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2011 Darnell Power Forum Program Announced

August 5, 2011 12:20 pm | by | News | Comments

The Plenary Session at the 2011 Darnell Power Forum (DPF ’11) will feature senior executives from Efficient Power Conversion, Electric Power Research Institute, IBM, Qualcomm, SemiSouth Laboratories, Petra Solar and Transphorm. Plenary session topics...

Wireless Transmission at Gigabit Speed

August 5, 2011 11:00 am | by Alix Paultre | Videos | Comments

In this video, shot at NI Week, Ian Wong demonstrates a wireless data transmisison system developed and controlled by LABView.

Hermetically Sealed, Critically Damped Piezoresistive Accelerometer Features 500 mV Output

August 5, 2011 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems introduced Endevco Model 2262A, a rugged, hermetically sealed, critically damped piezoresistive shock accelerometer with 500 mV full scale output, designed to support automotive, aerospace and general in-house laboratory structural, environmental, and impact testing requirements, including


Rogers High Performance Foams Division Earns Performance Excellence Award from Boeing

August 5, 2011 6:53 am | News | Comments

The High Performance Foams Division of Rogers Corporation has been awarded a Silver Performance Excellence Award for 2010 by Boeing. The Boeing Performance Excellence Award is given to Boeing suppliers for superior supplier performance over a year’s time.

MIL-STD-1553 PMC Card Achieves High MTBF with DO-254 Certifiable ASIC Core

August 5, 2011 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data Device Corporation (DDC) introduced a DO-254 certifiable MIL-STD-1553 PMC card utilizing DDC’s Enhanced Mini-ACE core in an ASIC design to achieve very high-reliability (MTBF). The BU-65596F/M incorporates

VCO operates from 800 MHz to 1600 MHz

August 5, 2011 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCOT8BE-0800-1600 TO-8 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 800 MHz to 1600 MHz and provides high-performance frequency control in harsh, demanding environments. These VCOs feature a typical phase noise of -92 dBc/Hz @ 10KHz offset...

13th Annual International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED)

August 5, 2011 6:13 am | News | Comments

The International Symposium on Quality Electronic Design (ISQED) is accepting paper, panel and speaker proposals, as well as exhibitor and sponsorship applications, for its 13th annual event.

Global Network and Data-security Spending will Exceed $10 billion by 2016

August 5, 2011 5:58 am | News | Comments

The constant exposure to cyber threats, what more with the emergence of new ones via social media has resulted in companies the world over investing heftily in upgrading their information security system.


Return to Zero - Switcheroo

August 5, 2011 4:24 am | Articles | Comments

Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.

New USB to Digital Level Interface Cabling Solutions from FTDI

August 5, 2011 1:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

FTDI has added two new cables to its USB to digital level serial interface portfolio. The new C232HM-DDHSL-0 (3.3V output power) and C232HM-EDHSL-0 (5V output power) USB 2.0 Hi-Speed to Digital Level Multi-Protocol Synchronous Serial Engine (MPSSE) cables offer a …

Wireless network in hospital monitors vital signs(3)

August 4, 2011 5:24 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Washington University in St. Louis) A clinical warning system undergoing a feasibility study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis will include wireless sensors that take blood oxygenation and heart-rate readings from at-risk patients once or twice a minute. The data and lab results in...

Polymer's hunt for nicotine

August 4, 2011 4:37 pm | by EurekAlert | News | Comments

(Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences) Newly synthesized polymer, fitted with molecular pincers of carefully tailored structure, effectively captures nicotine molecules and its analogues. The polymer can be used for fabrication of sensitive and selective...

U.S. health care costs higher than Canada

August 4, 2011 1:24 pm | by Cornell University | News | Comments

A survey of doctors on both sides of the border finds physicians in Ontario, Canada, spend almost $60,000 less per year on interacting with insurers.


$10 Million and GE Collaboration Light Way for Growth of Nuventix, Maker of LED Cooling Technology

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Nuventix, creator of an LED cooling technology for energy-efficient lighting, announced that GE has provided capital alongside other investors and recently entered into a license agreement to access Nuventix’s extensive patent portfolio. GE unit GE...

Digi-Key Announces Addition of Energy Harvesting TechZone

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corp. announced the addition of an Energy Harvesting TechZone to its expansive listing of online resources. This new TechZone features all the amenities of Digi-Key’s previously launched Lighting, Microcontroller, Power, Sensor, and Wireless...

Nexeon Receives 40 Million Euro Boost for Rechargeable Batteries

August 4, 2011 1:20 pm | by | News | Comments

Nexeon announced that it has received an investment of €40 million for its rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology. The Series C investment was led by existing investor Imperial Innovations Group and included Invesco Perpetual; both...

Hot Topic: Prevent Thermal Runaway Damage in Power Electronic Systems

August 4, 2011 12:45 pm | by Matt Williams, TE Circuit Protection, | Articles | Comments

There are a number of innovative technologies that have been designed to assist in protecting the application and end-user from catastrophic thermal events...

Right Angle One Piece Interface Provides a Reliable Connection

August 4, 2011 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Samtec’s newly released right angle one piece interface is a high performance board-to-board interconnect solution for high shock/vibration applications. A reliable connection and the elimination of bent pins provide an interface with

Mirifice Granted Media Device Monitoring Patent

August 4, 2011 11:07 am | News | Comments

Mirifice Ltd has been granted a UK patent for the key technology used in its MiriMON quality of experience monitoring solution.

4-mm Linear Servomotor Aims to Replace Piezo Motors

August 4, 2011 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nippon Pulse America introduced its smallest linear servomotor, the 4-mm Linear Shaft Motor. The 4-mm shaft diameter, a small forcer size (10 mm x 10 mm), a total weight of 9 grams, and strokes as long as 40 mm make the motor a

Post-shuttle, U.S. space explorers need not be human

August 4, 2011 10:48 am | News | Comments

Now that the shuttle fleet is permanently grounded, the U.S. space spotlight could shift toward the path-breaking astronomical science that NASA does without human beings on board.

Compliance 5 EMC Test Software Adds DO-160 Module for Aerospace Applications

August 4, 2011 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teseq introduces a new aerospace test application for use in its Compliance 5 EMC test software. The DO-160 RF emissions and immunity test module makes set-up and testing fast and easy.

Glove that Vibrates Fingertip Could Improve One's Sense of Touch

August 4, 2011 10:23 am | by Georgia Institute of Technology | News | Comments

Georgia Tech researchers have developed a glove with a special fingertip designed to improve the wearer's sense of touch. Applying a small vibration to the side of the fingertip improves tactile sensitivity and motor performance, according to their research results.

TI Expands ADC Family with Eight Dual-channel Devices from 65 to 250 MSPS

August 4, 2011 10:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its line of high-speed, ultra-low power consumption analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) with eight dual-channel devices available in 12- and 14-bit resolutions at speeds from 65 to 250 MSPS.

PXI-based VSA Performs Into the 14 GHz Frequency Range

August 4, 2011 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments introduced a 14 GHz version of its NI PXIe-5665 high-performance RF vector signal analyzer (VSA), which provides desirable dynamic range and accuracy in a PXI form factor. The new VSA

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