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Three-Channel General Purpose Piezoelectric Signal Conditioner Has Wide 100 KHz Bandwidth

May 14, 2011 8:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meggitt Sensing Systems has announced the global market introduction of the Endevco model 133, a three-channel general purpose piezoelectric signal conditioner with a wide bandwidth of 100 kHz (-3 dB corner), designed to condition accelerometer output signals within

Torque and Angle Sensor Combo Suits Electric Power Assisted Steering

May 14, 2011 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc., announced a new combined torque and angle sensor designed for Electric Power Assisted Steering Applications (EPAS) and other automotive systems. The new combined sensor provides

Temperature Sensor Simplifies Thermal Profiling of Portable Consumer Electronics

May 14, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments unveiled its TMP103 digital temperature sensor, which consumes 97 percent less power and is 75 percent smaller than the next closest competitor, according to the company. It also provides

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CNT-based thin-film structures create new MEMS/NEMS

May 13, 2011 4:22 pm | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Researchers from the Technology Integration and Advanced Nano/microsystems (TIAN) Lab at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota used IC assembly processes to fabricate single-walled carbon nanotube (SWCNT) composite thin film micropatterns and suspended beams.

andersDX Brings Consumer ‘Look Feel’ to Industrial and Medical Devices

May 13, 2011 2:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

andersDX has announced FlushTouch a custom design service that allows industrial and medical device manufacturers to bring the ‘look and feel’ of consumer products to their touchscreen applications. Design of the front panels for industrial and medical touchscreen systems is …

Advanced Energy Industries 500kW PV Inverters Achieve 98% CEC Efficiency Rating

May 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. (AE) announced that its 500kW Solaron® PV inverters have achieved a 98% efficiency rating from the California Energy Commission (CEC), a record breaking efficiency rating for any inverter in this...

Saint-Gobain Solar Brings Avancis PowerMax Solar Module to North America

May 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Saint-Gobain Solar is expanding its product offering in North America through the introduction of Avancis PowerMax® premium class photovoltaic (PV) modules. PowerMax combines Copper-Indium-Selenide (CIS) solar power technology with a sophisticated slim design, providing...

Plug Power Q1 2011 Sales Exceed Total Sales in 2010

May 13, 2011 12:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | News | Comments

Plug Power Inc. reported its financial results for the first quarter of 2011. According to the company, this new year marks a fresh start for its scope of business. Unlike years past, 2011 marks...

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Rocker Switch Allows for Full Illumination Options

May 13, 2011 12:14 pm | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced an illuminated power-rated rocker switch that is sealed to IP66 ratings. According to the company, a rubber boot/PVC cap is not needed for the RBW2 series rocker switch. It uses a

Controller Addresses Human and Machine Safety

May 13, 2011 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Siemens’ Simocode pro Safety is positioned to address the concerns of human and machine safety. Man and machine are protected by the combination of

63-mm PMDC Motors Tout High Power and Quiet Operation

May 13, 2011 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Buehler Motor introduced a new series of 63-mm permanent magnet brushed (PMDC) motor designs for integration into commercial applications. Intended for applications such as

INCHRON Stages 3rd Congress on Real-Time Development in Munich

May 13, 2011 11:55 am | News | Comments

INCHRON GmbH will be staging the international Real-Time Congress for the third year running in Munich. The theme of this year's event is risk management in projects with real-time-critical applications.

ESC 2011 Update

May 13, 2011 11:07 am | by Jon Titus, Senior Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

At the Embedded Systems Conferences manufacturers talk about their new and improved hardware and software products. I wish space and time let write something about them all. Instead, the short descriptions below give you brief highlights of some standout products.

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Field-to-Lab Testing Equals Better Real-World Performance for Mobile Devices

May 13, 2011 10:03 am | by Vivek Vadakkuppattu, Azimuth Systems (www.azimuthsystems.com) | Articles | Comments

Real-world drive testing is very expensive; lab testing is much less expensive and faster -- provided that the real world can be emulated with sufficient fidelity.

STMicroelectronics and McGill University collaborate to create new undergraduate course in multiple sensor integration

May 13, 2011 9:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices for consumer and portable applications, and ...

Miniature Circular Connectors Reduce Form Factor by 30%

May 13, 2011 8:32 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

These next generation miniature connectors are designed to reduce the size by nearly 30%, while providing maximum signal reliability. The new “mini” connector is a product extension...

Brush-Commutated DC Servo Motors Exhibit Improved Power Density

May 13, 2011 8:31 am | by Medical Design Technology | News | Comments

Pittman “8540 Series” brush-commutated DC motors compare favorably with similarly sized conventional counterparts by exhibiting improved power density from bonded neodymium magnets

IR Introduces Industry’s First PFC and Ballast Control IC Integrated in an 8-Pin SO-8 Package

May 13, 2011 6:09 am | International Rectifier | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier today introduced the industry’s first IC to integrate power factor correction (PFC) and ballast control in a single compact 8-pin SO-8 package. The new IRS2580DS Combo8 IC simplifies design and reduces overall component count...

Atego acquires HighRely

May 12, 2011 5:21 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Atego, the leading independent supplier of industrial-grade, collaborative development tools for engineering complex, mission- and safety-critical architectures, systems, software and hardware, has acquired HighRely, a leading provider of high reliability engineering solutions, services...

Wall Mount Enclosures House Electronic Equipment and Controllers

May 12, 2011 3:17 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OKW launched the new ‘WALLTEC’ Series of wall mount enclosures which replace the previous ‘TYPE S’ series. The enclosures have a more modern and robust design, and being rated to IP 65 (NEMA 4), offer a much higher

Connector Series Adds Hexagonal Locking Ring Nut

May 12, 2011 2:55 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Binder-USA added a knurled and hex threaded locking ring nut to the M12 Series 763 and 766 overmolded connectors. This new feature allows the connectors to be tightened with a torque wrench to ensure

Connectors for Medium Voltage Cables Eliminate Need for Additional Tools

May 12, 2011 2:43 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Shearbolt Connectors from 3M create a reliable, consistent connection using continuous shearing determined by contact force not torque value. In addition, the bolt shears below the connector body because the bolt shears axially, not at a pre-defined shear point. This eliminates

1.95-mm SIM Card Connector Suits Space-Constrained Consumer Devices

May 12, 2011 2:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) launched 1.95-mm connectors to fit into various consumer devices such as cell phones and tablets that have limited space for SIM cards. These connectors offer partial shielding that provides

Solar Junction Box Suits Apps That Require Diodeless Box

May 12, 2011 1:56 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Heyco Products, Inc., has announced availability of its PVB 001 Potted Solar Junction Box. Designed for applications that require a diodeless junction box, the PVB 001 can be used with USE-2 and 1000V PV wire, and it features

40 GHz Bandwidth Socket Works With PBGA521

May 12, 2011 1:37 pm | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new BGA socket product line using unique elastomer capable of high speed, low inductance, high endurance and wide temperature applications. The SM-BGA-9000 socket is designed for

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