Apple CEO Steve Jobs to be deposed

March 22, 2011 12:05 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, who is currently out on medical leave, will be deposed to testify in an antitrust suit related to its iPod music players and iTunes store.In a Monday filing in the U.S. district court for the Northern District of California in San Jose, Magistrate Judge Howard R....

America’s power(ful) industry

March 22, 2011 7:06 am | Articles | Comments

I recently attended the 2011 Applied Power Electronics Conference (APEC) and was struck by how strong and vibrant the American power electronics industry is. The exhibit hall was full of engineers discussing new technology as well as new business, and the well-attended seminars addressed issues and topics important to the industry.

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